Saturday, November 22, 2008

Japanese video and audio lessons

Here are some Japanese videos and audio lessons available for free. The site also contains a number of other Japanese related websites and blogs.

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cool Things In Japan

I recently came across this article titled Best of Japan Series with a number of pictures and articles about Japan. Covering various items from vending machines to neon lights.

Driving in Japan-Getting Your License


For anyone who lives in a big city, this isn't really a necessity. However, there are a couple reasons you might want to obtain your drivers license. One is to use it as an ID (you should try to limit showing your foreigners registration card to official use only. It is also very helpful if you decide to go on a vacation. Some of the most beautiful spots in Japan have no public system at all. I finally had to take mine when I decided to move to Okinawa. To be honest it was a pain in the butt, but not as nearly as difficult as I thought it would be.

The below links are basically a how to get your Japanese driver's license I wrote after obtaining mine. They contain a number of helpful links and are hopefully help you pass your Japanese drivers test.

Driving In Japan Part 1 (Preparation And The Written Test)
Driving In Japan Part 2 (The Driving Test)

Please leave any comments or additional tips you have

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Giant Jellies Attack Japan

A 6ft jelly fish that weighs over 450 lbs is slowly invading the waters of Japan.  I would have thought that larger animals such as this would be on the verge of extinction. And since fisherman are worried about the giant karage eating their fish, they may soon be. You can find the full story here.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Miyakojima in November


After moving to Miyakojima in the middle of October, I am settled in and Enjoying the weather. Here is a picture from a few days ago. You can also find my recent fishing trip in Miyakojima here.