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Japan and China both claim these islands as their own. Now the US is showing Tokyo how it can help defend them

Tens of thousands of US and Japanese troops will begin a massive island-landing exercise in the Pacific this week as part of joint military operations seen as a warning to China that Washington backs Tokyo over Beijing's claim to Japanese-controlled islands.
Tags: Japan, Washington, China, US, Cnn, Beijing, Tokyo, Pacific


Japan and China both claim these islands. Now the US is showing Tokyo how it can help defend them

Tens of thousands of US and Japanese troops will begin a massive island-landing exercise in the Pacific later this week as part of joint military operations seen as a warning to China that Washington backs Tokyo over Beijing's claim to Japanese-controlled islands.
Tags: Japan, News, Washington, China, US, Beijing, Stories, Tokyo, Pacific


Japanese, US troops begin joint military exercises seen as deterrent to China's island claims

Tens of thousands of US and Japanese troops will begin a massive island-landing exercise in the Pacific later this week as part of joint military operations seen as a warning to China that Washington backs Tokyo over Beijing's claim to Japanese-controlled islands.
Tags: Washington, China, US, Cnn, Beijing, Tokyo, Pacific


Re: [email protected] at Songs of Tokyo Festival 2020

Songs of Tokyo Festival is an annual1 special program from NHK World, as part of its Songs of Tokyo TV segment. Songs of Tokyo showcases Japanese music acts with translation and feedback from global fans. Now that its 2020 fest had the ON AIR moment last weekend, it is free on demand viewing online here. The VOD expires January 31, 2021. While Songs of Tokyo and the associated festivals have been going on for some time, it’s always pretty wild to catch the artists on domestic TV that I had to...
Tags: Japan, Pop, Green, Wings, Reddit, Tokyo, Anime, MAI, Waldo, Idol, NHK, NHK World, Rona, Seiyuu, Idolmaster, Modern Visual Culture


Charging into November with Curtailed Anti-Doping Testing

Last week Matt Futterman of The New York Times wrote two stories of interest to readers of FasterSkier. One piece was titled “ Winter Sports Athletes Are Crisscrossing Europe for Races. Is That a Good Idea ?” Futterman advanced this story on Twitter with the following statement:  “ It’s a really strange moment for the Olympic winter sports schedule to begin. All you have to do is everything medical experts have been telling us to avoid.” It’s a really strange moment for the Olympic wi...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Sport, Uganda, Skiing, Ethiopia, Tokyo, The New York Times, Doping, Jessie Diggins, International Ski Federation FIS, USADA, Simi Hamilton, Seefeld Austria, Joshua Cheptegei, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine


Looking out at a completely changed Tokyo

Tokyo seems to be constantly changing, but the transformation this old lady must have seen is almost unimaginable.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo


A Wife Reviews: Watching Her Husband Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (gizmodo)

My knowledge of American pop culture from summer 2006 to fall 2013 is hazy, at best. Those were the years I lived abroad in Tokyo, first as a broke college student and then an underpaid journalist. Illegally torrenting films while dodging Japan’s internet police was my main method of movie-watching, which meant I had…Read more... [Author: Victoria Song]
Tags: Japan, News, Tokyo, Victoria Song


Special Needs Facility Employee Arrested for Raping Disabled Elementary School Girl

A twisted Japanese man was arrested on suspicion of repeatedly raping a disabled elementary school girl at a special needs facility. Tokyo police arrested the 44-year-old Takayuki Miyamoto and it is alleged the man sexually assaulted a vulnerable girl whilst in the facility and at his own home countless times between March 2nd and April […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Children, Rape, Tokyo, Anime, Takayuki Miyamoto


More Anime is Coming to Netflix, Which Has Struck Deals With Deals With 4 Studios In Japan, Korea

Netflix is doubling down on its anime content. The streamer has long been trying to corner the anime market, ordering original anime titles from both Japanese and Korean studios as well as Western creators — to varying results. Sometimes you get a miracle of an anime like Orange’s Beastars, and other times you get the eyesores that are the CG-animated Godzilla films. But in classic Netflix fashion, the streamer is going for quantity, quantity, quantity — signing four deals with creators in both...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Netflix, Korea, Tokyo, Anime, Orange, Shell, Mir, Yuri, Naz, Japan Korea, Masaaki Yuasa, MAPPA, Business and Industry News, KIPO


Report: NBA considering December start date for upcoming season

First there was no parade. Now there could be precious little time for the Lakers’ title victory lap before the next NBA season begins. Multiple media outlets reported Friday that the NBA plans to begin the 2020-21 season on Dec. 22 and play a shortened 72-game schedule, an agenda shared at a Board of Governors meeting. The league still has to negotiate the start of next season with the National Basketball Players’ Association, which The New York Times reported has asked for at least eight weeks...
Tags: China, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Nba, Tokyo, Espn, Silver, Staples Center, Lakers, Disney World, Adam Silver, The Lakers, Los Angeles County


