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The 7th “general Election of AKB48” was held at “Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome ” in Fukuoka City , Fukuoka pref. on the Jun.6th. (http://www.akb48.co.jp/)
Totally 272 members of AKB48 and its sister groups(SKE48,NMB48,HKT48 and some members from JKT48,SNH48,NGT48, and Nogizaka46) ran for the election and the Selected Members for the new single CD(1st-16th), the Under Girls(17th-32nd), the Next Girls(33rd-48th),the Future Girls(49th-64th),the Upcoming Girls(65th-80th) were announed out of 272 candidate members of the groups. Rhie election event now draws attention of not only fans of the groups but also mass nationwide and the course was broadcast live at CXTV. Rino Sashihara, a memeber of Team H of HKT48 won the No.1 for the first time in two years and regained the “queen’s throne” of the event. Yuki Kashiwagi, a member of Team B of AKB48 rated the second, and Mayu Watanabe, a member of Team B of AKB48 who was the No.1 winner of the event last year got the third and could not get the first position in a row.
The Selected members are as followes; 1: Rino Sashihara(194,049 votes,TeamH of HKT48), 2: Yuki Kashiwagi(167,183 votes,TeamB of AKB48 & NGT48), 3: Mayu Watanabe(165,789 votes, TeamB of AKB48), 4: Minami Takahashi(137,252 votes, TeamA of AKB48), 5: Jyurina Matsui(105,289 votes,TeamS of SKE48 & TeamK of AKB48), 6: Sayaka Yamamoto(97,866 votes,TeamN of NMB48 & TeamK of AKB48), 7: Sakura Miyawaki(81,422 votes, TeamKⅣof HKT48 & TeamA of AKB48), 8: Sae Miyazawa(75,495 votes, TeamSⅡ of SNH48 & Team S of SKE48), 9: Haruka Shimazaki(73,803 votes,TeamA of AKB48), 10: Yui Yokoyama(63,414 votes, TeamA of AKB48), 11: Rie Kitahara(61,566 votes, NGT48), 12: Miyuki Watanabe(55,715 votes, TeamBⅡof NMB48 & TeamB of AKB48), 13: Kaori Matsumura(53,667 votes, TeamKⅡof SKE48) , 14: Akane Takayanagi (52,609 votes, TeamKⅡ of SKE48 ) , 15: Aya Shibata(49,199 votes, TeamE of SKE48), and 16: Tomu Muto(44,637 votes, TeamK of AKB48).
“World Cosplay Summit 2014” is hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other bodies Jul.26-Aug.3 in Nagoya. (http://www.worldcosplaysummit.jp/en/)
This WCS is the 12nd and this time representatives join the event from 22 countries or regions. The event includes several programs such as a coaplay parade, cosplay championship, visitations of the representatives to city offices and MFA, anime-song festival, and so forth. Six representatves of the event from China, Mexico, and Finland officially visited Seiji Kihara, the vice-minister at MOFA in Tokyo giving presentations over attaractions of cosplay. Kihawa made a speech saying, pop culture has power to bind countries together and expect the representatives to support strengthening rapport with Japan. The Chinese representative said cosplay had a role to enhance cultural exchange.
Goeido, a sekiwake-rank sumo wrestler, was promoted to the ozeki(one step higher rank from sekiwake and the second highest only to the yokozuna) by the Japan Sumo Association with the unanimous decision of its members of the directors of board on Jul.30th. He will be an ozeki- wrestler from the next Grand Sumo sutumn tournament of Sep.14-28 at Ryogoku Kokugikan(National Sport Stadium) in Tokyo.
