In Japan, Hamster Asses Are Cute. Cute my ass, hamsters are homicidal rodents.

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Next time, you’re fawning over a cute hamster butt, look closely and you may notice the blood stained hairs that are probably the trace evidence of their cannibalized lover or children after passing through their digestive system into a smelly pile of hamster shit.
Cute, my ass!




Humanities to be Outlawed at Public Universities

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The Japanese government has now decided to systematically remove the teaching of humanities and the fine arts at public universities




This week in Hate Mongering In Japan: Fuji TV wins for Korean mistranslation ‘sans malice’

On a June 5th broadcast, Fuji Television subtitled a Korean woman as saying, "I hate Japan. Didn't they make Korea suffer?" On screen she is actually speaking about Korea and says, "There is much culture here. This seems why many foreigners visit." Fuji apologised for this and other 'misedits'.





Another scene had a Korean man reportedly saying the equivalent of the US racist cliche, “Some of my best friends are black.” In the scene shown, the man is subtitled as saying, “There are some good Japanese people but I hate the country.”
He actually says onscreen, “Japan doesn’t reflect solemnly on past history. That part of Japan, well…..”. According to Fuji Television, in unaired other parts of the interviews, the people said exactly what was shown in the subtitles. Thanks Fuji Television, ambassadors of bad will, because if those nice Korean people didn’t hate Japan before, they probably do now




Japan’s Communist Party Wishes PM Abe Knew Shame or at least the Potsdam Declaration

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On Tuesday, the speaker was Japan Communist Party chairman Kazuo Shii, who in many ways expressed more pacifist sentiments than Natsuo Yamaguchi did for the New Komeito.




The Matcha Better F*ck: A Japonesque Cocktail For The Ages

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But then I had an idea. Why not substitute Suntory’s delicious (sort) green tea liqueur Japone for the Midori? So we tried it. The slightly bittersweet Matcha (抹茶/thick green tea) taste went perfectly with the Kahlua and Bailey’s. After a long discussion of three minutes, we dubbed the new concoction: ザ抹茶ベターファック ( Matcha Betta Fakku) or in English: The Matcha Better Fuck.




Pole Dance Tokyo: A Sophisticated Sexiness

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Pole dancing is quickly developing a more professional and respected aura around it as a dance form




Gudetama: The Lazy Egg That Japan Loves

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Strange characters are not something new to Japan. Sanrio’s anthropomorphic egg, affectionately named “Gudetama” which literally translates to ‘Lazy Egg’ in English is no exception.




Android Festival Takes Over Roppongi Hills–Ends June 20th.

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From June 16-20, the Android Company is holding a festival they’re calling “Matsuri with Android” at O-Yane Plaza in Roppongi Hills.




Anime Jazz: A Japanese Genre that Really Swings

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Jazz and anime go together well in Japan—like mayo on Takoyaki. In both “Bebop” and “Kids on the Slope” there’s a visualization of the coolness of jazz that is rarely seen. Even though there are just a handful of anime jazz shows they are worth watching—and hearing.




Renowned Diver Visits Japan to Remember Lost Turkish Ship and Swim with the Whales

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From countless tsunami-related disasters to lopsided naval losses, the Ocean has been the setting for many of Japan’s darkest moments. It’s even been unkind to those who visit it with the best intentions. Recently, Turkish world-record holding diver Sahika Ercumen has been visiting Japan to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the sinking of the Turkish […]