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06.29.09 Will Sherman

Leonardo DiCaprio was robbed for his sneakers while visiting a hilltop temple in Japan. According to Page Six, the culprits were “ugly American tourists” who felt slighted after DiCaprio declined their photo request, pointing to a sign prohibiting photography in the shrine. So they ran off with his Nike Dunks and DiCaprio left barefoot. |NYP| […]

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06.22.09 Bucky Turco

For what feels like a year now, NYC has been besieged by gray clouds and torrential downpours, but things could be worse, it could be raining animals. Like an excerpt out of Exodus, people in Japan have reported seeing frogs drop from the sky as well as tadpoles and fish for the past few weeks. […]

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06.19.09 Bucky Turco

Since the end of World War II, the Japanese have been barred from the “use of force to resolve international disputes,” but that’s all changed now, thanks to the Somali pirates and some legal maneuvering on behalf of their Parliament. The country’s warships can now actively engage Somali pirates threatening any commercial vessel, sort of. […]

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06.18.09 Bucky Turco

Japan never ceases to amaze with their hyper-technological advancements and steadfast dedication to replacing humanity with cyborgs. Their latest invention? A “fleshy robot hand” that “handles sushi like a pro” now, but will eventually be deployed to phase out just about every other job involving manual labor that humans do. |PinkTentacle| […]

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06.15.09 Will Sherman

In commemoration of its 30th anniversary of animated series “Mobile Suite Gundam”, Bandai has constructed a full-scale 60-foot Gundam RX-78-2 robot in Japan. The 35-ton robot was unveiled late last week in Odaiba’s Shiokaze Park where it stands menacingly over the city. Fortunately for the easily frightened, only the head of moves freely on the […]

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06.10.09 Will Sherman

One way to boost ticket sales at baseball games: make the slow paced sport look a lot more epic than it really is. In Japan, the Chiba Lotte Marines have these movie-style posters imagining the away team as giant monsters destroying their hometown, Chiba City. Fittingly enough for a team that’s won just a single […]

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04.28.09 Will Sherman

If this image of Ueno Station doesn’t make you too queasy, check out out the rest of these stereographic photos from around Tokyo. |Photo: heiwa4126| […]

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