New Japan Pro-Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. Owing to its TV program aired on TV Asahi, it is the largest wrestling promotion in Japan and one of the largest in the world.
Terrence Gene “Terry” Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known as Hulk Hogan. He currently stars on the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best.
André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff in Coulomiers, France. He was at least 208 cm (6 feet 10 in) tall and believed by many to have been over 213 cm (7 feet) at his tallest. His great size was a result of excessive growth hormone, a condition known as pituitary gigantism, and led to him being dubbed “The Eighth Wonder of the World.”
Pretz (プリッツ, purittsu) is a Japanese snack made by Ezaki Glico. It is stick-shaped and similar in texture to a pretzel (hence the name), but unlike the other popular Japanese stick-shaped snack food, Pocky, Pretz is rarely sweet. Popular flavors include salad, roast, tomato, honey mustard, corn, pizza, and butter. Special flavours can be found in other countries such as larb in Thailand, pineapple in Hawaii and maple in Canada. Chocolate flavoured is also found in local oriental markets.
Aya Matsuura (松浦亜弥, Matsuura Aya, born June 25, 1986 in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan) is a female J-pop artist and actress within Hello! Project.
Pepsi-Cola, commonly called Pepsi, is a soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. It is sold worldwide in stores, restaurants and vending machines. The drink was first made in the 1890s, by pharmacist Caleb Bradham. The brand was trademarked on June 16, 1903. There have been many Pepsi variants produced over the years, including Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Pepsi Samba, Pepsi Blue, Pepsi Gold, Pepsi Jazz and Pepsi Next (available in Japan).
The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. The two countries were chosen as hosts by FIFA in May 1996. For the first time in its history, the World Cup was organized by two countries. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the first held outside Europe or the Americas. The tournament was won by Brazil for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2-0 in the final.
Roberto Carlos, full name Roberto Carlos da Silva (born April 10, 1973, Garça, São Paulo), is a Brazilian-Spanish football wingback who has played for Real Madrid since 1996. He has been a member of the Brazil national team in three World Cups, helping the team reach the final in the 1998 edition and win the 2002 tournament. He is one of only five players to have appeared 100 times in the UEFA Champions League as of February 2007.
Bowing is the act of lowering the head, or sometimes the entire upper body from the waist, as a social gesture. This is common around the world, but is especially prominent in Oriental cultures especially in China, Korea, and Japan. Different cultures have placed varying degrees of importance on bowing, and have used bowing in a variety of ways. to show the highest degree of politeness, you bend your head and waist about 45 degrees. Common courtesy to most people is shown by bending your head and waist about 15 degrees. In a very casual meeting with a person about your age, nodding your head would be enough. People often bow while shaking hands with one or both hands.