Last year in July of 2009, I had a chance to check out the famous Gundam robot. The life-size robot stood 18 meters (59`) tall over looking Tokyo bridge in Odaiba. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Gundam was open for viewing in Odaiba island for 2 months. The admission was free of charge.
I just picked up this awesome device call SlingBox Pro-HD by Sling Media. What this device does is allows you to watch TV on the net from anywhere in the world. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and you are set. The best thing about this is that there is no connection fee or a monthly fee. You simply purchase the unit, set it up and you are ready to go. The price ranges from $190 - $300 depending if you want to view the programs in HD quality. Keep in mind that you do need at least a 1.5MB upload speed to be able to stream video smoothly. Anything lower, the quality will be choppy and lags.
Japanese driving laws is somewhat unusual to me. The process of obtaining a license involves series of tests. I can't remembered exactly, but there are 2 written and 2 driving exams one must take before obtaining the official license. It is not like the US where a student can obtain a learner`s permit and anyone that is older than 21 of age can teach that person to drive. The driving test in Japan is different to say the least.