Another week, another set of links. (Some of the food ones are especially yummy.)
Have a great week! -Ashley
Living in Japan
Japan to see normal to above-average temperatures this winter | Japan Today - This gives me hope...
No takers for free legal consultants at Haneda | Japan Times - This surprised me; why wouldn't people want to take advantage of free legal advice? I get emails about stuff all the time. Or have there really been no problems at Haneda lately?
Japan falls to 101st place in gender equality rankings | Japan Times - This is just sad.
Japanese government radiation monitoring posts not showing reality: Greenpeace | Japan Times
Creating Happier Communities: 22 Local Governments in Japan Preparing a "Happiness Index" | Japan for Sustainability
Major Japanese Internet Shopping Website Launches Sale of Low-Price Solar Panels for Home Use | Japan for Sustainability
Tokyo Public Law Office opens consultancy designed for foreigners | Japan Times - So if you're in or near Tokyo and have legal questions, go! Ask real lawyers!
Gap and Banana Republic in Japan now offer online shopping. It'd be nice if they added Old Navy too...
Our daily motivational pep session [for women] | Japan Times - An interesting piece on the home obligations of Japanese women and how difficult it is to forge a different path.
Coca-Cola Japan's New Beverage Vending Machine Uses No Power for Daytime Cooling | Japan for Sustainability
Popular cell phone novels now available in English | Japan Today
Google designates Japan arm as disaster recovery center in Asia | Japan Times
Amazon Kindle Finally To Land On Japan | Asiajin - Well, here now.
Untangling smartphone tethering plans | Japan Times - If you've got a smartphone and want to tether, here's what you need to know among the different mobile carriers (costs, speeds, etc.)
Foil Wrapped Miso Salmon | No Recipes - We made this last week. So good!
Kabocha Squash Purée (Pumpkin Purée Substitute) | I'll Make It Myself!
Cesium above new limit in Miyagi beef | Japan Times
American soft ice cream brand Mister Softee debuts in Japan | Japan Today
Nocturnal Ramen Shop in Sapporo, So Yummy That People Line Up For it in the Middle of the Night! | RocketNews24
Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowl | Lovely Lanvin
Travel and Recreation
Japan’s Festivals: A Matsuri Map
Rural Rest Stop Aims to be the Premier Location for Jet Black Food | RocketNews24