Category Archives: Vaguely Japan-related

Stuff that is kinda sorts (but not usually directly) related to Japan

Game Translation

Haven’t been posting much lately, really busy with work. Been getting a lot more work from gaming companies (some big titles too) which made me think I would post a bit about being a translator, and more specifically about video game-related translation.
To start with, for those who don’t know, I’m a freelance translator living […]

Watermelon Carving

Watermelon carving. Pretty amazing in a weird kind of way. Tons and tons of photos.
Please take a look at what Takashi Itoh from Japan creates with delicious and beautiful watermelon!
http://takashi64.hp.infoseek.co.jp/profile.html

A quick little rant about service

I am really tired of bad service online and off.
This site’s comments and the forum get hit by all kinds of annoying spam. I use askimet on the site itself which makes sure none of the spam ever makes it to where the readers can see it, and the forum is set so […]

Japanese anti-smoking campaign

A page of images from a new Japanese anti-smoking campaign. Some of them almost make sense, but a lot of them (unintentionally?) hilarious.
It’s only funnier if you know that the biggest tobbaco manufacturer in Japan is the Japanese government and between that and taxes on cigarettes they make a ton of money on keeping the […]

Panda Surprise

The Japanese voice over is (roughly):
“Shonyan (mother panda’s name) eats a soybean and bamboo ‘panda ball’ (panda dango) oblivious to the world.”
“tyun tyun (baby panda’s name) is dead asleep at her feet, but suddenly…”
“Wow that surprised Shonyan!”

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