Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just Another Week in Japan: Real Japanese schoolgirls and reviewing your life

Happy Golden Week to those in Japan (though for most of you it's fragmented this year)!

And so ends the last week of April, 2011 (4月第4週間目2011年). If you're planning on sitting for this year's JLPT, I hope you submitted your application by Thursday. If not, well...guess you're not taking it until December. Anyhow, here are this week's highlights:

Life in Japan

  • First off, a couple entries by a blog I just found this week, Adventures of the Directionally Challenged. Jana writes about her life as it relates to her travels around the world, including to Japan. And so here are her posts, "Why Labeling Sucks" and "(Real) Japanese Schoolgirls."
  • Here's the story of an English teacher who was arrested for grabbing the mic from one of those annoying politicians campaigning on the street corner and telling him to shut up; over at Japan Subculture Research Center. Dumb move...but well done.

Japanese Study



Please share any other cool thinks you found this week! Or if you're a blogger, what was your best post of the week?


  1. I'm hoping you pass that trash bin with humbled caution and respect incase it's a reencarnated Tibetan monk. ;)

  2. I always respect trash cans. They do a dirty job. Aye? ;)

  3. Wow, I just saw this. Thanks so much for featuring my blog! =D

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Jana. No problem - I enjoyed those posts. Keep it coming!

  5. Thanks for the mention again this week!

  6. Rene - Yup! Keep the Japanese coming!

  7. As a blogger, everything I write is awesome. &

    Nice way to share out the link love though, I do the same on Fridays on my Japan blog.

  8. Hey man, thanks for commenting.

    Hmm...everything is awesome, huh? I'll have to check it out, then. Thanks for the links.

  9. LOL, yeah, I'm just that good.

    Seriously though, I do hope you like my stuff. Use the CommentLuv option for free backlinks from my blogs.

  10. Hey, thanks so much for the mention!! I hope to get a few more entries in by the deadline tomorrow :)

  11. Sure thing, Allie. Like those kinds of puzzles.