Tokyo community – Katsushika http://katsushika.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:16:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://katsushika.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Tokyo community – Katsushika http://katsushika.org/ 32 32 Cops urged to arrest Oukwanyama subjects disrespecting community court https://katsushika.org/cops-urged-to-arrest-oukwanyama-subjects-disrespecting-community-court/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 12:10:20 +0000 https://katsushika.org/cops-urged-to-arrest-oukwanyama-subjects-disrespecting-community-court/

Oukwanyama Traditional Authority CHAIRMAN Andrew Naikaku said the police should help traditional leaders arrest those who do not show up when summoned to the community court.

Naikaku said that when a senior chief asks the police to help arrest the accused, he is told to write to a regional police commissioner.

Naikaku said this during a visit by Oshana Police Commissioner Naftal Sakaria, along with Queen of Oukwanyama Martha Mwadinomho Kristian Nelumbu, to the traditional authority of Oukwanyama last week.

Naikaku told police that the traditional authority faces the problem of illegal sand mining, with businessmen stealing sand from ancient sandpits at night and depositing it in oshanas to take it in the morning.

“The sand has become a diamond. Our people extract sand from old pits without permission. We have opened a case with the police against those who get sand from Oshikondailongo village in Omusati area, but people still get sand from it,” Naikaku said.

He suggested that trucks should not be allowed to transport sand after 5 p.m.

Queen Nelumbu said the police should assign officers to the community court and the palace when there are meetings, to restore order.

Speaking at the same event, Oukwanyama Traditional Authority Ohaingu District Chief Urias Ndilula said cases of gender-based violence against women and children, cattle rustling, drug abuse and illegal sand mining are among those prevalent in traditional authorities. .

He said there were also cases of people stealing matches and canned beef.

All of these cases can be brought before community court judges.

“Sometimes when we summon people to the community court they don’t come, while some who are fined to pay cattle or money only pay when they die,” he said. .

Ndilula suggested that in cases where a defendant has been summoned to court but does not show up, the police should apprehend that defendant.

The Director of Community Courts at the Ministry of Justice, Amalia Nathaniel, told The Namibian last year that community courts are authorized to try criminal offenses resulting from the violation of customary laws and customs.

In most cases, these offenses are limited to theft, common assault, child neglect, and inheritance issues.

These courts also have jurisdiction over matters such as customary unions, and offenses such as adultery or non-payment of lobola, among others.

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Playing in Rochdale: September 24 https://katsushika.org/playing-in-rochdale-september-24/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:27:47 +0000 https://katsushika.org/playing-in-rochdale-september-24/

WATCH: Amy Vreeke appears in brand new one-woman show

Contact Theater Presents: Glowing

By Steve Cooke

Contact Theater presents the realities of motherhood in Amy Vreeke’s all-new solo show – Glowing.

Candid, fierce, funny and loud, Glowing is the new comedy theater show conceived and performed by renowned theater maker, writer, performer and new mom – Amy Vreeke – in which she shares her very personal and unfiltered opinions on realities of pregnancy. and motherhood.

One thing Amy has always been sure of is that she wants to be a mother.

She imagined herself pregnant, in overalls, doing yoga and even drinking kale smoothies.

The reality of constant nausea, exhaustion and midnight sausage rolls left her wondering, when does the glow start?

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Then, nine months of prenatal anxiety and several stitches later, Amy fell in love with the little human she had created.

But with no sleep, a nationwide lockdown and a crying baby refusing to feed – Amy has found herself disillusioned with the version of motherhood we see so often in the media. And this is how Glowing was conceived and subsequently born…

Inspired by her own personal experiences of new motherhood and from conversations with many other new moms equally shocked and surprised by the realities of expecting pregnancy and parenthood.

Dates: October 18-22.

Visit: https://contactmcr.com

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ROCK BAND MEMBER: Guitarist/vocalist Jim Milne

John Milne and Jim Milne

By Steve Cooke

Tractor were a rock band founded in Rochdale by guitarist/vocalist Jim Milne and drummer Steve Clayton in 1971.

DJ John Peel signed the band to his Dandelion Records label.

He had a fondness for Rochdale, having worked in a cotton mill there before becoming a DJ.

Looking out of his kitchen window in Peel Acres in Suffolk, he spotted a tractor in the fields adjacent to his house and recommended it as a name.

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Tractor’s first release was a 7 inch maxi single – Stoney Glory / Marie / As You Say – for Dandelion.

The recording was made in an attic and bedroom studio of a terraced house in Edenfield Road Rochdale, which John Peel named Dandelion Studios, Rochdale to tie into his record label.

I recently caught up with Jim Milne who told me about another interesting and rather surprising connection to Rochdale.

“For the past few years I have been trying to get a plaque on Drake St for my great, great uncle John Milne. He was the inventor of the seismograph and studied earthquakes and related phenomena first in Japan and then, after returning home to the Isle of Wight.

