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  1. msg Thanks for this... message posted Thanks for this... Very interesting. Rather a shocking end for the poor adopted son. That's history for you, though. …
    Thanks for this...
    Very interesting. Rather a shocking end for the poor adopted son. That's history for you, though. Emporer Constantine killed his son too. Not to mention a lot of other rulers. Japanese history is going to be really interesting. I've started started learning about it. :)
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Monday, September 3

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    Choose a topic from the list below, click on the link and then add information and help everyone to learn about Japanese culture.
    Japanese leisure - have a look at this!
    Japanese dance[[Japanese dance|]]
    Population
    History
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Monday, August 27

  1. page Japanese manga  edited ... {http://alljapan.skyrock.com/pics/319575401.jpg} {http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/…
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    Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket, and Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, both examples of typical manga/anime drawing style.
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    of Shoujo (girl)少女(girl) and Shounen (boy)少年(boy) manga respectively.
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  2. page Japanese manga  edited 画, Manga 漫画, Manga** is the The drawers of these comics are called mangaka (漫画家). Manga curren…
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    The drawers of these comics are called mangaka (漫画家).
    Manga currently represents a multi-billion dollar global market.
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    Manga is almost always in black and white, except for the covers and often the first few pages; in some Animanga (anime printed in manga style) all the pages are colored. They usually originate in Japan, and sometimes China, or other East Asian countries.
    Very popular manga are sometimes adapted into anime (Japanese animation - basically just animated manga) once a market interest has been established. Adapted stories are often modified to appeal to a more mainstream (and often more conservative) market. Original anime is also sometimes adapted into manga, but this is unusual.
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    only "anime" (アニメ) is the
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    Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket, and Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist, both examples of typical manga/anime drawing style.
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    of Shoujo (girl) and Shounen Manga(boy) manga respectively.
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Wednesday, August 22

  1. page Pocky - The Best Confectionary in the World edited Pocky is a Japanese snack food produced by the Ezaki Glico Company of Japan. It was first sold in 1…
    Pocky is a Japanese snack food produced by the Ezaki Glico Company of Japan. It was first sold in 1965, under the name Chocoteck, and consists of a biscuit stick coated with chocolate. Pocky was an instant hit among Japanese teenagers, and brought in sales of 30 billion yen in its first two years. The name was changed to "Pocky", after the Japanese onomatopoetic word for the sound Pocky makes when bitten, pokkin. The original was followed by "Almond Pocky" in 1971, with an almond coating, and "Strawberry Pocky" in 1977. Today, the product line includes such variations as milk, mousse, green tea and coconut flavored coatings, and themed products such as "Decorer Pocky", with colorful decorative stripes in the coating, and "Men's Pocky", a dark (bittersweet) chocolate and "mature" version.
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    Pocky Flavours
    Chocolate flavors
    Anime Pocky
    Chocolate
    Giant Chocolate
    Giant Double Choco
    Gokuboso Pocky (Superfine Pocky)
    Little Pocky
    Marble Pocky Chocolate
    Marble Royal Milk Tea
    Men’s Pocky
    Fruit.2FNut_flavors
    Fruit/Nut flavors
    Almond
    Chocolate Almond Crush
    White Chocolate Almond Crush
    White Chocolate/Chocolate Almond Crush
    Café au Lait Almond Crush
    Mild Milk Almond Crush
    Honey White Almond Crush
    Anglaise Almond Crush
    Banana
    Choco Banana
    Coconut
    Coconut Milk
    Cinnamon Apple
    Green Apple
    Mango
    Melon
    Pine Cream
    Strawberry
    Tsubu Tsubu Strawberry
    Tsubu Tsubu Giant Strawberry
    Mousse_flavors
    Mousse flavors
    Azuki
    Black & Latte
    Blueberry Yogurt
    Choco
    Chocolate
    Creamy
    Custard
    Extra Chocolate
    Green Tea
    Hazelnut Milk Chocolate
    Hokkaido White
    Mango
    Mild Chocolate
    Royal Milk Tea
    Strawberry
    Tiramisu
    White
    New White
    Decorer_flavors
    Decorer flavors
    Berry Chocolate
    Grape Mild Chocolate
    Lemon Chocolate
    Mont-Blanc White Chocolate
    Peach & Strawberry Chocolate
    White Wedding Chocolate
    Apple Cream Custard
    Bananu Semi-Sucrée
    Chocolat de Caramel
    Fraise au Chocolat
    Gateau Chocolat
    Strawberry Gâteau
    Seasonal_flavors
    Seasonal flavors
    Special Pocky flavors available only during certain seasons.
    Winter - Fuyuno Kuchidoke (Winter Melt-in-Mouth)
    Winter - Murasaki Imo (Sweet Potato)
    Spring - Honey
    Summer - Kiwi Mango
    Cocoa Powder
    Regional_flavors
    Regional flavors
    Special Pocky flavors available only in certain regions of Japan.
    Nagano - Grape
    Hokkaidō - Yubari Melon
    Kyūshū - Kyushu Giant Mikan
    Kyoto - Kyoto Powdered Tea Azuki Bean
    Kobe - Kobe Wine
    Reverse
    Reverse
    Reverse
    White
    Strawberry
    Fortune_Telling_Pocky
    Fortune Telling Pocky
    Honey & Milk
    Grape
    Strawberry
    Pocky_G
    Pocky G
    Pocky G
    Berry
    Neil
    Five_Flavor_Combination
    Five Flavor Combination
    Pocky with a combination of five flavors. Limited edition 2006.
    Kurogo (Five Black) - black pine nut, black soybean, black karin, black sesame seed, unpolished black rice
    Goka (Five Fruit) - peach, apricot, jujube, plum, chestnut
    Crush
    Crush
    Almond
    Cookie
    Strawberry
    Special_Occasion_flavors
    Special Occasion flavors
    2001 Giant Rainbow (Contains Giant Cider, Giant Green Tea, Giant Custard, Giant Blueberry, Giant Orange, Giant Chocolate)
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    European Pocky (Mikado)
    Milchschokolade (Milk Chocolate)
    Zartherb (Bittersweet Chocolate)
    Other_Pocky_flavors
    Other Pocky flavors
    Caramel
    Cereal Almond
    Kinako (Soybean)
    Kurogoma (Black Sesame)
    Lemon Cheesecake
    Milk
    Milk Chocolate Whole Wheat
    Pudding
    Pumpkin
    Yogurt
    Tahitian Vanilla
    Wasabi Nori
    Links
    Official Pocky Website
    Pocky TV Commercial

