Building BridgesThis blog and this author seek to build cultural bridges with Japan and the people in it across geographic and linguistic barriers alike. By creating bonds, we can build a brighter future for everyone.
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Tag Archives: YouTube
Hatsune Miku Promoting Toyota Corolla
Hatsune Miku + Corolla = ? Hatsune Miku is a “vocaloid,” which means, rather than synthetic music, she is a synthetic singer with an unnaturally high pitched voice through the use of a computer program. Being a product from the … Continue reading
Japan Gaming Culture: Super Turrican
Old Times, Good Times Super Turrican is one of the games for the Super Nintendo that, owing to the system, had “Super” tacked onto the front. Featuring a man in an armored suit, with some similarities to Metroid, this action … Continue reading
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Auto Culture: Honda Goldwing 2012
A Short Demonstration Once upon a time in my former career as a translator, I came across a company called DigInfo (as in, digital information) that regularly posts videos about cool things from Japan on YouTube. This is one example: … Continue reading
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Gaming: SRW Z 2 Gameplay Videos
More Videos The above is a gameplay video on YouTube showing the first stage of one of the potential main characters in Super Robot Taisen (“Super Robot Wars”) Z the 2nd, on PSP, sequel to SRW Z, on PS2. As … Continue reading
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Super Robot Wars Z the 2nd Promo Video
For The Mecha Crowd Oh and, definitely count me among the mecha crowd. I’ve played the predecessor of this PSP game exhaustively. Rather than babble about my experiences, those inclined to see a sampling of the various series and mecha … Continue reading
The YouTube of Manga? For Real?
Above: “Absolutely not!!” (ironic promo image used for the subject of this post by Ken Akamatsu, creator of Love Hina, and thus the actual holder of the intellectual property thereof.) いいえ、本当かも （It Really Might Be For Real!) The Gist: Ken … Continue reading
Video Lesson: 10 Japanese Animals
Cute And Educational This is a 60 second video lesson with good looking animals and the Japanese names for them (along with the English, not because viewers are unintelligent, but because it may help provide an audio memory anchor for … Continue reading
Video Lesson: Japanese Sentence Structure
Watch And Learn This is a little video on Japanese sentence structure, narrated by yours truly, Jeremiah Bourque, as used in my private Japanese tutoring lessons. Thank you very much.