Godzilla isn't just a Kaiju that's the king of the monsters. Godzilla doesn't just spend its time mindlessly destroying the world with its atomic breath in brain-numbing American remakes that no one should spend two hours watching. Or, fine, Godzilla is that in America. But in Japan, Godzilla represents so much more.
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Video: The Japanese city of Beppu is known for its countless hot springs and spas that pop up around them. So much so, that the city's mayor, Yasuhiro Nagano, pledged to build an entire spa-themed amusement park — although it might not be quite as awesome as the one featured in this promotional video.
Video: You'd assume that when the earth opens up to swallow a big chunk of a crowded city it would take months to fix the damage. But in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, it took repair crews just four days to fix a massive five-lane-wide sinkhole that suddenly appeared last week.
If you haven't read up on tardigrades, or "water bears" as they're more commonly known, take a few minutes and familiarise yourself with the microscopic creatures that are nearly indestructible. Then you'll understand why you must own this adorable stuffed version.
Once again, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has attempted to create a South Atlantic sanctuary for whales. And once again, it has been thwarted by a pro-whaling coalition led by Nordic nations and Japan — which, in blatant disregard of the UN's International Court, continues to slaughter whales by the thousands for bullshit "scientific research" purposes.
Remember those Samurai-style Star Wars toys? Well, Bandai has also kicked off a Marvel-themed version, and the results are just as awesome.