Monthly Archives: December 2008

Win Arcade Mania from Nihon Sun!

Nihon Sun has Arcade Mania! up for grabs on their site! All you need to do is answer three short trivia questions!

Arcade Mania introduces overseas readers to the fascinating world of the Japanese gemu senta. Organized as a guided tour of a typical game center, the book is divided into nine chapters, each of which deals with a different kind of game, starting with the UFO catchers and print club machines at the entrance and continuing through rhythm games, fighting games, shooting games, retro games, gambling games, card-based games, and only-in-Japan games.

Covering classic games from Space Invaders to Street Fighter, games that are familiar to Americans in their home console versions (Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Dance, Dance Revolution), as well as the unique, quirky games found only in Japan, Arcade Mania is crammed full of interviews with game makers and star players, and packed with facts about the history, background and characteristics of each game, all lavishly illustrated with photographs and game graphics. This book is a must-have for gamers everywhere.

Read Nihon Sun for the rules and trivia!

Good Luck Readers!

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If you do not win, pick up a copy here!

A New Vintage Toy Store in Japan!


Century Bot is your resource for vintage toys, cels, figures and much more!

Vintage toys from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and much more are available, very rare!

Order via Rinkya Stores!
A collector’s paradise!

Astro Boy, Giant Earthtron, Batman, Ultraman, Superman, Star Wars, Bull Mark, and many, many more are available!

Get lost for hours and visit Century Bot!





World’s Most Expensive Christmas Tree!

Ginza Tanaka, Japan’s famed jeweler, has created another masterpiece- the Worlds’ Most Expensive Christmas Tree.

The tree is decorated with more than 240 jewels including diamond baubles and strings of pearls, weighs more than 21 kilograms – and is worth 150 million yen.

The tree is on display now in Osaka, no word on whether it is actually for sale or will be at a later date. But it sure is nice to look at!

Tanaka’s other creations include
An 80 thousand 24 Karat Swimsuit
25 Thousand Platinum Gundam

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Reusable Maxi Pads Make Me Doubt My Ability to Go Green!

Reusable maxi pads have made an appearance before, but this being Japan, a multitude of designs and colors are available- hearts, stars, plaids and many more!!

I definitely have a commitment in my lifestyle to be as green as possible, but reusable maxi pads may be a sacrifice I am unable to make.

These packets come with detergent as well, so use and re-wash.
Be environmentally friendly with the many colors and designs available, including the cute Alice in Wonderland one seen above!

Product Page

Other Green Blog Posts!!

Green Garbage Can
Reusable Chopsticks!
Frog Can Crusher
Eco Friendly Bunny Bag