Monthly Archives: June 2012

AKB48 by youngelectricpop © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

AKB48 – Japan’s music sensation – msnbc.com

Japan’s music sensation: a band chosen by its fans – msnbc.com. WANTED: R.U. 18–23 with the ability to sing/dance? R.U. streetwise, outgoing, ambitious, and dedicated? Heart Management Ltd. are a widely successful music industry management consortium currently forming a choreographed, … Continue reading

Moe Berg © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, & Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan by Robert K. Fitts – The Washington Post

Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, & Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan by Robert K. Fitts – The Washington Post. I talked about spies and Richard Sorge in spy only a couple of weeks ago. Then today I read an article … Continue reading

Fu Rin Ka Zan by Kars Alfrink © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

wind forest fire mountain

Wind Forest Fire Mountain 風林火山 (furinkazan) was the motto of Takeda Shingen. Takeda was a Daimyo in the warring states period of Japanese history. He was also known as the Tiger of Kai. He had a legendary rivalry with Uesugi … Continue reading