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Input Japanese Texts in English Ubuntu Linux

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You don't have to completely convert your English Ubuntu system into Japanese if you only need to occasionally input Japanese characters.  Just like Windows OS, Ubuntu has input method components that allow you to enter Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji characters into your applications.

Leaving Tokyo

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Yes, we have left Tokyo for good! I mean Tokyo, the station, not the city.

The company I work for has moved its main offices located near the Tokyo station to a new location west of the Imperial palace.

2010 Spring Hanami (Flower-viewing)

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Now is the time to go out for a hanami if you still want to catch those Sakura or Cherry blossoms. For a real visual treat, we recommend going to large parks like Ueno Park, Inokashira Park, and Shinjuku Gyoen.

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NET 25, newest Filipino TV Channel in Japan

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Net 25, a popular information-oriented television channel in the Philippines, is now available in Japan through ACCESS TV - a direct-to-home broadcast service provided by IPS.  The signing of Memorandum of Agreement between Net 25 and IPS was held in Tokyo last March 23, 2010.

Furikae (Transfer) tickets

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Last night, trains on the JR Yamanote Line and other lines got delayed for about two hours.  According to early reports, an object hit the front of the train near Mejiro Station.

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White Suit

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I needed a white suit for a special church occasion (Sta. Cena).  Had there been more time before the said occasion, I would have ordered one from the Phillippines.  Not only is it cheaper in the Philippines, I also know of a Filipino tailor who makes really good suits and barongs.

Finding suits in Japan is very easy, unless of course you have special requirements such as an unusual color. I searched for stores online and found two stores that seemed to sell white suits .  One is in Ueno and the other is in Harajuku.

Cheap Imported Goods in Japan

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Costco is one of the places in Japan where you can find relatively cheap imported items.  Thanks to our sponsors - Bro. Raffy and Sis. Elkie - we are able to regularly go to Costco just like last Sunday.

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Affordable suits in Japan

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Cerg and I went to look for a blue suit (pang-diakono) last Saturday. I wanted an Armani but I couldn't find one which suited my taste (read: none suited my budget), so I settled for a relatively unknown brand.

Is Pacquiao popular in Japan?

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We were informed by one of our friends, Sis. Ester, that Manny Pacquiao has a billboard in Shinjuku, a very popular urban spot in downtown Tokyo.

Does it mean Pacquiao is famous here in Japan?
 

Using Japan house-moving services cheaply

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So you've decided to transfer to another place in Japan? But you are worried because your friends are busy and there’s no one to help you carry those big furniture and appliances you got through Sayonara sales?

Stop worrying!  You can ask help from house-moving companies.  Yes, some of them are expensive but with the following tips you can still use them without burning your wallets.

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