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42 – The Jackie Robinson Story – Japan Roadshow

Via Jackie Penn: Some of you may remember my non-journalistic review of the movie 42 (Jackie Robinson Dodgers jersey number). The movie opened this weekend in JAPAN. I ask your support and request that you see the movie. Please ask your friends and family to do the same. A personal, and professional, friend of Darryl… Keep Reading

Bobby Ologun’s Moon Dream

It looks like Bobby Ologun has finally finished his autobiographical film project. Nippon Cinema reports: Nigerian-born talento and mixed martial artist Bobby Ologun has directed and starred in an autobiographical movie called Moon Dream. In addition to directing and starring, Ologun also wrote the screenplay and produced under his real name, Bobby Konda The film… Keep Reading

Don Doko Don: The Yamakiya Taiko Club Story on Kickstarter

I received notification of a great Kickstarter project, “Don Doko Don: The Yamakiya Taiko Club Story” that needs your support. Here is a some background on the Kickstarter project: Don Doko Don: The Yamakiya Taiko Club Story follows an award winning Japanese Taiko Drum Troop – comprised entirely of kids, teens and 20-year-olds – living in… Keep Reading

Ain’t no penis between us!

  Well, that’s the gist of what was reported in “The penis mightier than the mosaic” on the Ryuganji blog. It seems that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department had to refer to penal codes over the lack of the blob monster, smudge, fuzzy wuzzy and a few other names for the mosaic used to blur genitals shown on TV, film,… Keep Reading


Critic of U.S. military in Japan directs a documentary about U.S. Marines

(Kyodo Photo). As discussions continue regarding the fate of U.S. bases in Okinawa dominate the headlines in Japan, some may wonder whether or not the presence of the US in Japan hinders or helps the people of this Island nation. Some may debate if Japan’s Prime Minister Hatoyama is handling the situation properly, while other… Keep Reading

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