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  1. Safeguarding Your Digital Lifehttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10371-safeguarding-your-digital-life

    This is an outline of a presentation I delivered called "Safeguarding Your Digital Life." It summarizes best practices to follow for keeping your online identity safe from hackers and identity thieves. Feedback and additional tips are more than...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  2. The Best & Worst iPhone Apps for Studying Japanesehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/studying-japanese/10173-the-best-worst-iphone-apps-for-studying-japanese

    enable you to study by writing kanji with a finger or iPhone stylus. I'm attracted to this study method because one of the best Japanese study apps I've ever owned utilized this approach--King Kanji for the old-school Windows mobile pocket PC platform...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Studying Japanese
    • Language: *
  3. The Best Software For Studying Japanesehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/studying-japanese/10079-the-best-software-for-studying-japanese

    Being an IT guy and a student of Japanese, I'm expectedly a fan of using software to study. I've tried just about every type of Japanese learning software there is, so here I've compiled a list of my favorites: The Rosetta Stone (PC / Mac) -...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Studying Japanese
    • Language: *
  4. The Hunt For the Ultimate Free Open Source Firewall Distrohttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10175-the-hunt-for-the-ultimate-free-open-source-firewall-distro

    features are covered by the open source community, there must be non-commercial options out there. I began my hunt for the best free firewall. I scoured the internet, downloading any and all offerings from 2 principal types of entities: 1. companies...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
    • Language: *
  5. Tokyo Makes Me Hate Peoplehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10081-tokyo-makes-me-hate-people

    store is our primary source of sustenance, and the very local Lawson convenience store is a godsend. Internet shopping is my best friend. Did you know that you can order toilet paper, tissues, sanitary napkins, rice, and maple syrup online from Jusco?...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  6. Life in Japan - Why Americans Are So Fathttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10014-life-in-japan-why-americans-are-so-fat

    a novel culture and lifestyle has enabled me to see my home country in a new light. I can take what I consider the best of both worlds and weave it into my life. Staying in one place your whole life is like shopping at the same store all the time. It's...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  7. I Was A Freakhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10066-i-was-a-freak

    math teacher response. I didn't care. Her disapproval encouraged me all the more to continue this streak. The Nerf Hat A best friend of mine and I considered nerf products not only a stimulating series of indoor foam sports toys, but also the rock-solid...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  8. The Hunt for the Ultimate Looperhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10188-the-hunt-for-the-ultimate-looper

    VLT2. Good - I love the compact form factor and how it clips onto the mic stand. - Can be expanded with a foot pedal for the best of both worlds (hands and feet). - TC Helicon's audio, FX, and build quality are fantastic. Bad - The scrolling red display...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  9. Japan's Donation Tax Program Delivers Fancy Almost-Free Giftshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10341-japan-s-donation-tax-program-delivers-fancy-almost-free-gifts

    started advertising their products and services as a way to compete for donations from citizens. They quickly learned the best way to do this was to offer a small gift to people who donated to their town. Thegift is usually a “meibutsu,” the Japanese...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  10. 14 - LA Visit Part 2https://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10202:14-la-visit-part-2&catid=52

    Part 2 of 2 of a very special episode recorded in my hometown of Los Angeles with my 3 best friends. Among other things we discuss Japan's pro wrestling scene, gun control, health care, and weddings.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  11. 13 - LA Visit Part 1https://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10201:13-la-visit-part-1&catid=52

    Part 1 of 2 of a very special episode recorded in my hometown of Los Angeles with my 3 best friends. Among other things we discuss Japan's dark underbelly, including the red light industry and the Yakuza.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  12. 10 - Hotspringshttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10170:10-hotsprings&catid=52

    Winter is the best time to visit a Japanese onsen (hot spring). I share some fun experiences & provide helpful tips. It's a great show to listen to if you too have ever felt compelled to be naked in a room full of naked strangers.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  13. How to Watch Netflix in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10176-how-to-watch-netflix-in-japan

    They offer a free trial, have a friendly responsive helpdesk, and support a ton of overseas streaming services. Oh, and best of all is that Getflix also includes optional free VPN service, so you can get the best of both worlds for no additional cost....

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  14. October 2003 - First Impressions of Tottorihttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10019-first-impressions-of-tottori

    We just had our annual Halloween Party on Saturday, and it was a blast. We ate tons of food, played limbo, and voted for the best costumes. I went as Bon Zombie (a play on Bon Jovi). I even performed a song I wrote in Japanese. It was funny singing to a...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  15. June 2005 - April Fools, Jusco Mornings, and Japanese TV Jauntshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10031-june-2005-april-fools-jusco-mornings-and-japanese-tv-jaunts

    and the big day was even more so. That morning I went to a rehearsal. They asked me a ton of questions, and I did my best to follow along. Immediately after, I had to taxi to work and teach. Then we had a teacher's meeting during which the head teacher...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  16. Why Japanese TV Suckshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/show-biz/10053-why-japanese-tv-sucks

    that is American TV. I took my home country's TV for granted, and now I realize how good I really had it. The USA makes the best freakin' TV shows in the world, and to quote the most awesome guy in the universe Joe Donatelli, "right now is the Golden...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Show Biz
    • Language: *
  17. Laid Offhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10063-laid-off

    invite 10 minutes before the outsourcing company's arrival. Rudimentary management logic tells you this is about as far from best practice as you can get. Thisprocess should've been started long before we had even known about the layoff. Inviting your 3...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  18. The Clinical Trialhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10078-the-clinical-trial

    find the bed once occupied by Hans, the nice Dutch man, now empty, remade, and ready for a fresh "subject." Fantasy Gets the Best of Me As the days rolled by, my over-active imagination began to get the best of me: What would they do with all that...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  19. Getting Started in Japan's Show Bizhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/show-biz/10089-getting-started-in-japans-show-biz

    bust shot) * Full-length Hire a photographer or ask someone you know that takes high-quality pictures so that you look your best. Most importantly, make sure the pictures are accurate representations of you because this is the purpose they serve. In...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Show Biz
    • Language: *
  20. How to Get a Credit Card in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10096-how-to-get-a-credit-card-in-japan

    it was that got my application approved. Maybe it was my boyish charm and Colgate smile. All I know is that Tepco is my new best friend (next to Japanese gum tape). I did apply for credit cards more aggressively after securing a spousal visa thinking...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
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