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News from Japan - January 28, 2022

Ghibli Park is opening soon

Le parc Ghibli ouvre prochainement ses portes au JaponYou surely know Princess Mononoke or My Neighbor Totoro ?

You should know that Parc Ghibli, dedicated to the films of the animation studio, will open its doors on November 1st. Announced on its Twitter account by its iconic character Totoro, Studio Ghibli has developed a field for fans of films directed by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.

The park will have five zones, the first accessible section of which will be the life-size model of the house of the characters of My Neighbor Totoro, surrounded by its Japanese countryside. Visitors will notably be able to enter a Totoro statue at the back of the house.

The site, currently under construction in a huge park in Nagakute (Aichi prefecture), will have a total cost of 34 billion yen, or nearly 265 million euros. Other spaces dedicated to Princess MononokeKiki’s Delivery Service or Howl’s Moving Castle will open their doors next year.

Studio Ghibli is highly regarded for its achievements, including Spirited Away (2001) or Spirited away, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2002.

In addition to the park, Studio Ghibli is already present with a museum in the Japanese capital. The latter is also a real success, so much so that the tickets, put on sale at the beginning of each month, are sold out within hours.

An ingenious child seat makes the buzz in a Japanese restaurant

Un siège enfant ingénieux fait le buzz dans un resto japonais

In a restaurant in a shopping center, at the Terrace Mall Matsudo, you can see seats designed for resourceful children. The little one is indeed sitting in a chair inside the table, rather than to the side of it.

An innovative and practical concept, allowing parents to face their child, which is much safer, more practical to feed him, but also to eat at the same time.

This example shows how important customer service is in Japan, where every detail is important to improve the customer experience.

This innovation created a buzz on Twitter, going viral following a photo posted on the social network and reaching more than 90,000 likes.


Japan en route to the 2022 World Cup

Le Japon se qualifie pour la coupe du monde de football 2022

On Thursday, Japan beat China 2-0 for their fourth consecutive victory in this qualification for the 2022 World Cup. Yuya Osaka and Junya Ito are the scorers of this match, against a Chinese team which sees its chances of qualify walk away.

With this success, the Blue Samurai retain their second place in the group, behind Saudi Arabia and trailing by one point by Australia. The Japanese will welcome the leader on Tuesday, in Saitama, to fight for these two automatically qualifying places for Qatar.

Currently, Japan is the 26th country in the FIFA World Ranking and is among the major Asian nations. She notably played in the round of 16 of the World Cup in 2002, in 2010, but also in 2018 during an impressive match against Belgium (lost 3-2).


1 Response

AUDOIN Laurent
AUDOIN Laurent

February 08, 2022

Baptiste, News du Japon, c’est toujours passionnant ! Du parc Ghibli au siège ingénieux pour enfant …. Très cordialement, Laurent Audoin

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