Goeido(Gotaro Sawai) was the first ozeki after Kakuryu’s promotion,who is currently a yokozuna-wrestler, in spring 2012 and the very first one in three years as a Japanese-born wrestler following Kisenosato in 2011. Goeido energetically keeps his postition as a sekiwake for 12 consecutive tournaments since 2007, which is the record-long after Showa era, after having started his career as a sumo wrestker in 2005. This year, he defeated two yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu and the total score 12winning to 3 losses, which is quite excellent. He also says he would like to realize his Yamato Damashii(/the Japanese Spirit) in his new coming career. Currently all the three yokozuna-wrestkers are from Mongolia and a lot of people may expect him to regain a glory of the Japanese national sport.
The 8th B-1 GrandPrix , a contest to choose popular grade-B dishs from various parts of Japan was held in Toyokawa City Aichi pref. this Nov.9-10. (http://toyokawa.b-1grandprix.com/)
64 groups related to activities of promotions of local culture or commerce joind the event and 581000 people visited there. The award winners are as follows;
●Gold Grand Prix: Namieyakisobataikoku(/浪江焼麺太国（なみえやきそばたいこく）, Fried noodles of Namie-cho Fukushima Pref.)
●Silver Grand Prix: Towadabarayakiseminar(/十和田バラ焼きゼミナール（とわだばらやきぜみなーる）, Grilled racks of Towada City Aomori Pref.)
●Bronze Grand Prix: Nekketsu-Katsuura-tantanmen Sendan (/熱血！！勝浦タンタンメン船団（ねっけつかつうらたんたんめんせんだん）,hot blood Katsuura chinese noodles of Katsuura City Chiba Pref. ) and other were also given to several contentants.
The first stage of the reconstruction project of Nagoya Castle “Honmaru palace”(/本丸御殿, honmaru-goten, the main palace) being completed , opened to public on the 29th. (http://www.nagoyajo.city.nagoya.jp/13_english/) and (http://www.hommaru-palace.city.nagoya.jp/)
The castle was originally built in 1615 as the residence and palace of the feudal lords of the Owari Tokugawa family which was the top lineage of the three highest relative family-clans of the Tokugawa shogun family. The Honmaru palace was actually the residence for the lords and later on it came to be used exclusively for the guest house for shoguns when they visited the castle.
The palace’s pre-openning show was hosted to the press and a grand opening ceremony was hosted by the city with Nagoya Mayor, Takashi Kawamura, who confidently made a remark where he told the press that this reconstruction was quite accurate and faithful according to the original design’s blueprint, Shoichiro Toyota, honorary chairperson of Toyota, and other about 250 guests. Nagoya Omotenashi Busho-tai (/名古屋おもてなし武将隊, Nagoya hospitality warlords group), which is a dance performer’s group of six whose members wear special costumes of warlords in warring state age joined and conducted a performance show there. The six warlords of Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Ieyasu Tokugawa, Toshiie Maeda, Kiyomasa Kato, and Keiji, whose parts are performed by the Busho-tai members were all from Nagoya, closer areas,or related to those areas and still popular in those areas or even nationwide as historical figures. (http://www.hommaru-palace.city.nagoya.jp/)
Nagoya Castle Park is open 9:00am – 16:30pm(entrance to the Keep or Honmaru palace is up to 16:00pm) but 9:00am – 18:30pm(entrance up to 17:00pm) between May 29th – Sep. 1st in 2013. The addmission fee is ￥500 for an adult and ￥100 for an elderly citizen of Nagoya City, and free of charge for a junior high school student and younger, and discounts are available for certain types of a group.
Beginning in April, individuals who wish to visit the Satsuki and Mei’s House exhibit in Aichi, Japan will be able to purchase tickets at LAWSON convenience stores.
Satsuki and Mei are characters in the anime My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki. In the movie, the Kusakabe family moves to a large house in the Japanese countryside from Tokyo. Read the rest of this entry »
The city of Nagoya announced that the planetarium at Nagoya City Science Museum has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest.
