News Post: Shoe Game

Jul. 26th, 2017 06:53 pm
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Tycho: Like a baby chick, Gabriel has imprinted on the Switch somehow.  The first party roster - a melange of extended re-releases, reimaginings of franchise pillars, sequels, and a game where your arms are violent Slinkies - has already claimed well over two hundred and fifty hours of playtime. I honestly don’t know how many hours of Has Been Heroes I’ve played.  I’ve never looked.  More than anything else on Switch, and more than any other game at a minimum.  I think I’ve almost reached the end, but I only have a theory as to what that means, because…
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Posted by Sydney Sparrow

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Position: Translation Coordinator
Posted by: International Foreign Students Association (IFSA)
Location: Osaka, Japan
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received from International Foreign Students Association (IFSA):

Company Profile

Business: Offshore data production, catalog / manual translation, system development / tool development, etc.
Capital: 20 million yen

Job Overview

Job Category: Translation coordinator
Required Careers and Skills:

  • American English Native
  • Japanese (N1)
  • Translation experience
  • University graduation
  • Basic skills of Excel, Word

Conditions: Full-time
Location: Osaka
Annual Income: 3.5 million yen – 5 million yen

How to apply

Send email to “Shimizu” of IFSA at

News Post: Dumber Camp, Part Three

Jul. 24th, 2017 06:55 pm
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Tycho: Thus concludes Part 3 of Dumber Camp, unless we uncover some new memory we’ve suppressed.  He tells me this is a true story, and I don’t doubt him at all.  I don’t think they even tried to send him to any more summer camps. The Mike Krahulik I met in 1993 was a curious combination of unassailable and exposed.  You really couldn’t get the best of him linguistically.  All the people I know who had hard childhoods are hilarious, not as some virtue but as a kind of intuitively generated defense matrix.  They’re “funny” as a…

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:53 am
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This one is for semi-lazy nights when you still want to get something vibrant and seasonal on the table. All things green in a quick, weeknight pasta option. It's feel-good food that won't weigh you down. The ponzu dressing comes together in a flash, boosted with a good dose of garlic and a thread of toasted sesame oil. The broccoli and green beans are cooked in the same water as the pasta, and everything gets tossed together in one big bowl to serve family style. The recipe is incredibly versatile - it is vegan as written, you can use GF pasta if that is a consideration, and there is very little added oil, if you're keeping an eye on that. It can adapt through the seasons - swap in asparagus/favas in spring, roasted cubes of winter squash or sweet potatoes later in the year. Enjoy! -h

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Posted by Sydney Sparrow

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Position: Research Assistant
Posted by: Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
Location: Washington, D.C.
Contract: Full-Time

Sasakawa USA is a 501c3 non-profit located in Washington, DC involved in U.S.-Japan relations, providing conferences and seminars, think tank analysis, people-to-people exchanges and coordination of high-level dialogue between the two countries. Sasakawa USA is independent from but works closely with our sister foundation in Tokyo, Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

The Research Assistant reports to the Director of Programs and is responsible for programs related to science, technology, cybersecurity, foreign policy, security, economics and trade, and other issues. The Research Assistant handles logistics for events, programs and publications, and reviews and edits some of those publications. The Research Assistant collaborates with vendors, partner organizations, and researchers to find and present new information within the U.S.-Japan relationship. The Research Assistant may also engineer podcasts produced by Sasakawa USA. The Research Assistant position is full-time, non-exempt, and available starting August, 2017.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies, International Relations, History, or other research field.
  • Demonstrated interest in the U.S.-Japan relationship
  • Excellent English language writing, editing
  • Research experience
  • Well organized, flexible, and eager to learn in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter who enjoys working collaboratively with others
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • Professional, “can do, will do” attitude

Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Asian Studies, International Relations, History, or other research field.
  • Japanese language ability
  • Event planning experience
  • Informed of latest developments in U.S.-Japan relations
  • Experience with podcasting and sound design


