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Feb 28 2015

Random Japan

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Convenience store in Japan welcomes new range of donuts, Evangelion-style

 HougiHayashi ‘Fang’ Hougi

Fans of the popular anime franchise Evangelion would probably get a pleasant surprise if they walked into this particular convenience store in Japan. Instead of putting up pictures of the actual products to advertise their new line of donuts, the creative store employees of this branch decided to take a cue from the popular anime and dress their window a little differently.

Twitter user misoka09 uploaded a few pictures of the Evangelion-style advertisements and soon garnered more than 10,000 retweets as amused netizens gushed over this clever trick.

SPANNING THE GLOBE

The government’s fiscal 2015 budget allocates funds for establishing new embassies in Barbados, the Maldives, Moldova, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

And, for the first time since 2008, the budget authorizes money for new consulates, which this time will be set up in the central Mexican city of Leon and Hamburg in northern Germany.

Crown Prince Naruhito traveled to Saudi Arabia to greet King Salmanoffer, who assumed the throne after King Abdullah’s death last month.

The weak yen is being credited with a dramatic rise in the number of foreign visitors to the Niseko ski resort in Hokkaido.

Talk About

  Biting Ones Tongue

Men Who Don’t

  Stare At Goats

That’s Not

The Ticket

 Tokyo 2020 Olympics to save $1 billion with venue changes



AFP-JIJI

RIO DE JANEIRO – Three venue changes are planned for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, organizers said Friday as part of International Olympic Committee-led efforts to streamline future tournaments and rein in budgets.

“It is a year since we established the organizing committee, and we are putting together our vision – we have a basic plan,” Tokyo organizing committee director Toshiro Muto told reporters on the sidelines of the IOC’s latest assessment of preparations for next year’s games, South America’s first, in Rio de Janeiro.