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UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN at Universal Studios Japan

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Experience entertainment of an overwhelming scale and quality, featuring four popular brands from Japan that are renowned across the world.

A range of attractions based on four popular brands that can be seen all at once

Time limited for 108 days from January 23 (Friday) to May 10 (Sunday), 2015

Universal Studios Japan announces that it will hold UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN only in 2015 (as previously announced on July 31, 2014). This new event combines four major brands. In addition to Biohazard and Monster Hunter (as previously announced on September 18, 2014), the main attractions will also include Evangelion and Attack on Titan.

All four brands—including manga, anime, and video games—are fantastic types of entertainment made in Japan that are highly evaluated across the world. The Park will feature brand-new attractions that have never existed until now, leveraging the unique entertainment ideas and high-level reproduction skills of Universal Studios Japan. The worlds of each brand will be reproduced on an overwhelming scale to share Japan’s appeal with the world. In addition to the main attractions based on the brands announced today, a range of new UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN products will also be announced in the future.

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The Tuna Auction at Tsukiji Market: A How Not to Guide

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The Tuna Auction at Tsukiji Market: A How Not to Guide

A while ago, as I was scrolling through the arch nemesis of all things productive, namely Pinterest, I read a quote that said ‘disappointment is the nurse of wisdom’. It was on a black background in a white, jangly sort of handwritten font that last Monday suddenly began flashing before my eyes again and again.

However, the words had been re-written and instead said ‘disappointment is getting up at the crack of dawn to watch the tuna auction at Tsukiji Market only to find that registration had already finished and you were now stuck with more hours in a day than you had ever expected from the earth’s rotational capabilities’.

So, with these two inspirational quotes in mind I have put together a brief ‘how not to guide’ to the tuna auction. For actual, helpful information fellow GP blogger Grace Buchele Mineta has made it to the auction and written a really useful post about it on her website which I definitely regret not reading earlier.

So without further adieu, here is my guide for now to not see the Tsukiji Tuna Auction.

1. Don’t turn up at 4.30 am feeling smug at your prematurity

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