Monday, August 4, 2014

Let's Do The News! (August 4, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Typhoon Jose slightly weakens as it continued its path toward the northern parts of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

- Japan mulls launching their own military space force within the next 5 years that would initially be tasked to protect their satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth. It was aimed at strengthening Japan-US cooperation in space and comes after nations pledged to boost joint work on monitoring space debris, including asteroids.

- About 381 people were reportedly killed from a massive earthquake in Zhaotong, China, and rescue ops are underway.

- DID YOU KNOW...That in Japan, wearing the wrong shoes can fail a driver's license test?

- Berjaya Auto Philippines, the Philippine distributor of Mazda, warns Haima seller that the Japanese automaker definitely has no involvement with Haima products.

Haima 2
- RUSSIA COSPLAYS BEST! Team Russia has named this year's World Cosplay Summit Champions!

- KEPT YOU WAITING, HUH? Metal Gear Solid's Solid Snake has infiltrated the Nendoroid range...as a Nendoroid of himself! Set for November release, Nendoroid Solid Snake is a must have for fans of Metal Gear!

Nendoroid Solid Snake

- This August only, participating Pokemon Centers from all over Japan will be offering customers a special Poke Ball-pattered Vivillon (the one we saw in France last June) to use on the Pokemon X/Pokemon Y game on the 3DS. The special Poke Ball Vivillon is in Level 12 and it comes with a Classic Ribbon.

Vivillon (Poke Ball pattern)

Remember, don't do anything stupid to get one of these if you're living outside Japan, especially via GTS or Wonder Trade or whatever you're doing to have a Vivillon of a different pattern.

- YOU'VE WAITED BUT HERE IT IS!!! The anime version of the browser game, Kantai Collection (KanColle), is set for January 2015 airing. This was announced at a special event at the Pacifico Yokohama yesterday. Is this a must-watch for you, KanColle fans?

TTFN!!!

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