J. News – Breaking News……..

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    • 1/24/2018 – A volcanic eruption at north of Tokyo destroys a Japanese ski slope 
    • 1/17/2018 – An Epsilon-3 rocket successfully launched a NEC observation satellite into space orbit 

  • 10/19/2017 – Mag. 5.8 earthquake hit about 100 miles away from Amami, Kagoshima
  • 9/3/2017 – Naohisa Takato won gold medal in 60kg title of World Judo Championships in Budapest, Hungary
  • 9/2/2017Princess Mako will marry Kei Komuro but losing the royal status due to her fiance is a commoner
  • 8/24/2017 -Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Group visits U. N.  at Geneva

  • 8/1/2017 – A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit north region of Tokyo

  • 6/1/2017 – Launched the super accuracy of car and mobile navigation systems satellite into space successfully

  • 5/31/2017 – Japan launched “Michibiki-2 satellite” by H-2A space rocket at Tanegashima Space Center
  • 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

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  • 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.

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  •   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. Drama – You Always Haunt My Heartきみが心に棲みついた

You Always Haunt My Heartきみが心に棲みついた –  The story talks about Kyoko Ogawa is a young lady who works for a company which deals with an underwear business. Kyoko Ogawa is a really weak self-esteem girl who couldn’t decide her own future to pick a love between two guys: Kojiro Yoshizaki and Ren Hoshina. Kojiro is a funny and easy guy who works as an employee for a manga company……….but, Ren is a scary guy as her underwear company boss who tried to control her mind since Ren and Kyoko used to date together when we were young in school before……..

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J. Fashion – Kogyaruコギャル

コギャル Kogyaru(Kogals) – It is a sub-fashion culture that high school girls wearing an uniform with short skirts. They usually dyed their hair brown with wearing loose sock. Aside from the short sexy skirts wearing, kogyaru girls like to have long boots, heavy makeup, and cute scarves. Some also get very dark suntans. These students represent the culture of kogyaru usually around located at Harajuku and Shibuya districts. Kogyaru(Kogals) girls are often showed their enthusiasm for something of photo booths. The singers, like Namie Amuro and AKB48 girls singer group both support to promote Kogyaru(Kogals) fashion……..

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J. Culture – Nippon Art: Dekotoraデコトラ

Dekotoraデコトラ – It is a part of Japanese art which is a type of decorated truck. Sometimes people called it “The truck of Artアートトラック“. They likes to pull expensive chrome painted materials or unique neon lights on their trucks. This hot-rod art truck culture have showed everywhere all over Japan after the famous truck movie – “dekotora” had been hit and released in 70s. “Dekotora” can be created by people out of their trucks, buses, or other vehicles………………………………..

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J. Drama – Prison Princesses監獄のお姫さま

Prison Princess 監獄のお姫さま– Kayo Baba got in a jail due to attempted to stab her hushand. In jail, Kayo Baba met many friends, Akemi Adachi, Chinatsu Katsuda, Yoko Daimon, and Shibobu Edogaw. Akemi and Chinatsu charged for drug possessioin and tax evasion. Yoko and Shinobu charged for fraud and murder. On the other hand, Futaba who had a duty to control and educate them was a strict and mean officer in jail. Kayo in the beginning had a hard time to  accept her life prison. But, she later got used to live together with her prison friends. After Kayo Baba was released from prison, they planned to take their revenge……

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J. Fashion – Fairy Kei

Fairy keiIt is inspired by 1980’s pop style from Tokyo fashion store “Spank!”. It is now a style of young girl outfits. Pastel is a must for Fairy Kei which are made up of  lavender, light pink, mint green, bright fluorescent or pale yellow pastel color. Also, cartoons and other cute forms are popular among Fairy Kei girls by adding angel, baby motifs and toy accessories.  My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Lady Locks, Barbie or Bears are usually their popular choice…….Girls usually just keep the natural hair simple with decorated with anything cute accessories. In addition, polka dots, thin stripes or other fabric patterns such as hearts and shooting stars are popular.

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J. Culture – Warehouse: Kowloon Walled City九龍城寨

Warehouse: Kowloon Walled City from Kawasaki – Kowloon Walled city九龍城寨 was a lawless area in Hong Kong. Kawaski has developed as an amusement park which was enclosed to the history of Hong Kong. This is a game building where is 川崎市located between Tokyo and Yokohama. After one enter into the building, one will deeply in a particular the interest of the dark environment atmosphere which is reconstructed with the rusting sheet metal sightseeing to match the dripping feeling of the original Kowloon Walled City; for example, like women prostitution, money gambling room, unlicensed Dr. operation, and drugs making scene have been all recreated. If one has a free time to kill while in Tokyo, it is worth to check out for this special amusement game warehouse. Of course, it has many cool video games inside for who wants to play arcade games.

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J. Fashion – Ama Lolita甘ロリ

Ama lolita 甘ロリ is the most loved and easily recognizable one of all Lolita styles which focuses on primary childlike colors, and cute innocent motifs which is influenced by Victorian clothings. The sweet side of the Lolita aesthetic are fantasy pastels, strawberries fruit themes, cherry blossoms lace, ice cream themes, kitty themes and colorful ribbons to emphasize the design of cupcake cute skirts. Blush makeup used in Ama Lolita is common in pink and peach shades. Eye makeup is common to use pink, mint, and lilac shadows in pastels. Headdresses, bonnets and bows are a popular hair accessory to the look of Ama Lolita. These are the trademarks of an Ama(Sweet) Lolita that makes it the most favorite style of the Lolita all the time.

 

 

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