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Tokyo 2020 Teaser

The Rio Olympics are over for another four years and I’ll be honest and say that I only watched a combined time of about…10 minutes of it. One part that I really look forward to are the closing ceremony shenanigans, however I didn’t get a chance to watch them as I was busy on It’s Japan, Man duties over at SMASH! for the weekend (post on that coming very soon!)

However I did hear about the amazing teaser that was put together for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics including the awesome appearance by Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. In case you missed it, you can catch it below!

PS. I’ve had a hard time uploading this video as YouTube keep blocking it due to copyright so I found it on Vimeo. Hopefully it stays up for a while!


Japanese Prime Minister Checks Out The Evangelion & Japanese Swords Exhibition

The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is a very busy person of late. He’s been on a European tour lately going to Germany, UK, Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium. While he was in the area, he went past Paris to take a look at the  “Evangelion and Japanese Swords” exhibition which is taking place at the Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris.

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The exhibition showcases different Japanese swords inspired by the world of Neon Genesis Evangelion. The Prime Minister had the following to say about the event.

“Anime is very popular in France. Utilizing Japan’s strengths will help the growing of the economy. A collaboration between a modern anime and a traditional swordsmanship is one of the new ways to promote ‘Cool Japan’ to the world.”

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