Category Archives: everyday life

Youth and Idealization/Agency in Anime and Manga

Why are the main characters in anime and manga almost always young? This is a question that is commonly brought up among many overseas fans of anime and manga. This is actually a trick question–If you look at the wide … Continue reading

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The Slow Japanese Response to COVID-19

Through out the first three months of 2020, there was fear that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics might have problems. Scandals after scandals followed after Tokyo was named to be the host city. The stadium costing too much, the stadium looking … Continue reading

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2016 rolls around

Well we are already 6 weeks into 2016. 2015 was a pretty rocky year for me so I am hoping 2016 will not be as bad. I do apologize for lack of updates in English, but life was been rather … Continue reading

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Comcast Impass

Hello folks. I hate to mention this on my blog, but I cannot send any replies to anyone using Comcast for their email account. If you are using Comcast’s email service, any email I send will bouce, and it doesn’t … Continue reading

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2013 Draws to a Close

Well the year is almost over, and I certainly won’t miss it. 2013 was a tough year. I only hope 2014 will be a little easier on the nerves. To say I have been busy would be a slight understatement. … Continue reading

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Dan’s Recent Projects of May 2013 and Work Description

Actually, this is going to be slightly longer than it should. This is my blog and I probably should talk a little bit more about what I do. Let’s see. I’ve actually worked on two iTunes apps. CITYHUNTER HOKUTO … Continue reading

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Summer Madness 2011

I’m still here. I’m just a little overwhelmed. A lot of things have been going on these last few months. The Storm Witches translations are done and in stores. It should not be hard to find them. I just finished … Continue reading

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March 11th, 2011 – The Day Japan’s Axis Shifted

Many commentators overseas and specialists on Japan have talked about how the March 11th Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami might be counted as major events along with the 1868 Meiji Restoration and the 1945 Japanese Defeat of World War 2. As … Continue reading

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Comic Market, Day Three – Final Battle of 2010

Well here we are. The book is ready and it’ll be at the Comic Market. We hauled in a fair number of copies, so we’ll see how long we’ll manage. Two new books on Bill 156 (non-manga factual reporting type … Continue reading

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Winter Madness Begins – Comic Market 79 Starts

[Breaking News: Exclusive Preview of An Idiot’s Guide to Tokyo’s Harmful Books Regulation is now on ANN] Just a quick note. I’ll be pretty busy for the next few days so I won’t be able to respond to comments as … Continue reading

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