The Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 is "already the most over-budget Games for absolute dollar values at around $7.2B over budget," reports Safe Betting Sites. That figure includes $2 in postponement costs. Meanwhile, 36% of Japanese surveyed say the Olympics should be postponed again, while 34% want them canceled outright.
Starbucks Japans' online store has a bunch of cute new mugs for sale. Here are my favorites: READ THE REST
Electronicos Fantasticos! is a Japanese band that makes and plays instruments made from "various retired consumer electronics such as Electric Fan Harp, CRT-TV Drums, Air Conditioner Harp, etc." [Thanks, Jane!] READ THE REST
Over 140 people have been attacked by bears in Japan during the last six months, with two attacks resulting in deaths, reports France 24. Why? An acorn shortage, for one thing. But there are bigger factors at play. Young people are moving out of rural parts of Japan. The remaining older residents are not as… READ THE REST
Knowing when to make a move is almost as important as the decision about whether to make a move at all. Strike too early or two late, and you might miss a better opportunity. Right now, it's time to make moves and get a lifetime subscription for training in 14 different languages from Babbel Language Learning… READ THE REST
"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." – Richard Bach Without drive, you'll never reach the top rung of any profession. That truth stretches from concrete pourers and bartenders, to athletes and artists. Talent is unquestionably a powerful asset, but without the determination to make something of that talent, it remains just raw,… READ THE REST
Anybody can just plunk down a cookie-cutter lamp on their desk, plug it in, and be good to go. I mean, it's just a lamp, right? That's true if your only mission is to bring light to an area. But, if you require a little more function and aesthetic joy from your desk accessories, there… READ THE REST