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Disney Japan Twitter doesn't get national tragedies.
Via: Kotaku
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Either Disney Japan's Twitter has a pretty cruel sense of humor or some ignorant employees.

On Aug. 9, the official Japanese Twitter account for Disney tweeted out the following message to its 277,000 followers:



According to Kotaku the Japanese at the top reads "Congrats on a trifling day" before the Alice in Wonderland message.

Well, you see, Aug. 9 was also the 70th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombing of Nagasaki. In that event, according to Wikipedia, "roughly 39,000–80,000 people were killed. About half of these died immediately, while the other half suffered lingering deaths."

Not exactly a "trifling day" for the country who marked the occasion with solemn ceremonies, commemorating all of those 'unbirthdays'.

Kotaku, through translating Japanese news site My Game News Flash, points out that this isn't the only time the Twitter account has made a less-than-sensitive post.

The account posted this, reading "Enjoying your summer vacation?" last year on Aug. 15.



Aug. 15 marks the date of the Japanese surrender in World War II.

Additionally, the account posted this, reading "Giving you mid-summer sympathy" on Aug. 6.



Aug. 6 is the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, in which some 70,000-80,000 people died.



As Kotaku says:


My Game News points out that Disney Japan's Twitter account typically does not post messages like this (instead, the tweets are typically PR, introducing movies, TV shows, events or products), making these questionable tweets stand out even more. Why were these dates selected, people wondered.



Disney Japan has since apologized for the tweet and deleted it off of its account.

That's why you always get a screen shot.

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These two men try everything that that they can from the menu of an all you can drink restaurant in Tokyo. 

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God bless you Japan. For everything.

This is from the show AKBingo!, a popular program featuring members of the popular idol group AKB48. Yes, that 48 is in reference to the number of members in the band and yes that means there's an army of pop singers with their own variety show overseas.

But really the important thing is that right now two of those divas are trying to blow an insect (cockraoch? Cicada?) into the other person's mouth, where they will be forced to eat the dang thing.

In other news, just another day on Japanese variety show television.

Via: Monica TV
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Dudes getting their junk rubbed while singing? That's so last week. All the cool kids are scoping out this new "game show" that features women basically being stretched in a way that the Spanish Inquisition would even call into question.

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