Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Burger King launches black burger in Japan

The two burgers, the plain “Kuro Pearl” and the topping heavy “Kuro Diamond” both feature buns and cheese blackened by a bamboo wood fire.  The sauce also includes a healthy dose of black squid ink.  Kuro means black in Japanese.

Burgers with black buns were first introduced for a limited time by the chain in 2012 and became a hit, outselling all other new products that Burger King offered during the year, according to the company. They were also available for a limited time in 2013.

The Pearl and Diamond are the first to include blackened cheese and sauce. They will be available until early November, according to the company.

Would you like to try it? Or do you feel disgusting?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Japanese Volcano Erupts

The volcano erupted unexpectedly in central Japan on Saturday, shooting ash and rocks into the air that left hikers injured, and forced hundreds to shelter in cabins near the summit.

The eruption of the 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake straddling Nagano and Gifu prefecture happened around midday, the meteorological agency said.

Thirty-one hikers were found unconscious and apparently dead near the peak of a volcano. The danger of another eruption and of a release of toxic gases made it impossible to bring most of them down and confirm their deaths

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Must go spot of you are otaku! Akihabara!

Akihabara is Tokyo's "Electric Town", located on the eastern side of the central Chiyoda ward. The area houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from computers to gaming consoles and vacuums to DVDs, at reasonable prices. This area is also known as the "Gamer's Mecca" and has in recent times become strongly identified with anime/manga (cartoon) subculture, On weekends otaku or geek people known as Akiba-kei come to this area.

The first permanent maid café, Cure Maid Café, was established in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, in March 2001, but maid cafés are becoming increasingly popular. As they have done so, the increased competition has made some use unusual tactics in order to attract customers.

In Akihabara, you can enjoy shopping and when you get tired, why don’t you try one of those maid cafes?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

J World Tokyo, an indoor theme park of Manga is open.

An indoor theme park of weekly manga comic is now open in Ikebukuro Tokyo, "J World Tokyo".
Shonen Jump, the most popular weekly manga comic in Japan,
which has several manga serials such as ONE-PIECE, NARUTO, HUNTERxHUNTER.
You can feel just like you are in manga world once you get in J World Tokyo.

There are several attraction games such as DRAGON BALL.
At the food court, you can have meal, snacks, sweets in several shops.
You can taste food of ONE PIECE motif at J World Kitchen.

You may be abe to find good souveniers in the charactor goods stores.
Some goods are the ones you can get only at J World Tokyo.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Robots in Japan is based on Its Robot Anime!!

Japan is famous for its robot technology. One study shows robots in Japan have roots in its robot anime.

The first internationally famous Japanese anime debut was Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy in 1963. In 1979, Mobile Suit Gundam debuted. The original animation success led to the creation of huge anime films. American movies such as Transformers and Pacific Rim were greatly influenced by Japanese robot-anime culture.

Real robots such as Honda’s ASIMO humanoid was created by Japanese robot scientists based on the robot anime they grew up with. The robotics industry in Japan no doubt has the most sophisticated technologies in the world. And because it robotics industry has roots in its anime culture, Japan tends to favor robots of cute appearance with human-like characteristics.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Did you know curry rice is Japanese nation food?

The “national dish” - curry-rice - is said to be eaten by many Japanese people once a week. It's more than 150 years since the Japanese came across this exotic dish that originated from India.

Curry came to Japan in the late 19th century. It was introduced by the British, initially as a luxury food, but in due course unique Japanese recipes were created that included meat boiled up with potatoes, onions and carrots, and it became popular as a nutritious meal. Subsequently, we came up with unique, Japanese flavors and curry-rice became a firm favorite in Japanese homes when, in 1963, a mild, instant curry for children came onto the market, replacing the traditional image of "hot curry." It then went on to be regarded as a national dish.

If you go to some special curry restaurants, you will get unique curry toppings.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Enjoy Japanese tradition drum, Taiko.

Taiko no Tatsujin, literally translating to English as Drum Master, is a series of rhythm games created by Namco. The series has seen releases for the arcade, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Wii U, iOS, Advanced Pico Beena, and mobile phones.

The ways of playing game are different depending on where you play or what you are play with, for instance, in the arcade, Play station, Wii, or ios. However, the main objective of Taiko no Tatsujin games is to hit a simulated Taiko drum following a chosen piece of music, corresponding tonotes.