Each week, the Twitter Japan blog releases a list of top hashtags. Tweet Beat investigates the buzz behind the hashtag.
Deep sea voyage live-streamed for the first time
— 「しんかい6500」JAMSTEC (@6K_JAMSTEC) June 18, 2013
On board mother ship Yokosuka, the research team and Shinkai 6500 pilots continue their strategy meeting, laying out data regarding the underwater expedition zone.
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (#JAMSTEC), the same people who discovered Atlantis’s cousin in May, paired with Nico Live (#nicohou) to stream a deep sea voyage of the same sub, the Shinkai 6500. The Nico Nico page was very honest in expressing their concern about whether the stream would succeed or not: “Will the live broadcasting go well? . . . Not sure. If not, . . .sorry,” but #6k_live appears to have gone off as planned; over 300,000 people are said to have tuned in. The highlight was the discovery of a bunch of shrimp.
— あおこめ（9/15東方ゼミ開催！） (@blue_comment) June 22, 2013
Upon seeing the shrimp at 5,000 meters, super Japanese comments started flying, like “Can you eat’em?” “Seems like they’d be good with mayo, right?”
Getting the Tokyo assembly election vote out, or not
— AbeRei (@abe_rei) June 23, 2013
I went to go vote and was surprised by the extent to which it was entirely old people. If that’s the case, there’s no way society will turn out as one young people will like. What good does it do to lament the future after waiving your right to vote? Use this to research and get going!
One of the main themes once the results came in was the perceived Communist Party “surge” (from eight to 17 seats).
— うまのほね (@10ma35) June 24, 2013
That the party that held power until recently would lose at assembly seats to the Communist Party is just lol.
Of course there were also those were more concerned with how election coverage disrupted the normal TV schedule.
— Masamin (@2masamin2) June 23, 2013
Pretty much all of today’s late-night anime are at 1? I’m only watching “Kingdom” and “Attack on Titan” so I can cover by recording, but for people watching all of them it’s gonna be chaos. “Kingdom,” “Attack,” “Nyaruko” and “Flowers of Evil” — all four start at 1!
“Titan” children terrorize their parents
In addition to being a successful manga and anime series, “Attack on Titan” is proving to be a veritable meme machine. This time, parents have taken up #進撃の育児 (following the formula straight would yield something like “Attack on Childcare” but that makes about as much sense as “Attack on Titan”) to chronicle the battles waged raising their children by comparing them to the struggles of humans living in a walled-city trying to protect themselves from people-eating giants. Sounds strange, but the results are pretty amusing.
Wall Diaper has been breached by Infant (extra large female type), heavy damaged confirmed in the Bouncer district.
— ????のこゲッソヨ???? (@piyopiyo_candy) June 19, 2013
Our 60cm grade is attempting to breach Wall Playpen by standing tip-toed. You can already stand on tip-toe? Amazing!