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Posted in: Studio Ghibli’s 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind' becomes wristwatch of Seiko See in context

Please never change.

You're not going to get much change after buying that.

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Posted in: 'Oppenheimer' wins 7 awards, including best picture, at British Academy Film Awards See in context

The article fails to mention that Studio Ghibli's The Boy And The Heron won the BAFTA for the best animated feature.

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Posted in: How to stay healthy during cold, flu and COVID-19 season See in context

The COVID-safe strategies Australian scientists are using to protect themselves from the virus - ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-01-21/covid-safe-strategies-australian-scientists-virus-infection/103335466

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Posted in: 'Oppenheimer' dominates Oscar nominations; Gerwig passed over for best director See in context

The article missed out on naming the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film, which are

The Boy and the Heron;

Elemental;

Nimona;

Robot Dreams; and

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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Posted in: 'Pokemon with Guns' proves a blast See in context

there may be some troubles ahead if Nintendo or Game Freak decide the similarities are too many.

Trailers for the game have already been out for a couple of years. If Nintendo were to act it would have done so then. PocketPair are pretty confident they have that side covered.

And since there are already mods for the game that replace the pals with pokemon the situation may get a little more complicated yet.

And Nintendo were very quick to shut those down, which adds credence to the idea that the legal position for PocketPair is strong.

You can't sell entertainment in the US without a gunfight, car chase and explosions.

I seem to remember that Animal Crossing was very popular for the Switch.

why do guns and blasting have to be drawn into the comings & goings of cutie-pie characters?

This is nothing new- Fortnite and Roblox is hugely popular with children.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward will give cosplay experiences as character of your choice in exchange for tax donation See in context

I'm not sure, I think I'd have have a bag of potatoes or of rice.

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Posted in: The 'textbook' evacuation from Japan jet inferno See in context

Meanwhile, while we're patting the backs of those involved with the safe and rapid evacuation of passengers, I will ask you, "Do you take care to watch the flight evacuation and safety videos shown in the flight cabin every time you fly in an aircraft?" And me? Yes, I do. Every time.

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Posted in: Escaped passengers recall tense moments in Japan Airlines jet blaze See in context

One thing that is not mentioned in the article is that when evacuating, no passengers brought off any hand or cabin luggage. This would have assisted in the rapid deplaning of the passengers and crew.

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Posted in: The Napoleon that Ridley Scott and Hollywood won’t let you see See in context

Yet checking the academic backgrounds of these "experts" shows very few academic degrees.

https://afamstudies.yale.edu/people/marlene-daut

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Posted in: The Napoleon that Ridley Scott and Hollywood won’t let you see See in context

under the guise of a movie review the reader is faced with what the author' really wanted to deliver yes?

Not really; the author is submitting that the movie might have been better if it included the efforts by Napoleon to reintroduce black slavery to French West Indies. And the author doesn't disguise it.

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Posted in: New island off Japan may not last long, say experts See in context

It's an unesco world heritage site already lol

Not yet, there is no prefectural government making a business plan to attract tourism to the new island.

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Posted in: Do you think Christmas decorations and light displays are put up too early in some countries? See in context

Why do you keep posting "Japan does celebrate Christmas" when clearly it does not?

But it does, and as Elvis is here has said, in a decidedly different way. All the illuminations that you find all over the cities are to take advantage of the Christmas consumer-based season. They attract visitors, which brings business to the location presenting the displays. It's not religious, but Christmas went that route a long time ago.

Hallowe'en is celebrated in Japan, but the tradition of trick or treating is not embraced. It's just more an excuse for people to dress in costumes and party.

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Posted in: Studio Ghibli’s 'The Boy and the Heron' now has English dub trailer from its Hollywood-star cast See in context

Pretty much disagree with most of the commenters here. The English dubs for Ghibli films since the days that Studio Ghibli films were released by Disney in English speaking territories have been the best in the business. The casting and performances have been very appropriate For example, Michael Keaton's performance in Porco Rosso has been compared very favourable to Jean Reno's performance in the French dub. I myself love the Kiki's Delivery Service English dub, featuring Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartmann and Janeane Garofalo.

I watched Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka in Nagoya in August, so I am pretty enthusiastic to see it in English in December.

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Posted in: Brown, red, black, riceberry: What are these white rice alternatives, and are they actually healthier? See in context

Except it is.

Thanks, I'll look it up and do some research.

Is there a dislike of anything but white rice by the Japanese, or is that another misnomer?

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Posted in: Brown, red, black, riceberry: What are these white rice alternatives, and are they actually healthier? See in context

I try not to eat white rice, brown or black rice is better for my gut, and certainly not good for diabetic or pre-diabetic diets. It seems to me though that Japanese people eat pretty much only white rice as their staple, and I've not heard of diabetics being a serious issue in Japan? What else is in their diet to stave off diabetics?

