World of Dance just held their World Finals in Los Angeles, and the breakout team in the Youth competition brought insane levels of energy and breakdancing precision to win their division.
Warning: Kyushu-Danji Shinsengumi (loosely meaning the new squad of guys from Kyushu Island) may leave you experiencing a little motion sickness. The art form has come a long way from flattened cardboard boxes on a street corner!
The Tour continues if you want to see more impressive dancing in your town. Check their site for the upcoming schedule.
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Koko, a cat living in the Japanese city of Toyoma, was honored by local officials after alerting rescuers to an elderly man who had fallen supine into an irrigation canal. Via Japan Times: On June 16, a 77-year-old woman taking a walk around 7:30 p.m. found Koko, a female cat who belongs to a neighbor, […]
I’m reading Matt Alt’s fantastic new book, Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World. Early on in the book, he points to Sony’s TR-63 transistor radio (introduced in 1957) as the beginning of Japan’s gargantuan influence on the world through consumer electronics, toys, entertainment, and other aspects of popular culture. I was curious […]
In the 1970s, a youth subculture of anti-establishment motorcycle clubs emerged in Japan called bōsōzoku that’s still raging to this day, albeit in smaller numbers. Mitsuo Yanagimachi’s short 16mm documentary “God Speed You! Black Emperor” is a fascinating and fun look into this tribe through the story of a member of the Black Emperors club. […]
A guy on the Apple discussion forum started a thread titled, “Why do your Charger Cables have the lifespan of a housefly?” That question is probably enough to elicit a whole bunch of head nods from virtually everyone reading this, whether you’re an iPhone user, an Android owner or have virtually any device that needs […]
For all their power and capabilities, image editing software isn’t like sitting down to play a video game. You aren’t there to have fun. You’re likely looking to make a few minor tweaks to an image to make it ready to be shared, then you move on with satisfaction in a job well done. If […]
This is truly a golden age for fans of a big ginormous TV screen. Not too long ago, to buy a television over 40 inches usually meant wheeling one of those massive Mitsubishi or Toshiba projection monoliths into your home, consuming a vast portion of any room at a cost of potentially $7,000 to $8,000. […]