“Kawatebukuro” — Doughboy starfish
(diameter about 20cm)
()starfish that live in coral reefs and sandy tropical waters.
Difference (coral food often) and starfish other, it seems mainly eat the microorganisms of the seabed.
It is the starfish still when viewed from the back side.
University Festival promotes synchronized walking in Japan CBS News | Nov 15, 2013
….students at Nippon Sports Science University have taken walking to a whole new level …
…3 days per week the exercises to get them in shape for the dazzling performances. Their practice forced them to walking up to 1,200 kilometers (720 miles) in total – roughly the distance from Paris to Rome.
The captain of the team…23-year-old Keiko Suzuki said…
“We all mastered this highly disciplined training and made it our habit to stick to strict rules. I believe this experience will be an asset as we enter into the job market” … More…
This impressive performance of synchronized walking is called Shudankodo (集団行動), which in Japanese means “Collective Action” …sort of like the Borg Collective (Wiki).
Taken in Tokyo’s Akihabara Station, this classic photo of Japanese educational savvy was originally tweeted by “@kongaricookie,” who had to go into Witness Protection when it exploded in a zillion retweets on August 29, 2013.
Nikko Monkey Corps disbands —Foreign monkey men have returned home, nuclear accident blamed—
Mainichi Newspaper / August 16, 2013 (goofy Google Translate)
The final curtain is dropping on the Nikko Monkey Corps (nikko saru gundan), the famous monkey school in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture at the end of the year because lack of foreign trainers. Nikko Monkey Corps had been highly visited theme park…but after Fukushima nuclear accident the foreign trainers abruptly ran back to their homeland. In addition, the Monkey Corps was aging thus making training difficult… < snip >
…after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, there was a shortage foreign trainers since they all returned home. To teach the monkey tricks difficult and monkeys can be gay, was aging [sic]. (loose Google Translation)
As I have said many times before here on the 3Yen: “Saru mo ki kara ochiru!”….
Not only does this robot claim to have the conversational skills of a five-year-old, its nose grows better than Mastro Geppetto’s brainchild*.
Japanese elementary school enrolls robot exchange student gizmag.com | Feb.9, 2012
A new research program is underway in Japan which will introduce fifth graders to a 1.2 meter tall communication robot called Robovie over a period of 14 months. Researchers at the International Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) say Robovie has the conversational skills of a five-year-old, which they hope to improve through daily interactions with the children…more…
So you might ask, “What is it like to teach English in Japan?” Rather than just referring to teach.3yen.com and work.3yen.com to learn about the getting a job in Japan, why not check out the fun of teaching Teddy Bear English —a six part Youtube series?