Arquivo da tag: Anime

Discurso presidencial

No final de Abril além da visita do premiê Shinzo Abe aos EUA, teve o discurso de Barack Obama

Anúncios

Leituras

[China]

Banco Asiático

Cristianismo

Declínio na produção de aço

Protestos em Hong Kong e a internet

Mark Zuckerberg e o mandarim

The main problem with Zuckerberg’s Chinese (and later on I’ll explain why I dare even say this) is how itsounded — namely, as if he had never heard of the all-important Chinese concept of tones. English speakers know how tones can affect meaning. “You’re going where?” with a rising-question tone at the end is a request for information. “You’re going where?” with a high-astonished-angry tone at the end is something else.

But tones in English mainly affect the shape and meaning of an entire sentence. In Chinese they signal the meaning of every single word. It’s hard for English-speakers to grasp how confusing it must be for Chinese speakers to hear their language rendered without attention to tones, which is essentially what Zuckerberg did, because it’s like explaining differences in hue to a color-blind person

Coursera

China has a friend in Richard Levin, the former president of Yale University who now heads up online education giant Coursera.

“China is our fastest growing market, and our team is building initiatives and travels there all the time,” Levin said. “Many of the Chinese users are over college age and take the online courses either for personal fulfillment or to improve their job skills.”

Mar da China Meridional e seu potencial energético

There is another reason for China’s interest in the South China Sea: the large quantities of oil and natural gas that might lie below these waters. In May, Beijing made its interest in those resources clear when it sent a drilling rigcalled Haiyang Shiyou 981 into waters claimed by Vietnam. The rig is owned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation, or Cnooc, the country’s biggest offshore energy producer.

Visitas do presidente Xi Jinping

 

[Japão]

Robótica

Japan leads the world in research and development of humanoid robots capable of walking on two legs. One key factor that seems to have spurred its advances is the influence of anime, according to Shimizu Masaharu, research director at theFuture Robotics Technology Center (fuRo) of the Chiba Institute of Technology. “Quite a few of the researchers involved in developing robots were fans of Astro Boy and Doraemon as kids. In my own case, as someone who earned a PhD in the system architecture of humanoid robots, I was quite influenced by being a member of what might be called the ‘Gundam generation.’”

Lembranças históricas

the government of Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, decided to remove a decade-old monument to Korean forced laborers from a public park after angry phone calls and protests. A similar campaign led the city of Nagasaki, long a bastion of antiwar sentiment, to delay approval of a cenotaph to Korean laborers who perished in the 1945 atomic bombing. The monument was supposed to be unveiled in April.

Expansão militar

Japan’s response to Chinese anti-access/area-denial threats rest on three planks: increasingly large helicopter carriers, next-generation 3,300-ton Soryu-class submarines and new Aegis destroyers.

Nacionalização

Bashô e Mishima

Takeshi Kitano e a animação japonesa

“I hate anime, and Hayao Miyazaki most of all, but his animations make money, so I have respect for that,” Kitano said of the acclaimed director of a string of box-office toppers, including last year’s historical epic “The Wind Rises.”

[Coreia]

Seo Taiji e Sogyeokdong

It is important to remember that, until late 1980s-early 1990s, South Korea was under authoritarian dictatorship. To be sure, the situation was better than North Korea’s–but not by that much. In December 1979, General Chun Doo-hwan rolled tanks into Seoul, threatened the then-president Choi Gyu-ha at gunpoint, and later appointed himself to be the president. When the citizens of Gwangju protested the coup d’etat,Chun sent paratroopers to the city and murdered more than 600 people.
During Chun’s dictatorship, the democratically elected National Assembly was no more than a shill. The true, shadow government was located in Sogyeokdong, under the name of the Defense Security Command. Growing up in the neighborhood, Seo Taiji likely could not help but notice the swirl of chaos surrounding the area.

