Endurance, or Za Gaman in Japanese, is an extreme TV gameshow where contestants have to endure humiliating, painful and often bizarre rituals. It was the original of a series of TV shows that came out of Japan that pushed the limits of what was legal, and epitomized the saying "only in Japan".
Joe Rogan interviews Enson Inoue (and Chuck Liddell for a bit) to delve into an interesting look at the Japanese underworld and its relation to the once thriving MMA scene in Japan, which is recovering slowly along with the country and its economy.
While this is pretty impressive, one can't help but wonder if the boys had any input on this (i.e. partly their idea to make a cool performance) or if they were treated like slaves/cattle in rehearing for this one or if its possibly some kind of punishment like a boarding school. Either way, its an impressive feat of synchronisation.
Some mothers use their infant's nap time to catch up on house chores, but this Japanese mother uses it as an outlet for her creativity. Using only things such as clothes, towels, socks and vegetables, Mami Koide turns her daughters dreams into art. A cartoonist by trade, Koide wasn't sure if her husband would find her new art style amusing.
[Mami Koise, 41-Year Old Cartoonist and Mother]:
"At the beginning, I wasn't sure whether the illustration crafted with clothes would really look like a picture, but after I sent it to my husband, I was very pleased to hear that he really got it and that it was interesting. It made him chuckle."
Koide's husband explains that when he has to work late, the photos are a nice reminder of what's important.
[Katsunori Sunami, Bar Owner and Father of Nuno]:
"When I look at these pictures during my work at night, I'm assured that she's fine, and I think that I should work hard to make this girl happy."
Three months ago, Koide published a collection of her 200 sleeping infant art photos. She was surprised when her book became a best seller on Amazon Japan just a week after it was released. Sadly, Koide says that she will soon have to retire her sleeping infant art career. Nuno is outgrowing her canvas, and with 200 photos, she says she says she thinks its enough. If you want to see more, you can join the 50 thousand fans who are enjoying more of sleeping Nuno on Koide's blog.
Tokyo has clearly moved on from the disaster of the March 2011 earthquake/tsunami/nuclear-meltdown, but in the aftermath, many questions still remain. Such as why spent fuel rods have not yet been removed and exactly when TEPCO and the Japanese government will accept full responsibility and admit that they need outside help from the rest of the world to complete the clean up and secure the situation at Fukushima reactors 3 and 4 especially. So much culture and beauty of the great nation of Japan depends on this honesty to prevent what some experts say would be a mandatory evacuation of Tokyo if another major natural disaster struck near the battered nuclear power plants in Fukushima.
This is Mika's impression of the first Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope (1977) after seeing it for the first time. She did a comical yet good job, despite the fact that English is not her native language.
Genki Sudo wipes the floor with the competition at the Westside Grappling Tournament in California, 2001. Winning the tournament qualified him for the ADCC's, where he went on to lose to Rodrigo Gracie.
Two young Japanese girls turn into two old Japanese men and there's a photo to prove it! A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family.
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