The Kublai Khan invaded Japan…

The Kublai Khan invaded Japan in 1274 with 33,000 troops but failed due to weather. Kublai Khan again invaded Japan in 1279 with 140,000 troops & made it 15 km away from the city of Fukuoka but again failed due to a typhoon. It was here the term kamikaze (divine wind) was born.

An Airline Now Features a Booking System That Shows Where All Babies Are Seated on Its Flights

I don’t get super frustrated and freak out when a baby by me is crying hysterically on a plane. That’s why you always bring earplugs AND headphones when you travel, so you don’t really have to hear anything at all except the music you’re listening to. (Pro tip: this means you also don’t have to talk to anyone, which is always nice).

But let’s get to the point of the story. Some people really do get upset about screaming, fussy kids on their flights. So leave it to the innovative Japanese to come up with this idea.

Japan Airlines unveiled a booking system that allows customers to see exactly where babies are seated on flights. Genius!

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Spot the difference on this particular seating chart. @japanairlines_jal and Korean Air are now showing where infants are sitting so you can choose your seat accordingly 🤔. . . Whats your take on this, is this a helpful perk, parent shamer? Or do you think they’re going to charge more for seats in the long run.. “bidding for seats, far away from babies” . . —- #fatmentravelling #bigandtallfashion #plussizemenswear #instago #instavacation #menofsize #passportready #travelblogger #fatgirlstraveling #travelblog #babyonboard #babyonflight #travelhustler #travelisthenewclub #flyfluffyandfabolous #bearsofinstagram #cubsofinstagram #pointsandmiles #travelholic #bigguys #fatgirlstraveling #bodyposivity #plussizetravel #fatgirlstraveltoo #instatravel @british_airways @lufthansa @virginatlantic @easyjet @ryanair @thomascookairlinesuk #travelnoire #effyourbeautystandards #baby #iamsizesexy #travelgoals2018 @bbc_travel @theellenshow @travelnoire @holidaypirates @travel_con @blacktraveljourney @travelandleisure @travelchannel

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Once you’ve booked a flight on Japan Airlines and it’s time to check in, you’ll see a seating chart of the plane with baby icons showing where little ones are seated on that particular flight. The airline’s website says: “Passengers traveling with children between eight days and two years old who select their seats on the JAL website will have a child icon displayed on their seats on the seat selection screen. This lets other passengers know a child may be sitting there.”

That means you need to select your seats as early as possible to avoid sitting next to screaming, puking children, if that kind of thing bothers you.

One other thing to keep in mind: sometimes the baby icon might not appear on seating charts. Examples include if a block of seats is booked for a tour or with award tickets, if tickets were selected in places other than the Japan Airlines website, or if for some reason the aircraft was changed at the last minute.

Still, that’s progress, right?

I have a feeling this feature will become very popular and other airlines will start doing this and they’ll make it even more streamlined. Hooray for innovation!

And remember: don’t forget your earplugs and headphones.

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Check out These Hats for Cats Made out of Their Shed Fur

If you’re a kitty owner, you know that you spend a lot of time cleaning up after them as they shed. You’ll find mounds of fur in the corners, under the beds—basically everywhere and anywhere.

Japanese photographer Ryo Yamazaki and his wife Hiromi have come up with an inventive way to use all that fur shed from their three cats, Nyaa, Mar, and Mugi: they take the fur and make  little hats for their kitties to wear around the house.

