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Entries from July 2009

First Gundam now Gigantor!

July 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Work begins on Kobe’s life-size Gigantor. This is the one I would rather see. Expects to be completed in October.

Thanks to JapanProbe.com for the heads up.

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Tags: Attractions & Tours · Otaku

Largest Tokyo Fireworks Display

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments

In anticipation of the biggest Tokyo fireworks celebration of the year (last Saturday in July) here is a video from last year’s event, known as Sumida River Fireworks Festival (Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai).

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Tags: Events · Summer

New Pokemon Shinkansen

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

In celebration of the latest Pokemon decorated Shinkansen in Tokyo (as notated here by Shibuya246), here’s a video of photos taken from last year’s Pokemon Shinkansen.

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Tags: Transportation

Gryffindor, Right?

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Harry Potter Fangirl finally meets Daniel Radcliffe and freaks. out.

All the sites out there posting the hell out of these videos should be giving props to JapanProbe.com. Check the original post here.

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Tags: Celebrities · Entertainment · Otaku · TV & Movie

Harry Potter Fangirl

July 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Here’s one making the rounds… Kana, the Harry Potter fangirl, won the chance to travel to England and interview the cast of Harry Potter. Here’s the result.

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Tags: Celebrities · Entertainment · TV & Movie

Amazing Kuroshio Sea Aquarium Tank

July 19th, 2009 · No Comments

2nd largest Aquarium Tank in the world is at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Check out this beautiful video of the aquarium.

Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo.

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Tags: Pets & Animals · Travel & Places

Pharaohs of the Watermelon

July 17th, 2009 · No Comments

In Hokkaido you can buy pyramid-shaped watermelons for a mere $560.

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Tags: Food & Restaurants · News & Politics

Samurai Still Exist?

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Amazing skills by what is referred to as a “Modern Samurai”… um, I have some questions; who employs these samurai and what is their day-to-day workload like?

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Tags: Entertainment

Tokyo Yokohama Time Lapse

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Another good time lapse video; Tokyo is always a great time lapse city.

Tokyo & Yokohama - A High Speed Journey from Andreas Doppelmayr on Vimeo.

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Tags: City

Life Size Gundam Rehearsal

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Footage of the Gundam open ceremony practice. Yes, I know, it’s more Gundam but still pretty cool.

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Tags: Attractions & Tours · Events