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  2. page Pocky - The Best Confectionary in the World edited Pocky is a Japanese snack food produced by the Ezaki Glico Company of Japan. It was first sold in …
    Pocky is a Japanese snack food produced by the Ezaki Glico Company of Japan. It was first sold in 1965, under the name Chocoteck, and consists of a biscuit stick coated with chocolate. Pocky was an instant hit among Japanese teenagers, and brought in sales of 30 billion yen in its first two years. The name was changed to "Pocky", after the Japanese onomatopoetic word for the sound Pocky makes when bitten, pokkin. The original was followed by "Almond Pocky" in 1971, with an almond coating, and "Strawberry Pocky" in 1977. Today, the product line includes such variations as milk, mousse, green tea and coconut flavored coatings, and themed products such as "Decorer Pocky", with colorful decorative stripes in the coating, and "Men's Pocky", a dark (bittersweet) chocolate and "mature" version.
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    J-League Baseball - The Hanshin Tigers
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  5. page J-League Baseball - The Hanshin Tigers edited ... Hanshin Tigers The Hanshin Tigers are a Nippon Professional Baseball team based in Nishinomiy…
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    Hanshin Tigers
    The Hanshin Tigers are a Nippon Professional Baseball team based in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, and are in the Central League. Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd., the subsidiary of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Inc., owns the Hansin Tigers directly.
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    History
    The Hanshin Tigers, one of the oldest professional clubs in Japan, were founded in 1935 with the team being formed in 1936. The team was first called the Ōsaka Tigers. In 1940, amid anti-foreign sentiment, the Tigers changed the name to Hanshin and in 1947 changed the name back to Ōsaka Tigers. The current team name was assumed in 1961.
    The Tigers won four titles before the establishment of the two league system in 1950. Since the league was split into the Central League and the Pacifi League, the Tigers have won the Central League pennant five times (1962, 1964, 1985, 2003, 2005) and the Japan Series once (1985).
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    Koshien Stadium
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    the outfield.
    Koshien Stadium is by far the oldest ballpark in Japan; built in 1924, the stadium was once visited by American baseball legend Babe Ruth on a tour of Major League stars in 1934. There is a monument commemorating this visit at the front gates of the park.
    Koshien is revered as a "sacred" ballpark, and players traditionally bow before entering and before leaving its hallowed field. The losing team in any high school baseball game played at the ballpark is allowed to scoop up handfuls of Koshien infield dirt, stuffing holy clay clods into tiny plastic bags.
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    The Colonal Sanders Curse
    As with many other underachieving baseball teams, a curse is believed to lurk over the Tigers. After their 1985 Japan Series win, fans celebrated by having people who looked like Tigers players jump into the Dotonbori Canal. According to legend, because none of the fans resembled first baseman Randy Bass, fans grabbed a life-sized statue of Kentucky Fried Chicken mascot Colonel Sanders and threw it into the river (like Bass, the Colonel had a beard and was not Japanese). The statue was never recovered. Thus, the Tigers are said to be doomed never to win the season again until the Colonel is rescued from the river.
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