Samsung x Xiaomi

Mangás

O blog espanhol Ramen para Dos fez uma série de matérias sobre os 20 anos do “Salón del Manga de Barcelona” como os perfis de Kengo Hanazawa (I am a Hero)  e Takeshi Obata (Death Note) que são os principais convidados do evento em 2014. O texto sobre a história do evento relata a cultura pop japonesa na Espanha e que possui algumas características parecidas com o Brasil:

Se llegó a algunas conclusiones: la primera, que ninguno de los mangas que se publicaban llegarían jamás al nivel de ventas de Dragon Ball; la segunda, que sin el apoyo del anime en televisión todo se hacía más difícil; y la tercera, que por entonces, el público no estaba preparado para aceptar aquellos mangas que se alejaban demasiado de la fantasía, la acción o la ciencia ficción

Aun así, sigo pensando que la escena manganime es poco madura. No estoy hablando sólo de una cuestión de edad, ya que es evidente que lo de ser lector de manga tiene fecha de caducidad para la mayoría (en parte porque durante muchos años no se ha publicado nada que siga interesando a lectores más creciditos). Lo que le falta a nuestra escena manganimees una base sólida, que exista realmente un espíritu crítico, un interés por el manga que vaya mucho más allá de lo que dictan las modas.

Parece que el otaku medio sufre de cierta alergia a todo aquel dibujo que se aleje de los cánones actuales, a cualquier historia que tenga más de diez años. Y así es imposible que tengamos un lector culto, con un criterio que vaya más allá de lo que sea que se publique en la Shônen Jump(con todos mis respetos a lo que se publica, por supuesto)

Quizás sea cosa mía, pero no me cabe en la cabeza que alguien que se considere fan de cualquier cosa no sienta una mínima atracción por conocer los orígenes, la historia, los precursores de todo aquello con lo que disfruta.

Leituras

[China]

A China pró-mercado

Investimentos em Startups

Construções estranhas

tea

Presença chinesa na Ásia Central

Uighur pop star

Unlike the country’s majority Han Chinese, Uighurs are of Turkic origin and mostly Muslim. As with Tibet, Xinjiang is historically a contested space, held by a series of Turkic, Mongol and Han empires, including the 18th century Qing Dynasty, which gave the region its current name, meaning “New Frontier.” In the 1930s, Uighur leaders in the ancient Silk Road entrepôt of Kashgar declared the first of two short-lived East Turkestan Republics.

Tensão em Hong Kong

“Little Apple”

China e Filipinas

Taiwan e os protestos

Problemas das megacidades

E-Commerce no Brasil

Nenhum site vende tanto na internet brasileira quanto o chinês AliExpress, parte do gigante Alibaba. Segundo o Ibope E-Commerce, a empresa é líder em unidades vendidas no País, com 11 milhões de pedidos entre julho e setembro, bem à frente das 7,2 milhões de unidades do segundo colocado, o grupo B2W, que reúne as marcas Americanas.com e Submarino.

Cerca de dois terços das compras de brasileiros no site se concentram em moda e acessórios. As mulheres, aliás, concentram 60% dos pedidos de brasileiros no site.

Maratona de Beijing

Porta-aviões Liaoning

Entrevista com Teng Biao

Kevin Rudd e estudos sobre a Ásia

Mr. Rudd, 57, a longtime statesman, Asia scholar and fluent Mandarin speaker, will become the first president of the Asia Society Policy Institute in January. His appointment was announced six months after the Asia Societyofficially formed the institute, which it has described as “a new kind of think tank on the rise of Asia.”

Yan Lianke

[Japão]

Queda de ministros

Culinária de Fukuoka

Entrevista do Japan Times com Hideaki Anno

[Coreia]

Fã do Kansas City Royals

Clonagem de cachorros

Comparações Brasil e Coreia do Sul

Por que protagonizamos um desastre e a Coreia do Sul um sucesso? O que nos diferenciou deles? Educação? Instituições? Cultura? Leis? É difícil dizer. Se alguém voltasse à década de 1970 não teria facilidade prever em a trajetória que o futuro guardava para os dois países. Ambos eram governados por regimes autoritários que usavam o poder do estado para induzir a dita industrialização. É verdade que a Coreia do Sul cuidava mais da educação, mas nós tínhamos abundância de recursos naturais e estávamos em uma região pacifica. Alguns vão dizer que as políticas industriais da Coreia do Sul foram melhores que as nossas, é uma resposta incompleta, por que fizemos políticas piores?

[Indonésia]

Novo presidente

[Cingapura]

Desafios

Mas o menor e talvez mais admirado tigre asiático encara desafios para manter a alquimia que permitiu a um território minúsculo e sem recursos naturais estar entre os cinco países com maior renda per capita do mundo.

Entre os problemas estão o elevado custo de vida e o crescimento da desigualdade.