J. News – Breaking News……..

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  • 2/1/2017 – The Namco video game creater of ‘Pacman’, Masaya Nakamura, passed away on January 22

  • 1/27/2017 – Ozeki Kisenosato is a first Japan-born sumo ‘yokozuna’ winner of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in 19 years.sumo-images1

  • 11/22/2016 – 6.9 mag. earthquake(evacuation alert) hit Fukushima, Japan.
  • 10/27/2016 – Prince Mikasa, uncle of Emperor Akihito, left us at the age of 100.
  • 10/23/2016 – Mt. Aso, a volcano on Kyushu island, Japan erupted.
  • 10/3/2016 – Yoshinori Ohsumi, cell biologist, won Nobel Prize in autophagy of medicine.yoshinori-1
  • 8/5 – 8/21/2016 – Japan result at Brazil Summer Olympics: Gold:12; Silver:8; Bronze:21

  • 7/12/2016 – “Sukiyaki” lyricist – Rokusuke Ei has died at the age of 83.
  • 6/9/2016 – Koshuke Morita, a professor scientist, discovered chemical atom 113 – “nihonium” 


  • 4/15/2016 – Big Earthquake in Magnitude 6.2 hit in Kumamoto, Japan.
  • 4/1/2016 – The “Cherry Blossom” Festival in Hirosaki Park  is held every year from the end of April to the beginning of May….(Very beautiful!)1-hirosaki-japan-cherry-blossoms-landscapes1
  • 2/6/2016 – A magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit Tainan, Taiwan (God bless them !)
  • 2/5/2016 – Sakurajima volcano Erupts in Japan
  • 2/3/2016JAPAN unveiled its 1st own stealth fighter plane – X2



  • 11/30/2015 – Gegego no Kitaro(ゲゲゲの鬼太郎) Manga Artist – Shigeru Mizuki  has passed away.
  • 10/6/2015 – Takaaki Kajita has won the Nobel Prize in physics for working and showing that the subatomic(neutrinos) have mass.
  • 8/24/2015 – The European Space Center is going to use the Japanese technology of the special electromagnetic waves to search the atmosphere atom of the signs of life in Ganymede (Jupiter’s moon) in 2020
  • 7/13/2015 – The president of Nintendo Game System Satoru Iwata passed away at 55
  • 6/26/2015 – Japanese Maglev train breaks the record of world speed with 600 km per hourjapan_maglev_train
  • 5/29/2015 – Volcano erupts on the southern island of Kuchinoerabujima, Japan.

  • 5/3/2015 – The massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal has killed over 7,000 and injured over 14,000 people. (God bless them !!!!!!!!)

  • 2/28/2015 – Yutaka Katayama, Father of Nissan (Datsun) Z series of Sport Cars passed away at 105 in Japan.
  • 12/10/2014 – The physicists, Nakamura, Akasaki, and Amano, who won the Nobel Prize were awarded in physics field for creating energy-efficient blue light-emitting diodes.n-nobel1
  • 12/3/2014 – JAXA(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) have launched SMOOTHLY of “Hayabusa2” Asteroid Explorer into space from the Tanegashima Space Center, Japan.   jaxa1
  •  11/22/2014 – 6.2 magnitude earthquake 16 km from Omachi, Nagano, Japan.

  • 11/10/2014 – Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎駿) was honored to receive a “Oscar life time Achievement Award” !200px-Spirited_Away_Kaonashi                                                      <—-  Spirited Away  —>


  •  10/1/2014 – The Hongkongese protest marks the BIGGEST demonstration in Hong Kong since it was handed back to China by the British in 1997.


  •   9/29/2014 – Mt. Ontake, Japan’s second highest volcano, erupts on 9/27 injuring many people and found 31 dead bodies…..

  •    9/12/2014 –  Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics (’20 年夏季オリンピック)  images2020

  •   8/20 /2014 – Deadly Landslides in Hiroshima, Japan

landslides happened in a residential area near a mountain in the Hiroshima city outskirts

  • 8/ 15 / 2014 –  Japanese sumo legend – Taiho

A ceremony to unveil a statue of the latest Japanese sumo legend Taiho was held in his birthplace – Poronaysk, Sakhalin, Russia. This smart move achieved through a big joint effort of friendship by the Russian and Japanese people.

  •    5/29/2014 – Hatsune Miku EXPO 2014 in Indonesia

Anime Expo was held in Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia in May,  2014.

