Posts Tagged: Japan

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silverwind:

Actors and suit actors!

Scanned by silverwind from ToQger Character Book.

Stunt performers: less glory but less burnout I’m guessing. Bet some of those stunt people have been in multiple incarnations of Tokusatsu productions, whereas the actors only get one shot.

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communedesign:

This series of images was brought to us through our friend & collaborator, Harsh Patel, who said he was gifted these scans from Bay-Area artist Michael Guidetti. With names like Daytona Park, Namco Wonder Egg, and Time Travel House, we can only image the what the experience of stepping foot into one of these obscure arcades would be like. Please enjoy Japanese Game Parks.

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oooh I gotta see if any of these still exist

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pepsimangb:

n64thstreet:

Sumo street harassment from 64 Oozumou, by Bottom Up.

Ah, of course. The random foreigner character is blond and says nothing but literally “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah” over and over again, in case you really weren’t sure whether he grew up in Japan.
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I swear not everyone there is bad about it, but….



EL OH EL GAIJIN AM I RITE??always flapping their gums! If only they spoke a human language!

pepsimangb:

n64thstreet:

Sumo street harassment from 64 Oozumou, by Bottom Up.

Ah, of course. The random foreigner character is blond and says nothing but literally “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah” over and over again, in case you really weren’t sure whether he grew up in Japan.

I swear not everyone there is bad about it, but….

EL OH EL GAIJIN AM I RITE??

always flapping their gums! If only they spoke a human language!

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alwaysstarwars:

Super cool artwork by Japanese illustrator Noriyoshi Ohrai

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"To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years."

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A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths (via buttension)

see, that’s gun control
you don’t take away a person’s right to bear arms
you take away a person’s ability to abuse their arms
i mean it’s high maintenance but i really think it’d be worth it if it saves lives  

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Japanese citizens can own guns — once they’ve proven they know how to responsibly use them and store them. Once they’ve proven they’re fit to own a gun. For some reason, this completely reasonable notion is considered ~TYRannY~ ~affront to LIBERTY~ in the United States.

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Also relevant given this week’s news: I hardly ever see cops carrying guns in Japan. I’m sure they have a SWAT team, but even then they’ll spend hours (like, almost an entire day even) trying to a talk a man down before laying siege. I guess it helps when most criminals aren’t carrying anything bigger than a kitchen knife.

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aphrochu:

denmark-and-coffee:

aphrochu:

denmark-and-coffee:

What did the Japanese girl call her transformer brother?

dont

Nissan!

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I’m laughing on the train like an idiot

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puckfussy:

Japanese Movie Posters of  Dune  by Ryoichi Ikegami

"Sand Planet"????

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doctorwho:

buzzfeed:

These Doctor Who-themed engagement photos are too cute for words.

TJ Mundell and Timmy Patterson of Dallas constructed a custom TARDIS and hired photographers Shaun and Shannon Menary to shoot in an appropriately gloomy warehouse in Deep Ellum. To complete the scene, Patterson dolled up as the Ninth Doctor (played by Christopher Eccleston) and Mundell went as the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant).

Fittingly, Patterson’s proposal was something right out of a Doctor Who episode: “He proposed while we were hiking on a mountain in Japan last November,” recalled Mundell. “We were surrounded by monkeys and were almost killed by a giant Japanese wasp.”

Patterson and Mundell will tie the knot on November 8 in Saratoga, California. [x]

AAAAAAAAAAAA too adorable.

btw Japanese wasps literally kill people, that’s not hyperbole. Congrats on not being dead and getting married!

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Yasukuni Shrine officials have reiterated their stance against enshrining war criminals at a separate site.

“Once-enshrined deities can’t be removed,” a representative of the Shinto shrine in Tokyo honors several convicted Class-A war criminals along with millions of Japan’s war dead, said in a written statement.

Yasukuni began honoring wartime Prime Minister Gen. Hideki Tojo and the other Class-A war criminals in 1978, stirring controversy in Japan and abroad.

The shrine officials, responding to written questions, also said that Japan’s engagement in past wars was for “self-existence and self-defense.”

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Lest anyone think that world events have caused the officials at the Yasukuni Shrine to reflect on their position at all, rest assured nothing has changed, as this recent story reflects.

Because if they were willing to change, if they were willing to drop or relocate the war criminals, then they could honestly claim to be nothing more than a shrine to Japan’s war dead. But no, they’re digging in. And they’re maintaining their position that Japan’s actions in World War II were not aggressive.

Never go there. Never give them money. And don’t trust any politician who claims to visit as “a private citizen” because the world doesn’t work like that.

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inkpanic:

Osaka!

it says “wave” and it looks like she’s waving at the mirror/camera, perfect

inkpanic:

Osaka!

it says “wave” and it looks like she’s waving at the mirror/camera, perfect