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Flickr as a Social tool

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

When I originally signed up for Flickr, I thought of it as just a place to publically show my photo’s. But in our web publishing class, Aaron demonstrated how it could be used as a social tool. In the past few days I have been getting more contacts and I was recently added as a […]

Podcast Icons

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

After our discussion in our web publishing class regarding Podcasting, I was inspired to make my own podcast Icon. there are sites where people have created their own icons such as Tim Maddens Site
but here is my own Kakoii ne?

Enka Anyone??

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

My first podcast
(1:37 1.49 mb)

According to the orthodox explanation, Enka began shaping itself by story-tellers on the street at the end of 19th century. They sang interesting stories with some melody. They “act” one-man theatre. The word “En” originally comes from “act”. Enka gained in popularity after WWII and is Mostly popular with older generations […]

Okinawa Pt. 1

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

I just spent the weekend in Okinawa studying the local culture and music, I did my best to document the trip in pictures, as best as I could and here are some of shots of the “class field trip.”
We were greeted at the airport by the Pokemon Jet, the sounds of the ocean and […]

For those in interested in minority rights in Japan..

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

I found this article in Nippon Goro Goro regarding anti discrimination laws, because Americans are also minorities in Japan.
Anti-Discrimination Law Sought in Japan

By JOSEPH COLEMAN, Associated Press Writer Tue Mar 7, 6:35 AM ET
TOKYO - Japan needs a broad anti-discrimination law to help stop rampant violations of the human rights of […]

Kitano Market

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Yesterday the Joshinator and I visited the Kitano Tenmangu’s monthly market, where visitors can buy a wide array of second hand items, such as Kimono’s, Enka records, and firearms for kids. It is held every month on the 25th and is a great place to find a bargin. If you are looking for unique Japanese […]

Hanko Anyone?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

What can you get for that hard to shop for Gaijin in Japan, well how about a customized hanko, with western names. If you want to feel more like a Nihonjin, or have the need for a Hanko, check it out.


Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

This is for those of us who have been on a train late at night in Japan, or gone on a long car trip with a Nihonjin.

Nippon Goro Goro

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Through my subscription to Nippon Goro Goro I get some great news, Such as this story;
English abusers finally get their day in the sun
Staff report
“Please be careful to forget valuables” has received the Sign Language Award at the Amazing English Hunt 2005 awards, the English-Speaking Union of Japan, a nonprofit organization to promote international exchanges […]

For those aspiring writers…………..

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Kansai Time Out is sponsoring a writing contest, there is a ¥50,000 yen prize and you get published. The subject is about living in Japan, and since we at friends world write about our lives in Japan, this may be a good opportunity for aspiring Journalists to get published. check it out

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