人生は五十歳から始まる。

(jinsei wa gojuusai kara hajimaru)

ONE train – FIVE different colours !

Posted by redracer on July 31, 2011

Japan is well know for it’s variety of colourful trains, but in this case I think they have even outdone themselves …

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2010 in review

Posted by redracer on January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Sowelu is getting ‘naked’ again !!!

Posted by redracer on November 5, 2010

Sowelu (real name Aki Harada) continues in the tradition of her last studio album ‘Naked’ with the covers of her latest release …

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Special dates

Posted by redracer on October 10, 2010

On certain dates, the alignment of the date/time forms special patterns …

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Windows 7 Whopper

Posted by redracer on November 1, 2009

There were complaints about Burger King/Hungry Jacks ‘Triple’ & ‘Quad’ Whoppers, but this is ridiculous …

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2010 J-Pop calendars

Posted by redracer on October 3, 2009

The 2010 calendars for many of Japan’s pop stars and idols are now available to order … Read the rest of this entry »

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Japanese bureaucracy gone mad !!!

Posted by redracer on May 28, 2009

Here is an example that I discovered of the way the Japanese mind thinks :-)

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100,000 PAGE VIEWS !!!!!

Posted by redracer on May 6, 2009

At the beginning of this month, this Blog achieved a BIG milestone – the 100,000 page view count !!!

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Posted in Ayumi Hamasaki, hitomi, Hitomi Shimatani, J-Pop, Kumi Koda, Mika Nakashima, Namie Amuro, Sowelu, Statistics | Leave a Comment »

Who is the most popular artist ?

Posted by redracer on March 21, 2009

It is interesting to look back at the statistics, and see which search terms have brought readers to this blog in the last two & a bit years …

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Posted in Ami Suzuki, Aya Ueto, Ayumi Hamasaki, Hikaru Utada, hitomi, Hitomi Shimatani, Kumi Koda, melody., Mika Nakashima, mink, misia, Namie Amuro, Sowelu, ZARD | 2 Comments »

Japan’s unique mobile phone features

Posted by redracer on February 22, 2009

It seems that Japanese mobile phones by law have a certain feature that is not present in the same phones in other countries …

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How often to you look at this Blog ?

Posted by redracer on February 22, 2009

I am interested to see how often people look at this Blog. Please click on the link below and fill it in when you have time … it will only take a few seconds :-)

How often to you look at this Blog ?
( surveys)

thanks in anticipation – redracer

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New album release from Ayumi Hamasaki

Posted by redracer on February 14, 2009

In an attempt to bolster her flagging career, Ayu is taking it to the “next level” by releasing her 10th memorial year new album in a brand new format !!!

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2008 J-pop Awards

Posted by redracer on February 7, 2009

Here are MY awards in a number of different categories for 2008, many of which will never be seen in any mainstream awards list. I also ‘made up’ a few new categories this year (and some categories got dropped because I would not find a worthy winner) !!!

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March is a big month for Kumi Koda fans

Posted by redracer on February 2, 2009

It has just been announced that she will release 3 new items in March 2009 …

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Japanese movie ‘The Machine Girl’

Posted by redracer on February 2, 2009

Released in August last year, this movie was a hit in Japan, and is about to be released on DVD  …

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