to shibuya station!

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March 8th 1935: Hachikō the dog dies

On this day in 1935, the world famous dog Hachikō died. Hachikō was a dog from Japan who became famous worldwide for his extraordinary loyalty to his owner - Hidesaburō Ueno. Ueno was a professor at the University of Tokyo, and each day Hachikō would greet him at Shibuya Station when he returned from work. One day in May 1925, Ueno did not return. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died, so he never met Hachikō at the station that day. However, every day for the next nine years, Hachikō waited at the station, appearing precisely when the train was due. Hachikō attracted the attention of many people, including one of Ueno’s former students who published articles about the dog. The Japanese considered his loyalty and faithfulness to his master an example of family loyalty for all to follow. On this day in 1935, Hachikō was found dead on a street in Shibuya; he had died from terminal cancer and worms. His legacy lives on, with a bronze statue of him erected at Shibuya Station and many films made about his life.

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Shibuya Hikarie: Shibuya Crossing by Dick Thomas Johnson
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渋谷ヒカリエ 渋谷スクランブル交差点

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Shibuya Hikarie: Shibuya Station by Dick Thomas Johnson
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渋谷ヒカリエ 渋谷駅

CAN WE TALK ABOUT “HACHI” FOR A MINUTE

You know the movie. If you have a soul, you cried like a fucking baby.

It says right on the cover that it’s based on a true story, and that’s what pisses me off. I mean, they got the gist of the story right–Owner dies at work, dog waits at the station for him every day until he dies. Cool, right?

Nope.

This is the real Hachiko, or ハチ公:

He lived in Japan in the 1920s and 30s with his owner in Tokyo, which looked like this:

His owner’s name was Hidesaburō Ueno and looked like this:

Idk about you but he doesn’t look very much like Richard Gere. Maybe they cast him because he’s squinty.

So, essentially what I’m saying, is we could’ve had a 1920s Japan flick starring a dog and a Japanese man BUT INSTEAD WE GET THIS AMERICANIZED BULLSHIT.

The movie takes place in the United States, starring a very white family in a very modern setting. (I think it takes place in Rhode Island, of all places, but I might be wrong. It’s been a while since I’ve seen it.)

The movie could have been fucking groundbreaking. When was the last time you saw a movie starring a Japanese man as the main character that didn’t also star Jackie Chan? Or even a movie starring a Japanese person as an important character, period?

uuuuuugggggghhhhhhh

Rant over. Angry half-Japanese chick, out.

mashable.com
Thousands march to support LGBTQ visibility in Japan
Spotted: Japan's first officially-recognised same-sex couple.
By Victoria Ho

A colourful procession of rainbow flag-waving supporters marched in downtown Tokyo on Sunday during one of its annual LGBTQ pride parades.

According to local reports, about 5000 people marched the 3km parade route for Tokyo Rainbow Pride, which took them through through the iconic Shibuya Station crossing intersection.

In November last year, two women made history by obtaining a government certificate officially recognising their union.

But Hiroko Masuhara and Koyuki Higashi’s certificate isn’t legally binding, so spousal rights such as hospital visitations are regarded more as suggestions rather than enforceable by law.

Despite small steps inching toward more equal treatment, LGBTQ issues remain largely underground in Japan’s conservative community.

anonymous asked:

Are there any more performances of Tokyo Girl that you haven't uploaded yet that you have??

I didn’t upload the CDTV because someone else did and the official release live one uploaded on the prfm youtube channel. For those who maybe missed a TOKYO GIRL performance should check my following uploads:

(Live) Perfume - Talk+TOKYO GIRL (MUSIC STATION SP 2017.02.10)

(Live) Perfume - TOKYO GIRL (NHK Shibuya Note 2017.02.12)

(Live) Perfume - TOKYO GIRL (R no Housoku 2017.02.22)

(Live) Perfume - TOKYO GIRL (Buzz Rhythm 2017.02.17)

(Live) Perfume - TOKYO GIRL + Talk (CDTV 2017.02.18)

anonymous asked:

can I ask for general post-college hcs please? what career you see aki going into and how he'd meet the eventual s/o? ^^

  • I can honestly see him being more freelance in terms of a career, though his profession would likely be listed as a private investigator 
  • He’s a very honorable private investigator and only takes cases he believes in!
  • He might have a few “side projects” of his own that continue the pattern of the phantom thieves, in their legacy basically
  • Akira’s very infamous due to his pickiness and success and even in the fact that he brings the nasty things people hide to light and make them repent
  • Some think he’s an incredible person while others are suspicious about him, but he doesn’t mind. It’s been like that for a long time so it isn’t anything different
  • He’s still very distant from a lot of people but greatly enjoys spending time with the Phantom Thieves and his other confidants when he has the chance to catch up and just relax
  • He’s stationed in Shibuya!! 
  • He goes to Sojiro’s cafe super often and loves to catch up with his previous guardian ((He honestly thinks of him like a father and it’s so nice??))
  • Akira’s appearance is not very different from his high school days, with the exception of his clothes
  • He’d live pretty close to the cafe, in a small apartment meant for two people
  • If he didn’t have a significant other by that point, he’s likely to meet them at Sojiro’s cafe, especially if they’re one of his clients
  • Always separates his personal life from his professional one, especially if he has a significant other, since he doesn’t want them to get hurt (his jobs can get dangerous depending on the client and their request)
  • If he finds someone he becomes interested in you can totally bet he’s asking them out to a lot of dates to become closer to them
  • Okay but you can’t tell anyone that Akira isn’t good at subtly manipulating people’s thoughts so he totally influences your decision to accept his invitation to go out
  • It takes a long time or a really strong bond for him and you to be close partners to get him to take you to his house
  • That being said it’s rare for him to get super attached to people romantically due to his experiences in the past so he makes super sure that you two will be together for a while before he lets himself get too attached (he may or may not ask his friends their opinions on you)
  • Once he does though, you and Akira are super stuck together and affectionate, needing each other’s love and support to function!! 
  • Adult Akira is probably one of the best things to happen to Japan tbh

He had been walking to the Metro at Shibuya Station: a tote-bag casually held over his shoulder, and a cassette player in his pocket playing Seasons of the Sun.

He hadn’t been paying attention and bumped into a man walking the opposite direction, jostling the large package in his hands.

“Oh- I’m sorry!” He exclaimed as the man stumbled and caught himself. The man’s sharp blue eyes met his own.

Read A Certain End Here

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Osomatsusan × Tokyu Lines “おそ急さん Osokyusan” (2017)

six twitter followers of Tokyu official who post photos of Osokyusan events will win the sextuplets dolls in Tokyu costume which have been actually used for the promotion of Tokyu Lines by draw.
according to Tokyu official tweet, the sextuplets turned in their resignation letters to Tokyu, and they are going to leave the company at the end of this March.

Osomatsu - 中目黒駅 Nakameguro Station
Karamatsu - 目黒駅 Meguro Station
Osomatsu & Karamatsu - 田園調布駅 Denenchoufu Station
Choromatsu & Jyuushimatsu - 三軒茶屋駅 Sangenchaya Station
Jyuushimatru - 世田谷駅 Setagaya Station
Osomatsu & Karamatsu - 渋谷駅 Shibuya Station
Osomatsu - 代官山駅 Daikanyama Station
Todomatsu - 石川台駅 Ishikawadai Station
Choromatsu - つくし野駅 Tsukushino Station
Todomatsu - 洗足池駅 Senzokuike Station