Experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in Universal Studios Japan

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Yes Harry Potter fans, the great Harry has given up on Hogwarts and moved to Japan. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is opening on the 15th of July 2014 at Universal Studios Japan (Osaka).

Venture into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ an area, designed in remarkable detail and on an overwhelming scale. In the shadow of the towers and Turrets of Hogwarts castle is Hogsmeade, a villa where wizards reside, as well as ride attractions and a variety of shops. Here you can experience the world from the Harry Potter stories for yourself.

Attractions
Hogwarts™ castle is an iconic feature of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.
Inside Hogwarts™ castle you’ll explore the classrooms and corridors of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including Dumbledore’s™ Office and the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom. Moving portraits and the Sorting Hat™ may speak to you as you journey through the castle.
You’ll also enjoy the world’s best attraction*, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, featuring cutting-edge 4K imaging technology. Get ready to embark on a magical journey through the skies, flying above the Hogwarts™ grounds with Harry Potter™.

You can also fly through the skies on the ride Flight of the Hippogriff™, a family-friendly rollercoaster that swoops and dives past Hagrid’s hut.

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Dining

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The Three Broomsticks™ a long-established tavern in Hogsmeade™ is favoured by teachers and students of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Butterbeer™ is a popular drink in the wizarding world. This sweet, non-alcoholic beverage, reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch, can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. It is available at the Three Broomsticks™ and the Hog’s Head.

Shops

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In Hogsmeade™, a village where wizards reside, there is an array of shops frequented by students of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Everything you touch is part of the world from the Harry Potter™ stories, including Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans™ and Chocolate Frogs™ from Honeydukes™.

Step inside the small dusty shop and choose from Ollivanders™ full array of wands, or purchase replicas of the Harry Potter™ film characters’ wands, Collectible wand sets and more.

Zonko’s™ Joke Shop overflows with an assortment of unique novelty items and jokes, Dervish and Banges™ carries all your Quidditch™ needs and you’ll find Hogwarts™ school uniforms and clothing including robes, scarves, and ties.

In Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods, you can discover items from caretaker Argus Filch’s collection of treasures, confiscated from students of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Street Entertainment

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Enjoy a harmonic offering of songs by a choir of Hogwarts™ students, accompanied by their talented croaking frogs. The group of four students – one from each house; Gryffindor™, Slytherin™, Hufflepuff™ and Ravenclaw™ – perform songs familiar in the wizard.Cheer a colorful exhibition of skill and grace by the students from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang who have come to Hogwarts™ for the Triwizard Tournament™.

Source : JapaneseLifeStyle Facebook Page, Universal Studio Japan

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[PICS] Rilakkuma Store in Japan

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Rilakkuma, is a combination of the Japanese pronunciation of “relax” and the Japanese word for “bear”
Rilakkuma is a Japanese character designed by Aki Kondo , manufactured by San – X in 2003.

And tarepanda Rilakkuma , San – X other characters are describe as huge hits in Japan by The New York Times . In May 2010 , Rilakkuma ranked as the fifth most popular character in Japan in Character Databank survey .

San – X company puts staff members under obligation to create one cute character per month . Aki Kondo (also the creator of Okutan to Dannachan) saw a TV show about dogs . He hopes to have a pet because at that time he was very busy at work and look forward to a more relaxed life . Rilakkuma is an embodiment of desire.

In July 2009 , Bandai released an exclusive edition of Rilakkuma -themed notebook computers.

The Rilakkuma display at Kiddyland in Harajuku , Tokyo , Japan .

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Source : J-Cul.com

Yamada Ryosuke’s ‘Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo’ to get a serial drama

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It was revealed that Hey! Say! JUMP member Yamada Ryosuke will be starring in NTV’s new drama “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N (neo)”.

This will mark the first time in 13 years for the “Kindaichi” series to get a serial drama since it was last aired in 2001 starring Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun.

The drama is based on the popular ongoing manga (written by Amagi Seimaru and illustrated by Sato Fumiya) that has been serialized in “Weekly Shonen Magazine”. The manga was first adapted into a live-action drama in 1995 starring KinKi Kids’ Domoto Tsuyoshi. Since then the protagonist “Kindaichi Hajime” has been played by Arashi’s Matsumoto, KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya, and Yamada is the 4th one to play the role.

Yamada’s “Kindaichi” was already aired as 2 special dramas back in January of 2013, and in January of 2014.

Kawaguchi Haruna (as the heroine “Nanase Miyuki”) and fellow Hey! Say! JUMP member Arioka Daiki (as “Saki Ryuji”) who also appeared in the special dramas, will co-star with Yamada again in the serial drama.

It was also revealed that Yamaguchi Tomomitsu will play the “detective Kenmochi.”

NTV’s new drama “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N (neo)” will begin airing in July (every Saturday at 9:00 pm).

Source : TokyoHive.com

Hamasaki Ayumi to release her 15th original album

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It’s been revealed that Hamasaki Ayumi will release a new album (currently untitled) on July 2nd.

