Tokyo Damage Report

links

JAPANESE LEARNING RESOURCES:

recomended to me by a Japanese teacher @ waseda univ.- she uses these to teach her foreign students, so you know they’re no joke.

http://www.sanrui.co.jp/web/ – japanese thesaurus!

www.sanrui.co.jp/web/

dictionary site that shows ALL jukugo of a given kanji – not just the ones where dude is in first place.

http://language.tiu.ac.jp/index.html – top page of a "reading tutor."

www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~kitade/nihongo.htm – a list of other online resources!

http://www.kosho.or.jp/ is the biggest used-book sales site - if you’re researching stuff or looking for old magazines!

 

JAPANESE-LANGUAGE SITES, SO GOOD LUCK WITH THAT

 

 ONNA HOLE NET: A site that tests artificial vaginas and rates them in the most scientific manner, complete with charts and graphs.

Looks like I’m not the only one into  tokyo rooftop photography!

MOUSTACHE FOR YOU!!! -  has moustaches for you.

http://gurocky.jp/top.html is nothing less than . . .raincoat fetish. (vintage only).

figurecummer is a problem.

MORIM’S FUCKED FOOD REVIEWS

a japanese blog dedicated to the most ill foods – ice cream with tiny fish in it, tofu shaped like a vagina, and other specialty treats are reviewed, and directions to the restaraunts given.

MS. CHIHIRO GOLDEN -not just a famous s/m mistress – also a professor of something called ‘color theory healing’ and aromatherapy. She has theories about spirituality, also. A gifted eccentric.

KYOTO KAGAKU CORPORATION -makers of anatomical models for use in nurse training.

ASS JAPAN

what?

HUMAN BONES INCIDENT GROUP

a social activist group, dedicated to exposing the truth about  Dr. Menegele-style warcrimes carried out by Japanese doctors in tokyo during WWII.

PLAYTOWN SPADE

some Japanese person collects snapshots of ‘modern day folk art’ – the ubiquitous construction ‘keep out’ signs featuring a cartoon worker holding out a forbidding hand.

WORKING UNIFORMS

security guard uniform site

CONSTRUCTION DISCO CORPORATION.

the ubiquitous flashing lights at construction night-time sites

COSTUME RENTAL – for parties.

CONVENTION GIRL COSTUMES – by kamitan corporation.

 DECO KEITAI and BLING MATERIALS are two sites dedicated to putting shiny things on nails, cellphones and everything else. it’s OCD-kawaii.

 Nagoya RAPPERS: "LITTLE BOY AND FAT MAN"

 ZAEGA – Japan’s version of FARK, I suppose. In Japanese but fairly easy to navigate.

 

can’t forget JURGEN, the teutonic otaku germano-porn genirus. check out his ‘true stories’ and creepy photographs.


if you’re coming to japan:

gaijinpot.com is the main site for "how can i make a living / find a job / navigate the red tape" questions.

I would reccomend mixi.co.jp – the japanese Myspace.

and old-school pen-pal sites in english:

http://www.yorihuzi.net/japana.html

http://www.japan-guide.com/penfriend/


LEARNING JAPANESE

the kanji site. all interactive and stuff.

rikaichan. j/e translation plugin for firefox.


art:

Pikopiko – these are the guys who made the monster costumes at Department H!

excellent japanese architecture site with photos and such

Kenji Yanobe :

- artist mr tao’s blog of art and architecture.

THE MOTHERLODE: complete list of all Sanrio characters ever made!!!!! Utterly insane..


web/otaku:

flash animation of Kikkoman soy sauce superheros battling foreign condiments

growhair’s photo gallery: he’s a japanese man who has been documenting cosplay and underground fashion and otaku stuff for years and years. plus he’s nice and speaks english!

kaomoji — the little faces that eveyrone types into their cellphones. they have DICTIONARIES of this stuff now.

dictionary of ascii art characters!!

more ascii art links in japanese (you might want to combine this with the translation website above!)

http://aa3.2ch.net/aastory/http://aa3.2ch.net/kao/http://aa3.2ch.net/aasaloon/

 

Akihabara blog: (japanese only)


odd jobs:

Security firm website: FCS Industries. it stands for "fortress and creation of safe security."

If you are doing a convention or trade-show, FCS will keep hoodlums or industrial spies from walking off with the merchandise / Kangyaru.

KYOTOKAGAKU, a company that makes lifelike human parts for medical students to practice on:


politics:

 

TOUYAMA KOICHI - anarchist politician from guess where? Kouenji! He ran for Tokyo governor I think last year. He took advantage of the democratic laws here, which (they say) state that anyone who gets on the official ballot gets to be on prime-time TV. Homey snuck on the ballot somehow, and then gave a mad-genius rant live on TV, which made him a star in certain circles.


sex:

Fucked manga: no idea.