I love it! And I think you will, too…

1. From high on the perch.

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なんと!? 💚 サントリー「GREEN DA・KA・RA」( @suntory_greendakara )のCMでお馴染みのダカラちゃんが遊びに来てくれたよ♪👧🏻✨ 実は、我が家の三男坊ムギの名前は「やさしい麦茶」のムギちゃん(ダカラちゃんの妹ちゃんです👭)からいただいたので、何だか感慨深いものがあります😭✨ せっかくなので、ムギちゃんのオカッパヘア&帽子でコスプレして、ダカラちゃんと御対面〜👩‍❤️‍👩 一緒に写真を撮ったり、猫じゃらしで遊んでもらいました💚 ダカラちゃん、ありがと〜😊 . ちっちゃい頃からTVCMで見ていたので、随分大きくなったね〜と親戚のおじさんの様な気持ちで思わず嬉しくなってしまいました♪👨🏻 クリクリおめめのダカラちゃん、とっても可愛かった😭💕 . ニャア兄貴は、ダカラちゃんに水滴とちゅ〜るまでもらって終始ご満悦😼 そしてマル兄貴はというと…案の定ソファ下から1度も出て来ず🤦🏻‍♂️💦 . OMG!🙀 Japanese cutest TVCM actress "Green Dakara-chan" came to my home!💚 . #💚 #サントリー #グリーンダカラ #やさしい麦茶 #ダカラちゃん #ムギちゃん #抜け毛貯金 #抜け毛貯金 #抜け毛帽子 #抜け毛アート #帽子屋NUKEGE #ねこかぶり #水滴ソムリエ #cat #scottishfold #catstagram #catsofinstagram #instacat #猫 #ねこ #ねこ部 #ふわもこ部 #ペコねこ部 #スコティッシュフォールド #サバトラ #茶トラ #しろねこ #白猫

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2. Sunflower cat in the hat.

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「ねこ休み展 夏 2019 in Gallery AaMo」🌻 本日をもって無事会期を終えました🎊 開催中は多くの方にご来場頂き、抜け毛三兄弟より厚く御礼申し上げます🦁🦒🐏 そして主催のベーコン様、ギャラリーAamoスタッフの方々、出展者の皆様、暑い中長期間に渡って本当にお疲れ様でした🙏🏻 かつてない程の大きな展示会に参加させて頂き、素敵な夏の思い出となりました🎐 重ねて感謝申しあげます♪🙇🏻‍♂️ . Neko break Exhibition in Tokyodomecity just finished.🎊 Thank you for your attendance. I look forward to seeing you again.🦁🦒🐏 . #抜け毛貯金 #抜け毛貯金 #抜け毛帽子 #抜け毛アート #帽子屋NUKEGE #ねこかぶり #抜け毛ジャビット #東京ドームシティ #GalleryAamo #ねこ休み展 #cat #scottishfold #catstagram #catsofinstagram #instacat #猫 #ねこ #ねこ部 #ふわもこ部 #ペコねこ部 #スコティッシュフォールド #サバトラ #茶トラ #白猫 #しろねこ

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3. Looks very studious.

4. Is there a fire?

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9月1日は防災の日👨🏻‍🚒 近所で大規模な東京都と多摩市の合同総合防災訓練があったので見学してきた🚁 我が家も猫3匹連れて逃げる時の為に日頃からイメージと備えをしておかねば😤 . 9.1. Disaster Prevention Day👨🏻‍🚒🚁 . #umatan先生の新作2つ #抜け毛消防ヘルメット #抜け毛ピーポくん #防災訓練 #防災の日 #多摩センター #抜け毛貯金 #抜け毛貯金 #抜け毛帽子 #抜け毛アート #帽子屋NUKEGE #ねこかぶり #cat #scottishfold #catstagram #catsofinstagram #instacat #猫 #ねこ #猫部 #ねこ部 #ふわもこ部 #ペコねこ部 #みんねこ #NEKOくらぶ #もふもふ #スコティッシュフォールド #サバトラ #茶トラ

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5. Kind of looks like a wig. Boris Johnson?

6. A very solid entry. Let’s play ball!

7. Now that is impressive.

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『ねこ休み展 夏 2019 in Gallery AaMo』追加情報⚾ 読売ジャイアンツの人気マスコットキャラクタージャビットくんを三兄弟の抜け毛で再現した「抜け毛ジャビットくん帽子」が東京ドームシティのアーモギャラリー会場に実物展示されます⚾(※オフィシャル公認) 更にrojimanブースでは過去の人気帽子パネルに加え、抜け毛で出来た動物達をテーマにした「抜け毛動物園(Zoo)」を展開します。🦁🦒🐨🐼🕊 夏休みのちびっ子達も是非遊びに来てね〜😼 #読売ジャイアンツ #巨人 #ジャイアンツ #ジャビットくん #抜け毛ジャビット . 開催日時:7/12(金)〜8/25(日) 場所:東京ドームシティ Galley AaMo . The Cat Holiday Exhibition summer 2019 in Tokyo dome City starts soon⚾ . #ねこ休み展 #galleryaamo #抜け毛サロン #抜け毛貯金 #抜け毛帽子 #抜け毛アート #帽子屋NUKEGE #ねこかぶり #cat #scottishfold #catstagram #catsofinstagram #instacat #猫 #ねこ #猫部 #ねこ部 #ふわもこ部 #もふもふ #スコティッシュフォールド #サバトラ #白猫 #しろねこ #茶トラ

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8. Ready to listen to some yacht rock.