SEISMOGRAPH INVENTOR: John Milne

He went on to explain, “I tried to interest the city council a few years ago, but nothing happened. He is famous in Japan, where his work saved countless lives and has a permanent display of him and his life in the IoW Museum. Although born in Liverpool, the family was based during his youth in Milnrow and Rochdale. The only remaining house is on Drake St.

“I learned a bit about him from my father who had obviously never met him, but there was some folklore in the family about him. He was clearly a polymorph with wide and varied interests. An interesting fact is that, because he was prone to seasickness, he traveled overland to Japan through Europe and Asia, to take up his professorship at the University of Tokyo.

John Milne was born on December 30, 1850 in the Edge Hill area of ​​Liverpool.

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He spent his youth and formative years in Rochdale at 147 Drake Street and later at Tunshill House.

Geologist, engineer, and seismologist John Milne is known as one of the most important contributors to the understanding and assessment of earthquakes, developed the first international seismological data network, and created what can be considered the world’s first modern seismograph.

Go Rochedale! Surely John Milne should be remembered in our city by more than a Premier Inn!

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tuesday september 27

Lunchtime concerts: Rombald’s Recorder Orchestra

The Coach House in Littleborough hold a series of lunchtime concerts on the last Tuesday of each month throughout the year (excluding December) and these have proven very popular.

TIME: 1 p.m.

Cost: £4 per person (payable locally)

Call: Littleborough Coach House 01706 378481

Visit: https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/sites/littleborough-coach-house/lunchtime-…

Where: Littleborough Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough OL15 9AE

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Wednesday, September 28

ART CLUB LOCATION: Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale

Wednesday Art Group

The weekly Art Club will regularly explore a variety of subject matter using collage, drawing, painting and mixed media drawing from current Touchstones Rochdale exhibitions and borough collections. All materials will be provided*

Sessions are designed to reduce stress, build confidence and meet others through creativity.

Creative Health and Well Being Ltd is a non-profit organization based in Rochdale.

They run informal and relaxed art sessions while ensuring the topics are informative and help participants learn skills.

Time: 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Visit: https://www.yourtrustrochdale.co.uk/whats-on/events/wednesday-art-club/

Address: Touchstones Rochdale Gallery, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ

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Wednesday, September 28

Toad Lane Concerts – Weekly Rochdale Lunchtime Music

Maria King – Concert Pianist Extraordinary (RNCM)

The concert series has been held at St Mary’s since 2001 and received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2020…during the pandemic!

Held every Wednesday, Music at Lunchtime is a weekly series of live classical music concerts which has been running since the 1960s. Sessions were originally held at the old Rochdale Art Gallery by the local authorities, but since May 2001 are led by passionate volunteers and Artistic Director, Dr. Joe Dawson.

Cost: £6

Time: Doors open at 12 p.m., concert starts from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Call: Dr Joe Dawson 01706 648872

Where: St Mary in the Baum, Toad Lane/St Mary’s Gate, Rochdale OL16 1DZ

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Australia’s Indigenous Island Community Shuts Down $3.6 Billion Gas Drill | Energy News https://katsushika.org/australias-indigenous-island-community-shuts-down-3-6-billion-gas-drill-energy-news/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 11:09:18 +0000 https://katsushika.org/australias-indigenous-island-community-shuts-down-3-6-billion-gas-drill-energy-news/

Australia’s second-largest independent gas producer, Santos Ltd, has argued that it has all the necessary approvals to start drilling.

Australia’s Federal Court has ruled in favor of an Indigenous group’s challenge to a drilling permit for Santos Ltd’s Barossa gas development, in what the Santos company called a “disappointing” setback for the 3,000 project. $6 billion.

Traditional landowners in the Tiwi Islands, led by Dennis Tipakalippa, had petitioned the court in June to overturn drilling permission granted by the industry regulator – the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).

Tipakalippa claimed that he and other Tiwi islanders hold “sea country” rights, including and beyond the Barossa field, and that his traditional lands are closest to the gas field.

Santos, Australia’s second-largest independent gas producer, argued it had all the necessary approvals after consultation with stakeholders.

The company also argued that Tiwi Islanders were not relevant stakeholders in the project and therefore did not need to be consulted.

Judge Mordecai Bromberg thought otherwise.

“Mr. Tipakalippa has established that NOPSEMA…did not, pursuant to the Regulations, assess whether the Drilling EP (Environmental Plan) demonstrated that Santos consulted with every person whom the Regulations required him to consult,” Judge Bromberg said. in a decision released Wednesday.

“The acceptance (or authorization) given by NOPSEMA was legally invalid. NOPSEMA’s decision to accept the Drilling EP must therefore be reversed,” the judge said.

Plans to appeal

Announcing a plan to appeal the decision on Wednesday, Santos said the decision should be reviewed by the full federal court, given the importance of the ruling to the company, its international joint venture partners and its customers.

Santos’ partners in the Barossa project are South Korean energy company SK E&S and Japan’s top power producer JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power.

“This is a disappointing result,” Santos said in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange, adding that the drilling in question was to take place at a site in the Timor Sea about 140 kilometers (86 miles) north of the Tiwi Islands. .