  • 5/26/2014 – Two members of AKB48 were hospitalizedakb1Being attacked at the band’s booth meet-the-fans events. Rina Kawaei, Anna Iriyama, both broke bones……caused by a man.  😦

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J. Fashion – Gyaru Café

Gyaru Cafe – The cafe mainly focuses on how girl looks. All the cute ganguro girl staffs are fashionable conscious girls. Without necessary of being too polite, the stylish gyaru cafe treats people as a close friend that make anyone to be comfortable which helps enforce the casual atmosphere. There are many things for girls to do, like eating, talking, shinken- shirahadori game, and sharing makeup experience. The food based on the theme of ganguro, like, Ganguro Takoyaki. It is a actually good place where the girls can do makeup for you. If anyone interested in ganguro makeup, you will be made up in the ganguro style with a fake wig just like a gyaru.

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J. Movie – Harmonium

Harmonium淵に立つ—- The story begins in the family of Toshio, Akie (his wife), and Hotaru (his daughter). Toshio works at a machine shop while he wants Yasaka (his prison friend) to help out his work……….. Hotaru likes to practice the harmonium and Yasaka has stayed at Toshio’s home to bond and teach her with music while quite being helpful his work at machine shop……… Even Yasaka was a prison, Yasaka still becomes a big part of Toshio family. However, Yasaka fall in love with Akie while Toshio begins to becomes suspicious about that……..When Toshio is not home, Yasaka tries to rape her at his home but failed to do so, then he tried to beat, rape and sexually assult Hotaru……… leaving her quadriplegic to be a disabled person……… Yasaka ran far away………….


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J. Culture – Snow Monster: Mt. Zao

Snow Monster Mt. Zao 蔵王山 It is a famous skiing place where is located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. It is about a half hour driving from downtown of Yamagata. There are a different slopes and courses to offer different level riders where are covering by a large area of ice trees. Falling snow settles down on the ice formations that gives the result of odd and fanciful combinations of giant tree figures. Trees are glazed with ice of  “Juhyo樹氷” ….We called them “Snow Monsters”.  This place is also popular for those who like to enjoy hot spring in the village. It is a time to improving your skiing and snowboarding techniques here……


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J. Fashion – Hijabi Lolita Style

muslim-lolita1Hijabi Lolita Style –  The word “hijabi” describes Muslim women who wear the headscarf everyday…………..Lolita is a style of women dressing with the original silhouette consisting of a skirt with a shape of “cupcake”. The new combination of Lolita and Islam style has distinguished anyone within both the Lolita and Islam worlds. With inspiration of  Victorian-era dress, this kind of a style of dress has started and gained lots of attention in Japan and worldwide. It is a best choice for the enthusiast girl fan who likes to dress this style of Lolita as a daily uniform…………

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J. Culture – Monkey Islands: Shodoshima小豆島

monkeyimagefield1Shodoshima小豆島 – This small ‘beans’ island where located in kagawa prefecture of Japan. The island comprises some district areas of Shozu, like Tonosho and etc…….. Shodoshima is best known for its wild animal, like monkeys. Monkeys are usually living in the mountain. People can walk, observe, and feed the monkeys in the park. During winter time, those cute monkeys like to take hot springs spa(They Love It!). There is also a trained Choshikei mountain monkey show for tourists to enjoy everyday.  The monkey park gets people to an travel observation deck with views over the island and sea……..Also, tourists are attracted to a small version of the ‘Shikoku Pilgrimage’ temples figures……..


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J. Fahsion – Genderless Kei

kawaii-boy1Male in Japan have been tried some alternative ways to use the skills of female fashion to create some beauty styles of the indeterminate sex.  We called them ‘genderless kei’ . These kind of people or idols are usually slim-bodied with cute faces. Many wear makeup with dying their hair too. In Japan, these fashion idols have attracted young girls……. ……Since genderless Kei male is a very new fashion genre, the styles vary around Japan. For the beauty standard, genderless kei males or idols are actually not follow their own traditional gender rules but they will also not pass as that of women too.  Maybe we should called them ‘Kawaii Boys’ .

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J. Culture – Suicide Cliffs: Tojinbo東尋坊

evilmonk-1Suicide Cliffs: Tojinbo東尋坊 – It is located in north part of Fukui Prefecture, Japan. There are an dark old shape rocks which made by a volcanic eruption million years ago.  These shaped rocks standing as high as 70 foot over the crashing waves of the Sea. With the sea, these dangerous cliffs can make one the promise to die quickly and wash away all one’s blood………. Before hundred years ago, there is a dark legend that talked about a “evil” monk – Tojinobo – committed to suicide and returned to the cliffs for haunting people(Scary!)………It is a well-known place to commit suicide by jumping off the cliffs every year. This number has risen due to unemployment or divorce. People sometimes are mad to see dead bodies out of the sea……..

Link —-> http://www.travel-around-japan.com/k48-08-toujinbou.html

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