<em>Hentai</em> animation night at YCAM

Jul 25, 2013

Hentai animation night at YCAM

by Tomoko Otake

The word “hentai” has two meanings in Japanese, referring both to “metamorphosis” and “abnormality/perversion.” On Saturday, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media will screen a series of 13 hentai films — covering the wackiest, weirdest animated shorts in which the characters also undergo various ...

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One of the unfortunate side effects of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s ongoing financial and managerial problems is that Tokyo’s utility lines may never get buried. The Tokyo metropolitan government started burying lines in Tokyo in 1986, as part of the city’s improved disaster-prevention measures. ...

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Energy draft misses the point

The nuclear accidents at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku-Pacific region have given Japan second thoughts on the wisdom of pushing nuclear power generation. In view of the havoc wreaked by the nuclear ...