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62 results for 'japan'

Stop and Smell the Lilacs

By Dr. Traci Vujicich, published on Mar 18, 2007

... “What is that?” I, on the other hand, was still in my pouty mood. “I could be home relaxing right now. Six hours in a garden, smelling plants? Oh joy.” Muttering to myself, we turned a corner past the café, and I stopped in my tracks. Before me was the most beautiful Japanese garden I had seen outside of Kyoto. This garden was perfectly authentic—down to the last detail. Just like in a Hollywood movie, the background noise faded away, and I was transported back to 1986 and into my three week visit to Japan with my boyfriend. I wasn’t a harried... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, movie, hollywood, music, japan

Little Thai Gets Big Praise

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 6, 2007

...and Thai”; the famous fusion Australian/Thai restaurant called “Thai Me Kangaroo Down,” and then, of course, there’s the Thai joint where the meals come with all-you-can-drink beer and wine, “Thai One On.” All kidding aside, we have a Chinatown, a Japan town and a Little Italy, all very popular, and the one reason there’s no Thai-town is because all of the Thai restaurants here are pretty spread out. One of the best Thai eateries anywhere is on Broadway and Polk in SF and it’s called Little Thai. Little Thai features great... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant, japan

Season of the Samurai

By Josh Marks, published on Mar 1, 2007

One of the must unusual sports stories to ever take place has been captured for posterity by filmmakers Danny Gold and Matthew Asner. In the summer of 2005 a ragtag group of Japanese baseball players became the first foreign team to compete in an American professional sports league. The documentary "Season of the Samurai"looks at this historic event by traveling on the bus with the Japan Samurai Bears through their grueling schedule of 90 games in 97 days in their one and only season in the Golden Baseball League. Led by their foul-mouthed manager, ex-major leaguer Warren Cromartie, the... (more)

Tags: baseball, california, music, japan

Wasabi & Ginger Serves Sushi To Dive For

By Ed Attanasio, published on Feb 25, 2007

It would be interesting to find out how many sushi bars operate within the city of San Francisco. More fish have met their makers here than anywhere else on the planet, except with maybe the exception of Japan. If I were a tuna, shrimp or mackerel, SF would not be part of my travel itinerary. And the thing is, more and more sushi bars are opening up in this town all the time. You’d think people here would eventually tire of raw fish, but they just can’t seem to get enough of the stuff! There is one sushi place in town that we absolutely love, and it’s called Wasabi & Ginger. Wasabi & Ginger... (more)

Tags: san francisco, japan

The Last King of England?

By V, published on Feb 11, 2007

...(the U.K.’s sister paper to the Times) 2006 Rich List, worth just over £3 billion British Pounds. Blessed with a completely natural instinct for the making of money and good business acumen, this famed British entrepreneur/ adventurer (in January 1991 crossing the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Arctic Canada, 6,700 miles - the furthest distance ever traveled in a hot-air balloon and at speeds of up to 245 miles per hour in a balloon of 2.6 million cubic feet) and employer of unorthodox and innovative business methods, has built a good reputation for himself as the forward-thinking, ... (more)

Tags: global warming, al gore, japan

Genki T.V. for You & Me

By V, published on Jan 21, 2007

In the early hours of the morning, on the other side of the city, a man enjoying deep, REM sleep is woken brutally at gun-point by five men, dressed in balaclavas and fatigues. They are his friends. A classroom filled with Japanese men watch a DVD of a fellow English-language student, reading poorly from an English language children's text. When one of them laughs, he is commanded to kneel on all fours and is caned on the derriere. This is Japanese television. Often completely bewildering, shocking and hysterically funny to us in the Western world, it is silly, wildly, politically incorrect,... (more)

Tags: japan, japanese culture, japanese tv

Oh, the shame of it all!

By Steven Lane, published on Nov 30, 2006

...months to get the bad taste out, but it's still there. Last July 4th, on America's Independence Day, we were disgraced once again. The trophy for the winner of "The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest" will continue to reside at the Imperial Palace in Saitama, Japan. That's right, on America's most revered holiday, now six time winner and returning champ, Takeru Kobayashi rubbed our noses in defeat once again. In this land of Bubba and Leroy, a scrawny 160 pounder swallowed 53 3/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes. American Joey Chestnut, at least made it close... (more)

Tags: football, japan

Why I Switched To Linux

By Adler, published on Nov 20, 2006

...their Desktop PCs with Microsoft, but Novell, UBUNTU, or others dropped into the scene. A sort of Hello – Please call these numbers for support concerning your Computer. None of this has to do with the Third World. I've lived there, and the $100 PC, The Third World, Europe, Asia, Japan, China, already know which way to go, and that is Linux. You going to call Microsoft Tech Support from there? Consider me a citizen of the world – OpenSource that is. We like to get things done. And, can do it ourselves. JJMacey der Adler – the Eagle Phoenix,... (more)

Tags: disney, china, japan, germany

Waraku, Japanese fashion in Venice

By Ariel, published on Nov 7, 2006

If you are looking for the latest fashion trends from Japan, look no further, Waraku on Abbot Kinney is there for you. Located right next to the popular bar The Other Room, Waraku is a small store offering a very large selection of sneakers, t-shirts and other fashion accessories directly imported from the street culture of Tokyo. There are some unique sneakers and many limited editions from Nike, Asics Onitsuka, Puma, Adidas, etc. along with Japanese brands like Patrick and Namitatsu which will soon hit the U.S. market. Digging up through Waraku's large collection of sneakers will most likely... (more)

Tags: fashion, japan

DragonForce- Extreme Power Metal, With Crazy Licks That Split Picks

By John Francis, published on Sep 25, 2006

...Deathsquad, and Operation Ground And Pound, their positive lyrics about fighting evil and being free shows us a different side to metal. Making their first stop in Los Angeles, DF is now on a world-wide tour with Horse the Band and All That Remains, starting in the U.S., a one show stop in Japan, and then the rest of Europe. I had the pleasure of seeing DF for the first time in L.A. and let me tell you, it was the best live performance I have ever witnessed. They had two trampolines on both sides of the drum riser, which Li and Totman would jump off of numerous times during the show. ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music, japan

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