Monthly Archives: August 2006

Economics of mass transit

I ran across this article that discusses the economic reality of why people in America don’t use the public transportation. I find it meaningful because he address the value of the commuter’s time, which he purports to be the most … Continue reading

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Technical Japanese = technically difficult

I’ve decided to try and use my communting time on the bus to and from campus every day more effectively. Up until now I have been reading books on my older Sony Clie, mostly Sci-Fi books that my brother emails … Continue reading

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Yamanote line train stations

Have you ever had trouble rememering all the station names on the Yamanote line in Tokyo? Well, here is a song that will help you remember them. Fast-forward to the 4:00 minute mark. Quite a catchy tune, if I do … Continue reading

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Interesting editorial on Yasukuni

Political commentator George Will has a very thought-provoking editorial about the political history and ramifications of Prime Minister Koizumi’s visits to the Yasukuni shrine. Will doesn’t particularly condone the visits, nor does he demonify them. This is by far one … Continue reading

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Secrets of the martial arts masters

Which is more funny: someone purposely trying to be funny by lampooning martial arts, or martial artists that seriously think they are doing real technique but instead look like they are trying out for the ice capades? You decide. Mullett … Continue reading

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Truer words…

… of wisdom were never spoken. That is all.

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Japanese swordwork in… Conan?

The other day I was browsing through various videos on YouTube, and I ran across some clips from Conan the Barbarian, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first star role in a big action movie. There were quite a few clips, but the ones … Continue reading

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