January 24, 2008

Japanese Film Festival in Burma

I was disappointed to hear that a Japan Film Festival sponsored by the Japanese Embassy in collaboration with the Japan Foundation opened today in Burma with the goal of
boosting cultural exchange and strengthening mutual friendship between Myanmar and Japan.
Any government's support of Burma's current regime is questionable and dubious at best.

If you are new to the issue
please click through to the US Campaign for Burma's website or watch these videos:

I had a chance to hear the plight of an escaped Burmese national exiled in Japan while at Kansai Gaidai. The horrors of the Military government's murders and atrocities are disquieting at best.

January 19, 2008

Samurai Cutting Random People Down

Hey, Zenhill one of my favorite youtube bloggers posted a funny video on random people getting cut by a guy with an imaginary samurai sword check it out here.

January 16, 2008

Dressed in 60 Seconds

Japanese TV gets a little risky with this segment. Girls are put behind a pane of frosted gas and given 60 seconds to change into a bikini from their street clothes. The catch being: they remove the pane when time expires regardless of the contestant being clothed or not. You know you want to watch.
Clip courtesy of preyue on Youtube and the TVinJapan blog.

January 12, 2008

Hilarious Japanese TV

A Great Clip from a Japanese hidden camera show. They show no mercy to their unsuspecting victims :p Enjoy!

January 11, 2008

Sake Tasting

Its time to start rounding out the Japanese experience here on Gaijin Guide. Today I bring you into the world of sake via Gary Vaynerchuk's famous show Wine Library TV. Gary uses phrases like "an orange dreamsicle dipped in Ben Gay" to describe sakes, and than urges you to drink them. The show is entertaining and Gary is like a little kid who substituted crack for his daily Ritalin and then snorted some strawberry lick 'n dip. If you are into wines make sure to check out his show posted daily at viddler.com or subscribe through RSS by clicking here.

January 10, 2008

Learn Japanese with Tako and Yuki

"Tako and Yuki" is a new series aimed at Beginning Japanese Students. It hopes to compete with JapanesePod101.com for students embarking on the road to fluency. Its innovative videocast form hopes to add an important visual aspect to the Japanese learning process. The road to fluent Japanese is only one play button away. Good Luck and がんばって下さい!