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The Kanmon Straits (関門海峡, Kanmon-kaikyō) or the Straits of Shimonoseki is the stretch of water separating Honshu and Kyushu, two of Japan’s four main islands. On the Honshu side of the strait is Shimonoseki (下関, which contributed “Kan” (関) to the name of the strait) and on the Kyushu side is Kitakyushu, whose former city and present ward, Moji (門司), gave the strait its “mon” (門).

The majority of the pufferfish‘s species are toxic and some are among the most poisonous vertebrates in the world. In certain species, the internal organs, such as the liver, and sometimes the skin, contain tetrodotoxin, and are highly toxic to most animals when eaten; nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan (as 河豚, pronounced fugu), Korea (as 복, bok, or 복어, bogeo), and China (as 河豚, hétún) when prepared by specially trained chefs who know which part is safe to eat and in what quantity.

Heikegani (平家蟹, ヘイケガニ, Heikeopsis japonica) is a species of crab native to Japan, with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face which many believed to be the face of an angry samurai hence the nickname samurai crab.

Octopus is a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine, including sushi, takoyaki and akashiyaki.

Kaisendon (海鮮丼) consists of thinly-sliced sashimi on rice. Fish roe may also be included.

Giant Robot McDonald’s Curry

Japanese curry (カレー, karē) is commonly served in three main forms: curry rice (カレーライス, karē raisu, curry over rice), curry udon (curry over noodles), and curry bread (a curry-filled pastry). It is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. The very common “curry rice” is most often referred to simply as “curry” (カレー, karē).

In order to cater to local tastes and culinary traditions, and often in respect of particular laws or religious beliefs, McDonald’s offers regionalized versions of its menu among and within different countries. As a result, products found in one country or region may not be found in McDonald’s restaurants in other countries.

山田 邦子(やまだ くにこ、1960年〈昭和35年〉6月13日 – )は、日本の女性お笑いタレント、女優、司会者、小説家である。愛称は邦ちゃん。

Kuniko Yamada (born June 13, 1960) is a Japanese comedian, actress, TV host, and novelist. Her nickname is Kunichan.

The term mecha (Japanese: メカ, Hepburn: meka) may refer to both scientific ideas and science fiction genres that center on giant robots or machines (mechs) controlled by people. Mechas are typically depicted as humanoid mobile robots. The term was first used in Japanese (meka) after shortening the English loanword mekanikaru (‘mechanical’), but the meaning in Japanese is more inclusive, and “robot” (robotto) or “giant robot” is the narrower term.

The red speech balloon near the end reads: “On sale from 11:00am to 9:00pm”.

Japanese Spider-Man

The Japanese tokusatsu version of Spider-Man was a television series produced by Toei Company in 1978, based on Marvel’s superhero of the same name. While Spider-Man’s costume was certainly based on the original, the storyline had nothing to do with the Marvel character. The series had a major impact on other Japanese live-action shows, and in particular the Super Sentai series, by popularizing the use of piloted giant robots to destroy giant monsters

Yuki Hide (ヒデ 夕樹, Hide Yūki, real name: Hideyuki Hirano (平野 英之, Hirano Hideyuki), November 5, 1940 – December 8, 1998) often credited as Hideyuki or Yuuki Hide, was a singer best known for singing theme songs to various anime and tokusatsu shows.

Tōei Company, Limited (東映株式会社) is a Japanese film and television production and distribution corporation. Tōei was a pioneer in the use of character transformation in live-action martial-arts dramas, a technique developed for the Kamen Rider, Devilman and Super Sentai series; the genre currently continues with Kamen Rider and Super Sentai.