A Wife Reviews: Watching Her Husband Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

My knowledge of American pop culture from summer 2006 to fall 2013 is hazy, at best. Those were the years I lived abroad in Tokyo, first as a broke college student and then an underpaid journalist. Illegally torrenting films while dodging Japan’s internet police was my main method of movie-watching, which meant I had…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Science, Tokyo, Borat, Amazon Prime Video, Borat 2, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Im Wife


Miyazaki visits the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo and draws some cute characters

Anime director Hayao Miyazaki visited the Ghibli Museum in west Tokyo, much to the delight of the staff. He sat in front of the cafe and sketched the sign, adorning it with little characters.
Tags: Post, Japan, News, Tokyo, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Ghibli Museum


UK and Japan sign £15.2bn free trade agreement in Tokyo

The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) is the UK's first post-Brexit deal.
Tags: Japan, UK, Tokyo


These Japanese craft breweries found a new use for their unsold, spoiling beer

This was going to be a big year for Japan. With the Summer Olympics due to be hosted in Tokyo, the island nation expected 40 million tourists to grace its shores.
Tags: Japan, News, Stories, Tokyo


Japanese craft breweries are turning unsold beer into gin

This was going to be a big year for Japan. With the Summer Olympics due to be hosted in Tokyo, the island nation expected 40 million tourists to grace its shores.
Tags: Japan, News, Stories, Tokyo


What do you do when you have lots of unsold, spoiling beer? Turn it into gin

This was going to be a big year for Japan. With the Summer Olympics due to be hosted in Tokyo, the island nation expected 40 million tourists to grace its shores.
Tags: Japan, News, Stories, Tokyo


Brad Pitt Assassin Movie ‘Bullet Train’ Casts Aaron Taylor-Johnson as “Tangerine”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) is about to step on a train…the only problem is that the train is full of assassins. The former Kick-Ass star is the latest cast member to hop on board Sony’s Bullet Train, an assassin film which has Oscar winner Brad Pitt headlining and former stuntman and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch behind the camera. What’s that, you ask? What is Taylor-Johnson’s character’s name going to be? I’m so glad you asked. According to a new report, he will playing...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Adaptation, Sony, Tokyo, Brad Pitt, Deadpool, Quentin Tarantino, Bullet Train, Joey King, Thomas, Pitt, Ultron, Stine, David Leitch


Burger King Plans To Test Reusable Containers Starting Next Year

Burger King is planning to test reusable containers starting next year as part of its efforts to reduce waste. From a report: The trial is part of a partnership with TerraCycle's zero-waste delivery platform, Loop. Customers can opt in for reusable packaging for menu items such as sandwiches, soft drinks and coffee. They can then return the reusable sandwich container or beverage cup to Burger King restaurants to be cleaned and reused. But for those who participate, the program comes with a cost...
Tags: Tech, Tokyo, Burger King, New York Portland


Aaron Taylor-Johnson Joins Brad Pitt on ‘Bullet Train’ at Sony

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is set to join the ensemble cast of David Leitch’s action movie “Bullet Train,” starring Brad Pitt. The Sony Pictures project is based on Kotaro Isaka’s Japanese book “Maria Beetle” and centers on a group of hitmen and assassins with conflicting motives on a train in Tokyo. Zak Olkewitz wrote the script. Kelly McCormick […]
Tags: News, Sony, Tokyo, Brad Pitt, Sony Pictures, Bullet Train, David Leitch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly McCormick, Kotaro Isaka, Zak Olkewitz


GameClub Brings PC Game 'Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank' to iPhone and iPad

GameClub, a subscription-based gaming service that revives classic iOS games, recently expanded into PC and console titles, promising to bring popular console and desktop games to mobile platforms. Today, GameClub is debuting its first PC to mobile game, Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank. Available on PC and Mac, this is the first time that Chook & Sosig has been expanded to iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank is a hand-drawn point-and-click adventure where titular c...
Tags: Tokyo, Plank, Chook, GameClub, Chook Sosig, Sosig


The creator of the legendary 'Metal Gear' franchise just announced a new game

"Metal Gear" and "Death Stranding" creator Hideo Kojima. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images The Japanese gaming studio led by "Metal Gear Solid" creator Hideo Kojima announced a new project this week. It's the second project since the studio became independent in 2015. Prior to that, Kojima Productions existed as a subsidiary of Japanese game publisher Konami, where Kojima created and oversaw the "Metal Gear Solid" franchise. Little is known about the new game, and it's unclear if it's a sequel to ...
Tags: Gaming, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Sony, Xbox, Tokyo, Kiefer Sutherland, Hideo Kojima, Kojima, Konami, Kojima Productions, Ben Gilbert, Silent Hills, Metal Gear, Metal Gear Solid


