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updated on: 3-23-2005
BLACK MOON LINKS!
A Calendar of Japanese Cultural Events & Essential Websites.

BLACK SHIPS AND SAMURAI is a website dedicated to the examination of the historic clash between East and West. On July 8th, 1853 the people of Japan for the first time witnessed the black ships of Commodore Perry arriving off the coast of their country. The website is amply illustrated by period artworks (engravings, paintings, and woodcuts) that depict those first encounters. Constructed by Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), this authoritative site is a must see for anyone interested in art, history, or Japanese culture.
www.blackshipsandsamurai.com

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VISUAL KEI is the Japanese Rock phenomenon where Rockers look like a cross between anime characters gone bad and Gothic Vampires. Welcome to the dark fantasy world of the Visual Kei movement! Just when you thought the music scene was dead and hopeless... along come the Japanese to pump new life into the world of Rock. If you've never heard of Malice Mizer, Lareine, Dir en Grey, Gackt, or Fanatic Crisis, it's time you go back to Rock 'n Roll High School. Your admissions course begins at Amethyst Purple, where you can use Real Audio to hear the latest J-Rock recordings! Plus... the site provides a Pictures Gallery, translated Lyrics, a dynamite set of links to other J-Rock sites... and lot's of other goodies. Remember, if it's too loud you're too old!
www.geocities.com/Tokyo/8538/index2.html

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ASAHI SHIMBUN ONLINE provides it's readership with daily updated news reports in English on political and cultural events in Japan. Shimbun means "newspaper"... and Asahi's excellent coverage will keep you abreast of current events, from politics and the economy to music and the latest fashion trends!
www.asahi.com/english/english.html

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THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM is located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles. The museum stages exhibitions, events, and films, making itself a vital institution for the people of L.A. and the world.
www.janm.org/main.htm

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THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NETWORK's Website; www.janet.org is the online destination for those who want to know what's going on in L.A.'s historic Little Tokyo district. The link I post here provides a Calendar of community events, complete with a map of Little Tokyo!
http://janet.org/janet_little_tokyo/ja_little_tokyo.html

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YASUKO-SAN'S HOME COOKING page is one of the best traditional Japanese food sites you'll find on the Web! (aside from our own, or course!) Yasuko-san's site provides lots of great, easy to follow recipes, with an emphasis upon simple to make home style dishes.
www.nsknet.or.jp/~chrkaji/yasuko/index_e.html

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THE JAPANESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY SERVER, is a Website where you can type in any word in English, and get it's translation in Kanji or Romaji. An excellent resource page to permanently bookmark.
http://linear.mv.com/cgi-bin/j-e/dict

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