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Early next year, Toyota plans to start construction of a ‘prototype city of the future’ at a 175 acre site at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Details are a little fuzzy at present but according to the press release:

The city is planned to be fully sustainable, with buildings made mostly of wood to minimize the carbon footprint, using traditional Japanese wood joinery, combined with robotic production methods. The rooftops will be covered in photo-voltaic panels to generate solar power in addition to power generated by hydrogen fuel cells. Toyota plans to weave in the outdoors throughout the city, with native vegetation and hydroponics.

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On Thursday.

Ireland will play Russia at the Kobe Misaki Stadium in Kobe City, Japan, in the Rugby World Cup with kick-off taking place at 11.15am Irish time.

Further to this…

CEO of Vodafone Anne O’Leary tweetz:

On Thursday [Ireland’s rugby team] take on Russia during office hours. Vodafone employees are getting 2 hours off to watch it. Canterbury of New Zealand, Aer Lingus & Diageo Ireland, I challenge you to do the same and nominate 3 other businesses. Here’s a note from Joe [above] to help!

*Pass it on*.

UPDATE:

Oh.

Ireland V Russia

Irish Rugby Federation Union writes:

The Ireland coaching group have named the 31-man squad that will travel to Japan on the 11th September to compete at Rugby World Cup 2019.

The squad is captained by Rory Best who will play at a fourth Rugby World Cup having been involved in the 2007, 2011, 2015 editions.

Six of the squad named featured at the previous two Rugby World Cups (2011 & 2015) – Sean Cronin, Keith Earls, Cian Healy, Rob Kearney, Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton, while a further five played in the 2015 tournament – Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Rhys Ruddock.

The remaining 19 players will be making their Rugby World Cup debuts – Bundee Aki, Tadgh Beirne, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Jack Conan, Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Dave Kilcoyne, Jean Kleyn, Jordan Larmour, Luke McGrath, Andrew Porter, James Ryan, John Ryan, Niall Scannell, CJ Stander, Garry Ringrose, Jacob Stockdale and Josh van der Flier.

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup Squad Named (Irish Rugby)

Saturday.

Jervis Street Shopping Centre, Dublin 1

Scenes from the the launch of the first Irish branch of Miniso, the Chinese/Japanese lifestyle brand, with some obsessive fans queuing from 8am for the 11am opening

MINISO has over 3,000 stores globally and has already amassed a loyal following around the world for their quirky, low-cost household products and whatnot.

为了公平起见.

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Pics: Richie Stokes

An original and rather excellent 2017 short by Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer that uses the traditional Japanese puppeteer theatre of bunraku to tell the story of two of the anonymous folk seen fleeing the gargantuan onslaught of Godzilla and friends in Japanese disaster movies.

To wit:

The first Mothra film to make it to Sundance. A day in the life of a Husband and a Wife, living in a world of giant monsters.

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