Tipakalippa, who filed the challenge, said Santos failed to properly consult traditional owners about the drilling and told the court the Barossa project posed a risk to sacred sites and their spiritual connection to Sea Country.

“We are so happy and so relieved. We won. The most important thing for us is to protect our maritime country,” Tipakalippa said in a statement.

Australian Greens MP Sue Higginson welcomed the decision in a tweet and praised former Tiwi Tipakalippa.

Important issues for Santos

The stakes are high for Santos.

Barossa is the company’s largest project and is critical to its Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, which will lose supply from its base gas source, the Bayu Undan field, later this year.

Santos, who had agreed to suspend drilling for the project pending a court ruling, said he had “engaged” with indigenous representative bodies – the Tiwi Land Council and the Northern Land Council – about the drilling proposed, and the regulator had agreed to his efforts to consult with Tiwi Islanders.

The Barossa field is 265 km (165 miles) north of the gas city of Darwin on the Australian mainland and 138 km (86 miles) north of the Tiwi Islands.

Credit Suisse analyst Saul Kavonic said if Santos fails in its appeal and has to submit a new environmental plan, it could affect the overall cost and add months or even more than a year to the project schedule.

In addition to broadening consultations, Kavonic said, there is a risk that the regulator will broaden any review to include other considerations, such as reviewing emissions, as the country’s carbon emissions targets are stricter now than when the permit was approved.

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RangeWater and Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate Acquire 228-Unit Apartment Community in Prime Atlanta Neighborhood https://katsushika.org/rangewater-and-nippon-steel-kowa-real-estate-acquire-228-unit-apartment-community-in-prime-atlanta-neighborhood/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 13:36:29 +0000 https://katsushika.org/rangewater-and-nippon-steel-kowa-real-estate-acquire-228-unit-apartment-community-in-prime-atlanta-neighborhood/

The Dakota Range Water Real Estate

“The Dakota is a great addition to our local communities portfolio,” said Josh Colter, Director of Acquisitions for RangeWater. “The Druid Hills neighborhood is especially popular with doctors, Emory staff and students, Center for Disease Control employees, and many Fortune 1,000 companies.”

RangeWater Real Estate and Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate (NSKRE), advised by Metzler Real Estate, have acquired a large apartment community in the Atlanta metro area.

The collective has purchased Avana Druid Hills, which will be renamed The Dakota at Druid Hills, located at 3471 N. Druid Hills Road in Decatur. It’s part of multi-family real estate company RangeWater’s strategy to continue to meet housing demand by purchasing communities in desirable Sun Belt neighborhoods.

“RangeWater is committed to meeting the growing demand for apartments in the Sun Belt,” said Steven Shores, President and CEO of RangeWater. “Our acquisition team is always looking for opportunities to buy well-maintained communities and add value through renovations and upgrades, as well as strong partners like NSKRE to execute the plan. business. The Dakota at Druid Hills provides an excellent base that aligns with our strategic efforts to improve the lives of those who call it home.

The Druid Hills neighborhood of Decatur is one of Atlanta’s earliest suburbs and is extremely popular with its tree-lined streets, shopping, movie theaters, and convenient location to Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control. The garden-style community was built in 1985 and has 228 units.

“The Dakota is a great addition to our local communities portfolio,” said Josh Colter, Director of Acquisitions for RangeWater. “The Druid Hills neighborhood is especially popular with physicians, Emory staff and students, Center for Disease Control employees, and many Fortune 1,000 companies. We look forward to inviting new residents to join our community and enrich the lives of those who already live there. »

RangeWater will continue to add to the many sought-after Dakota amenities desired by today’s renters, especially with so many working from home or spending free time outdoors enjoying Georgia’s beautiful weather. Current features include an outdoor pavilion, kitchen and picnic areas, swimming pool, private tennis courts, fitness center, auto service center, business center and club- house updated.

Inside, the apartments offer large rooms including a separate dining room, living room and laundry room, outdoor balconies and patios, and gas fireplaces. These units with one bonus bedroom will be converted into three-bedroom apartments. RangeWater will invest in improving interiors to ensure the property maintains a competitive edge.

“Some of our two-bedroom apartment homes will be upgraded to three-bedrooms to meet this underserved need in the Druid Hills submarket,” Colter added. “That alone made this acquisition a very compelling investment for RangeWater.”

Privately held RangeWater was founded in 2006. The company acquires, develops, manages and invests in multi-family communities in the Southeast and Southwest United States, with a $6.3 billion portfolio. Georgia is RangeWater’s largest market, followed by Florida. The business is growing rapidly in the west and southwest of the mountains.

Druid Hills community footage is available here.

About RangeWater Real Estate

RangeWater is a fully integrated, multi-family real estate company creating meaningful experiences for its partners, customers, residents and employees across the Sun Belt and Mountain West. The Atlanta-based company has acquired and developed more than 34,000 multifamily units since its inception in 2006, representing more than $6.5 billion in total capitalization. RangeWater currently manages a balanced portfolio of over 93,000 multifamily units in 11 states. With offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Tampa and Salt Lake City, RangeWater targets high job growth markets with demand for new housing. For more information, visit LiveRangeWater.com.

About Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate

Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd. (“NSKRE”), is a leading Japanese developer, owner and operator of commercial and residential properties with a 70-year history. The Tokyo-based company has re-entered the US real estate market. For more information about NSKRE, please visit https://www.nskre.co.jp/english/.

About Metzler Real Estate

Metzler Real Estate (Metzler) has over 40 years of experience delivering exceptional investment results across the United States through expert knowledge and a creative approach. For more information about Metzler Real Estate, please visit http://www.metzlerna.com.

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Local News: The main community site for Minehead, Porlock, Dunster, Timberscombe, Simonsbath and surrounding areas (West Somerset & Exmoor) https://katsushika.org/local-news-the-main-community-site-for-minehead-porlock-dunster-timberscombe-simonsbath-and-surrounding-areas-west-somerset-exmoor/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 09:07:00 +0000 https://katsushika.org/local-news-the-main-community-site-for-minehead-porlock-dunster-timberscombe-simonsbath-and-surrounding-areas-west-somerset-exmoor/

Animanga’s popularity in the UK



Published: September 19, 2022 10:07

Animanga is quite popular in Japan and its wave is spreading rapidly to other countries. The UK is a place that is rapidly embracing this form of entertainment. However, the term might sound a little strange to so many people, as they just prefer to call them anime. The word is coined from two words, anime and manga. Anime are Japanese cartoons while Manga are Japanese comics. Therefore, animanga is a collective term for both.

This industry is currently valued at over US$19 billion in Japan and you can imagine the trajectory it will take once it becomes mainstream globally. Animanga has a rich history which dates back to the 20e Century in which it was first seen. They made a breakthrough in the 70s where different genres of the same genre were created. The 1980s were called the golden age of anime due to the development of original anime series inspired by the rise of the 70s.

This form of entertainment is amazing because it creates a unique and creative way of telling stories. Most creators develop animanga as a side business, so you’re likely to find unique ideas from people with different perspectives. Even though several animangas are available, only the best films are picked up by major studios and converted into mainstream anime series.

Apart from anime series, animanga has inspired other creations like music, games, and art. You’ll especially love the animanga-themed slots and casino games that are available at major online casinos. They use well-designed themed symbols to create an immersive experience. You could also win large sums of money if you are lucky. For the best experience, you should choose a fast withdrawal casino which will allow you to play your favorite anime-themed slots and cash out easily.

Why the rise in popularity in the UK?

Maybe you are wondering why now? Why have these shows become so popular in the UK when they have always existed? Since time immemorial, animanga has been a creative and captivating form of entertainment, so it’s unlikely that people just realized it. It first came to the UK in the 80s with shows like Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro. Let’s take a closer look at why its popularity has grown.

More viewing platforms

It was very easy for the Japanese to embrace animanga because they were easily accessible to them. However, the situation was quite different in the UK. It was so hard to stumble upon an anime series, watch it, and love it. People had to go to extreme lengths to find them and that often involved some level of illegality. The only show that could be found was Pokémon, which aired on ITV.

Recently, online streaming platforms have changed the game by making it easier to find these shows. Netflix, one of the major streaming platforms in the world, has started offering them. They have over 50 anime shows available, including the following:

You can go into this genre and find a wide variety of animanga series to watch. He also dabbled in creating original anime content for his platform. Moreover, subscriptions to the platform are quite affordable, thus allowing several people from the UK to access it.

Crunchroll is another fantastic platform that offers anime series. It is an American platform founded in California but recently entered the UK. It had a humble start but quickly grew into a renowned platform with hundreds of anime series.

In addition to these legal ways to watch these shows, you can also find them illegally through piracy. You can find and download them through the Internet and watch them whenever you want. Fansubbing communities picked them up and saved them, translated them and shared them. They still exist to this day and can allow you to find and watch anime without incurring any fees. The advent of more watch platforms has contributed greatly to the growing popularity of animanga in the UK. Due to the positive reception, these platforms are likely to offer more shows leading to a bigger upside.

Integration of different cultures

Animanga was originally intended for Japanese audiences. Therefore, it was a classic representation of its cultures and beliefs that was portrayed in an exciting way. Since it makes great references to and salutes Japanese legends, it can be a fantastic way for people from elsewhere to learn about the ways and cultures of these peoples. There are huge differences between Asian and Western cultures, so there are a lot of new things to learn. Nevertheless, modern anime series have attempted to diversify attention. They also try to create shows that address serious topics such as:

These are very common issues in the West, so people are likely to identify with them. It’s amazing how anime can address these issues while maintaining their comedic, colorful, and cute looks. They tend to have innovative ways of hiding their messages, thus forcing people to explore them deeply to understand them.

