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    NihonHacks Breaks 1000 subscribers!

    Friday, December 12th, 2008

    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 non-denominational winter gift […]

    Good luck on the JLPT

    Saturday, December 6th, 2008

    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 Pencils ID (Gaijin card or passport) Your lunch Watch Study books to cram in between test sections

    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!

    Happy Birthday NihonHacks!

    Monday, September 1st, 2008

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

    Buy Your JLPT Application Online

    Thursday, August 28th, 2008

    JLPT Applications are sold in major bookstores. But what if you don’t have a major bookstore near you? Deas from Rocking In Hakata (a great blog btw, check it out!) had this problem and here’s what he had to say about it: If you live in rural Japan, like me, you may only be able […]

    Time To Send In Those JLPT Applications

    Friday, August 1st, 2008

    Hello all! No, I’m not back from my vacation yet. I wrote this post before I left and set WordPress to publish it today. Just a reminder that starting today you can send in your JLPT applications. The application period is August 1st through September 12th, so if you are taking the JLPT this year, […]

    Vacationing 2008

    Sunday, July 20th, 2008

    Tomorrow my family and I are leaving for a little two week vacation to a place we’ve never been before.  That means I won’t be here.  Just letting you know so you won’t get upset if your comment isn’t approved in a timely fashion :). In the meantime, I have a favor to ask.  Right […]

    JLPT Application Forms

    Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

    I haven’t checked my bookstore to confirm it, but according to this site, applications for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) should be available for purchase as of yesterday.  If you are taking the JLPT this year, hurry over to your nearest major bookstore and purchase your application.  They cost 500 yen. You can send […]

    Back From Vacation

    Thursday, April 10th, 2008

    I don’t know if anyone noticed, but I’ve been gone for a couple weeks. I used two weeks of vacation time and took my family to the States. It was the first time for my side of the family to meet our son Noah. Here are some pictures: Noah and his cousins (+mommy. PS, if […]

    Find A Job In Japan

    Thursday, February 14th, 2008

    Hello all. Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve added a job board thing to the site. You should see it on the right under the RSS subscribe buttons and the “submit a hack” section. The job openings are provided by If you happen to see a job you’d like to […]

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