Infiniti possesses no century of excellence to match the best European brands, no gravitas borne of a storied racing heritage or legacy of engineering greatness. For Infiniti, there is no remembrance of things past to inform and inspire design language of 21st Century luxury performance cars.

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The excellent I Am Setsuna is getting a follow up role-playing game by the same studio next year. What’s more, after I Am Setsuna I am totally down for having a go on this as well.

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Of course, one of the delights of the film, if you understood Japanese, was the hilarious dialogue between the Japanese cast in the scene where the commercial is being filmed which was not subtitled for the American audience but you can read here.

Of course, there are many other great Japanese whiskeys, but personally few fill with me as much joy as the smooth slightly black cherry flavored Hibiki 17.

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In my recent review of Gundam Versus, my main concern for the game’s Western release was whether it would receive an open beta. I also manage Mecha Damashii and do toy reviews over at hobbylink.tv.

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China’s Huawei technologies, world’s third largest smartphone makers by sale along with Apple and Samsung, has announced to build a new R&D facilities in Chiba, Japan.

This news shows general trend of Chinese corporations becoming multinationals, but what struck Japanese people is not this news, but another news that Huawei Japan is offering the starting monthly salary of 400,000 Japanese yen.

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In an exciting piece of news, filmmaker Nicolas Pesce has been tasked with resurrecting The Grudge horror franchise as writer and director, with Sam Raimi on board as producer.

Nicolas Pesce’s wonderfully disturbed mind, combined with the gore-loving Sam Raimi, could really create something that blows the original movies out of the water, and perhaps starts a new wave of Japanese-inspired horror.

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The upcoming and unique survival horror game City Shrouded in Shadow has people run from famous Japanese monsters in its latest trailer.

What makes this game interesting is how the normal heroes, such as Ultraman and the mecha from Evangelion and Patlabor, are now the villains from a human perspective.

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Fans of Sonic The Hedgehog can finally own his legendary shoes as a Japanese company is bringing them to life. Fans will be happy to know, that Sonic’s lineage is also shown very clearly on the heels.

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Time For Japan To Ante Up For Casino Legalization [0.09]

Posted on June 18, 2017, 11:28 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Last month’s Japan Gaming Congress in Tokyo was fantastic in every sense of the word. I presented on the Japan’s potential impact on the regional gaming market to end the conference a day later to a lot of different faces.

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There is something devilishly delicious in a high-performance sports car with ecological credentials.

Lexus sees the LC as a sports car with grand touring leanings.

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SoftBank Acquires Boston Dynamics From Alphabet [0.15]

Posted on June 9, 2017, 1:25 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Japanese tech giant SoftBank is acquiring robotics company Boston Dynamics from Alphabet for an undisclosed sum.

SoftBank also announced it's acquiring Japanese robotics company Schaft.

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An oil company economist once told me that whenever he heard the words “strategic assets” he wanted to run the other way. A French official once remarked at an energy economics conference that his country had secure oil supplies thanks to the efforts of French diplomats around the world.

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Japanese automakers and their government are gung-ho about turning their island into a hydrogen nation. Powered by funds supplied by the Development Bank of Japan, all three major Japanese automakers, Toyota, Nissan, and Honda, banded together with major Japanese gas and energy suppliers to build a network of hydrogen fueling stations big enough to support their government’s ambitious 2020 target of 40,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV) on Japan’s roads.

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For the skeptics on the bull market in stocks and the broader economy, the reasons to worry continue to get scratched off of the list.

The bears, those looking for a recession around the corner and big slide in stocks, are losing ammunition for the story.

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Tokyo is known internationally as a beautiful yet bustling and hectic city.

If you're looking for a modern hotel with the ultimate cultural yet zen-like ambiance, then Palace Hotel Tokyo could be your top choice.

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Step into Frances Delgado’s Los Angeles apartment and you’ll be immediately bombarded with miniatures as far as the eye can see. She’s been collecting anime figures for more than ten years.

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It seems market investors are possessed by the idea of buying Japanese yen in times of crisis. Amidst the heightened tensions surrounding North Korea, the Japanese yen has been appreciating.

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How to Handle Interrupting Colleagues [0.19]

Posted on Feb. 22, 2017, 6 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

You’re giving a presentation on the company’s strategic direction when one of your colleagues interrupts you.

In one study, Japanese participants (whose culture is collectivistic) tended to switch their usual cooperative interruption style (e.g., interruptions asking for clarifications) to the more intrusive North American style when they were engaged in conversations in English with Americans.

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Spotify Launches in Japan – Will It Be Successful? [0.13]

Posted on Sept. 29, 2016, 2:08 p.m. by Japan it UP! @ [source]

Just like other markets, users can choose if they want to use the free version or the paid subscription version with no ads.

Spotify currently has over 40 million users before launching in Japan, a country with sales estimated at nearly $3 billion each year which makes Japan the second largest music market in the world right now.

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This video shows a young woman joyfully imagines her hero, Donald Trump, becoming “World President”, and has collected a ton of comments from around the web.

Since the comments started pouring in, both the video’s creator and star have taken some time to gently correct those who mistook it for real evidence of love for Trump in Japan – by pointing to subtle clues embedded in the clip, like the candidate giving a Nazi salute against the backdrop of swastikas and the fact that, yes, he does turn into a massive robot and destroy planet Earth at the end.

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