The mix of issues it focuses on and the integration of different cultures has made it a big hit in the UK. They were initially considered for children, but now you can find animanga shows for teenagers and adults.

Exceptional visuals and sounds

Animanga shows have high quality visuals and sound effects which made them more enjoyable to UK audiences. They also take you away from the Western ways that are a little too obvious. Studios try to use advanced technologies like 3D to make them visually pleasing. They also sped up the production process leading to the regular release of new movies.

These shows have amazing backgrounds, stunning sound effects, intriguing tones, and amazing animation. They also have the distinction of depicting things like sex scenes. As mentioned above, this industry has a great way of telling stories and UK audiences have fully embraced it.

Animation conventions

These conventions propelled the popularity of animanga in the UK and beyond. They tend to attract worldwide attention, which makes them incredible marketing avenues. These events focus on anime, manga, and Japanese culture in general. They take place every year in different cities and bring together authors, directors, creators and industry enthusiasts.

The first convention, Comiket, was held in Tokyo in 1970 and attracted hundreds of people. The recent Comiket Events have attracted hundreds of thousands of people and the event seems to get bigger every year. These events slowly spread to other countries like the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. The United States was the first Western country to hold it. YamatoCon was first held in 1983 in Texas and it was a convention dedicated to Japanese animation. The A-Kon Project, on the other hand, started in the 90s and is considered the first true anime convention in the United States.

In the late 1990s, these events drew thousands of people to the United States and are now approaching the hundreds of thousands mark. The biggest convention is Anime Expo and it attracted over 90,000 people in 2015.

In the UK, the first convention, AUKcon, was held in London in 1994 while the Manifest was the first in Australia. Notably, the largest convention outside of Japan is hosted in Europe. It is the Japan Expo which is held in Paris. The COVID 19 pandemic has caused the postponement and cancellation of such events, but they are starting to come back into the limelight. Some of the upcoming events include:

Event

Country

Month

DragonCon 2022

United States

September

San Japan 2022

United States

September

PixelExpo 2022

Australia

September

Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con 2022

UK

September

Newcastle Anime & Gaming Con 2022

UK

October

Liverpool Anime & Gaming Con 2022

UK

October

Hosting anime conventions outside of Japan shows that it has become a cultural phenomenon that has been embraced worldwide. The UK specifically hosts many conventions in different cities each year. These events widely popularized animanga in the UK. They tend to publicize them and provide a platform for discussions and the release of new shows. They also create a new source of income for people.

Conclusion

Animanga has become so popular in the UK lately. It comes in the form of movies, series, TV shows, casino games and much more and gives more people the opportunity to embrace Japanese culture. The shows are available on various streaming platforms and tend to focus on various issues affecting people in different places. The major conventions held each year have also propelled its popularity. You should try to watch anime today for an amazing experience.



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“Drifting Home”: A Story of Temporary Life and Eternal Community https://katsushika.org/drifting-home-a-story-of-temporary-life-and-eternal-community/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 19:06:00 +0000 https://katsushika.org/drifting-home-a-story-of-temporary-life-and-eternal-community/

When 33-year-old director Hiroyasu Ishida was offered the opportunity to produce his second feature film, the opportunity arose with complete freedom to create whatever he wanted.

So, naturally, he chose a story about a group of school-aged children trapped in a floating apartment complex in the middle of the ocean. Because of course.

“We explored other ideas and concepts, but I came to this one because it’s something you never thought possible or plausible,” says Ishida, known for his feature debut, the film. prime penguin highway. “Also, it’s that age range that appeals to me for the characters because that’s when, as a young boy, I had the most fun of my life.”

Drift homewhich hits Netflix today, September 16, is produced by At a glance‘s Studio Colorido Co. and follows the story of sixth graders Kosuke and Natsume who, along with their friends, sneak into a dilapidated old public housing complex, which was once where Kosuke and Natsume lived. The two friends were raised as siblings, but later separated after their families moved to new homes.

When Natsume and Kosuke fight on the roof of their old house, they suddenly find themselves caught in a torrential downpour. As the storm subsides, the group of children discover the apartment and, with it, drift out to sea.

It was an early sketch of this scene that most intrigued Drift homeproducer Hibiki Saito.

“There was this first picture board that the director gave us, which was just a picture, a sketch, of this building drifting along the ocean,” Saito recalls. “I thought it was something we could definitely expand on. The staff and crew I had on board also felt the same, so we just agreed.

But while a massive, crumbling urban apartment floating in the middle of a vast blue ocean is certainly striking and unique, the heart of the film lies in the interior constructions of this particular apartment.

“There are different types of Danchi buildings, but the one featured in this film comes from a particular time, just after the end of World War II in Japan,” Ishida explains. “So these apartment buildings are over 50 years old and have sprouted all over the country, built on the ruins of war because there wasn’t enough housing to accommodate everyone in the country. One of the characteristics of the Danchi of this period is that the rooms are communicating, so you can go from one room to another without going out into the hallway.

The director continues, “They were also connected vertically, so someone on the first floor had a lot of communication with someone living on the second floor.”

