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    Read the Japanese web with Rikaichan

    Monday, September 22nd, 2008

    Here’s a great tip for reading Japanese websites, courtesy of Ryan Coffey and Move To Nanaimo.  It’s about a Firefox plug-in called Rikaichan.  If you use Firefox (I do), and you study Japanese (I do), then you should definately have this plug-in installed (I do).  In Ryan’s words:
    Hi Thomas, (and everyone)
    I think I have a [...]

    Use Your Potto To Cook Eggs

    Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

    Another potto hack, this time for cooking eggs! Reader TedinAsia explains with a cool story:
    Many many years ago when I was working in a very old trading company in Osaka, old building, smoke stained walls, etc. At 17:00 we would always have a 15min tea break with a small snack provided by the company. [...]

    September Hacks From The Past Roundup

    Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

    NihonHacks is a year old now, and the number of readers has grown so much that I can hardly believe it!  Thank you everyone for the support!
    Since not everyone was here at the beginning, I thought I’d start a new series of posts where I go over past hacks.  I’ll do these once a month, [...]

    The Japan Times Interview

    Friday, September 12th, 2008

    I was recently interviewed by The Japan Times for their Blogroll section.  If you want to read it, you can find it here.
    That’s all for now.  Peace!

    Past JLPT Tests

    Thursday, September 11th, 2008

    The best way to prepare for the JLPT test is to take as many past JLPT tests as possible.  Some of these are sold commercially, but wouldn’t it be nice to have 17 years worth of tests to practice with?
    [Updated January 20, 2011]
    I’ve received several comments that some old links are dead.  Here is where [...]

    Watch NFL games in Japan

    Sunday, September 7th, 2008

    Wow, is it week 1 already?
    If you are a fan of American football and you live in Japan, you might miss watching football games every Sunday.  Due to time zone issues, I can’t do anything about the Sunday part, but you definitely don’t have to miss your games.  Look no further than Ten Yard Torrents.
    That’s [...]

    Happy Birthday NihonHacks!

    Monday, September 1st, 2008

    NihonHacks turned 1-year-old today!  Yay!!