After being renovated at a cost of some 2.5 billion yen, the new planetarium opened in March with a diameter of 35 meters. It breaks the previous record held by Ehime Prefectural Science Museum by 5 meters. Read the rest of this entry »
The Itsutsuro guests can use parts of public facilities in ‘Kakujoro’
|Open-air & inner grand baths and esthetic salon in ‘Kakujoro’ are provided for room guests of ‘Itsutsuro’|
All guest rooms in ‘Itsutsuro’ have no bathrooms, so that two charter bathrooms and one open-air charter bath are equipped instead. However, some room guests like to enjoy bathing in rather wider grand bathroom. A special path connecting to ‘Kakujoro’ is prepared from the backyard of ‘Itsuitsuro’ for these guests.
And also they can use the relaxation space ‘Riraku’ where famous SHISEIDO brand esthetic salon ‘Qi’ and L’OSERAIE is located.
|Japanese-style bar ‘Wakura’ is renovated from a 150 year-old traditional Japanese storehouse.|
Another attraction for the room guests is a Japanese-style bar ‘Wakura’ in town, which is renovated from a 150 year-old traditional Japanese storehouse.
Parts of nearby facilities under the same management are effectively used for cover up lack of public facilities at ‘Itsutsuro’.
Not only use public facilities, but also staff members from both inns help each other accordingly. Total number of staff for ‘Itsutsuro’ is only 10, including kitchen staff.
Monthly Hotel Ryokan June 2011
■For travelers from overseas
As a certified guide-interpreter in English and also a writer of the website “Cool Japan Guide”, I am very happy to introduce ‘Roman-no-yado Itsutsuro’ in Aichi Prefecture. If you have something to ask, like to make reservation, or need English speaking tour guide when visit Atsumi Peninsula, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your kind cooperation, I am looking forward to your contact.
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Lower rates are set to distinguish from the main inn ‘Kakujo-ro’
|Elements of Western style menu are skillfully employed|
Compare to their main inn ‘Kakujoro’, this unique and original minded Japanese resort inn targeted on rather younger market. Main target of Itsutsuro is couples of younger generations between 20s and 40s. Expecting average consumer price at the inn is about 15,000 yen or so. Read the rest of this entry »
An almost decayed old Japanese inn in Fukue Town was reborn as ‘Roman-no-yado Itsutsuro’ on August 6, 2010. Its original structure was a long established Japanese inn built in 1830s, but was closed its business five years ago. The owner of ‘Kakujoro’ Japanese inn in the same town purchased the old structure and renovated it before reopening. Fukue Town is located at the tip of Atsumi Peninsula in Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. It takes about 15 minutes from Irako Promontory by car.
The town used to be a prosperous fishing port in the Atsumi Peninsula, but it takes more than one and 20 minutes from Toyohashi Station on the New Tokaido Bullet Train Line.
As of 2008, the Tahara City has an estimated population of 66,354 and the density of 405.01 persons per km². The total area is 188.58 km². The city was founded on August 20, 2003 as a result of the town of Tahara absorbed the town of Akabane and then gained city status. On October 1, 2005 the town of Atsumi was merged into the city of Tahara. Toyota Motor Corporation has its award winning Tahara plant in the city which makes many Lexus-brand cars and some Toyota models. The Toyota Celica was manufactured in Tahara from 1979 to 1999. Many Lexus models are manufactured within this plant, as are many Toyota models for domestic and international markets. Read the rest of this entry »
The Laguna Gamagouri marine resort complex has announced that it will host a “One Piece Memorial Log in Lagunasia” theme park attraction from March 20 to June 27. Read the rest of this entry »
BAPE STORE Nagoya
3-24-13, Sakae Naka-ku, Nagoya
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Burberry Blue Label Nagoya Meitetsu
At Meitetsu store, 1-2-1, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
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Burberry Blue Label Nagoya JR Takashimaya
At JR Nagoya Takashimaya store, 1-1-4, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
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Burberry Blue Label Nagoya Sakae Mitsukoshi
At Mitsukoshi Nagoya Sakae store, 3-5-1, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya
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