Asia 7 Days on NHK, 1 Month and 1 Week After the Earthquake

I am watching Asia 7 Days on NHK right now on PBS World. On the program today, it is documenting how terrible the devastation is in two cities in the tsunami-stricken areas. Despite the terrible conditions, people in those areas are cleaning up and working together. There are also many people making an effort toContinue reading “Asia 7 Days on NHK, 1 Month and 1 Week After the Earthquake”

Genre for Japan: Auction for Red Cross Japan Relief, Ends Sunday

My friend and colleague Aidan-Paul Canavan of the University of Liverpool alerted me to this awesome online auction called Genre for Japan. It ends Sunday, so you will need to act fact and place your bid in the comments on the site. The auctions are by science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers and publishers withContinue reading “Genre for Japan: Auction for Red Cross Japan Relief, Ends Sunday”

Bid on Rare Video Game Artifacts to Support Japan Relief Efforts

Ars Technica alerted me to Play for Japan, a Game Industry Relief Effort. Play for Japan raises funds for charities by allowing winning bidders of their auctions to select a charity that is assisting with the humanitarian relief efforts in Japan. The rare items made available for Play for Japan are amazing–you have to seeContinue reading “Bid on Rare Video Game Artifacts to Support Japan Relief Efforts”

Notes from Taiwan, Three Versions of Home Guy and Japanese/Taiwanese Otaku Differentiation

Today, Y and I met up with her best friends from high school for a vegetarian lunch followed by a temple visit and then hanging out at Anita’s home. During the day, I had a wonderful conversation with Y’s good friend Amy Yau, who is an editor of computer and design books in Taipei, aboutContinue reading “Notes from Taiwan, Three Versions of Home Guy and Japanese/Taiwanese Otaku Differentiation”