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Conbini Monday Wk20

Some sweet treats and a magazine to read from this monday's edition. Looks like a gift has been scored from LOTTE Toppo as well. The LED light emits a secret message. Can you guess what it is? You can see the…

Twitter, SNS, Blogs

This months issue of 日経TRENDY magazine, June, 2009 (yes, the magazines always seem to come out about 2-3 weeks before the actual month), carries a very interesting article on Twitter, blogging and SNS. It compares the contrasting styles of…

Conbini Monday – Week 2

It's a bit quieter this week with Golden Week being in full swing. I didn't have to line up today at the convenience store which is unusual. The store is located under a juku (cram school) for kids and they are always buying snacks and…

4 Japan Mini-Tours (Part II)

I posted recently on some mini-tours that were available in Japan including Gunkanjima and the Morioka Silk factory. To follow up on that I am going to have a look at 4 other mini tours available as highlighted by Trendy Magazine in their…

Gunkanjima mini-tour

Once a thriving coal mine, more recently a derelict deserted mass of buildings on an island off Nagasaki, Hashima Island, also known as Gunkanjima (Warship Island) is set to become a tourist attraction in Japan. The island has been…