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From left: Miss Japan "Marine Day" 2012, Sakana-kun (icthyologist, "talent," illustrator, and an associate professor at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology), Takashi Kajikawa (president of the Japan Boating Industry Association), actress Wakana Fukushima (SDF reserve soldier and actress) and Miss Japan "Marine Day" 2011 pose at an event to promote the Japan International Boat Show 2012 at Pacifico Yokohama and Yokohama Bayside Marina from March 1 to 4.

One goal of this year's show is to make the ocean less scary following last year's tsunami. Sakana-kun said that the ocean has lots of attractions. "I would like everyone to see the positive points of marine activities for leisure."

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Why is "talent" in quotation marks? Isn't Sakana-kun a real talent?

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2012 is very pretty. Beautiful smile.

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A few points here. 1. It would take a lot of money to get me to wear anything that stupidyingly dumb on my head. 2. I am not 100% confident the old guy is still alive in this picture. 3. It's not the occasional Tsunami that scares me; It's the amount of unreported radioactive waste that has been introduced into the food chain. Good luck getting me to eat anything out of the Pacific Ocean for the next 35 years.

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First I have to say that Miss Japan “Marine Day” 2012 is an improvement on the previous model.

Then I have to say this.

pose at an event to promote the Japan International Boat Show 2012

What's with Grumps in the middle there? The only thing he is promoting is already having one foot in.

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'Talent' isn't standard English.

Sakana-kun drives me crazy.I swear he's the devil child of a fugu and Micheal Jackson.

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Sakana-kun is not really talent. He is a good instructor at university. Problem is his talking. He speaks or talks like a child, That makes him talent or comedian.

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Don't even get near that water. One year and seven months later, after the Aceh Tsunami, another tsunami hit Indonesia and around four hundred people got swept away again. These tsunamis come in bunches.

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Don't even get near that water. One year and seven months later, after the Aceh Tsunami, another tsunami hit Indonesia and around four hundred people got swept away again. These tsunamis come in bunches.

Utter scaremongering nonsense. Earthquakes come in bunches. They may or may not cause tsunami. And you are safer out on the water than you would be on the shore.

The Miss Japans are both very beautiful but especially the 2012 one. Wow!

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The background is awesome... stunning.

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She's a real damsel(-fish! That was an ichthyology joke.)

Japanese profess to love the sea but, aside from those who make it their hobby, are quite clueless about it compared with my hometown, Los Angeles. Which at times is nice: it's almost hamaguri season, and I'll be the only one gathering them while snorkling: a few kilos every half hour, while the poor guys lining the shore will be lucky to get a handful after hours of digging.

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http://danieldiaztecles.blogspot.com/The truth, at least in Spain, consumers only buy fish from the Mediterranean. Other commenter is right, it will take some years to see the catastrophe at sea. Now, if this catastrophe had happened in another country, the negative consequences would have been greater. Japanese have been many who have sacrificed to get everything back to normal.

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They may or may not cause tsunami.

We all in Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures cringed when you said that. That was the same thinking on March 9th. You should have seen the live camera on TV in Kessanuma, Sendai sea coast on the March 9th earthquake. Everybody was just doing their own business and saying false alarm. Then March 11th came. Oooooh!

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Why are people on this thread talking about tsunami?

It has to do with marine activities.

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Back on topic please.

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Why are people on this thread talking about tsunami?

I know, it is kind of silly sometimes how people will discuss the actual subject of an article in its thread. That's so predictable.

From the article:

One goal of this year's show is to make the ocean less scary following last year's tsunami.

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One year and seven months later, after the Aceh Tsunami, another tsunami hit Indonesia and around four hundred people got swept away again. These tsunamis come in bunches.

Utter scaremongering nonsense.

Not exactly scaremongering nonsense according to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology researchers.

They say that the 2011 Tohoku earthquake has increased the risk of a major quake and tsunami east of the Japan Trench off northeastern Japan.

The stress regime in the Pacific plate was changed by the 2011 earthquake.

The tensional stresses that now extend to depths of about 40 km may play an important role in the occurrence of large normal-faulting earthquakes.

The data cited show that the March quake apparently changed the dynamic force deep inside the Pacific Plate.

This type of force is known to have caused a magnitude-8 earthquake about 80 years ago off northeastern Japan.

The March 11th earthquake originated closer to land from the plate boundary.

http://larouchepac.com/node/21396

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m5

Read the rest of the article.

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