Monthly Archives: June 2010

Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘Rain Fall’ (2009)

In April last year I wrote an entry about the release of Rain Fall; a film I wanted to see in Japanese but couldn’t due to the language barrier. The boot was well and truly on the other foot for … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Yoshimi Hyakuana WWII Cliff Tombs

Having finally found the place I willingly gave up just 300 yen (about two pounds fifty) to enter Hyakuana which translates as 100 holes. A good name and that’s all it is as there are actually more than double that … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Gan Kutsu Cliff Face Hotel

On Friday I took a train an hour away from where I live to Higashi Matsuyama as I wanted to see some WWII caves and tunnels which I found out about recently on a couple of excellent sites that can be … Continue reading

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Adidas Stormtrooper Trainers

Managed to get my hands on a pair of these very rare and limited Adidas Star Wars Stormtrooper trainers about a month ago and at a reduced price too! In my opinion they are simple and stylish with just a … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation?!!

Two shop signs near a couple of the schools which I work at each week. I have no doubt that the owners were very unaware that what they thought was good English would be interpreted completely different by us Brits!  

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Pepsi Baobab

It’s that time of the year when Pepsi release their latest strange flavour in Japan. Following on from previous ones like ice cucumber, blue hawaii, shiso, azuki bean is the brand new Pepsi Baobab. Research has told me that this … Continue reading

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