“Letters from Iwo Jima” won Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes this past Monday night. The film has already won many accolades- and the Golden Globes win paves the way for an Oscar.
The film relates the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II from the viewpoint of the Japanese who fought it.
“Letters from Iwo Jima” is Clint Eastwood’s companion film to his successful “Flags of Our Fathers” released earlier this year.
“Flags of Our Fathers” documents the same battle, but told through the viewpoint of the Americans. The bloody, costly battle produced the iconic image of the men raising the American flag at the end of the battle.
In commeration of the movie, BuyRinkya has placed here many Japanese war antiques for sale- including uniforms and medals.
Coming February 22nd ONLY to Japan is the newest color in the Playstation Portable System lineup- Champagne Gold. Sony has no plans to release the color elsewhere- so add some bling and pick up one via Rinkya here!
The Gold PSP and the bundle pack version are both available for preorder on Rinkya!
It will be sold alone and also bundled with Monster Hunter 2 for a limited run (Only 22,222 bundles will be sold). The Monster Hunter 2 bundle comes with the game, a Monster Hunter pouch, some skins, and cleaner.
Kirin and Asahi have both issued press releases for their plans for 2007 and bringing beer to the world!
Kirin will release a new beer- Kirin The Gold Described as a “a new mainstream beer that offers to the younger generation of beer drinkers the pleasure of drinking good beer” This marks the first new beer for the company in 17 years.
Asahi plans to redesign and launch a tremendous marketing campaign for their Super Dry beer, to commermorate the beer’s 20th year anniversary.
Asahi currently leads the market in domestic beer, and Kirin’s new release will be sure to offer competition.
The Japanese are not fans of strong scented perfumes and colognes and prefer natural smells; however, they also lack strong body odors that are offensive.
Japanese men, in fact, at one time were exempt from military service if they had a strong body odor and given medical papers to have the problem looked at. (Source)
A survey of young women in Japan, however, challenged this notion when they agreed salaryman, indeed, smell- and not good. And wish something could be done about it.
The Ginza Yamagata men’s clothing store may have solved the problem with their popular item- Men’s Shirts with built in deodorant! The shirts contain a secret ingredient that conceals and can eliminate body odor completely. Also available are underwear and vests.
The body odor fighting shirts came on the heels of the discovery of Nonenal- a smell unique to anyone over the age of 40- and described as “a greasy, grassy odor” that increases with age. *_*
Shiseido, the cosmetic giant, has a line of products that masks the smell of Nonenal and are quite popular in Japan. The line includes deodarant, shampoos and lotions.
Per request, here is a list of the popular Gothic Lolita brands of Lucky Bags currently on YJ!! Pick up your favorite designer on YJ fast, before the lucky bags disappear! Comment if you want more links added!
Dolls Party 16 took place in Japan over the holidays, on December 24th, much to the joy of Dollfie lovers!! Long lines in Japan held eager fans waiting for the newest arrivals and collaborations. Lotteries took place in the US, so that some US fans could obtain the coveted Dollfies.
The Gothic Designer H. NAOTO collaborated with Volks to create beautiful designs and clothing.
Check out Volks DollParty homepage for the after report, more pictures and more Doll releases: Volks