October 16th, 2012

Hatsune Miku-Colored Blue Yakisoba Noodles Sold in Japan


The cosplay café "Koakuma no En Little BSD" (Little Devil's Feast Little BSD) revealed a new item this weekend: blue-colored Hatsune Miku yakisoba (fried noodles) with long onions. The café began selling a limited number of the noodle meals at the Moe1 Grand Prix exhibition on Saturday at the Bellesalle Akihabara hall. The noodles sold for 700 yen (about US$9) each, and only 30 meals were available for purchase on the first day.

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Evangelion: 3.0 Film's 1st 7 Minutes to Air Before Opening


The Japanese network NTV will air the first six minutes and 38 seconds of the Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q Quickening) film on November 16 — one day before the film opens in Japanese theaters. The preview will run after the airing of the second new Evangelion film, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, in NTV's traditional 9:00 p.m. "Friday Road Show!" timeslot for movies and specials.

The first film, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, will also run in NTV's "Friday Road Show!" one week earlier on November 9. A unique unedited "TV version" of the first film aired on NTV previously in 2009.

The "Q" or "Kyū" in the third film's title is a wordplay in Japanese; the first three films' subtitles are the names for the three classical movements (Jo-Ha-Kyū or Introduction-Exposition-Climax) of traditional Japanese music such as gagaku and Noh.


Morita Go & misono spotted in “Golf Date”

Popular V6 boyband member Morita Go pictures _43_misono-sexy

On October 16th it was revealed through paparazzi pictures that V6′s Morita Go (33) and misono (28) were spotted having a “golf date”, published by magazine “Shukan Josei”.

According to the magazine, in early October a course of 4 people were seeing enyojing a golf match somewhere in Nagano Prefecture. Morita who has been an amateur player for the past 5 years was apparently coaching a person very similar to misono and they both looked like they were having a good time.

On this day misono held an event in Yokohama “8th Talent Fishing Cup 2012″, and she was asked by the press about the dating rumors to which she replied with “There’s nothing”. Both representatives of Morita and misono were inquired by Sankei Sports and denied the dating rumors.


Hello!Project creates 2 more Satoyama sub-units + single covers

Joining DIY❤ (Tokunaga Chinami, Natsuyaki Miyabi, Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki, Iikubo Haruna) and Peaberry (Wada Ayaka, Sayashi Riho) are two more subgroups:

Harvest: Ikuta Erina, Ishida Ayumi, Sato Masaki, and Takeuchi Akari
Green Fields: Shimizu Saki, Mitsui Aika, and Miyazaki Yuka (Yuka is a finalist from the S/mileage 2nd generation auditions)

The groups will release their singles on 11/7 in four editions.
Each edition comes with two of the four singles, Harvest/Peaberry and DIY/Green Fields.

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If that Captain/Aika group does not have rapping in it, I will be devastated. Also, Yuka is only part of UFP (UFA changed their name btw), not H!P like everyone else.
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Korean film on school bullying rings true in Japan

Last month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released statistics for 2009 in which Japan ranked 31 out of 31 developed countries in terms of the portion of GDP spent by the public sector on education. It was the third straight year that Japan placed last.

As pointed out by the Mainichi Shimbun, the most important implication is that Japanese parents still pay a lot of money to educate their kids. The Ministry of Internal Affairs says that in 2010 the average household of more than two people spent ¥1.91 million on education, which was about ¥700,000 less than the amount spent in 2009 owing to the fact that the ruling party abolished tuition for public high schools that year. Nevertheless, this amount represented 37.7 percent of average annual income in Japan. The OECD says that private spending on education accounts for 31.9 percent of all funding for education, which is a lot, but in two other countries private expenditures count for even more: Chile and South Korea.

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Source: Japan Times

This article really breaks my heart. Is this really happening in Japan? I appreciate any info for this .... situation :3

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Golden Bomber new single "Dance My Generation"

Visual kei rock band Golden Bomber will be releasing their new single, “Dance My Generation“, in January of 2013.

It will be about a year and two months since the band released their previous single, “Yowasete Mojito“, last November. Their upcoming single will be a cover of an old-time favorite song that everyone knows.

The release date, track list, and other details will be revealed at a later date. Stay tuned!