J-Village is former soccer training center now nuke clean-up base
What was I expecting? Somehow these white suits and the plastic booties on top of the worker’s New Balance tennis shoes don’t seem nearly protective enough for nuclear power plant cleanup. These photos are from J-Village, a soccer training camp converted into operations base for cleaning up Fukushima. I worry about these men at this toxic disaster that used to power Tokyo.
Arashi welcomes foreign tourists back to Japan
Would five effeminate, overly-styled men fill your head with a desire to visit Japan and eliminate all memories of nuclear disaster and fall-out? That’s apparently the Japanese tourist authority dreams. One foreign resident designer laughed that few outside Japan would know the commercial charms of Arashi, and that the contexts are hard to understand for those with limited knowledge of Japan.
Who would be better? The womyn’s soccer team, Nadeshiko? The almost invisible Royal Family? The CEO of TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner & operator of the Fukushima nuke plant)? Pokemon?
RIP, Matsuda Naoki
34 year old Japanese soccer player Matsuda Naoki dies of heart attack during summer training.
Portland soccer fans go mad with the lumber
I have no interest in watching sports (well, except tennis) and even less interest to get near to a large stadium. Yet, viewed in photos, I can see how there can be some hot moments in the sporting life.
Raise high the lumber, ye Northwest lumberjack fans, particularly the shirtless, inter-racial couples!
Soccer star’s big hair exceeds back story
Lee Tadanari (李 忠成) is super-famous now in Japan, as one of the top scorers in Japan’s recent Asia Cup soccer tournament championship. I first noticed him on TV last nite in the return-home footage on the news. Despite the flight from wherever, Lee-san’s orange hair stood proudly high as his country (and a few foreign perverts) welcomed his return.
Apparently, Lee is 4th generation “zainichi,” or Korean-Japanese. I love his extreme vanity, and daring with hair color on and off the playing field.
A Man and His Pig
To make up for the “body pillow love” story and disturbing graphics, I am continuing my hot Japanese men series. What can be hotter than a man and his pet pig? Maezono masakiyo (前園真聖) is a famous (former) soccer player.
Nakata Hidetoshi, Ikemen Alert!
Has this blog lacked photos of ikemen recently? I’ve become very obsessed with Nakata Hidetoshi (中田 英寿), former soccer star and now the face of TBC Men’s “Human Beauty” campaign. Do you think heaps of their product can make ordinary men look that good? I wonder . .
The TV ad is super-dreamy:
Sorry I can’t embed it into this blog, but worth clicking. Also, this earlier Shiseido ad:
Which ikemen are distracting you?