The latest on Japan: AP: Soldiers warn of tsunami threat in NE Japan AP: 3 injured, 7 missing in blast at Japan nuke plant NYT: Radioactive Releases in Japan Could Last Months, Experts Say NYT: Death Toll Estimate in Japan Soars as Relief Efforts Intensify For images, here’s a roundup from The Atlantic. And here’s […]
Here are a few resources I recommend for following the Japan news online: This AP story does a good job of summarizing the day’s events. This BBC News live blog has running updates. The WSJ also has a live blog. A few journalists on Twitter I recommend following are: @TomokoHosaka (AP); @JaymesSong (AP); @AkikoFujita (ABC […]
NYT: “China Passes Japan to Become No. 2 Economy“: After three decades of spectacular growth, China passed Japan in the second quarter to become the world’s second-largest economy behind the United States, according to government figures released early Monday. The milestone, though anticipated for some time, is the most striking evidence yet that China’s ascendance […]
Street Peeper is a new blog devoted to global street fashion. The Asian cities featured here include Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo, but Bangkok hasn’t yet joined the party…
PinkTentacle.com: Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety. This year’s creation — a pair of grassy reproductions of famous woodblock prints from Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji — has […]
Check out “The Top Ten Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks.” I would kill for a taste of the Pepsi Ice Cucumber. Not to mention the Coolpis Kimchi Drink.
Hi, all. I’m back. I have a story at Tripmaster Monkey today about Asia’s craziest buildings. Enjoy (and leave a comment at the bottom of the article, if you like).
Seriously. Click on the link for a bigger pic of what appears to be a pizza with sausage and cheese embedded in its crust. Can any Japanese readers out there help me with a translation? (Via.)
I’m not making this up. (Via.)
— “Shutting Themselves In,” about Japanese boys who hole up in their rooms for years at a time; — “10 things to do for free in Tokyo”; — Weird Japanese TV clips compilation.