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万物有灵

In Japan, robot dogs can rest in peace

ISUMI (Japan) – Incense smoke wafts through the cold air of the centuries-old Buddhist temple as a priest chants a sutra, praying for the peaceful transition of the souls of the departed.

It is a funeral like any other in Japan. Except that the “dead” are robot dogs, lined up on the altar, with tags to show where they came from and which family each belonged to. They are “AIBOs”, the world’s first home-use entertainment robots equipped with artificial intelligence and capable of developing their own personality.

“I believe owners feel they have souls as long as they are with them,” said Mr Nobuyuki Narimatsu who heads an electronics repair company specialising in fixing vintage products.

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flipping over a table in anger

Flipping over a table in anger:
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Putting the table back nicely:
┬──┬◡ノ(° -°ノ)

Throwing the guy who put the table back nicely:
(╯°Д°)╯︵/(.□ . \)

HAHAHAHA how cute are these Japanese emoticons? To see a whole amazing and amusing list, click HERE! (My colleague J sent me the link – she loves Japanese things!) Enjoy! 。◕‿◕。

japan trip day 1: getting there

Our flight, DL 280, was scheduled for takeoff at 5.45 am, but all three of us got to the airport shortly after midnight.

GETTING THERE!

j is for japan

Off to the Land of the Rising Sun for the next two weeks or so!

We’ll be staying at a farm at Nagano before going to Tokyo.

Some photos from our farm host’s profile, for your viewing pleasure:


Lilies!

Apples!

Apple blossoms!

Peach blossoms!

photos from my host’s profile here

 

 


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