 

白子 – SHIRAKO.

A traditional dish made from . . . . fish sperm! Actually, fish testacles, my Japanese friend clarifies. Well, OK, then! You can eat ‘em raw, sashimi style, or boiled, shabu-shabu style.

just go here : http://kigsa.hp.infoseek.co.jp/zentai.html

 

ohio sanspo.–This site has a bunch of nihongo names for sex acts,and is written in pretty good ‘engrish.’ beware the ‘own goal!!’

BSDM OF JAPAN blog. this guy posts new links every day, to some really. . . some really . . .. let’s just say he likes the poo.

He has a new blog, here: under world.

 

GIGA: amazing website, you could spend all day here. more cosplay than even I ever dreamed possible. They brought us X-rated Ultraman!

here’s a European man who collects links to humorous porn sites. if you’re reading this dictionary just for the laughs, you might like his site.


bands

 

MARTY FRIEDMAN’S SHOW: rock fujiyama. Ex-guitarist from ‘80s speedmetal band MEGADETH is living the quintisential Big In Japan lifestyle -he has his own tv show here where he mixes heavy metal with Enka! Already over, though . . . youtube clipsofficial site

 

the best-named japanese gangsta-rap band. . . .

can’t forget the legendary Yatta video.

 

大日本意識革命軍狂暴 – DAINIPPONISHIKIKAKUMEIGUNKYOUBOU

“big Japanese Consciousness Revolutionary Army Frenzy”

A currently-active super-right wing nationalist . . . . glam band?

Here is picture of singer, er, excuse me, “Supreme Commander of shouting and screaming”:

profile of drums, er, “General of Cannon Battery Soundwave”:

SENTIMENTAL 出刃包丁 – (“SENTIMENTAL BIG KNIFE”, but don’t quote me on that) this guy is the Japanese G.G. Allin, they say. Pissing and cutting up the audience, the whole 9 yards.

Cds available here, from Disk Union record store:

 

溺れたエビの検死報告書 OBORETA EBI NO KENSHI HOUKOKUJO (“official death report of the drownded shrimp”) 。。。  an Osaka band that is equal parts Residents and Count Basie, who play avant-garde music while dressed in full-body shrimp costumes.

various videos:

+ http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj_dF9J8ats

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk0p0a7z9Ek

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=fWfFYPv-cfw

漁湾 GYOKOU – a Tokyo band, who play rap-rock. They wear traditional 漁業 GYOGYOU attire (fisherman’s attire), and for their encore they butcher a tuna and feed the audience.

18 comments

18 Comments so far

  1. StacyWhore April 10th, 2009 2:58 am

    Hi.

    We’re Looking at traveling from the land down under into Tokyo and fuck shit up.
    4 piece girl fronted sleezy, dirty as the gutter you slept in last night Aus rock and roll.

    Do you know any promoters who might be willing to help us out or any bands you can suggest we hook up with?

    cheers for your help
    Stacy

    CrackWhore
    http://www.myspace.com/crackwhorerocks

  2. OIK June 21st, 2009 2:27 pm

    i need framtid lyrics “consuming shit mind pollution” or any other lyrics. can you help me? thanks for your time. cheers from Indonesia.

  3. admin June 22nd, 2009 3:59 pm

    sorry, i don’t know anything about their lyrics.

  4. Tuure August 20th, 2009 1:46 am

    Hey,

    3 first links (foreigners-in-japan) don’t work – they are actually linked into some file on your own computer.

  5. admin August 21st, 2009 6:15 am

    @@tuure : sorry! I moved those links to the “links column” on the front page anyway, they work now.

  6. Pierre-Juan September 7th, 2009 11:11 pm

    Hi friendo Steven,how is yourself,how is your familly?May these linesfind them all well.
    Are you currently in Tokyo?I just got back from Europe and I might soon jump out of the roofof my building.Such a joy.
    Depending on whether you are in Tokyo or not,just to inform you that the italian band ZU is playing with Dalek at Shin-Okubo Earthdoom this coming friday.I’ve put your name on the guest list so come if you feel like and can!

    You will tell me mon cheri.

    Pierre-Juan.

  7. Jack Doff September 16th, 2009 10:39 am

    My heavy metal band PIGS loves your site and decided our next move should be a Japan tour. I’ve only been to Japan once, and it had a profound effect on me as an exciting and confusing place. It will most likely end up as a brief “Spring Break” jaunt as the backing section spends their time with music at Laney Community College. Recess Records may have some tour “circuits” we could tag along on, but still need to develop some sort of a fan base outside of the half dozen people I know there…any suggestions?
    please refer to myspace.com/oaklandsswinest to confirm that we are a serious punk/metal band.
    Thank you for your consideration and keep up the great gaijin journalism, it is relevent to my interests!

