News Sushi #90: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond


News Sushi #90 And we (Hamish) keep serving the best News Sushi!
Editor Note:It is Friday and that means it is time for the World Famous, soon to be Intergalactic Famous, News Sushi from our very own, Hamish Downie. Hamish brings us a decidedly different slant on Pop Culture as viewed through the lens of a non-native living in Japan.

Thank you (ありがとうございました) Hamish, for your insights.

こんにちは!Which means “Hello”!

We’re entering holiday mode at TGGeeks so, you’ll be getting the express edition of News Sushi for the next six weeks! Hope you have a happy holiday season!



With housing prices in cities across the global skyrocketing out of control, we often see stories about how it’s possible to buy a house in the Japanese countryside for a dollar or even for free. But, what is it really like to buy an abandoned house? This youtube series takes you through the process. Part one is below:

So, don’t hate me, but would you like to try eating dancing zombie squid?

The brain has been cut off, so it’s basically just a muscle reaction. The name, 踊[おどり]丼[どん], basically means dancing rice bowl.

For more strangely named foods:


belated ode to National Disability Week by Mr Gay Japan:

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【障害者週間】  12月3日~12月9日は障害者週間です。   障害者週間は、皆さん一人一人が障がい者の福祉についての関心や理解を深め   障がいのある方が社会活動に積極的に参加する意欲を高めることを目的としています。   障がいのある方は、色々なマークを身に着けていることがあります。   こういったマークを見かけた際や、障がいのある方を見かけた際には、必要以上に構えることなく   思いやりのある行動しましょ♫   【Disability Week】  From December 3 to December 9 is the national disability week.  It is the week to have great interest and understanding about the welfare of persons with disabilities.  The purpose is to increase the awareness of people with disabilities and encourage them to participate social activities.   Persons with disabilities may wear various symbols.  When you see these symbols or when you see people with disabilities  Let's act with kindness!   #mrgayjapan #disability #disabilityweek #障害者週間 #障がい #ハンディキャップ #障がい者マーク #ミスターゲイジャパン

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