Archive for the 'Japan News today' Category

Nozomi Sasaki getting married to Kazunari Ninomiya?

One of the prettiest and cutest Japanese idols Nozomi Sasaki 佐々木希  is taken!!  According to Japanese rag The Nikkan Sports newspaper the 23 year old Akita model and actress is in a serious relationship and dating 27 year old Kazunari Ninomiya 二宮和也 from Jpop boy band Arashi.  Could the two be getting married anytime soon?

Although their agencies both deny wedding bells and dating  saying their just friends, The Nikkan sports says the couple first got to know each other last April  Sasaki was a guest on Arashi’s show “Himitsu no Arashi-chan!” (TBS) (Bet all the boys were trying to get her number!).  The cute pair then started dating seriously in winter but have kept a very low profile.

Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
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Cartoon Explaining the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor problem to kids

In Japan, someone has created this helpful cartoon (anime) that tries to explain the situation at the Fukushima Nuclear Reactors to young kids.   It is explained by Poop and Farts and that “Nuclear Reactor Boy” has a “Tummy Ache” おなかがいたくなった原発くん.
It’s a very serious time in Japan but kudos for someone trying to make it easy to explain to all the young kids (and some grown up’s too!)
The town of Fukushima in better times.

Cartoon Anime Explaining the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor problem to kids (best to maximize the youtube window (bottom right hand corner) so you can read the English subtitles)
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Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2011
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Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief

The devastating horrific earthquake and tsunami last Friday was a huge disaster for all of us to live in Japan and for all those who love the Japanese people and culture. The lives of the Japanese people have been changed forever.   Please donate all you can to the Japanese Red cross to support rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts.  Thank you for your support.

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2011
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Hello Kitty with Don Quijote’s Donpen

Don Quijote ドン キホーテ (or just Donki ドンキ) is a famous discount retailer which has 160 shops throughout Japan.

As part of the “Visit Donki 2011″ campaign aimed at attracting foreign visitors its shops, the retailer last year appointed Hello Kitty as an International goodwill Ambassador.

Hello Kitty will be used along with Don Quijote’s own penguin mascot “Donpen” on discount vouchers which will be distributed around nearby hotels. A spokesman said they are also looking at ways to attract tourists to their shops late at night.

source: FG

Para para girls at Don Quijote shop display
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Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
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Snow in Tokyo

It’s been pretty cold in Tokyo this winter and it’s even snowed.  Last week it snowed in central Tokyo blanketing the city.

Posted on Sunday, February 20th, 2011
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Japanese women slimmer American women getting bigger

TOKYO — As women in the United States and across the industrialized world get fatter, most Japanese women are getting skinnier.  Still, many view themselves as overweight.  “I am quite fat, actually,” said Michie Takagi, a 70-year-old grandmother and retired clothing store executive. She has a body mass index (BMI) of 19.9, which is at the thin end of normal. While the average American woman has gained about 25 pounds over the past 30 years, Takagi has gained 4.5 pounds, typical for her age cohort in Japan, according to U.S. and Japanese government figures.

Posted on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Under: Dating Japanese women, Japan News today, Living in Japan | 10 Comments »

Japan Festival Miss Nikkey Brazil 2010

If you didn’t already know, Brazil is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan and there area about 1.4  to 1.5 million people of Japanese descent living there.

Earlier this July, the 13th Festival do Japao, Japan Festival was held in Sao Paolo, Brazil.  The festival  is a celebration of Japanese culture, heritage and lifestyle and is the premier event for Japanese in Brazil.  It  is organized annually by the Japan Federation of Provinces in Brazil.

Posted on Thursday, October 7th, 2010
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Moe Oshikiri policewoman cosplay in Harajuku

Pretty Japanese fashion model and TV celebrity Moe Oshikiri 押切もえ was spotted earlier this summer in policewoman cosplay in the Harajuku district of Tokyo.   The 30 year old AneCan magazine model wore a fitting black blazer, hip hugging skirt with heels and a cute police lady hat to complete her transformation as she was chosen as an honorary police station caption for a day for the Tokyo Metropolitan police.

Moe-chan’s appointment as honorary police captain was to increase awareness of traffic accidents in the area. The beautiful Moe-chan was put on traffic directing duty for a bit before posing with Japanese police mascot Piipo-kun and the mandatory salute pose for the media.

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
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Angelababy popular in Japan, fashion, commercials and new single Beauty Survivor

Angela Baby アンジェラベイビー (Angela Yeung Wing 杨颖, 楊穎 ) is a Chinese fashion model from Shanghai and Hong Kong who is making waves in Japan.  Like Jessica Cambensy, her sexy and cosmopolitan looks have earned her a modeling contract with Avex and she has since been operating from Japan over the few months.  Angelababy started modeling at the age of 17 when she was discovered in Hong Kong and been modeling for the past 7 years.

Posted on Friday, July 30th, 2010
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Tokyo Sky Tree Tower opens Spring 2011

The soon to be tallest building in Japan will be the  Tokyo Sky Tree 東京スカイツリーwhich is slated for completion in the Spring of 2011.  Long discussed, the tower is being constructed by a group of six terrestrial broadcasters (including NHK) who will use it to transmit digital television signals.

When completed, the 634 meter tall tower will stand out in Tokyo’s skyline  and the tower’s observatory will be open to the public in the spring of 2012.

Construction has been ongoing for the last few years and you can view the building works via the webcam  here.

Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2010
Under: Japan News today, Japan TV commercials, Living in Japan | 1 Comment »