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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

All those calendars for next year that show the Emperor's birthday as December 23rd are going to need to be revised: https://japantoday.com/category/politics/Emperor-Akihito-to-abdicate-on-April-30-2019
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I guess the people that live in Ginza feel like they have an image to uphold: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42999569
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Speaking of trains, Hello Kitty Shinkansen arriving on June 30th:https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/hello-kitty-shinkansen-train-japan/index.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

To paraphrase Scotty from Star Trek IV, "There be a whale in Tokyo Bay": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuPSqDF27HE
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yesterday, a typhoon, Kansai Airport flooded. Today, a 6.7 earthquake in Hokkaido. Did I really say I wouldn't mind living there??? Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Maybe I should put this under "Japanese Culture" since vending machines are so much are part of Japan. Anyway, in Hiroshima they now have pizza vending machine: https://soranews24.com/2018/08/11/the-first-ever-pizza-dispensing-vending-machine-in-japan-is-now-operating-in-hiroshima/
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If you can't make it to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, maybe you can get to the Osaka World Expo in 2025: https://www.expo2025-osaka-japan.jp/en/
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