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the trailer for the comedy action Alien Versus Ninja.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxa9m0WqiR0&feature=player_embeddedthe trailer for the comedy action Alien Versus Ninja.... more
I've discovered more things about the naming of the so-called turkey.
The reason the English word for Meleagris gallopavo is because when turkeys were brought back to the old world, they were transported from from present day Turkey in the Ottoman Empire. They called these birds Turkey Fowl. Eventually they shortened it to it's present name.
This bird's strange appearance, has made people think the bird is exotic. People only knew where they got the bird from, so they presumed that it was from that country, and named it after that country.
In Greek gallopoulameans French Chicken.
In French poulet d’inde means Chicken of India.
The Portuguese word is Peru as in the South American nation.
In Malay, it is called either Ayam Piru from the Portuguese or Ayam Belanda which translates as Dutch chicken.
In Dutch they use the word kalkoen, which is derived from Calicut, a city in the Indian state of Kerala.
In Turkey they call the bird hindi because it relates to India.
And when you get to Vietnam, which is traditionally thought of as the exotic far east, they translate the bird as gà tây, “Western chicken”.
A reason that the New World bird is associated with the 'exotic east' is because people thought the Americas were actually part of Asia.
In parts of Eastern Asia, at least they get creative with their names for Guajolote. In Chinese 火鸡 means "fire chicken." The Japanese, シチメンチョウ / 七面鳥 and Korean 칠면조 / 七面鳥 mean "seven-faced bird."
This is a list of languages that saw the indigenous American poultry, and so these names are appropriate words for Meleagris gallopavo.
In Blackfoot, it is called ómahksipi'kssíí, meaning “big bird”.
In Lakota, it is waglekšun.
In Miami, it is nalaaohki pileewa, meaning “native fowl”.
In Ojibwe, it is mizise
In Passamaquoddy, it is nem.
In Central Mexico it is guajolote from the Nahuatl hueyxolotl.
In Mayan it is called chumpipe.
I want to give partial credit to Farsi who named the bird after it's onomatopoeic word بوقلمون, "Boogalamoon."
That is a lot of names for one bird. Which one do you like the best?
Read em all: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_names_for_the_Wild_TurkeyRE: http://blogs.current.com/comedy/2009/11/25/who-you-calling-a-turkey/ I've... more
One of our favorite blogs FP Passport points us to this story out of the Telegraph about the increasingly popular Japanese practice of hiring actors to portray your friends on your birthdays and wedding day.
Agencies such as Hagemashi Tai - which means "I want to cheer you up" - charge around £100 for each "guest". Other services such as giving a speech in praise of a bride or the groom cost extra.
With their ever-busy lives, young Japanese people find it difficult to find time to socialize. As Vanguard's Adam Yamaguchi reported in Japan: Robot Nation, this problem extends beyond just big days of celebration to the problem of actually finding a mate. Many in Japan think this is a big factor in low reproduction rates. Much like for weddings, Adam found out (first hand) that you could also buy friends just for some easy (no sex!) companionship.
Vanguard on Japan's Host Business
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- Another excerpt: Vanguard on Japan's Robot Labor
- The whole show: Japan: Robot NationOne of our favorite blogs FP Passport points us to this story out of the Telegraph... more
The moon has allways held a significant place for humanity both as a source for romantic inspiration for poets and the like to outstanding curiosity for scientists. Allthough, it is said to be a shadowy place some say of Aliens others say of Top Secret Moon Bases that are supposed to belong to The Third Reich what do you think ? It is said that in the early nineties that Nazies landed on the moon using some sort of giant flying saucer type object. These Nazi flying Saucers were said to stand about 45 mtrs high, had 10 stories of crew quaters and had a diameter of 60 mtrs. Well here is videos and texts that links that story ........ http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/bizzareweird/282-german-japanese-flight-to-moon-and-mars-in-1945-46The moon has allways held a significant place for humanity both as a source for... more
The costume is of Godzilla vs. Hedorah character Miki Fujimiya, played by actress Keiko Mari and was one of many outfits on display on the otaku gathering Wonder Festival. Website Moeyo.com has recently published a cosplay gallery that includes Street Fighter Zero's Rainbow Mika, Ghost In The Shell: Man Machine Interface's Motoko Kusanagi and Bayonetta's Bayonetta.
