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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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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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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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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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Second anniversary !!!

Posted by redracer on February 1, 2009

January 2009 is the second anniversary of this Blog, and considering the lack of time I have had to work on it, particularly the second half of 2008, I still rather pleased with the amount of hits it is getting …

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‘Enoshima’ photos

Posted by redracer on October 19, 2008

I have finally updated the ‘Enoshima’ home page with pictures taken from the latest exhibition ….

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Top 100 Japanese Pop Artists – The List So Far….

Posted by redracer on November 13, 2007

From HMV Japan’s web page, here is their ‘definative’ list – I gather from around 2003 ….

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Posted in Ayumi Hamasaki, Dreams Come True, Hikaru Utada, J-Pop, Life in Japan, misia, miwa yoshida, Namie Amuro, UA | 88 Comments »

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

Posted by redracer on June 13, 2007

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I just found out about this fascinating book which was published in 2005, and documents what amounts & types of food different people eat in various countries around the world.

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I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire !!!

Posted by redracer on April 18, 2007

POP quiz folks – TOTO is the name of …

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A day in the city with Osamu Tezuka

Posted by redracer on April 16, 2007

Today I spent a day travelling to the city to visit the ‘Tezuka – the Marval of Manga’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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JR East’s Keihin Tohoku line

Posted by redracer on March 6, 2007

The Keihin Tohoku line is one of Tokyo’s busiest major suburban lines.
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JR East ‘Shikisai’ (4 Seasons) Joyful train

Posted by redracer on February 27, 2007

UPDATE 21-04-2007 – You can now read a review of the latest model here …

http://jmtn.wordpress.com/2007/04/22/kato-10-919-review/


JR East converted one of their Ome line 4 car 201 series suburban sets to the ‘Shikisai’ (4 Seasons) Joyful train in 2001.   Read the rest of this entry »

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