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    November Hacks from the Past roundup

    Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

    Hacks from the Past is a series of posts that I will do monthly that will go over past hacks so that new readers don’t have to bother digging through the archives.
    Here are November’s Hacks from the Past:

    Learn Kanji with your Nintendo DS – Here is a review of a Kanji learning Nintendo DS [...]

    Amazon.co.jp ships to konbinis

    Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

    Adora sends in this tip:
    You can also arrange to pick up your package from Amazon.co.jp at conbini too! (You know… for purchases you don’t want your family to know about…)
    I didn’t know that! This is good to know with Christmas right around the corner.
    Thanks adora!
    Does anybody know if its ok to ship any online [...]

    Pee at the konbini

    Friday, November 14th, 2008

    Heidi sends this useful toilet tip:
    Hello!
    Here is a Nihon Hack that some people may not know (if it hasn’t been posted yet). Living in Japan, one difficulty I have found is finding easy access to western style toliets. Sometimes you can end up in line waiting for a long time, or be unfortunate enough to [...]

    Furigana extension for Open Office

    Thursday, November 13th, 2008

    A reader named Ben sent in this tip about adding Furigana to documents in Open Office:
    I’ve been looking at your site and thought I’d send you this tip.
    For those whose kanji reading ability is still low, or for those who are willing to admit that they can’t read them all, there is an Open Office [...]