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  1. Life in Japan - Why Americans Are So Fathttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10014-life-in-japan-why-americans-are-so-fat

    18-26). I originally became one because I thought it healthier to cut meat out altogether as a source of calories. Hopefully, not eating meat would reduce my caloric intake and unconsciously lead to healthier meal choices. Seeing how many of my fellow...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  2. Surviving Tokyo with Michael Korshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10334-surviving-tokyo-with-michael-kors

    like the movie This Is The End, only I would be living out of a Michael Kors bag because that’s how a fucking lady does it. Not that I would complain if James Franco were barricaded in there with me. I just hope he wouldn’t have to cut off his arm for...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
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  3. How to Survive Driving in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10331-how-to-survive-driving-in-japan

    To drive or not to drive. That is the question on the minds of many gaijin (foreigners) in Japan, particularly those who are required by law to get a driver’s license in the country. If you live in urban centers such as Tokyo, Nagoya, or Osaka, you may...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
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  4. The Hunt For the Ultimate Free Open Source NAS Distrohttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10210-the-hunt-for-the-ultimate-free-open-source-nas-distro

    low-spec proprietary platform. But what OS to put on it? My hunt for the ultimate free open source NAS distro began. I noticed a few themes during my NAS safari: * Distos based on FreeBSD or OpenSolaris feature ZFS support. I won't get into it, but...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
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    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Legal
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  6. Talent and Building Confidencehttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10036-talent-and-building-confidence

    realized that all people in this world are blessed with incredible talent, but what separates the rich and famous from those not so is often confidence (or the appearance of confidence). If you can confidently broadcast your talent to a large audience,...

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    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  7. What I Hate About Mac and What I Did About Ithttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10146-what-i-hate-about-mac-and-what-i-did-about-it

    I made the move in late 2007, and in general I've been quite happy. However, as this stuff is created by humans, it's not without imperfections. Here is a list of my top gripes regarding the Mac and some of the ways I've addressed them. The mouse...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: IT
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  8. How to Get Your Computer Repaired in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10212-how-to-get-your-computer-repaired-in-japan

    technology atmosphere. Perhaps your computer imploded. Perhaps you still wet your bed from time to time (like me). Perhaps not. Either way you need some IT help, and Japan's native offerings are not overly preferable. Let's see what we can come up...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  9. Tips For Learning a Second Languagehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/studying-japanese/10327-tips-for-learning-a-second-language

    future education plans easier, are seeking an enchantingly attractive foreigner mate, or simply want the ability to speak another language, get ready to learn with these important yet fairly simple tips: Think on your feet and learn to go with the flow....

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Studying Japanese
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  10. What Japan Taught Me About Americahttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10076-what-japan-taught-me-about-america

    are forever dangling over the fiery pits of hell because of inbuilt moral corruption. Thanks a lot, Adam and Eve! Like it or not Puritanism flows through the veins of America, and it doesn't take a trip to Utah to realize it. Although the culture has...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  11. Scam Alert - officialiphoneunlock.co.ukhttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/general/10177-scam-alert-officialiphoneunlock-co-uk

    to be patient. I was. I waited and waited and waited. My order status showed "submitted to unlock server." I got hopeful. But nothing happened. No reply. No unlock. Nothing. My patience began wearing thin around January 2013, almost 3 months after...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
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  12. Life in Japan - How I Cut My Mobile Phone Bill In Halfhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10181-life-in-japan-how-i-cut-my-mobile-phone-bill-in-half

    But at the same time I was married to the iPhone. Au was my other option, but I would be trading one oppressor for another. I wanted freedom--total, complete freedom from contracts, obligations, over-priced sub-par service, and that stupid white dog. I...

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    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  13. Common, Unique, and Interesting Japanese Girl Nameshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10325-common-unique-and-interesting-japanese-girl-names

    the past decades. Cho translates into ‘butterfly’ or ‘graceful one.’ While this name has been very popular in Japan, it has not caught on so much in America. The name does not appear on very many baby name lists and has not been on the top international...

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    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  14. How to Date Japanese Guyshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10336-how-to-date-japanese-guys

    foreign girls often stumble upon cultural differences between them and the man of their dreams. It is perfectly normal and nothing to be anxious about; these differences might actually strengthen your relationship. Think Yin-Yang as opposed to circle...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
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  15. Beating the Winter Chill the Japanese Wayhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10339-beating-the-winter-chill-the-japanese-way

    especially those who have yet to experience the biting cold brought about by the season, to start preparing for it. This is not to say that winter in Japan is the most brutal or coldest that one can experience. In fact there are many other countries...

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    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
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    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Legal
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  17. Rude Japanhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10010-rude-japan

    along with some attempts to understand them: No one will ever hold the door open for you. It'll just slam in your face. Not only that, but no one will even look behind them for half a second to see if someone is behind them. The reasoning behind this...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
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  18. The Shrine Drummerhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10015-the-shrine-drummer

    Japan—let alone about noise coming from a shrine? This was going to be an interesting social experiment. Step 1 I composed a note written in the most polite Japanese I could muster that said: “Would it be possible to please not play taiko drums so...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
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  19. My Experience with Inagawa Motoko (IMO) Talent Agencyhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/show-biz/10077-my-experience-with-inagawa-motoko-imo-talent-agency

    was. This was a key point for them because they require people with free and open schedules. A separate full-time job is not compatible with this industry at all, and I had no problem with thatsince I was jobless at the time. They told me that I'd be...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Show Biz
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  20. Building the Ultimate Media Center PC: Choosing the Hardwarehttps://japanatron.com/blog/other/it/10148-building-the-ultimate-media-center-pc-choosing-the-hardware

    to spare others from the inevitable torture that accompanies this project. These were my requirements, which may or may not be in accord with yours: The system must have a DVD player. I'm old school that way. The system must have an HDMI output--one...

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