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Just a reminder that banks close for New Years holidays. Don’t get caught without cash. Grab a few extra ichimans today while you still can. Also, various stores will close and others will change their opening/closing times. If you need to, stock up on things like food, diapers, etc.
Also, be on the look out for [...]
Jalepeno peppers are my favorite sandwich condiment. Whenever I’d go to Subway back in Texas, I’d always have them pile on the jalepenos. Sadly, Subway here in Japan doesn’t offer jalepenos (at least not any Subway near me!). My import store doesn’t even sell them! What can I do?
Not only is Mos Burger the [...]
If you were to look out my apartment window, this is what you’d see:
Yes, that’s right. The apartment across the street! Not very exciting. But if you look a little to the left, you’ll see this:
Some more apartments, some cars, a pair of rice fields and… tsurushi-gaki!
So wait, what’s tsurushi-gaki? I’ll tell you.
Japan has [...]
I checked the front page today and saw this:
Wow! 1000 subscribers! I never imagined I would reach so many people, especially not this quickly. Thank you everybody for your continued support! I love you guys.
Now I have a favor to ask. Think of it as a Christmas present or a [...]
Shane over at The Nihon Sun is giving away a free book. In her words:
If you have ever been to a Japanese Game Center or want to learn more about the gaming scene in Japan then you need to read Arcade Mania!, The Turbo Charged World of Japan’s Game Centers.
The book is filled with [...]
Reader Bob sends in this delicious hack:
I enjoy your nihonhacks site and I wish it had been available to us when we lived in Tokyo from 1988 to 1991 and again from 1996 to 1999.
Another use for leftover rice that we enjoy is to make rice cakes for breakfast the next morning. Mix the rice [...]
A blog I subscribe to, David Goldsworthy’s Indonesia Blog, has a cool post about curing two kinds of burns: skin burns and the burns you get from eating spicy food.
To cure skin burns, put toothpaste on them (the white kind) and wait 20 minutes. No blisters.
If you eat something spicy and its too much, [...]
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 December’s Hacks from the Past:
How to find a Christmas Tree in Japan Part 1 – Name says it all. Are [...]
Koichi from tofugu sends in this awesome tip:
How’ve you been doing lately? This is Koichi from Tofugu. Thank you for adding me to the “Hacks from the Past” roundup :) I’ve been enjoying the furigana extension from Open Office as well – I think I’ll do a writeup on that (with source, of course~)
Anyways, I’ve [...]
For those of you taking the JLPT tomorrow, good luck! Let’s all 合格 this thing!
Don’t forget to bring:
Your test voucher
ID (Gaijin card or passport)
Study books to cram in between test sections