Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Imperial Japanese Fleet of the 1960's Imagined in TV Science Fiction Drama

Seen here are screenshots taken from the Science Fiction drama The Man in the High Castle Season Three trailer. If you are aware of this television series, it depicts an alternate reality where the Axis Powers of WWII won the war. 
In it, America has been vanquished and further divided into three zones, The Greater Nazi Reich to the east, The Neutral Zone in the Rockies, and the Japanese Occupied Japanese Pacific States. Lucky for us, this is just fantasy and does offer an intelligent drama where a few select people know that the 1960's depicted in the series is not the way history is supposed to be. We won't spoil it for you but enjoy these dramatic photos of the IJN Combined Fleet entering San Francisco Bay. 
 If you would like to see this clip from Season Three, please view the video below:

一日の画像 Picture of the Day: Obon 2018

Seen here, is this year's candlelight offerings for the recently departed at Obon seen from the Koyasan Temple in Little Tokyo.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Space Drama Ishimaru Re-Released

American Mishima is proud to announce the re-release of it's Science Fiction Space Drama ISHIMARU by Author Louis Edward Rosas. Originally published in 2015, this newly revised edition features new formatting, edit changes, and an additional forty-eight pages. We hope you will enjoy it. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Samurai Blue Sent Home

Earlier this week saw Japan's World Cup journey come to a climactic end in the knockout round against Belgium. After leading 2-0, Belgium brought in is subs and came back from behind in one of the most thrilling tension-filled nail-biting matches of this 2018 World Cup. Not even a late corner kick by the great Keisuke Honda could turn it around proving once a comfortable lead lost, take nothing for granted. In the end, Belgium defeated 3-2. Shortly after the game's conclusion, Keisuke Honda and Makoto Hasebe both announced their retirement from international football. And in true Japanese fashion, the players walked off the pitch knowing they gave it their all. Japanese fans cleaned their sections of the stadium and the team itself left the lockerroom spotless leaving a simple note written in Russian saying Thank you. Talk about class act! Japan has nothing to be ashamed of. They lasted longer in this cup than defending champion Germany and got further than before. There are lessons to be learned in Russia and Japan will continue to evolve as a football nation as it looks forward to the upcoming Asian Cup in 2019. We look forward to seeing the emerging stars and thrilling matches ahead for this is not the last we will hear of the Samurai Blue.