  8. admin September 20th, 2009 4:22 pm

    @jack: touring japan? the only way that japan tours ever happen (that i’ve ever heard of) is this:
    1) be an american band with a reputation for nationwide tours.
    2) find a japanese band (who are big enough that they sometimes tour japan) who WANTS to tour america.
    3) offer to take the japanese band on tour with you in america.
    4) pray that the japanese band feels honor-bound to invite YOUR band on THEIR next japan tour.

    you’d think that the ‘underground scene’ would be less full of red-tape than the ‘official’ immigrations-customs nightmare, but it is not so.

  9. Chaney October 23rd, 2009 2:30 pm

    Hi Schulz,

    I’m sure you probably don’t remember me, but I met you briefly at the ‘Golden World Punk Week’ show at Earthdom in 2007 ( I was the drunk kid who said I liked your blog, and then I think I tried to hit on your friend, who was definitely not impressed. sorry.) Anyway, I’m now in school at a tiny place called Earlham in the midwest, majoring in Japanese Studies, and I’m writing my thesis on social deviance and subculture in Japan. I was wondering if you’d be willing to let me ‘interview’ you, or do some kind of Q&A thing via e-mail Re: the underground music scene and its relationship with the rest of Japanese society. It’d be a huge help to me, as there aren’t an awful lot of ‘scholarly’ resources on punk and metal in Japan, and I think you’ve got more experience with and insight on this topic than just about anybody. I’d be eternally grateful if you could help me out. Thanks!

    -Chaney

  10. Bonfield January 12th, 2010 1:21 am

    Time flys when you have good reading material. Glad i found your site. I have learned a lot.

  11. kegObeer February 1st, 2010 9:10 pm

    i am an old man who really does not know how to use computer,but i cannot find an email for you.so i will put here my ? do you have photos or video of the CPS show at nishi ogikubo watts? wall?from summer of 2005.it the flyer was somee gg allin theme.also the band pay back boys were on the bill.looking at this page makes miss miss japan(deported X3) got 9 years left.tell charlie hi next time your in kabukicho.

  12. Amy May 31st, 2010 5:56 am

    Thanks for the awsome links!

  13. Jonny July 13th, 2011 4:39 am

    Hey, you probably get this all the time, but you seem like a really cool guy. This website is totally helpful for a fellow punk/anarchist/cultural enthusiast. My dream and goal is to live in Japan and learn Japanese. I'm pretty fluent right now, I just need to find a way to live in Japan and eventually play in a post-punk and/or noise band and live in Tokyo. 

    How do you live in Japan? What is your job? How did you get your job? Do you know anybody hiring? haha Seriously, though, do you have any advice for someone like me?

    I hope we can stay in touch. I hope to meet you someday in Tokyo!

    Just wanted to say that this is a great website, I like your drawings, and keep up the good work.

    Have a great day, man.
    Jonny

  14. just some bloke September 1st, 2011 9:05 am

    Hi Schulz,
    found tdr through your contributions on ruthlessreviews ages ago. Japanese culture, humour, punk/HC, crust, undergound metal, drone/doom. AWESOME. Since you get to meet crazy nihon-jin people everyday I was wondering about something. I was wondering if you knew some WEALTHY JAPANESE person who would help some guy who's in DEEP trouble with criminals. I am facing impending life threats. If you cannot help forget what I just said. I'm so sorry to tell you this. But it is the awful truth. Am in PAIN and MISERY. I'm desperate. Please, anybody. If you could help. I am so afraid. It's a living hell.
    I wish these were just stupid jokes or I would wake up from some horrible nightmare. Schulz, your reports and awesome humour has brightened my days for so many years, I don't know how to thank you for all this.

  15. admin September 1st, 2011 6:08 pm

    @bloke: jesus, I’m sorry to hear that. I don’t know any rich japanese. You might want to contact jake adelstein at “japan subculture” blog – he’s a journalist that covers organized crime and he knows a lot about what to do.

  16. ALEX February 14th, 2012 5:48 am

    Hey Schulz, This is my 3rd time to Japan and I've always caught a bunch of sick punk shows. I'm having trouble finding between  Feb16-23. Are you aware of anything cool going on I should check out? Your site rules I check off new things on the tour guide every visit.
    -Alex

  17. admin February 15th, 2012 5:27 pm

    @alex : try earthdom. or hatsudai wall. there’s a new 20000V in south kouenji . I don’t go to shows anymore. i hope you have fun, though!

  18. Axesmall March 10th, 2014 10:46 am

    hi,
    how can i contact No Evacuations ?
    Need a lot of info of them,
    thanks, arigatou :)

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