http://kotaku.com/5500704/nice-clam-lady/gallery/The costume is of Godzilla vs. Hedorah character Miki Fujimiya, played by actress... more
Today is the 100th birthday of Japanese master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. He died back in 1998, but his films carry on his legacy in many ways. First, obviously, there are the literal titles that continue to be watched and studied religiously (13 of them are being aired on Turner Classic Movies today). Second, there are the upcoming remakes of "Seven Samurai," "High and Low," "Rashomon" and "Ikiru" in development. And third, there are those films directly inspired by Kurosawa's films.
Kurosawa himself had many influences, and a number of his films were loose remakes or direct adaptations of everything from Westerns to Dostoyevsky to films noir to Shakespeare. So it's unlikely he'd be upset about the idea that his work has gone on to influence some of today's most notable filmmakers. He might even be enjoying some of the following blockbuster movies, all owing much to his work, from beyond the grave:
http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/03/23/star-wars-speed-and-other-movies-inspired-by-akira-kurosawa-on-his-100th-birthday/Today is the 100th birthday of Japanese master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. He died back... more
Warner Bros in in the process of acquiring the live-action movie rights to the Japanese manga Bleach. The bad news is that 50 First Dates and Get Smart director Peter Segal is in talks to produce.
Read more: Warner Bros Developing Live-Action Adaptation of the Japanese Manga Bleach | /Film http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/03/21/warner-bros-developing-live-action-adaptation-of-the-japanese-manga-bleach/#ixzz0ivJpPst7Warner Bros in in the process of acquiring the live-action movie rights to the... more
Friday, March 17, 2000
By STEVEN A. HOLMES
THE NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON -- Two scholars say in a new research paper that despite earlier denials, the Census Bureau was deeply involved in the roundup and internment of Japanese Americans at the onset of U.S. entry into World War II.
The academics say the Census Bureau's involvement included identifying concentrations of people of Japanese ancestry in geographic units as small as city blocks, lending a senior Census Bureau official to work with the War Department on the relocation program and a willingness to disclose names and address of Japanese Americans.
While it is common today for the Census Bureau to publish reports that detail the number of people of a given race living in an area as small as a city block, such information was generally not available in the 1940s. But the authors of the paper contend that the Census Bureau provided such detailed information as well as age, sex, citizenship and country of birth to the War Department, now the Defense Department, on only one group -- Japanese Americans.
In 1941 and '42, the paper says, Census Bureau officials believed that such information was valuable to the War Department's effort in rounding up Americans of Japanese ancestry.
The paper, "After Pearl Harbor: The Proper Role of Population Data Systems in Time of War," was written by William Seltzer, a statistician and demographer at Fordham University, and Margo Anderson, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee whose area of expertise is the census.
Seltzer and Anderson plan to present the paper at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America next week in Los Angeles.
The practices described in the paper did not appear to have violated laws governing the census, which prohibit the bureau from disclosing information on individuals. But the authors indicated that Census Bureau officials appeared to be willing to provide such data. What is not clear is whether they were asked to do so.
"We're by law required to keep confidential information by individuals," the paper quotes the director of the Census Bureau, J.C. Capt, as saying at a meeting of the Census Advisory Committee in January 1942. But if the defense authorities found 200 Japanese Americans missing and they wanted the names of the Japanese Americans in that area, Capt said, "I would give them further means of checking individuals."
The Census Bureau often boasted that its conduct in the relocation of Japanese Americans had been its finest hour because it resisted pressure to provide explicit data to the War and Justice Departments.
But Census Bureau officials do not dispute the findings of the paper. They say, however, that the strengthening of the laws protecting the confidentiality of data on individuals and the environment today would make a repeat of those abuses unlikely.
Japanese Americans have long suspected that the Census Bureau played a prominent role in the roundup and relocation of 120,000 residents of Japanese ancestry to detention camps in the interior.
