Every Sunday we gather the week’s weird and interesting Japanese news and present it to you in our Sunday News column. It might not always be hard-hitting news, but we hope that it still informs and entertains you. Enjoy!
Japan routs U.S. team to win Little League World Series title: Japan has long been a giant in the world of baseball, but who knew they started so young? The Japanese team claimed its eighth championship title in the Little League World Series last Sunday by defeating the US team. Unfortunately for Japan, nine is an unlucky number, so this might be the end of Japan’s run. [via Shisaku]
Snaaake!!! Metal Gear movie announced: After years of fans pining, video game creator and evil genius Hideo Kojima has finally agreed to turn his precious Metal Gear franchise into a movie. Shortly following the announcement, Kojima offered some advice to film makers not involved with the project.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Becomes “Kawaii Ambassador” of Harajuku: Not to be outdone by Fukuoka’s “Cute District,” Tokyo’s Harajuku has upped the stakes once more and appointed an “Ambassador of Cute” — the queen of Harajuku fashion and bizarre music videos, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. With a sovereign state of cute and an ambassador of cute, what can we expect next? Cute embassies? League of Cute Nations? One can only hope.
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