The way these Danchi compounds were built stems from a concept used in the Edo period, where one-storey apartment-like houses had many people from the community living in a compound, and each residential area was connected.

“So everyone lived side by side, and you could move from one room or neighborhood to another and it was very easy to form a community among the residents who lived in those buildings,” says Ishida. “The Danchi apartment buildings follow that tradition in that the rooms are connected and there was this really strong sense of community between the tenants.”

In the film, Natsume is taken under the wing of Yasuji, Kosuke’s grandfather who lives in a Danchi apartment one floor below Kousuke and his parents. In current film footage and flashbacks, Natsume and Kosuke frequently run around the apartment, in and out of rooms, back and forth between multiple floors, traversing connecting routes as if they were secret tunnels. . fort that the children built themselves. The apartment is as much their playground as a living space.

Understanding the intricacies of the Danchi apartment was so important to Ishida that the director had a model made to help with the design and animation.

“There’s a bit of dialogue in the movie where they talk about how, with Natsume’s character, whenever she had emotional issues, she would transport herself from the fourth floor to the fifth floor, and vice versa, to get herself. comfort,” notes Ishida. “This feeling of vertical movement is something that contemporary apartment complexes in Japan don’t have. But, at the same time, this type of apartment complex is very typically Japanese and very symbolic of a specific era in Japan. So I want it to bring a sense of cultural discovery to those who watch this film.

But within this historically specific setting, Ishida wanted to capture a more universal message, based on nostalgia for the places we’ve called home. The film goes on to reveal Natsume’s harrowing family history and how, after being sent to live with Yasuji and Kosuke, she began to regard the old, dilapidated apartment as her refuge and salvation, which is why she is beyond reluctant. . let it go and move on. It’s a concept director Ishida and producer Saito are familiar with.

“I actually grew up in one of those apartment buildings in Danchi, and when I visited my family recently, they had moved out and are now living in a newer building,” Saito says. “I’m not someone who usually has a sense of nostalgia towards buildings, but I felt a wave of sentimentality wash over me the moment I learned that my family had moved. Watching this movie we made made me realize that this is an experience that everyone should have too.

For Ishida, each movement is accompanied by more than a small reminiscence.

“I moved many times between my childhood and my college years and, of course, for the houses or apartments where I lived longer, there is a feeling of attachment to these places,” he says. . “The first house I lived in was not a Danchi apartment, but it was much older with a history of around 90 years. high school, and when I went back there, I had this feeling of sentimentality.

He continues: “After that, I moved to Kyoto to go to university, and after spending five years in Kyoto, it became like a second home. Now I live in Tokyo, where I actually live in a Danchi apartment. I’m sure I’ll feel the same when I have to leave this building.

However, as Drift home continues to reveal, it is not just the physical location of a home that fosters fond memories, but the community that has been built within the building itself, the friendships that have been formed and the bonds that will survive all brick and mortar. In this way, a Danchi apartment, a house that expands the community effortlessly, is the perfect location for a film about childhood nostalgia.

“We’re telling the story of a place – this Danchi apartment – and growing up in a certain place, in a certain house, and having to say goodbye to that place and how you resolve that sadness or nostalgia,” Ishida says. . “The truth is that a place is never forever. They come and go, and then we also have to come and go or leave a place. And as we as people have to move on in our lives , it’s the connection with the people around us that really helps us transition through these changes.

Saito adds, “And I think that’s a kind of sensibility that’s not just Japanese, but very universal.”

As for why the apartment is adrift in the ocean? Viewers will have to watch the movie to get the answer.

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Victoria Davis is a full-time freelance journalist and part-time Otaku with an affinity for all things anime. She reported many stories ranging from activist news to entertainment. To learn more about his work, visit victoriadavisdepiction.com.

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Lumbung community rejects Documenta committee recommendations https://katsushika.org/lumbung-community-rejects-documenta-committee-recommendations/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 09:56:05 +0000 https://katsushika.org/lumbung-community-rejects-documenta-committee-recommendations/

Installation view of SUBVERSIVE FILM of the collective Tokyo Reels collection (2018- ) at documenta XV, Kassel, 2022. Photo by HG Masters for ArtAsiaPacific.

Documenta fifteen participants and ruangrupa art directors, collectively known as the lumbung community, announcement on September 10 that they “categorically refused” to accept the preliminary conclusions of the Documenta shareholder-appointed advisory committee which called for the immediate closure of the Tokyo Reels presentation of the film by the Subversive Film collective at the documenta fortnight. The Lumbung community said the advisory committee’s report “marks a racist drift into a pernicious structure of censorship” and denounced the committee’s recommendation as a “vicious attempt at censorship”.

