Posts in Japan

Japan Denies Benefits to Permanent Residents

This is like every employee at a company paying into a pension fund, and the pensions only being paid out to the managers. The Supreme Court ruled July 18 that foreigners living in

A Japanese Guide to Git

Git is awesome, but has a bit of a learning curve– and apparently that holds true in Japan as well. I found this gem linked to on the Six Apart blog: This monkey

Hayao Miyazaki Retiring

It looks like we've seen the last of the feature films from this master of Japanese animation. Kotaku: Best known for films like My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke, Miyazaki spoke frankly about

Uniqlo Union Square: A Localization Experiment

As a 5’3″, 125lb male, clothes shopping in the US has always been hellish. I managed to get by through some combination of American Apparel, elusive XS finds, tailored thrift store stuff