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Asia in the news articles, news, obituaries... 194 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.



#190 Madara

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:27 PM

The American pilot who led the last bombing raid on Japan in WWII--on the day of Japan's surrender--has died at the age of 93. His obituary tells a remarkable story of decades-later reconciliation.

 

https://www.nytimes....at-mission.html



#191 Madara

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:08 PM

Japanese comedian dresses up as Eddie Murphy from BEVERLY HILLS COP and gets slammed for using blackface:

 

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

 

The article cites Momoiro Clover Z as coming under criticism for doing blackface in 2015. I don't recall hearing about that.

 

My question: has any H!P performer ever done blackface? All I can think of is Atsuko Inaba wearing the afro wig during an H!P concert in the early 2000s.



#192 Ap2000

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

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


Interesting how that article kinda omits the opinion of other black people saying it was a tribute to Eddy Murphy and not intended as racism:
https://twitter.com/...932920890273792

#193 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

Japanese comedian dresses up as Eddie Murphy from BEVERLY HILLS COP and gets slammed for using blackface:

 

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

 

The article cites Momoiro Clover Z as coming under criticism for doing blackface in 2015. I don't recall hearing about that.

 

My question: has any H!P performer ever done blackface? All I can think of is Atsuko Inaba wearing the afro wig during an H!P concert in the early 2000s.

 

Not offhand I can recall, but they've done plenty of "whiteface" on Hello Morning. Japanese comedy uses that one a ton, usually with a blonde wig and giant fake nose.



#194 Anderei

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

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

Interesting how that article kinda omits the opinion of other black people saying it was a tribute to Eddy Murphy and not intended as racism:
https://twitter.com/...932920890273792

Rest assured that the man defending it is in a very small minority. The average black person finds blackface very offensive.

#195 Ap2000

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:36 PM

Rest assured that the man defending it is in a very small minority. The average black person finds blackface very offensive.


I don't have the necessarity knowledge on the topic to judge that, but the article was about that Twitter discussion and I read a similar stance from at least 3 people.