News Sushi #76: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond


News Sushi #76 And we (Hamish) keep serving the best News Sushi!

Editor Note:It is Friday and that means it is time for the World Famous, soon to be Intergalactic Famous, News Sushi from our very own, Hamish Downie. Hamish brings us a decidedly different slant on Pop Culture as viewed through the lens of a non-native living in Japan.

Thank you (ありがとうございました) Hamish, for your insights.

こんにちは!Which means “Hello”!


I’m a bit late getting to this week’s blog (I’ve prepared the articles… but not actually written the parts to cement it all together…)

It’ll be a little quick this week. The GIFs this week are dedicated to the Wachowskis – masters of action – as I’ve just finished Sense8 (I’ve been putting it off, because I didn’t want to end the series I loved so much).


Here’s the first of two Joel Haver shorts this week:

From the youtube page: I was on vacation when I got these. My dad sent me these videos unprompted and told me to edit them into a movie.

What a good son!




Just when you thought the VW bug couldn’t get any more quirky… here comes the wrought iron bug…aka the wedding bug…

Spotted this wrought-iron VW Beetle from r/mildlyinteresting

There’s one parked as an art piece in a mall parking lot in Kawasaki. No engine, just the frame and wheels (the plants growing inside it are part of the art installation).

How do they keep it from rusting?


In case you wondered when I would ever talk about sushi in a column called News Sushi… here’s some Sushi on a train for you.

For no reason.

Have you ever wondered which version of referring to yourself was the most desirable to Japanese women?

One caveat is that most of these are too rude to say in polite company!


Look up from your phone (note to self)!

How 80s Coming of Age Movies Ended

The second of this week’s Joel Haver shorts (go subscribe to his youtube channel)!

Do you hate balloons? Looking for a way to defeat Pennywise?


This is quite sad, but I thought that I should share it as it’s something that needs shedding light on… The missing

And now for something completely different…


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Rainy days . はーれーろー . #晴れ男

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And… he also plays the piano…

And we’ll finish off with some feelings of summer…

Bye for now!

また らいしゅ ね !
Pronounced “Mata Lie Shoe Ne (as in Neck)”
Meaning: Again Next Week Right! i.e. See you Next Week!


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