The statement from the lumbung community, titled “we are angry, we are sad, we are tired, we are united”, was published on a dedicated site website and also via E-flow. It was released shortly after the advisory committee released its very abridged first report. recommendations September 10 (only in German and not in English, which is not the organisation’s usual practice of bilingualism for press releases). The advisory board wrote that it believed the “most urgent task” was “to stop the showing of the compilation of pro-Palestinian propaganda films from the 1960s-1980s by the collective subversive movie shown as Tokyo Reels Film Festival” and said the commentary provided between the films “legitimate[s] the hatred of Israel and the glorification of terrorism in the source material through their uncritical discussion. The advisory board also remarked that it believed that these films, entrusted by the Japanese filmmaker Massao Adachia former member of the Japanese Red Army with ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – “pose a greater danger in their potentially inciting effect than the work People’s justice [by Taring Padi]which has already been deleted.

The advisory panel took particular issue with a remark in the films that Israel has a “fascist” trait and was committing “genocide” against the Palestinians, which led the panel to conclude that “Israeli policy” was “associated to National Socialists,” which the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has called an anti-Semitic trope. The committee notes that the Japanese Red Army was recruited by the PFLP to carry out terrorist attacks, notably at Lod airport in 1972. The committee wrote that the “resumption of film screenings would only be conceivable if they contextualized in ways that clearly indicated their propaganda character, clearly identified their anti-Semitic elements and corrected historical misrepresentations”.

The Lumbung community’s statement referred to a more detailed preliminary report it had seen and cited the committee’s broader findings that criticize “the curatorial and organizational structural environment that has enabled an anti-Zionist, anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli climate.” to prevail”. The Lumbung community in turn rejected the advisory committee’s use of the IHRA’s definition of anti-Semitism, ‘which allows criticism of the State of Israel and criticism of Zionism to be confused with anti-Semitism and to “bypass the rigorous task of defining its terms.” . . effectively erasing their vast differences in metonymic blurring. The pessimistic letter characterized “the committee’s oppressive and pseudo-scientific approach. . . a way of projecting and transposing German guilt and history into Palestinian struggles and other anti-colonial struggles.

The presentation of the Subversive Film collective at the Hübner areal is still visible. Documenta fifteen will end its 100-day run on September 25.

HG Masters is ArtAsiaPacific‘s Associate Editor and Associate Publisher.

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AEW Fight Forever Details: Roster, Community Creations, More https://katsushika.org/aew-fight-forever-details-roster-community-creations-more/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 15:36:45 +0000 https://katsushika.org/aew-fight-forever-details-roster-community-creations-more/

Fighting selection learned some details behind the upcoming AEW video game Fight Forever.

As for the minigames, we’re told that was an All Elite Wrestling idea, and something they had been pushing. We’re told there were people involved who pushed the idea of ​​community creations on the game early on, but All Elite Wrestling wasn’t as interested, and Yuke was happy to pass it on as it was the AEW budget they were working on. with. We’re told that eventually AEW decided they wanted a community creations-style look, but by then Yuke felt they’d have to scrap other features to make it a reality. We don’t know where things stand now.

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Heavy resources have been poured into the game’s story mode, and many talents have come in to do voiceover work. We are told that John Silver, Orange Cassidy. MJF himself actually wrote a promo for the game. We were told at one point that there was story material that needed to be prepared for The Bunny, Ricky Starks, and Keith Lee, but there’s had a backtrack on this. We don’t know where things stand with those talents now.

Some names that we had confirmed are not part of the first version of the game: Evil Uno, Jake Hager, Private Party, The Acclaimed, Santana and Ortiz, in addition to FTR. However, we were told that the work plan is now to add FTR as DLC. However, they were originally planned for the first version of the game. Stu Grayson was also not planned before he left.

Prior to their suspensions, we had heard that Kenny Omega, Christopher Daniels, and Michael Nakazawa would be at the Tokyo Game Show where the AEW game will be showcased.

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Young swimmers will meet the Commonwealth and Olympic champion https://katsushika.org/young-swimmers-will-meet-the-commonwealth-and-olympic-champion/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 08:44:29 +0000 https://katsushika.org/young-swimmers-will-meet-the-commonwealth-and-olympic-champion/

LEARN FROM A CHAMPION: Swimmer Duncan Scott will meet some of Orkney’s youngest swimmers in learn-to-swim sessions

Orkney’s young swimmers will welcome six-time Olympic medalist and Commonwealth Champion Duncan Scott as he immerses himself in their swimming lessons.

Duncan will be in the county to mark the success of the Learn to Swim program in Orkney, which sees around 646 children each week take part in regular swimming lessons with the Pickaquoy Center and the Orkney Islands Council.

The swimming superstar will meet some of Orkney’s youngest swimmers during learn-to-swim sessions at the Pickaquoy Center and then head to Stromness Pool to meet some of Orkney’s club swimmers, offering them tips and tips when they participate in one of their regular training sessions.

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Duncan represented Great Britain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics last year and more recently Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. He made history after winning four medals in Tokyo, more than any other British athlete at a single Olympics, and became the team’s most successful Commonwealth Games athlete of all time. Scotland.

An all-rounder in the pool, Scott has swum internationally in the 100 and 200 meter freestyle, 200 meter butterfly, 200 meter and 400 meter individual medley.

