• 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'.

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






    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




  • The war that Japan's leaders want to forget haunts the nation.

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






    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.




  • Green tea

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






    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.




  • Lu Nagata

    Pole Dance Tokyo: A Sophisticated Sexiness






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




  • egg

    Gudetama: The Lazy Egg That Japan Loves






    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.




Lu Nagata

Pole Dance Tokyo: A Sophisticated Sexiness






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




egg

Gudetama: The Lazy Egg That Japan Loves






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.




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






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