Kids Suggest The Darndest Sake of the Day

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Kids Suggest The Darndest Sake of the Day: Akane Niikura, a 10-year-old girl certified as a sake expert by the Sake Service Institute of Japan, is profiled by Al Jazeera English.

[aje / japanprobe.]

Ridiculous Roller Coaster of the Day

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Ridiculous Roller Coaster of the Day: Opening this month at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park near Mount Fuji, the Takabisha roller coaster boasts the world's steepest freefall: A gut-melting 121 degrees capable of inducing g-force levels equivalent to those experienced by fighter pilots.

Maru Moment of the Day

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Maru Moment of the Day: Exhausted Maru is exhausted. Apparently it's been very hot in Japan recently. Not to worry: Maru is reportedly "very cheerful." So am I now! Let's be friends.

[ratsoff.]

Early Bird Special

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Early Bird Special: Excitable Japanese gentleman uses "Sand de Panda" press to make several crustless Spam sandwiches.

[vvv.]

Ringarts

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Oldie But Goodie of the Day

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Oldie But Goodie of the Day: If Harry Potter were adapted into a Super Sentai show in lieu of a film series, its title sequence would probably look something like this.

[thanks alex!]

Saturday Night Live Spinoff of the Day

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Saturday Night Live Spinoff of the Day: Japan recently premiered its own edition of the long-running American sketch show Saturday Night Live.

SNL JPN's live format is mostly unfamiliar to a country where most variety shows are heavily edited. The show will air once a month, and feature "the heavy influence of Japanese Konto style slap-stick comedy." My favorite!