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Softbank Hawks Parade

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks took to the streets of Fukuoka on December 11, 2011 to celebrate winning the Nippon Series. I braved the crowds but felt the caravan moved to fast. It was over as quickly as it started. I did manage to observe the posts-parade clean-up which was efficient and had traffice back to …


Quentin Tarantino is Tara-Chan!

Came across this Softbank Speaker er…Dog commercial featuring Quentin Tarantino perhaps talking about scenes for Kill Bill 3 and being ordered by his wife to come home ASAP!  “Chan” is a suffix used with a name to signify endearment so it was quite funny to hear Tarantino called Tara-chan (but perhaps not as strange sounding …

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Things to Do in Fukuoka: Watch Yakyuu! (Baseball!)

If there is anything that catches the Japanese’ interest more than food its baseball, or “yakyu” as they affectionately call it.   Interest isn’t even concentrated to the male population as I observed when thanks to free tickets, I watched a Softbank Hawks game in the Yahoo! Dome.  Probably 50% of the fans were female and …