Burger King developed reusable containers for Whoppers and drinks and will offer them to some customers next year

Reusable containers. Burger King Burger King will start offering reusable sandwich and drink containers at select stores. The program will start in NYC, Tokyo, and Portland, Oregon in 2021. Customers will pay a deposit for the containers, and get it back when they return them.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Burger King is launching reusable sandwich boxes and cups next year to reduce waste, the company says. To start, the containers will only be available in New York ...
Tags: Trends, Tokyo, Starbucks, Portland Oregon, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King Burger King, Mary Meisenzahl, New York City Portland


US indicts 6 Russian intelligence officers for hacking: All you need to know

The US Department of Justice has charged six Russian officers of the notorious Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) for attempting to undermine 2017 French elections, hacking the 2018 Winter Olympics, and hacking critical infrastructure in Ukraine and Georgia, among other things. The six officers belong to the hacking group infamously known as “Sandworm Team” that has previously been accused by the US of hacking Hilary Clinton’s emails. The British National Cyber Security Centre also anno...
Tags: Travel, Google, South Korea, Usa, UK, News, Microsoft, Vladimir Putin, Russia, India, US, Georgia, Merck, Ukraine, Fbi, Hacking


Flying Low With Ueshama

Over the years I’ve pondered on exactly how and why seiyuu artists do the major label thing. I understand it financially, but it isn’t exactly clear cut why that is a good deal for a large number of them–it seems like an advancement in career or at least an attempt at it, or as obligation to their fans and industry partners. As individual artists, they work with their managers and producers to come up with something that’s worth selling to the seiyuu’s existing and new audience. Some folks made ...
Tags: Pop, Tokyo, Anime, Toyama, Idol, Elaina, Seiyuu, Modern Visual Culture, Newtype, Ueda, Mizuki Nana, Ueda Reina, Ueshama, Majo no Tabitabi


Tokyo’s Coronavirus Recuperation Set Abundant in Food

Tokyo’s Adachi Ward has been distributing special “recuperation sets” full of goods to those with light to mild Covid-19 symptoms and have been recovering at home in quarantine. The special “recuperation sets” have been made with the intent to disincentivize the infected from leaving their homes and spreading the virus to other people. The packs […]
Tags: Health, Food, Japan, Tokyo, Anime, Adachi, Coronavirus, Adachi Ward


56. Pan Am in Vietnam

Crystal Cox/Business Insider During the Vietnam War, Pan Am flew troops in and out of an active war zone on rest and recuperation trips. The flight attendants on those planes didn't get any special training or preparation to deal with some of the horrors they would witness, and when the war was over, they didn't receive recognition from the U.S. government. But their role left a lasting impact, even if their contributions were largely forgotten. Listen on: Apple Podcasts  |  Stitcher  |...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, England, New York, Washington, France, Cbs News, Nbc News, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Department Of Defense, Rome, Karen, United States


The highest heat-resistant plastic ever is developed from biomass

The use of biomass-derived plastics is one of the prime concerns to establish a sustainable society, which is incorporated as one of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the use of most of the biomass-derived plastics is limited due to their low heat resistance. Collaborative research between JAIST and U-Tokyo has successfully developed the white-biotechnological conversion from cellulosic biomass into the aromatic polymers having the highest thermodegradation of all the plastics reported...
Tags: Science, Tokyo


Universal Wrapping Fast & Furious Franchise, Lin to Helm Final Two Films

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Universal wrapping Fast & Furious franchise, Lin to helm final two films It was an idea hinted at by cast and crew a few years ago and now it’s been confirmed that Universal Pictures will be wrapping up its nearly $6 billion Fast & Furious franchise with two final films and have tapped five-time franchise director Justin Lin to helm both, according to Deadline. RELATED: F9: The Fast Saga Release Delayed One Month PB = PB || {}; PB.gptS...
Tags: London, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Azerbaijan, Tokyo, Brian, Edinburgh, Justin Lin, Johnson, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren, Central America, Chris Morgan, Universal Pictures, Tbilisi


A crumbling and crooked old Tokyo restaurant

Crooked and crumbling old shops and restaurants are thankfully not a rarity in Tokyo, but as wonderfully ramshackle as some of them are, the one below definitely takes some beating. In business for 60 years or so, it’s clearly comfortable in its discolourations and the almost comedic toll those decades have taken. The mesmerising combination of which made sitting down for a leisurely lunch all the more memorable. Of course how much longer it will last is hard to say, but for now at least it’s ...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Food And Drink, Tokyo