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Asia in the news articles, news, obituaries... 188 replies to this topic Started by Madara , Aug 18 2013 03:52 PM · 

#181 Ap2000

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 05:13 PM

I didn't want to write more about it, but aine pushed me and I had to clearify that I have the bigger internet-penis!

#182 aine

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:54 PM

Emperor Akihito to abdicate March 31st, 2019, ending the Heisei period

Crown Prince Naruhito will take the throne and become the 126th Emperor of Japan on April 1st.

#183 Shoujo Q

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:22 AM

Heh. April 1st.



#184 kitaoji

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 03:03 AM

well, it's kind of the beginning of the fiscal year and school year and all that good stuff.

 

EDIT:

Goes to show how reading the article is important too.  The original plan to start the new reign on 1/1/2019 was dismissed as the Palace didn't want to disrupt their preparations for the 30th Anniversary of Hirohito's passing, which is on January 7th.



#185 Madara

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:01 PM

Emperor Akihito to abdicate March 31st, 2019, ending the Heisei period

Crown Prince Naruhito will take the throne and become the 126th Emperor of Japan on April 1st.

 

What will the period of Naruhito's reign be called?



#186 Ap2000

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:10 PM

What will the period of Naruhito's reign be called?


I don't think that's known yet.
Sometimes the previous slogan is still used until a new one is proclaimed, even if there's already a new tennou.

#187 Madara

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:53 PM

New York Times article about women running for Parliament in Japan and how Japan has the lowest percentage of female lawmakers of any developed country.

 

I was struck by the name of the candidate profiled in the piece: Kaori Ishikawa. First and last names of two former members of MM. And her rival is Yuko Nakagawa. Change the "g" to a "z" and...

 

 

https://www.nytimes....ref=todayspaper



#188 aine

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:26 AM

Voice actress Hiromi Tsuru has passed away at 57. Some of her notable roles included Bulma (Dragon Ball), Meryl Stryfe (Trigun), Ukyo Kuonji (Ranma 1/2), Madoka Ayukawa (Kimagure Orange Road), Naomi Hunter (Metal Gear Solid series).

#189 Madara

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:25 AM

Voice actress Hiromi Tsuru has passed away at 57. Some of her notable roles included Bulma (Dragon Ball), Meryl Stryfe (Trigun), Ukyo Kuonji (Ranma 1/2), Madoka Ayukawa (Kimagure Orange Road), Naomi Hunter (Metal Gear Solid series).

 

Sad news. She was hilarious as Bulma and unforgettable as Madoka in KOR.