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Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012 (video part 2)
from netlex, March 26th, 2012 7:28 pm, Japan The Otaku show
Yokohama Night Photo-Images by Japan Two
from Rob, January 14th, 2012 10:36 pm, Japan
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Yokohama (横浜市 Yokohama-shi) ” Side Shore”
the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture and the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo and most populous municipality of Japan. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.
Yokohama’s population of 3.6 million makes it Japan’s largest incorporated city.
Yokohama developed rapidly as Japan’s prominent port city following the end of Japan’s relative isolation in the mid-19th century, and is today one of its major ports along with Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Hakata, Tokyo, and Chiba.
Madame Tussauds Exhibit on Odaiba,Tokyo
from Rob, September 29th, 2011 9:34 pm, Japan
The exhibit will have a total of 19 dolls, including Pitt and Jolie in evening gowns, American pop sensation Lady Gaga in a see-through body suit and Johnny Depp in his trademark hat.
The Tokyo exhibit will run from tomorrow, September 30th, until January 4, 2012.
Nagoya, over 1 million ordered to evacuate
from Rob, September 20th, 2011 11:04 pm, Japan
(CNN) — Two people in Japan have been killed amid heavy rain from a powerful typhoon that is expected to make landfall Wednesday afternoon, authorities there said.
The center of Typhoon Roke, which had sustained winds of up to 167 kph (103 mph) Wednesday morning, could hit Japan’s Tokai region, which includes Nagoya city — or the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo — in the afternoon, Japan Meteorological Agency chief forecaster Yutaka Kanda said at a news conference.
At of 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Roke’s center was 280 kilometers southwest of Nagoya, where about 1 million people had been urged to evacuate.
An evacuation order for about 80,000 residents of Nagoya was lifted, according to local media reports.
Heavy rain fell in central and western Japan from the typhoon’s outer bands on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some downpours came at up to 50 millimeters (2 inches) an hour, and some parts received more than 450 millimeters (17 inches) over a day, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
Two people have died in Nagoya, including a 66-year-old man who fell from a roof Tuesday while trying to fix a stuck duct, city authorities said. Two other people — a fourth-grade boy and an 84-year-old man — were missing in Gifu prefecture, authorities said.
People in the Tokai and Kanto regions should be prepared for heavy rain Wednesday, Kanda said, adding that the Kanto region may be most affected Wednesday evening.
No airports were closed Wednesday, but several flights toward the Kyushu and Shikoku areas were canceled, transportation officials said. Several passenger trains were not running Wednesday in central and southern Japan, railway officials said.
Japan: relief banner
from Rob, March 21st, 2011 1:43 pm, Japan
As the world copes with the events that lead to massive devastation in and around northern Japan, help is never an option, it’s a necessity. Times like these we look to the help of others. Kindness isn’t a word that should be used lightly.
For the hundreds of thousands of Japanese who are either hurt, homeless, or worse, the compassion of people is crucial.
Donating isn’t a chore, it isn’t a good deed, it is essential in the survival of a nation who has done much to help all of us live our lives better. Take a look around your modern family home. What do you see?
Your TV? …more than likely Japanese. Your cell phone, your microwave, or even your video game system are all more than likely Japanese.
Japan has always been a part of our culture. Many great things that we take for granted are Japanese. The next time you sing in a karaoke bar, eat sushi, watch Anime or read a Manga, all these things are rooted in Japan.
Our collective pop culture is mostly Japanese and we can do more to insure survival for them by giving what little you can.
If you are willing to pay 30 bucks for a Blu Ray or 60 bucks for a PS3 game, giving as little as 10 shouldn’t be anything. It will go a long way. This isn’t a free hand out, this is a chance for Japan to get back on the road to recovery. Taking time to thank the culture that gave us the 60′s hit song Sukiyaki, animated gold like Astroboy, Gigantor, Speed Racer, Battle of the Planets.
Toys like Shogun Warriors and what would become the Transformers and Gobots along with millions of others.
The world of sound with Walkman and cds. Years of our lives staying up playing Nintendo, Sega and Atari.
I can’t think of a time without Japan in it.