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Tall ship MIRAIE Experience Program(Yokohama Floating Yacht Show 2019)

Various menus for 3 days!

① Tall ship MIRAIE Exploration tour.
September 27 (Friday) ①10: 00 ~ ②11: 00 ~ ③13: 00 ~ ④14: 00 ~ ⑤15: 00 ~
Explore the back of a ship that you can’t usually see, such as an engine room or a huge refrigerator.
You can also challenge mast climbing.
Time required approximately 90 minutes.
Place:YBM offshore anchorage * Boarding and disembarking.
Application: 10:00 on the day-accepted at the Miraie Booth on a first-come, first-served basis.
Capacity 16 people each time.
Cost 1,000 yen * Including souvenirs and insurance.
For elementary school students and above (primary school students are accompanied by parents).

② HELLY HANSEN Family Voyage
September 28 (Sat) 09: 45 ~ 16: 00
A sailing boat experience program for parents and children to collaborate with HELLY HANSEN.
In addition to sailing, you can experience valuable experiences unique to sailing ships such as crossing the bowsprit and ropework.
Please look forward to the “MIRAIE Curry” for lunch.
Place:YBM offshore anchorage * Boarding and disembarking.
Application: WEB prior application & lottery.
Capacity:about 50 people.
Application with a set of adults and children (elementary and junior high school students).
Up to 2 children can participate per adult.
Only adults and children cannot participate.
Cost 6,000 yen for adults, 4,000 yen for elementary and junior high school students.

③ Tall ship MIRAIE Sunset & Night Cruise
September 28 (Sat) 16: 30-20: 00
Enjoy the panoramic night view of Sunset and Yokohama Port while experiencing sailing.
Location:YBM offshore → arrive at Pukarisanbashi * boarding by boat.
Application Prior WEB reservation priority.
Capacity 40 people ※ Elementary school students and above (elementary school students are accompanied by adults).
Expense:4,000 yen for adults / 3,000 yen for elementary school students

④ Tall ship MIRAIE Sailing experience.
September 29 (Sun) ①10: 00-12: 00 ②13: 00-15: 00 ③15: 00-17: 00
Experience dynamic sailing on a Tall ship.
Time required About 120 minutes (including boarding / disembarking boats)
Place:YBM offshore anchorage * Boarding and disembarking.
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Cerulean Days on Kickstarter

Source: Supaku Blog
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Cerulean Days is on Kickstarter. The game is a visual novel about an island that mysteriously got its internet closed down. Currently, the developers has reached SEK 31,000 out of their SEK 115,000 goal with 24 days left remaining. For more details and some digital perks, check out their Kickstarter page. Here’s a trailer.

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/toneyemedia/cerulean-days-a-visual-novel-welcome-to-inre-island/ …continue reading

    

The #KimOhNo Conversation: How Do Japanese People Feel About It Now?

#KimOhNo

Body Spandex #KimOhNoIn late June, reality television star, Kim Kardashian West, announced a new shapewear collection called “Kimono.” The backlash was instant. With Japanese people at its forefront, a #KimOhNo Twitter campaign was launched against West, as well as a petition via change.org with as many as 120,000 signatures just days after her news. At first, the fashion mogul remained unwavering; she made an official statement in a New York Times article that said, “I understand and have a deep respect for the significance of the kimono in Japanese culture,” reaffirming the pride she has for her brand and its inclusivity.

My perception and image of kimono are not going to change at all…[I’m] sure people will keep using the word with what it has meant for thousands of years.

However, just a day after the mayor of Kyoto, Daisaku Kadokawa, penned an open letter to West asking her to reconsider. The celebrity backed down and agreed to re-release her product under a new name, Solutionwear. This shift took place less than a week after her initial kimono brand name reveal.

Intrigued by the heavy wave of protests and its fast turnaround success, I interviewed twelve Japanese people living inside and outside of Japan on how they felt about the recent news. Here’s what they had to say:

For the sake of privacy, some interviewees have used pseudonyms. Their responses have been condensed and edited, and some have been translated from Japanese.

Confusion and Eye Rolls

Words, Words, Words #KimOhNo

Some simply questioned Kardashian West’s latest move. It was difficult to place their finger on the exact …continue reading

    

Maou-sama, Retry! Episode 7 Impression

Source: Supaku Blog
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On this episode, the demonic cult members and their summoned demons attack more places. Later, a demon prince appears and Kunai forces his Zero self to counter him.

It’s hilarious to see the demonic cult members and their demons still try to attack some places, but got defeated hard by other fighters. Also, I thought the demon prince was going to be another main antagonist, but surprisingly isn’t. Although, I did like how Zero easily fought that prince. Other than that, they introduced a new cute character during the fight. Now what’s going to be the next plot? I can’t wait to find out. Overall, more cool demon fighting action and some hilarious moments.

Conclusion: More cool demon fighting action and some hilarious moments. …continue reading