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The internet can pull you into some things you otherwise might not have discovered. I’m sure you all know that by now… Idol groups included.

Ruhara Renji (Harada Mariru), Bukiya Momotaro (Kyan Chiaki), Seto Kouki (Seguchi Kana), Akazono Kojiro (Konan Yuka), Shijuin Yosuke (Inui Yoko), Midorikawa Kyohei (Kyomoto Yuka), Seimyoji Uramasa (Ura Erika)

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Congratulations to the Japanese women’s national football (soccer) team, なでしこジャパン, for taking the spotlight at the FIFA World Cup 2011! They played extremely well throughout the entire tournament, surprisingly upsetting the German team and making it to the final round.

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Vocaloid through the Year

A few months ago, April 30th to be exact, the new “Append” for Hatsune Miku was released. Along with a new set of voice options, came new art for her. (images taken from notcliche.com)



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Japan Day 7

Day 7 was my last day in Tokyo (1 day for the airport but that doesn’t really count!). I went to visit Asakusa, the Imperial Palace, Ginza, and Tokyo Tower. I also made one last trip to Akihabara to go to Yodobashi Akiba. I think I got tired of snapping photos all the time, that’s why these posts are getting less and less photos. ^_^;


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Japan Day 6

Flickr photos. Bigger and better.

Today resulted in me waking up at 6 am to catch a Shinkansen. Back to Osaka. I visited Osaka Castle, built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Sengoku period. Well, I visited the renovated one since the original was ravaged by World War II. The inside of the castle is a museum. They tell the story of Hideyoshi from his childhood and also display many paintings and the like from the Sengoku period. At the very top, there is also an observation deck.

Osaka Castle

Shin Osaka where the Shinkansen arrive.


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Larger Photos for Your Viewing Pleasure.

I finally reached Tokyo! Today was going to be a dedicated shopping day for me.  First I took the Yamanote Line from Ueno to Hamamatsuchou for the Tokyo Pokemon Center! No pictures inside though. Remember, I am cowardly. DX

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Japan Day 4

Bigger photos here!

Today would be my last day in Kyoto and I was going to spend it in Kyoto, travelling to three world heritage sites.

First up was Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion.


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