  • Plan and organize events, programs and projects in both the United States and Japan on topics including science, technology, cybersecurity, foreign policy, security, economics and trade, and other issues
  • Perform research on select U.S.-Japan issues
  • Liaise with partner organizations in DC on joint projects
  • Assist in budgeting and tracking expenses
  • Assist in planning and developing new programs
  • Other administrative responsibilities, logistical duties and other tasks as needed


To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Brian Graf ( by July 27. The cover letter should detail your interest in Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, how your past experience relates to the above responsibilities, and your dates of availability. Include your name and the title “Research Assistant” in the subject line.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

News Post: Dumber Camp, Part Two

Jul. 21st, 2017 07:45 pm
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Tycho: I have every faith that I’ve said something very much like if not identical to the last line in the strip.  I could apologize, I guess, but I’m not 100% sure it isn’t true. There is a more detailed version of this tale presented in an old post, maybe, what…  fourteen years old at this point?  I have a condition where when I remember things I also feel all the feelings in the memory.  It makes forgiving people very challenging because even if I’ve developed an antibody to, say, a Betrayal, I always feel that first when I go back. When I think…
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Tycho: We always offer a space for especially for indies with the PAX 10 - our cadre of experts selects their favorites from the submitted titles, and the chosen games get free booth space at the show.  We’re proud to announce the list!  Here is the link to the official page, but they are also right here!  Use whichever links you want.  They all go to the same places! Antihero by Tim Conkling Celeste by Matt Makes Games Inc. Cosmo’s Quickstop by Big Sir Games Keyboard Sports by Triband No Heroes Here by Mad Mimic Interactive Ship It by Think On Labs (First VR Game…

News Post: Dumber Camp, Part One

Jul. 19th, 2017 07:23 pm
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Tycho: I have been left completely and entirely alone, abandoned by my Mork, such that he left me with four or so .jpegs and flew away.  Mechanically assisted, obviously.  He didn’t just “throw himself at the ground and miss.” He was telling me about an Adult Summer Camp, of which there are apparently several, and like so much else that a normal person would do it turns out I don’t have the receptors for it.  So many bedrock concepts that get absorbed in an ambient want by other people, simply… inhaled somehow just accrue on the skin.  Accrue, and…
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Posted by Sydney Sparrow

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Position: Assistant for the Education Counselor
Posted by: Embassy of Japan
Location: Washington, D.C.
Contract: Full-Time

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a motivated individual to work with us as an Assistant for Education Counselor! Japanese language skills and teaching experience are preferred qualifications for this position, and this is a perfect opportunity for former JETs. If you are interested, please see details below and apply by July 21st.

The Embassy of Japan is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Assistant for the Education Counselor. This individual is primarily responsible for managing the schedules and activities of the Education Counselor and other diplomats in the Public Affairs Section. Please see below for a detailed listing of responsibilities.

The Embassy offers group health insurance coverage, paid vacation and sick leave. Working hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pmMonday through Friday, with lunch time receptionist duty every other month and the occasional weeknight and/or weekend event (paid overtime). Salary is commensurate with experience- the minimum monthly base salary for this position is $3,200 USD.

Please note: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. green card holder. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted. All successful candidates will be requested to submit their background check information.


  • Assist the Education Counselor with research in the field of education
  • Manage the Embassy of Japan’s School Visit Program and the MEXT Scholarship Program
  • Respond to public inquiries and create social media content related to education and other Public Affairs Section programs
  • Draft speeches, statements, remarks, and correspondence related to educational and Public Affairs Section events
  • Make appointments, develop itineraries, and coordinate transportation for diplomats and delegations from the Government of Japan
  • Help organize Public Affairs receptions, events, meetings, and seminars, especially as relates to education
  • Other administrative duties and responsibilities as needed and appropriate

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English
  • Japanese language skills preferred
  • Study abroad or teaching experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness

How to apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to: by July 21st.

*Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

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