I like this cool band.
Their song "Sekai wa sore wo ai to yobundaze (That is what the world calls love!)" was used in the ending of the legendary TV drama "Densha Otoko" aired in 2005.
I like this cool band.
Japan probe has a hilarious story about a report in the Telegraph, UK.
Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura decided to continue playing football with the Scotish Premier League champions Celtic, instead of returning Japan next season. Fans of rival teams, who are not happy about the decision, are targeting Nakamura with banners and chants saying "Nakamura ate my dog".
Celtic fans have been getting agitated about a banner brandished by Rangers fans bearing the legend 'Nakamura Ate My Dog'.The dog food survey mentioned in the report can be found at What Japan Thinks with the title: "7% of Japanese dog owners eat dog food". However, the title of the blog entry was a joke based on the answer to question 2 in the survey, where 7.1% answered that they feed dogs the same food as humans eat.
Dog, of course, is a Korean staple - at least, it was in more impoverished times - and the consequence of poor agricultural soil, although a recent survey revealed that seven per cent of Japanese respondents admitted to eating dog food, albeit a top-end brand associated with the British Royal Family. (emphasis mine)
Q2: What sort of dog food do you usually buy?Actually the author of What Japan Thinks wrote in the main text an excuse for the sensationalist title.
Commercial ordinary dog food 78.1% Commercial premium dog food 23.3% Specially hand-made food 4.1% Same food as humans eat 7.1% Other 2.4%
Please excuse the sensationalist but accurate story title; I’ve found recently that it’s the silly stuff that attracts the punters, and some serious but important surveys have had very little traffic. In fact, there’s a new premium dog food on the market that advertises itself as being not just edible, but in fact tasty for humans too!It seems the reporter of the Telegraph found the title of What Japan Thinks when he googled to see if Japanese people eat dogs. He was able to find correct information that Japanese do not eat dogs, but perhaps he did not have enough time to read the main text of What Japan Thinks.
I happened to find a nice Russian band, Leningrad, while browsing YouTube. The following song is "Raspizdyay" by Leningrad. Although I don't understand a single word of Russian language, I like this song.
Meine Sache has a video and photographs of the Torch relay held in Shenzhen on May 5th, 2008. The article is in Japanese language, but the photographs on the page are worth taking a look at. It seems the original article on Asia Sentinel website has been removed.