Posts Tagged: JAPAN

PAINFUL MOMENTS IN ATHLETES SINGING

Reminder: The Japanese Version Of Wrestlers Singing Christmas Carols Is Way Better

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Yesterday, I wrote a thing about <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/12/wwe-jingle-bells-if-you-didnt-hate-wrestling-before-this-might-do-the-trick" target="_blank">WWE's pro wrestling-themed charity/parody 'Jingle Bells' video</a>, a clip that you either found hilarious or soul-crushing depending on how seriously you take fake fighting.

BARBIE

Today In Wonderfully Insane Japanese TV Clips: ‘Cathy’s House’ Looks Fun

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If you've kept abreast of our Japan tag, you know we like to highlight the glorious insanity that is Japanese TV. Today we celebrate 'Cathy's House'.

ALL YOU NEED IS KILL

Tom Cruise Is Flaming On The Set Of ‘All You Need Is Kill’

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We have our first look at Tom Cruise running from a wall of fire on the set of All You Need Is Kill, a picture which is going up on my inspiration board.

AS ROMA

See If You Can Figure Out Whether Or Not This Lady Wants To See Totti

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Francesco Totti is the captain of Serie A football club Roma, and he's a pretty popular guy.

Gaming

The Japanese Game Industry’s Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

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Japan is not in danger of losing its video game heritage. But it is being outspent.

culture

Traditional Japanese Swimming

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It's always nice to see old traditions kept alive, but is it really a good idea to swim while wearing armor.

Animals

Japanese Dog Circus

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The Super Wan Wan Dog Circus in Tsukuba City, Japan takes in abandoned dogs and turns them into incredible performers, racking up Guinnes World Records in the process.

GIF ANIMATION

This looks like a really good movie

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I'm not 100 percent sure where this gif came from, but if I had to guess I'd say it's from the Japanese knockoff of The Iron Lady, judging by the Meryl Streep-type playing the lead.

JAPAN

Typhoon Picks up, Flips Car

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A powerful typhoon headed to Tokyo on Sunday after injuring dozens of people, causing blackouts and paralyzing traffic in southern and western Japan.

concepts

Japan’s Brain Wave Controlled Tail

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A Japanese concept movie for the "Shippo" -- a tail that uses a neural app to detect your mood and wags accordingly.

2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS

Nike’s Marketing > The Entire World’s Outrage

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During the 2012 Summer Olympics, it was reported that security at the London venues was instructed to crack down on any people who tried to attend events while wearing recognizable logos of companies that weren’t exclusive sponsors.

CHRIS EVANS

Guess What Ridiculous Tagline Is Attached To 'The Avengers' In Japan

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'The Avengers' finally opens in Japan this week, but the film has already raised hackles with the silly, potentially offensive tagline on the posters.

JAPAN

Trigger-Happy iPhone-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton Shoots When The Pilot Smiles

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The KURATAS Battle Robot exoskeleton was unveiled at the Wonder Festival 2012 in Tokyo, and life will never be the same.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Guess Which ‘Portal 2′ Character Is Going To SPAAAACE

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An anonymous NASA engineer sneaked an engraving of a 'Portal 2' character onto a panel now en route to the International Space Station. SPAAAACE.

funny

Thumbtack Russian Roulette

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The Japanese have developed a less deadly -- but nearly as intense -- way of playing Russian Roulette.

BURGER KING

Burger With 1,000 Slices of Cheese

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A Japanese Burger King serves a man a single burger with 1,000 slices of cheese.

DOWNEY

Links With Intriguing Celebrity Products And A Dangerous Beast

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Today's links featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Raven Symoné endorsed products and a harrowing Rhino attack in Japan. This all looks legit.


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