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4:00 PM on 03.17.2015

Wonder why Korean and Japanese students can't speak English?

The guys over at RocketNews24 posted a pretty interesting video, where they interviewed some Japanese and Korean students about why they had difficulty speaking English, even though they had studied the language for a long t...

Hiroko Yamamura

9:00 AM on 11.02.2013

Sentai fields an army for Girls und Panzer dub cast

Sentai Filmworks has announced English vocal cast for Girls und Panzer. It's not really my bag to follow all the dub acting news, but this list is pretty impressive, both in name recognition and in length. Like the Japan...

Jeff Chuang

1:00 PM on 09.02.2013

Hello, World: Hatsune Miku English version out now

The time is now, Miku fans! After what felt like forever, it seems that an English-speaking version of everyone's favorite digital diva is finally on the market. Yes, the imaginatively titled Hatsune Miku V3 English is ready ...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 PM on 07.29.2013

Doraemon manga coming to the US digitally

Japan's most beloved android cat is finally making its way over to the US in English for the first time. Announced at San Diego Comic-Con last week by Voyager Japan, and earlier in the month at the International eBook Ex...

Josh Totman

6:30 PM on 07.24.2013

Take a peek at Hatsune Miku V3 English's new demo song

If you have been waiting for the English version of Hatsune Miku, the green haired diva has received a new Website and sample song to keep vocaloid fans busy until Hatsune Miku V3 English is ready for service!  For an E...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 PM on 05.06.2013

English teachers ahoy: Japan to expand JET program 200%

Have you ever wanted to live in Japan? If you're reading this site, chances are you've at least considered it. And for many an English-speaker, the most accessible gateway to living in Glorious Nippon has been the Japan Excha...

Josh Tolentino

4:00 PM on 03.13.2013

Miku's Tell Your World shows up in English on iTunes

Isn't it crazy how far things have come in such a short period of time? I remember how hard it used to be to import any kid of Japanese music. Expensive imports on top of already expensive CDs was the way. Soon afte...

Hiroko Yamamura

1:00 PM on 08.02.2012

Language Burst: Accel World Japanese BD has English subs

MMO-fighting game anime Accel World uses a large amount of English in its terminology. "Brain Burst", "Burst Link", English Duel Avatar handles, and all manner of foreign-tongue wordiness permeates the system of this oh-so-ve...

Josh Tolentino

9:00 AM on 04.04.2012

New Japanese English textbooks use AR for maximum awesome

When you're living as an English teacher in Japan, the biggest hurdle you have to overcome is the textbook. Oftentimes filled with grammatical errors, misspelled words and general awkwardness, English textbooks in Japan can b...

Elliot Gay

6:00 PM on 12.09.2011

What exactly happened in The Empire Strikes Back?

The classic sci-fi film, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back is now more than 30 years old now. Although every scene from the film should be engrained in any worthwhile human's brain, sometimes you need to have things explained from a different perspective! That's where Mika comes in. [Via]

Hiroko Yamamura

5:00 PM on 09.21.2011

The new Pokemon movie is coming to a theater near you

So, I haven't really followed Pokemon since the first Gameboy game, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying it from time to time. The whole thing got a bit over complex for my mind, and the collector in me quickly became overl...

Hiroko Yamamura

4:00 PM on 07.21.2011

This I have to hear: Megurine Luka croons the classics

Mind you, I'm talking about the the English-language classics. I'm talking about songs such as "Hard to Say I'm Sorry", "Hero" by Mariah Carey, "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion, Judy Garland's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"...

Josh Tolentino