The Scottish Swimming National Learn to Swim Framework, in partnership with Scottish Water, is delivered by leisure associations, local authorities and swimming lesson providers across Scotland. It aims to raise the standards and ensure consistency in swimming lessons across the country.

LEARN FROM A CHAMPION: Swimmer Duncan Scott will meet some of Orkney’s youngest swimmers in learn-to-swim sessions

Learning to swim is an essential life skill that helps children and adults be more confident, safer and more proficient in the water and can ultimately save lives. As a sport, swimming is unique with health and social benefits from birth and opportunities in a range of aquatic disciplines and water sports.

For parents, encouraging your child to learn to swim is one of the most important skills you will teach them. If you get kids swimming when they’re young, chances are they’ll enjoy the water for the rest of their lives and stay fit and healthy.

Duncan commented: “I am very much looking forward to visiting Orkney and seeing the children benefit from the learn to swim programs offered there as part of the Scottish Swimming Scottish Water Learn to Swim Framework, but also taking part in a club training session where I hope I can offer some good advice to young Orkney swimmers!

James Linklater, Managing Director of the Pickaquoy Centre, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Duncan Scott come to Orkney, and what a great opportunity for our young swimmers to talk and swim with such a successful athlete.

“Given his recent success at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the fact that he has become Scotland’s most decorated competitor at any Commonwealth Games, Duncan is among the finest athletes of our time.

“We look forward to welcoming him to ‘Picky’ and hope he enjoys his visit.”

Councilor Gwenda Shearer is Chair of the Orkney Islands Council’s Education, Leisure and Housing Committee. She said: “What a pleasure for these young people to meet Duncan, who for our young swimmers, especially those involved in competitive swimming, will be an absolute inspiration.

“The Learn to Swim program has been a resounding success in Orkney. These young swimmers we see competing in competitions, galas and even inter-county meet-and-greets all started their journeys with swimming lessons at our local facilities.

“Orkney has a tremendous tradition of producing fantastic swimmers and I hope the opportunity to meet their hero will inspire the next generation to do even bigger things in the pool, all the more important as time is running out for that the Island Games are coming to Orkney in 2025.”

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BookTrib Bites: Intriguing Stories and a Better You | Herald Community Newspapers https://katsushika.org/booktrib-bites-intriguing-stories-and-a-better-you-herald-community-newspapers/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 15:35:00 +0000 https://katsushika.org/booktrib-bites-intriguing-stories-and-a-better-you-herald-community-newspapers/

This fourth thriller from Rake Ozenna will leave readers breathless. Rake faces dangerous choices and deadly consequences in this harrowing political thriller that takes you from the Finnish ice islands to the bustling streets of Tokyo to Russia and the White House.

Rake’s mission is to gain access to the Kato family – Japan’s most dangerous criminal empire – through his daughter, Sara. But when the Russian leader’s son is assassinated and Sara becomes implicated, a political crisis between Russia, Japan and the United States begins. Rake must keep Sara alive while uncovering the true extent of the Kato family’s threat to America. Get ready for a fascinating page turn.

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“Think healthy, be healthy”
by Beth Linder-Moss

“Think Healthy, Be Healthy” is a comprehensive guide to living a healthy, balanced life. It offers simple ways to restructure your life to create the healthiest version of yourself – even with today’s crazy schedules – by making easy-to-implement changes in all aspects of your daily life. These changes will allow you to improve your physical and mental well-being, as well as your confidence.

With over 30 years of experience as an exercise physiologist, personal and group trainer, and health coach, the author shares his insights by providing advice on fitness, positive thinking, nutrition, and sleeping habits. Positive thoughts and choices are the key to a balanced lifestyle.

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The most likely club‘The most likely club’
by Elyssa Friedland

At their landmark high school reunion, a group of friends make a pact to achieve their high school superlatives one way or another, in the acclaimed author’s new animated novel of “Last Summer at the Golden Hotel”.

In Bellport, CT in 1997, four best friends and high school students are ready to set the world on fire. Fast forward 25 years and nothing has gone according to plan as the women regroup at their dreaded high school reunion. When a forgotten classmate makes a startling announcement, the friends wonder: is it too late to make their dreams come true? Fueled by nostalgia and one drink too many, they form a pact to overcome their middle-aged angst in order to fulfill their teenage aspirations.

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A turn of light“A bend of light”
by Joy Jordan Lake

A sleepy coastal town in post-World War II America is shaken when secrets of the past and present collide in a gripping novel by the best-selling author of “Under a Gilded Moon.”

Five years after the war, Amie Stilwell returns to her hometown in Maine, starting over in the same village where her life went so wrong. His surrogate mother, Shibby Travis, is waiting for him. But the unexpected also awaits you.

An abandoned boy is found with a note asking that he be watched. Amie and Shibby take her in, but mysteries multiply when a Boston socialite is found dead in Amie’s barn and an old friend suddenly reappears. Through the hazy filter of a city’s secrets, Amie must confront her own painful past.

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