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  • Toru TAKEMITSU 20th anniversary I'm going to go to the concert of Toru TAKEMITSU 20th anniversary of death.  20 years have passed since he died.  I feel sad every time I noticed that he cannot give us new music any more.  Opera city is also called TAKEMITSU mem...
  • Inception
    on Aug 17, 2010 in movie
    Inception directed by Christopher Nolan Last week, I went to the theater to see Inception at midnight showing.  Almost three weeks had passed since Inception released in Tokyo, Japan. Nevertheless, many people sat in the theater even late at ni...
  • Vineland
    on Jul 28, 2010 in book
    Vineland by Thomas Pynchon It wasn't easy for me to read Vineland through.  I couldn't immerse myself in the world of Vineland as well as V., The Crying of Lot 49 and others. I suspected the translation version might be the cause of troub...
  • NeuromancerNeuromancer by William Gibson I like the movie, The Matrix.  So, my friend strongly recommended Neuromancer.  He said " if you like The Matrix, you have to read Neuromancer.  It's the originator of cyberpunk like The Matrix." I'...
  • Underground
    on Jul 6, 2010 in Japanese author book
    Underground by Haruki Murakami (村上春樹 MURAKAMI Haruki) Haruki Murakami is one of the most popular novelist in Japan and even all over the world.  However, I don't like him very much.  The characters in his novels are apt to turn inw...
  • Funny Road Sign
    on Jun 30, 2010 in Musashi Kosugi neighborhood funny
    What is the turtle on this road sign? The sleepy turtle may imitate a sloppy student, though I'm not so sure.  Does a student of elementary school wear a top hat?  Turtleback is strange, too.  It's his belly rather than back. The road...
  • The Japanese National Anthem
    on Jun 27, 2010 in misc
    During seeing FIFA World Cup 2010, I suspected that people of the world thought the Japanese national anthem  seemed to be off-putting.  It has solemn sound. The Japanese national anthem has the unique scales that come from Japanese origin...
  • Pitagora Switch ピタゴラスイッチPythagora Switch (ピタゴラスイッチ Pitagora Switch) is a TV program of NHK educational channel.  Pitagora comes from Pythagoras or Pythagorean theorem.  The theme of Pitagora Switch is showing "the way of thinking" for children. &nb...
  • An Arbitrary Point PAn Arbitrary Point P by Keio University Masahiko Sato Laboratory + Norio Nakamura (任意の点P by 慶應義塾大学 佐藤雅彦研究室 + 中村至男) I don't know what name of the job is the job of Masahiko Sato (佐藤雅彦 SATO M...
  • Yoko Ogawa 小川洋子
    on Jun 19, 2010 in Japanese author movie book
    Yoko Ogawa (小川洋子 OGAWA Yoko) is a strange woman.  Most novelists are really eccentric but she is seemingly a sophisticated lady.  Her face is always serene when I see her on TV programs or magazines.  For some reason or other,...
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