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Tag Archives: Japan

Yakuza 3 reviewed by Yakuza

Yakuza 3 reviewed by Yakuza

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The All Japan Kasoh Grand-Prix is a recurring televised content in Japan where teams use costumes and props to act out a scene depicting a person or people, an object, an event, etc. This video is a compilation of the first 79 winners, starting from the competition’s event in 1979 and going to 2008.

If you’ve ever wondered where the bullet time ping-pong video is from, this is where. It won in 2003.

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Wikipedia: Chiune Sugihara

Wikipedia: Chiune Sugihara

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Japanese Collectors Face a Record Shortage of Obscure Music

Japanese Collectors Face a Record Shortage of Obscure Music

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkSvtVEeEZA

A group of Japanese soul musicians perform “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell & the Drells. All did not go well for your hosts when we watched it, however.

Colin:
His accent is SO BAD ahahahah
Colin:
MAKE IT MARRO
‘Ili:
DYNAMITE SOUL SHOW
Colin:
That trumpeter is really having a bad lip night, yikes.
Colin:
(he’s soloing at around 4 minutes in)
‘Ili:
Just hit that.
‘Ili:
suddenly blat
Colin:
Keyboardist has a great solo, ends around 6 minutes in.
Colin:
lmao what an ernest hemingway lookalike is on stage now and he’s dancing
Colin:
Oh my god what at this dancing
Colin:
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING
‘Ili:
^
Colin:
DO THE HOSE
Colin:
why is this a wide shot now at 9:50 what
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North Is Not Always Pointing Up – Orientation of Train Station Maps in Japan

North Is Not Always Pointing Up – Orientation of Train Station Maps in Japan

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpqXaMNoT3M

My first thought was: this looks like it belongs on Myst Island

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Sunflowers to clean radioactive soil in Japan

Sunflowers to clean radioactive soil in Japan

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The Autobots perform Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Incredibly well done.

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Japan Cannot Catch a Break

Japan Cannot Catch a Break

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