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15 Feb 2011

Japan Talk on Facebook

Just quick announcement to let everyone know that I have set up a JAPAN TALK page on Facebook

It just started up, so please come on over and say hello.

Also, I need at least 25 fans in order to get the page fully featured, so I would greatly appreciate it if you could also “Like” the Japan Talk page as well.

Also, check out the JAPUNDIT page on Facebook.

This also is brand new and I need at least 25 fans for this page as well. A “Like” would be greatly appreciated.

01 Jan 2011

Happy 2011

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011!

28 Dec 2010

Coffee enemas in Japan (and elsewhere)

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18 Nov 2010

Marmot’s Hole likes Japan Talk

Robert Koehler, the man behind the amazing The Marmot’s Hole blog about all things Korean has written a very kind and flattering post about Japan Talk.

Robert has been a good friend of JAPUNDIT and Japan Talk from day 1, so if you have any interest in Korea, please be sure to pay The Marmot’s Hole a visit.

26 Oct 2010

Samurai soba noodle shop

Check out the facade of this soba noodle shop I spotted while driving in Ishibashi, Tochigi.

See a short video report about it on the JAPUNDIT Video Channel.

Samurai Soba Shop

Samurai Soba Shop

24 Oct 2010

Back up and running

Sorry to everyone who tried visiting here last night, only to get some sort of error message.

It seems that our code had a slight problem resulting in a loop that caused our server to go bonkers. Trouble started when our server provider (one I’d never used before) pulled the plug on the site and then did the slow-walk shuffle to get things back up and running again.

Needless to say, they are no longer our server provider, and I have put Japan Talk into the capable hands of Blogs-About Hosting, who are the same folks that have been doing such a great job hosting JAPUNDIT right from the very beginning.

Gee, it’s great to be back home!

24 Oct 2010

Facebook…. Is it safe?

Is it safe?

Everyone seems to be jumping onto the Facebook bandwagon these days, including plenty of people in Japan, but common sense and basic prudence dictate that the savvy web user had better think carefully before taking a leap that may prove to be disastrous.

In an article titled What you need to know about Facebook’s insecure security on the Datamation website, tech guru and founder of The Raw Feed Mike Elgan says that “Facebook security” may be an oxymoron.