As the producers, Hamasaki’s 15th original album will feature RedOne, Rodney Jerkins, Armin van Buuren, and Fedde le Grand from overseas, and DAISHI DANCE from Japan. It will contain songs such as “Hello new me” which is the opening theme for Fuji TV’s drama ‘Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi’, and “Pray” which is the theme song for the movie ‘BUDDHA2 Tezuka Osamu no Buddah -Owarinaki Tabi-‘.
From May to July, Hamasaki will hold a brand new concept live titled ‘ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM SHOWCASE ~Feel the love~’. She will hold a total of 11 concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. Those who attend the live will receive a free CD featuring 2 new songs from her upcoming album.

[ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM SHOWCASE ~Feel the love~]
Friday, May 30 – Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)
Saturday, May 31 – Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)
Sunday, June 1 – Nippon Gaishi Hall (Aichi)
Thursday, June 12 – Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Friday, June 13 – Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Saturday, June 14 – Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Sunday, June 15 – Osaka-jo Hall (Osaka)
Thursday, July 3 – Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
Friday, July 4 – Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
Saturday, July 5 – Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
Sunday, July 6 – Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)

Source : TokyoHive.com

BUCK-TICK Releases Tracklist and Cover Art for New Album

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BUCK-TICK’s official website has just released the tracklist and the cover art of their upcoming album, 或いはアナーキー (Arui wa Anarchy). The album is set to hit the stores on the 4th of June, 2014 (Wednesday).

The details of the release are as of below:

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BUCK-TICK’s official website has just released the tracklist and the cover art of their upcoming album, 或いはアナーキー (Arui wa Anarchy). The album is set to hit the stores on the 4th of June, 2014 (Wednesday).

The details of the release are as of below:

或いはアナーキー (Arui wa Anarchy)
2014.06.04 RELEASE
Tracklist:
01. DADA DISCO -G J T H B K H T D-
[Lyrics: Imai Hisashi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
02. 宇宙サーカス (Uchuu Circus)
[Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi / Music: Hidehiko Hoshino]
03. masQue
[Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
04. Devil’N Angel
[Lyrics: Imai Hisashi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
05. ボードレールで眠れない (Baudelaire de Nemurenai)
[Lyrics: Imai Hisashi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
06. メランコリア (Melancholia)
[Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
07. PHANTOM VOLTAIRE
[Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
08. SURVIVAL DANCE
[Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi / Music: Hidehiko Hoshino]
09. サタン (Satan)
[Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi / Music: Hidehiko Hoshino]
10. NOT FOUND
[Lyrics: Imai Hisashi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
11. 世界は闇で満ちている (Sekai wa Yami de Michite Iru)
[Lyrics: Imai Hisashi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
12. ONCE UPON A TIME
[Lyrics: Imai Hisashi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
13. 無題 (Mudai)
[Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi / Music: Imai Hisashi]
14. 形而上 流星-metaform- (Keijijou Ryuusei)
[Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi / Music: Imai Hisashi]

Further details regarding the contents of the Limited Edition single were also released to the public:

LIMITED EDITION A (DELUXE EDITION)
3CD: Blu-spec CD, Blu-ray & DVD
TKCA-10075 ¥8,500+Tax
– Comes with an analog LP-sized box with serial number
– 24-page Photo Booklet
– Red Cross (40 x 40cm)
– Blu-ray & DVD features “Keijijou Ryuusei” PV

LIMITED EDITION B
2CD: CD & Blu-ray
TKCA-74111 ¥3,700+Tax
– Comes with a slipcase
– Blu-ray features “Keijijou Ryuusei” PV

LIMITED EDITION C
2CD: CD & DVD
TKCA-74112 ¥3,300+Tax
– Comes with a slipcase
– DVD features “Keijijou Ryuusei” PV

REGULAR EDITION
1CD
TKCA-74113 ¥3,000+Tax

Also, be sure to check out BUCK-TICK’s Facebook page and help them share out their latest post featuring a trailer of their latest single, “Keijijou Ryuusei”! If the post reaches a total of 1000 shares, the band will post a snippet of the single’s c/w, “VICTIMS OF LOVE with Kokusyoku Sumire”.

Just a few hundred shares to go – help the band out and spread the news!

 

Source : JpopAsia.com

Ennichisai 2014 “It’s time to Jump!”

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Date : 24 – 25 Mei 2014
Place : Blok M Square, Jl. Melawai 9, No. 4-5. Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan

Little Tokyo Ennichisai Blok M adalah acara tahunan kulinari, seni dan kebudayaan Jepang tradisional dan modern yang diadakan di kawasan Blok M, Jakarta Selatan, Sejak tahun 2010.

Dihadiri lebih dari 200 ribu pengunjung setiap tahunnya. Diramaikan oleh 150 stand makanan-minuman dan pernak pernik Jepang, juga pertunjukkan tradisional seperti Mikoshi, Dashi, dan performance Eisa, Yosakoi dan lainnya serta pertunjukkan modern seperti band dan Cosplay.

Telah mendapatkan surat keputusan oleh Walikota Jakarta Selatan tahun 2012 masuk ke dalam rangkaian jadwal acara ulang tahun kota Jakarta.

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2010 – Twin City Jakarta-Tokyo

2011 – Pray For Japan

2012 – Arigato Kokoronotomo

2013 – Maju Bersama

2014 – Hiyaku – It’s time to Jump!

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