"We've always suspected this," said Norman Mineta, a former California congressman who was relocated with his family from San Jose to a detention camp in Wyoming. "After all, they are the keeper of this kind of information."
On Dec. 9, 1941, two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Census Bureau produced a report titled, "Japanese Population of the United States, Its Territories and Possessions." The next day it issued a report on the Japanese population by citizenship and place of birth in selected cities. The next day it published another report, this one on the Japanese population by counties in states on the West Coast. All reports were based on data from the 1940 census.
Capt justified the speed with which the bureau produced these reports by saying at meeting of the Census Advisory Committee in January 1942: "We didn't want to wait for the declaration of war. On Monday morning we put our people to work on the Japanese thing."
The United States declared war on Japan that Monday afternoon.Friday, March 17, 2000 By STEVEN A. HOLMES THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON -- Two... more
Akiko Fukai, Director and Chief Curator of the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan, spoke today at 79 New Montgomery about the underlying culture and aesthetics of contemporary Japanese fashion designers and their influence on global styles.
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http://www.fashionschooldaily.com/index.php/2010/03/15/akiko-fukai-bestows-knowledge/Akiko Fukai, Director and Chief Curator of the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan, spoke... more
In the Taru-ichi restaurant in Tokyo's Shinjuku nightclub district, they are getting ready for another busy night.
There is no doubt about what is on the menu here: "Whales of the World" posters are the first thing customers see as they walk through the sliding door.
This evening he recommends whale sashimi [raw slices], deep-fried whale or whale stew.
As for the whale penis suspended from the ceiling, that is best eaten boiled with a side order of ginger, although Mr Sato admits the taste is "a little strange".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8564342.stmIn the Taru-ichi restaurant in Tokyo's Shinjuku nightclub district, they are... more
A Japanese man showed he was one big softy when he married the love of his life - a giant cushion.
Lee Jin-gyu has fallen head over heels for a Japanese 'dakimakura' - or hugging pillow - showing a life sized cartoon of his favourite sexy anime cartoon character Fate Testarossa.
Now Jin, 28, has wed the pillow in a special ceremony in Tokyo after fitting it out with a wedding dress for the service in front of a local priest.
"He is completely obsessed with this pillow and takes it everywhere," said one friend.
"They go out to the park or the funfair where it will go on all the rides with him.
"Then when he goes out to eat he takes it with him and it gets its own seat and its own meal," they added.
Hugging pillows have become a huge hit in Japan as a way for teenage fans to get to grips with their favourite cartoon fantasy women.
http://www.dafactopedia.com/2010/03/japanese-man-marries-giant-cushion.htmlA Japanese man showed he was one big softy when he married the love of his life - a... more
sushi Japanese food has garnered a considerable amount of attention in recent years due to its amazingly healthy properties and clean, balanced flavors. Though Americans have grown familiar with sushi and other cornerstones of Japanese cuisine, many still find it difficult to break through all the barriers, protocols, and – yes – cases of mistaken identity that continue to surround the dishes to this day.
Link: http://www.mritechnicianschools.org/50-sushi-tips-for-beginners/sushi Japanese food has garnered a considerable amount of attention in recent years... more
WHACKO-TV rarely takes a stand about issues in its own industry, but the controversy about Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien has brought out a strong discussion. Join Wolf Douglas as he gives you a glimpse of Japan's Top TV show and an opinion on how TV works. Totally WHACKO-TV!WHACKO-TV rarely takes a stand about issues in its own industry, but the controversy... more
If you thought the food in Japan was a bit strange, have you ever seen Japanese candy? Not everything is sweet or made of chocolate and sometimes the things made of chocolate are very surprising. Say what you will about Japanese cuisine, but they are extremely adventurous when it comes to new flavors, especially in candy. Whether you like your candy sweet, chocolaty, sour, or maybe even a bit savory there's a ...
http://kidcrave.com/food/bizarre-japanese-candy/If you thought the food in Japan was a bit strange, have you ever seen Japanese candy?... more