Category Archive: Japanese Life

Gunkanjima – Abandoned Japanese Island

Hashima Island, also nicknamed Gunkanjima or ‘Battleship Island’, is one of the many uninhabited islands in Japan. It is an old coal mine facility and used to be inhabited by around 5000 workers and families from the 1880’s.… Continue reading

Where were you on March 11?

Where were you when you found out Princess Di died? Where were you on 9/11? People ask these questions because they were moments when the world seemed to stop. Everyone knew what was… Continue reading

Jiro Dreams of Sushi and I Dream of Eating at His Restaurant

Yesterday was a good day. I accomplished one of my New Years Resolutions. I ran 5km in 29 minutes (1 minute before my goal time)! I hope my Nike Fitness thing on my… Continue reading

Teru Teru Bozu てるてる坊主

It was a rainy and overcast day in Sydney today. Hopefully this is not a sign that summer is slowly coming to an end… When it rains for long periods of time in… Continue reading

Only in Japan

      Only in Japan… I was walking through Harajuku and saw a crowd with their phones out. I went to see what the commotion about and there was this dog wearing… Continue reading

My Hometown

Buildings whose arms clamber over one another to reach the sky; the millions of people working day-after-day with 9pm being an “early” home time; the tourists scrambling over one another to take a… Continue reading

Mini-you, Mini-me: Introducing the World’s First 3D Photobooth

Have you ever wanted to have a mini action figure of yourself? Or perhaps you want a family portrait with a twist?

Why do Japanese people bow?

I thought I would start with the beginning: greetings. Have you ever wondered why Japanese people bow when they meet each other? In the western world, a greeting is a handshake, or a… Continue reading

After the Tsunami

Just thought I would pass on this message!