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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Speaking of Hachiko (which we weren't):http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002513920
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Zentai: Japanese dress in full-body latex suits to escape pressures of modern day life


Japanese professionals, office workers and pensioners are dressing in full-body latex suits to escape the pressures of modern day life.

According to experts, the craze called Zentai, provides welcome relief from a society that demands conformity.

University student Yukinko spends most of her time in the library or at choir practice by day, but she is also a member of the secret Zentai club.

"My family is conservative. They like me to be quiet and feminine but in secret I wear all over tights and let loose," she said.

Yukinko dresses in the latex suit once a week and said she only feels totally liberated and free in her "second skin".

"I'm a different person wearing this. I can be friendly to anyone and I feel as if I can do anything," she said.


In Tokyo, the Zentais are about 3,000 strong and are sourcing new members every day.

For many, it provides a break from the pressures and expectations of Japanese society, where conformity is valued above individual freedoms.

"People can't see us and its difficult to see them," Zentai leader Seiwa Tamura said.

"So whether one is a teacher or public servant, we become without identity and our true self emerges".

The Zentais are all ages and come from all walks of life.

"There is the Japanese phrase "elegance of silence", which means the more you hide. the more attractive you are," said Miu Fujitsuka, another Zentai leader.

And together, from behind the safety of a latex suit, they can be someone else for a day.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-09/japanese-zentai-craze-dress-latex-full-body-suit-escape/7077886
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If you're thinking of becoming an idol and a fan sends you a present, DON'T send it back.

Idol stabbed multiple times by fan

20 year old idol Mayu Tomita who is also a third year college student, was stabbed the neck, chest, arms, and back more than 20 times by a fan on May 21. She was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

According to the metropolitan police department, they caught a 27 year old man. Tomohiro Iwazaki at the scene. It is said that Tomita was receiving messages continually from the suspect on her blog and Twitter, and she told the police about it.

On the day of the incident, Tomita was scheduled to perform at a live event at a venue in Koganei City in Tokyo, and she was about to step into the building when the stabbing occurred.

When police officers arrived at the scene after receiving an emergency report from an eyewitness, there was a bloody folding knife on the floor, and Iwazaki was standing by Tomita laying in blood. Iwazaki admitted that he stabbed her with the knife.

According to Koganei police, the suspect told them that he previously sent a gift to Tomita, but she sent it back to him, and it made him furious. He also told the police that he intended to kill Tomita and prepared the knife beforehand.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You could say, "All's well that ends well". I prefer to say, "These parents are idiots.":http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36441612
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I'm surprised they found the boy, was fearing for the worst. Hope the family can move on from this.
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She must have had an extra bowl of natto that morning:http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201610300030.html
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

See 4 Million Lights Sparkle at This Illumination Event in Izu, Japan

http://jpninfo.com/64970
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https://youtu.be/7xuXlpvWw1I

US Embassy staff in Tokyo dancing to the tune of the Aragaki Yui's hit drama, "Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu".

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Must be a rock and roller, a shrine made from speakers: http://caro-caro.com/6783.html
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