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Tanaka Hisashige – Today’s Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle commemorates the 213th birthday of Tanaka Hisashige, a Japanese engineer and inventor during the late Edo and early Meiji periods. In his time, he was known as “the genius of mechanical wonders”. Some people refer to him as “the Thomas Edison of Japan”. He was famous for a number of things, but […]

The Daily Mail's headline declaring "bagelheads" a beauty trend

Settle down, InterTubes: “bagelheads” is NOT a trend in Japan

At the best of times, it’s hard to find a decent bagel in Tokyo (trust me, I’m from Toronto, I know bagels); but, suddenly, the other day, there was nothing but bagel news coming out of Japan. Unfortunately, it was not the fact that someone in Tokyo had finally built a wood-fired oven for Montreal […]