akujunkan: (pluto)
...and little substance. )

Come on, Gaga, admit it: You're just pissed you didn't think of it first.

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...about how Village Vanguard will no longer stock "books, manga, or goods with strong antisocial elements such as excessive depictions of sexuality, or murder or suicide."

Which I guess is good, but honestly I've encountered far more excessive depictions of the above in bona fide bookstores, and in much greater quantity. My main impression of Village Vanguard (where I shopped frequently over the course of five years/two prefectures) was that they were like Spencer Gifts without the slime of Spencer Gifts. Did I stumble upon the only two G-rated VV's in Japan?

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akujunkan: (ajk)
...one of my profs warranted a mention in the NYT.

Cool!

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Oh, Japan.

Feb. 19th, 2008 01:53 am
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I'm pretty sure one of you on my flist mentioned this a few weeks back. It's also been in evidence on my mixi page. Anyway, Japanese people seem to really, really like Obama. Why? Who knows? )

ETA: Their CIR, if they have one, must be having a blast with this.

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akujunkan: (kisama)
Someone set it on fire. Read more... )

The police suspect arson and have apparently arrested some guy who's attempted to set fire to other landmarks in Seoul. I had no idea Namdaemun had even been opened to the public--it was closed to visitors until about two months after I first visited Korea. This is such a shame, both because I would have loved to have seen Seoul from atop it and because it had survived basically unscathed for six-plus centuries.

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akujunkan: (kisama)
The BEST article I've encountered on Bush's economic 'miracle.' )

READ THIS ARTICLE.

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...you're so delightfully Orwellian. )

In other news: I are DED from finals.

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I've archived the text version below, but here's a link to the online version with the photographs. Of course it's interesting in and of itself, but the cool thing about it is that I've been to one of the three recently renovated temples it mentions; in fact, I was there about one week after it opened to the public.

So here's the article: )

and here are the pictures I took at the newly restored temple )

As you can see, very cool stuff. And the best part was that we were the only two people there, because it wasn't in any of the guidebooks at that point.

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...in high level company positions that doesn't reference the "opt-out revolution" or being "naturally family-oriented." Archived here, mainly for my reference. )

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This time on Chinese fansubbers. I\'m particularly enamoured of the author\'s amazement at the amount of time the groups put into the subbing and that they--get ready for this--do it for (gasp) free! Other bits (like the hierarchies and rationalizations) should be old hat to anyone who\'s been online since the days of ratio mp3 sites.

Read more... )

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