Wo0t!~ I have gotta experience the thrill of barreling down this three meter long section of maglev train track!
Maglev center to offer new high-speed experience The Asahi Shimbun | April 15, 2014 –Visitors to the Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center will soon be able to view the world’s fastest "floating" train and experience the thrill of a simulated ride…more…
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Besides having dubious/nonfunctional tail fins, I have to wonder why the SIM Drive electric vehicle has such a large radiator grille (shown right) since electric cars don’t need traditional radiators.
Refer to: jalopnik.com Why do all these electric-cars have grilles?
As much I am doubtful of this prototype, the latest iteration of the electric vehicle shown above does look more promising than the:New driving force for Japan↓(3Yen / 2012-03-02).
Despite what it looks like in these posters, Yuka Nakayama (中山由香) is not advertising genetically modified foods—She’s a genetically‑modified “campaign girl ()” for a online foreign exchange brokerage, GMO CLICK Securities—”GMO” stands for Global Media Online.
Supposedly, GMO CLICK is Number 1 in the user-friendliness of their trading tools for FX beginners, but their TV commercials stress the value of Yuka Nakayama as GMO’s zombie fighting, go-go girl. (Note the transexual, gaijin zombie at the 56-second point of the video.)
See more videos of GMO’s transexual gaijin zombies and islander cannibals too in the COMMENTS section.
Mo’ betta than failing Abenomics(3Yen / 2013-12-24), Japan turns to ‘Wankernomics’—that is, damp-dreaming that anime freakazoids and otaku wankers somehow can boost a stagnant economy, ri-i-i-ight.
Japan turns to 'animenomics' Nikkei.com | March 21, 2014
Japanese businesses and municipalities are turning to anime to create buzz…
… Nihonbashi is banking on this animation festival to bring it good fortune. The commercial district is considered the birthplace of Japanese popular culture. In the mid-1800s, famous ukiyo-e woodblock printing artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi was born in Nihonbashi…Back then, Nihonbashi was home to major ukiyo-e publishers, and a publishing center… More…
~Coredo Muromachi 2, a commercial complex in Tokyo's central Nihonbashi district, hosts the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2014.~
The real star of the Japanese animation classic, AKIRA (アキラ, 1988), was Kaneda’s hyper-scooter cycle (as you can see on the left). Over the years, many people have tried to duplicate the impossible engineering of the Akira bike.
I have written about a Akira-scooter lookalikes before, but it’s amazing to see that Honda has put the faux-AKIRAesque NM4 Vultus into full production rather than just going for one-off concept/show bike.
Honda’s Anime-Inspired Bike Is A Stealth Bomber On Two Wheels jalopnik.com | 2014mar21 I have a hard time watching the 1988 Japanese sci-fi classic Akira without staring at Kaneda’s bike and thinking, “GOD, I need that thing in my LIFE.”…
…The NM4 Vultus packs a 745cc twin-cylinder engine mated to a dual clutch transmission with automatic or manual shift modes. They call it intuitive and easy to use with a low center of gravity and “future-shock style and stealth bomber silhouette” …more blah, blah, blah….
Separated at Birth?
The top photo shows the E7-Series Shinkansen/bullet train (Wiki) and the bottom is the “loose character”*, Burikatsu-kun, of Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture. Burikatsu is Japanese Yellow-tail that is a favorite fish that Niigata promotes with the expert loose help of their Burikatsu-kun mascot. Check out the Burikatsu-kun image collection and also his official website: burikatsu.com.
________________ *‘Loose character‘ aka Yuru-Chara is a Japanese abbreviation
of Yurui/ meaning ‘loose’, ‘B-list’, or
‘unsophisticated’ and “Chara” for character.