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[Video]Japanese Company Unveils Robot Cheerleaders

Japanese Company Unveils Robot Cheerleaders Published on Sep 25, 2014 Japan’s Murata Electronics unveiled its latest robot invention on Thursday (September 25) – a group of 10 tiny robot cheerleaders.The move using gyroscopes to balance on a ball and roll about.Synchronized to their own music, the robots do little...
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National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館 : Tokyo for JPY 1000 or less

Because I’ve been hearing so much about this museum from coworkers, I finally decided to pay it a visit. We went straight from Narita Airport by Skyliner. Here is the address in English and Japanese respectively: National Museum of Nature and Science 7-20 Uenokoen Taito, Tokyo 110-8718 国立科学博物館 東京都台東区上野公園...
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[Video]Want to cuddle a stranger? Go to Japan

Why didn’t I think of this? Well, actually I did. I found out about this type of business after reading Michael Sandel’s What Money Can’t Buy. In fact, if you Google, there are now a handful of professional “cuddle therapists” all over the world. However, watching the video, it...
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[Video]Suicide Forest in Japan

Viewer Discretion is Advised Published on May 9, 2012 The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of...
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[Repost]No more guilt-tripping, say the young

No more guilt-tripping, say the young Posted on The Economist by on July 5, 2014 Disclaimers : Posted without permission. IN A Tokyo nightclub Scramble, a rock band, is at full kilter, belting out songs full of nationalist bile. In “Kill Koreans”, Rariko, the band’s lead singer, calls South...
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[Video]日本人サラリーマンvs.アメリカ営業マンJapanese Salaryman vs. American Salesman- a funny cultural comparison

Published on Sep 22, 2013 第1弾ー Part 1 日本人のサラリーマンとアメリカの営業マンの違いをコミカルに比較してみました.日米­文化の違いなどをスティーブ的に語ります。A comical look at the differences between Japanese Salarymen (not all!) and American Salesmen (not all!) スティーブ的視点 from Steve’s Point of View presented in English and Japanese with subtitles 日本語と英語版 (Turn on CC close caption!)
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