Domo-Mania

There are age old questions and the ones on my mind right now are who is Domo and why do we love him? I did some investigating and found this on the Domo Nation website:

Domo, who hatched from an egg, has a gentle soul with a body of pure fluff. Domo just can’t stop watching television. Is this a problem? Perhaps it is if you’re already a sloppy creature whose daydreams often lead to disasters. Be careful not to disturb Domo as he sometimes farts when upset.

The answers are revealed!!!! You can become a citizen of the Domo Nation, the nation without sleazy politicians or huge potholes at their website http://www.domonation.com/. BTW, Domo is the mascot of the Japanese national television broadcasting company.

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What is Kendo?

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Kendo, or ‘Way of the Sword’, is a Japanese fencing based on samurai two-handed sword fighting styles. In the 18th century protective equipment and a bamboo sword (a shinai) were introduced to reduce injuries. Skill in either kendo or judo is required of all police officers in Japan; a lower-level officer cannot be promoted without showing skill in one of these practices. Unlike some other martial arts, kendo does not use a system of colored belts to signify the ranking of the practioners.

Poitras, Gilles. The Anime companion: What’s Japanese in Japanese animation?. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 1999