Japan: Dancing robots replace fans at baseball game


By:Jack Tarrent/Reuters With their stadium devoid of fans due to coronavirus restrictions, Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have come up with an imaginative replacement: dancing robots. Before their most recent Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) game against Rakuten Eagles on Tuesday, over 20 robots danced to the team’s fight song on a podium in theContinue reading “Japan: Dancing robots replace fans at baseball game”

Japan: Majority of firms cutting jobs and pay to survive pandemic


A woman crosses a street in Tokyo’s glitzy Ginza area on Tuesday. | AFP-JIJI By: Tetsushi Kajimoto/Reuters A majority of firms said they have taken steps — from layoffs to pay cuts — to cope with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s third-largest economy, according to a monthly poll.   The governmentContinue reading “Japan: Majority of firms cutting jobs and pay to survive pandemic”

No Knees at Tokyo Olympics


TMZ Olympic athletes looking to follow Colin Kaepernick lead will have to do it somewhere other than Tokyo … ’cause the IOC has banned kneeling and raising fists in protests at the 2020 games. The International Olympic Committee released its guidelines for the upcoming Summer Games … and it’s clear the committee is trying very hardContinue reading “No Knees at Tokyo Olympics”

“Silly White House” Part 161W “Hiding the USS John McCain Warship


  They’re a chuckle a minute. Those silly willy staffers at the White House. The Wall Street Journal first reported there were conversations about keeping the USS John McCain out of King Trump’s sight while he was in Japan.  WSJ reported a tarp was put in place to cover the war hero’s name. With McCain’sContinue reading ““Silly White House” Part 161W “Hiding the USS John McCain Warship”

Free Homes in Japan


Japan has so many vacant homes it’s giving them away By Emiko Jozuka, CNN Okutama, Japan,  Four years ago, Naoko and Takayuki Ida were given a house. For free. It’s a spacious, two-story home nestled amid trees on a winding country road in the small town of Okutama, in Tokyo prefecture. Before moving, the couple and theirContinue reading “Free Homes in Japan”

Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.


Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world, Despite what you read and see on television. America and Americans haven’t lost our minds or our way.  We realize you are bombarded with negative sounds and images emanating from our great nation, leaving the impressionContinue reading “Dear, Canada, Britain, France, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina,Japan, New Zealand and the rest of the world.”

They know where your BUTT is (Really!)


A Japanese telecom firm announced the creation of an app to help workers find available bathroom stalls — and to tell employers if they spend too much time in there. KDDI said the app, which will be available to businesses in March, will tell workers in participating buildings where they can find the nearest availableContinue reading “They know where your BUTT is (Really!)”

Families of British prisoner and Japanese guard united by poem 70 years on


Toby Norways travelled to Japan to research his father Bill’s friendship with Kameo Yamanaka, and found an ode in English next to Yamanaka’s grave Toby Norways with members of the Yamanaka family and a poem Bill Norways sent to his former captor in the 1980s. Photograph: Toby Norways By:Justin McCurry/UK Guardian Bill Norways’ poem isContinue reading “Families of British prisoner and Japanese guard united by poem 70 years on”

Tales from the crypt: ghost stories from Japan


Scary story: Chinatsu Ushidaki, who performs under her stage name, ‘Senka Ushidaki,’ wishes to preserve the art of telling ghost stories. | COURTESY OF CHINATSU USHIDAKI BY DAISUKE KIKUCHI/Japan Times In a damp afternoon in early July, almost two dozen people sat in silence in a dark room on the sixth floor of a buildingContinue reading “Tales from the crypt: ghost stories from Japan”

Japan Prepares for Extraterrestrials Maybe?


Japan’s defense minister reassured the public on Wednesday that aliens have never entered the country’s airspace. Taking questions in parliament about the threat posed by space aliens, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani calmed nerves by saying the country’s warplanes could be dispatched at the report of unidentified flying objects, The Japan Times reports. So far, JapaneseContinue reading “Japan Prepares for Extraterrestrials Maybe?”