9. About to get beamed up to space, perhaps?

10. Emperor of the house.

Adorable, don’t you think? And very creative.

Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram.

Do your pets wear any hats or clothes? Share some pics in the comments!

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Kitkat Will Start Using Paper Packaging That You Can Turn into Origami

We produce WAY too much waste and garbage, and that’s why this is some very welcome news.

Lately, we’ve been seeing a wave of huge companies try to ditch plastic in one way or another, and now KitKat is getting in on the action as well. Nestlé owns the iconic candy brand, and it recently started distributing KitKat Mini bars in Japan packaged in paper instead of plastic.

The best part? The new paper packaging comes with instructions on how to make an origami crane, which is a traditional Japanese symbol of thoughts and wishes.

Nestlé announced in January that it wants to have all of its products packaged in fully recyclable material by 2025. To give you an idea of how massive Nestlé’s empire is, the company’s beverage products alone made more than $20 billion last year. That’s a lot of drinks, no?

Japan is the biggest market in the world for KitKats (4 million are sold each day) and the company expects to cut down on about 380 tons of plastic each year with this groundbreaking decision.

Nestlé in Japan plans to debut paper packaging for the regular-sized KitKat multi-packs in September 2020, and for regular-sized individual KitKats in 2021. If that’s not progress, then I don’t know what is, friends.

Nice work, Nestlé. Let’s hope a whole lot of other huge corporations follow your lead sooner than later. Now all we need to do is think of some good instructions we could put in products for Americans…

Any ideas? Share them in the comments below!

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The common fitness target of 10,000…

The common fitness target of 10,000 steps/day came from a Japanese pedometer company who gave their product a name that means “the 10,000-step meter” because the Japanese character for “10,000” resembles a person walking: 万. There is no known science behind a goal of 10,000 steps.

Ancient Japan had female warriors…

Ancient Japan had female warriors called Onna-bugeisha, who would fight alongside Samurai in times of war. They started to lose their importance by the 17th century, when roaring ideals of fearless devotion and selflessness were gradually replaced by quiet, passive, civil obedience.

The Japanese repair broken pottery…

The Japanese repair broken pottery with gold lacquer to highlight imperfections. The process is called Kintsugi. The art of Kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but to display with pride.

Japan’s rail workers use…

Japan’s rail workers use pointing-and-calling, a system of associating one’s tasks with physical movements and vocalizations to prevent errors. It is known to reduce workplace errors by up to 85 percent, according to one 1996 study.

15 Times People Realized They’re Too Tall for Japan

One thing I have heard about Japan, is that if you’re an American, you may stand out because of, among other things, your height.

And these people definitely learned that Japan is not really built for tall folks. These pics oughta give you a good laugh.

1. He’s REALLY tall

My 6’7" Stepfather is visiting Japan this week from pics

2. Stands out in a crowd

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3. Ouch!

6’3” lived in a traditional Japanese house in Japan for two months. There was lots of exposed wooden beams from tall

4. Great memories

5. Watch out

I recently travelled to Japan. from tall

6. Shark bait

7. Friends who duck together…

In Japan, Tall Friends Duck Together from AccidentalWesAnderson

8. Giant

9. Cut off

10. Raise the roof

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We came, we saw, we raised the roof 🙌🏼😉

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11. Mind your dome

12. Be careful

Japan wasn’t build for me from funny

13. Tear it down

Stayed one night in this hostel in Japan. My head connected with this light 8 times. from tall

14. HUGE

Hotels suck. from tall

15. Come down a few inches

Watch your head!

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People in Japan are renting cars…

People in Japan are renting cars, but not to drive them anywhere. Car rental companies looked into it and discovered that people were using them to take naps, eat lunch, do work, change clothes, recharge cell phones, and store things (when storage lockers at train stations weren’t available).