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Japanese Drinking CultureNov 15, 10am

Do you like to drink. Do you like Japanese culture. Do you like just one or the other. Or are you a person of culture who likes both.. If so, I have some excellent information to share with you. Here's an excerpt from my book on speaking Japanese, about Japan's drinking culture.

Why I recommend solar energyJun 7, 2am

I recommend anyone who owns their own home gets solar panels installed in their house right now. Well not IN your house - more like ON or NEAR your house, but still, the sentiment is what matters. You need solar panels.

Where is the best place to buy anime online?Nov 23, 4pm

Why am I writing about buying anime. Well, because I'm an anime otaku of course. Everything anime has been my life since a young age, and all my friends have come from the world of anime and anime conventions too.

Learn Japanese the Easy Way: Through My Adventures in JapanMay 7, 7am

I wrote a little bit about my new method to learn Japanese - the same way that young children in America are learning Spanish and English at the same time - through commingling this new language with the language you are already familiar with.

Watch us in Japan - Day 1Mar 3, 6pm

I have one of the best jobs in the world, getting to organize anime conventions that are focused on creating really fun events for people to enjoy. Thousands of people attend these events, such as Anime Midwest, every year, to meet special guests from America and from abroad.

Why are anime conventions on Holiday weekends?Jul 20, 3pm

A friend recently asked why our anime conventions were often on holidays. Holidays can be tough for people to get the time off work if they work in a retail job, so it's an important question to answer.

Space Create Takadanobaba - Jiyu KukanMar 17, 10am

There's a rather huge cybercafe in Takadanobaba called Jiyu Kukan, jiqoo.jp, which is rather hard to discover unless someone has introduced you to the place. Each Jiyu seems to have computers for internet, computers for video games, billiards, and dart boards.

Cosplay event in Tokyo, IkebukuroNov 3, 1am

Finally found a cosplay event in Tokyo that I happen to be here for. A lot of people already know about Comiket and Anime Japan, but for the first time I found an event that seems to be all about cosplay cosplay cosplay.

Con Alt Delete 2017Sep 11, 12am

I'm very excited for the upcoming Con Alt Delete. CAD is a great way to end the year every year, and has really changed the holiday season for a lot of people by adding COSPLAY and FUN to all the stress of shopping and gift giving.

Kanpai! OmahaFeb 14, 10am

We were proud to have a fun and exciting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska at Kanpai. Con. We had hundreds of anime fans join us for the first ever "AnimeCon.org":http://animecon.org convention in Nebraska, and we hope to do it again.
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