Having said that I wish that Japanese restaurants would offer brown or black rice as an option, but I get that it's cheaper to just have white rice in their meals.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya sees subdued Halloween as tight security dampens mood See in context

Just so people know, here's what happened at past Halloween gatherings in Shibuya:

In 2018, people flipping a truck and that was instigated by a foreigner.

https://soranews24.com/2018/12/07/foreigner-investigated-for-truck-flipping-thought-itd-be-ok-since-japan-is-crazy-at-halloween/

Trash:

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/11/shibuya-trashed-after-halloween-so-volunteers-clean-up/

https://kotaku.com/halloween-in-tokyo-descends-into-chaos-clean-ups-and-a-1830065078

Vandalism (they had to cover a promo train car with anti-vandalism measures):

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-10-24/pom-pom-purin-wards-off-halloween-vandals-in-shibuya/.108045

Train stabbing suspect:

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14473718

Gropings, assault and thefts:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/11/01/national/tokyo-police-arrest-13-shibuya-halloween-mayhem/

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya sees subdued Halloween as tight security dampens mood See in context

For all the people complaining about Mayor Hasebe's reactions, you can always make your voice heard via the ballot box and vote him out come the next mayoral elections.

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Posted in: Witness over 100 unique hot air balloons take flight over serene Saga countryside See in context

But I am, so more articles about ballooning. It's a calm and serene activity that doesn't affect wildlife, instead it brings joy and smiles to young and old.

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Posted in: New House Speaker Mike Johnson leads GOP majority weakened by decades of declining party authority See in context

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

~ Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1858

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Posted in: Ramen restaurant offers free ramen for the rest of your life for ¥300,000 See in context

I'm sure that if you ate ramen bowls three time a day your lifetime will be pretty short.

Interesting as a publicity stunt but not as a business model in general. 

We saw it with American Airlines that having lifetime passes is Not A Good Idea.

My father had a lifelong ticket to fly anywhere. Then they took it away | Family | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/sep/19/american-airlines-aairpass-golden-ticket

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Posted in: Does chicken soup really help when you're sick? See in context

Forgot to put a /sarcasm tag

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Posted in: Does chicken soup really help when you're sick? See in context

Disappointed that people aren't claiming that chicken soup doesn't alter DNA or cause cancer, or that the flu doesn't come from a lab in China. Disappointed that people aren't pushing narratives that have no references, but instead based on the person's own biases. Disappointed people aren't quoting identity-less screen names of experiences that can't be proven, and not from doctors, scientists and technicians whose credentials can be looked up and verified, and have written peer reviewed articles. Finally, disappointed that Big Farma isn't paying off the author of this article.

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Posted in: Tight games, rain and maybe a dream final: Talking points ahead of the Rugby World Cup semifinals See in context

Greatest rivalry between New Zealand and South Africa? I'd say it would be between Australia and New Zealand, because it doesn't just stop at rugby, it goes into other sports as well. Currently Australia and New Zealand are playing off for the Constellation netball trophy, and tell me that isn't as hard fought as matches between the two countries in rugby.

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Posted in: Japan Railway to allow dogs to ride without cages on special Tokyo-Izu train See in context

This is aimed at the person who don't read online news article comments.

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Posted in: Curry while gaming – Nissin creates special mug to hold curry rice in collaboration with Capcom See in context

I still can't understand the appeal of eating and playing videogames at the same time, even snacks.

Apparently it's there- Microsoft came up with two promotional ideas which really came about. First came the PUBG "Winner winner chicken dinner" grease proof controller, and just recently, along with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, the pizza smelling TMNT controller.

That's not to mention the KFC gaming PC, which was an air fryer and computer in the one unit.

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Posted in: UK veteran, 97, who fought against Japan in World War II visits Tokyo's national cemetery See in context

The Yokohama War Cemetery is a solemn and serene location; I have visited there several times. Open to the public, when you come in from the busy and packed streets of Hodogaya, you are witness to a wide, expansive green oval. On the edges of the oval are the various memorials and graves of Commonwealth and other nations' soldiers, who died on the Home Islands. Ceremonies to commemorate the war dead take place on days when Commonwealth nations commemorate their own World War One momorial days. For Australians and New Zealanders it's ANZAC Day (when I visited); for Canadians it's Vimy Day (I believe?); and of course there is Armistice Day on 11 November.

It's worth visiting if you have time in Yokohama.

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Posted in: South Korean rollerskater 'very sorry' after early celebration costs gold See in context

You think he's sorry now, just wait until his first day of military service- he'll be sorry then.

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Posted in: Squash desperate to end Olympic exile in 2028 See in context

This is a weird thing. Squash for years have met the requirements to be an Olympic sport, yet the powers that be always turn the sport down. Meanwhile younger, more sexier sports such as breakdancing, beach volleyball, etc. get the nod. Sports that have proven to be corrupt, such as boxing, continue on as Olympic sports.

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Posted in: Patrick Stewart, a Shakespearean actor who soars in sci-fi, looks back on his life in memoir See in context

Patrick Stewart also had a connection to Studio Ghibli, providing the voice of Master Yupa in the English edition of Nausicaa (not to be confused with the heavily edited "Warriors of the Wind".)

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Posted in: Feeling chilly? Stay warm with this heated vest See in context

I think we might hold on to the summer clothes just a little bit longer.

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