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My Prayers Go Out To Japan

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by prolifik1

Quite unbelievable on what I’m currently seeing on the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to the residents of Japan.

Tokyo (CNN) — An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday, triggering tsunamis and sending a massive body of water filled with debris that included boats and houses inching toward highways.

The epicenter was 373 kilometers (231 miles) away from the capital, Tokyo, the United States Geological Survey said. But residents there felt the tremors.

The quake rattled buildings and toppled cars off bridges and into waters underneath. Waves of debris flowed like lava across farmland, pushing boats, houses and trailers toward highways.

In Tokyo, crowds gathered in the streets and tried to reach relatives via cell phone.

Scenes inside office buildings showed papers strewn all over the floor and people clinging onto seats and desks.

Such a large earthquake at such a shallow depth creates a lot of energy, said Shenza Chen of the U.S. Geological Survey.

It caused a power outage in about 4 million homes in Tokyo and surrounding areas.

A tsunami in the Pacific was moving closer to other shorelines in other countries, said CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera.

It triggered tsunami warnings for various countries, including Japan and Russia, the National Weather Service said.

“Earthquakes of this size are known to generate tsunamis potentially dangerous to coasts outside the source region,” it said.

“Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter.”

The quake was the latest in a series in the region this week.

Early Thursday, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck off the coast of Honshu.

A day earlier, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off of Honshu, the country’s meteorological agency said.

The largest recorded quake took place in Chile on May 22, 1960, with a magnitude of 9.5, the USGS said.

via CNN

Undefeated 3rd Anniversary 100% Bearbrick Out Now

Posted in Toys with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2010 by prolifik1

In celebration of UNDEFEATED Tokyo’s 3rd Anniversary, Medicom Toy and UNDEFEATED collaborated on a 3rd anniversary edition Bearbrick. These have been released today, May 1, 2010 at UNDEFEATED Japan. I’m not quite sure if it is available for purchase on their e-store as of yet.

via Toy Beast

Nike Chase

Posted in Art, Kicks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by prolifik1

East London based studio, ilovedust and AKQA of San Francisco worked together on this Nike Japan campaign with music by Vitalic called the Repair Machines.

via Hypebeast

Medicom Toy x UNDFTD Tokyo 3rd Anniversary Bearbrick

Posted in Toys with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2010 by prolifik1

In celebration of UNDFTD Tokyo’s 3rd Anniversary, Medicom Toy and UNDFTD collaborated on a 3rd anniversary edition Bearbrick. No details have been released as of yet. It’s hard to make out from the picture on what size it would be. I guess safe to say, a 100%?

via ToyBeast

JAM HOME MADE Bearbricks

Posted in Toys with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2010 by prolifik1

The JAM HOME MADE store in Tokyo, Japan is set to reopen. Within their store, there are 13 different colored Wooden Bearbricks. Each of these Bearbricks are wearing JAM HOME MADE necklaces.

via: ToyBeast

Manhattan Records presents DJ Premier VS Pete Rock – A Legendary DJ Battle Trailer

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2010 by prolifik1

Manhattan Records 30th Anniversary exclusive event DJ Premier VS Pete Rock-A Legendary DJ Battle on May 2nd, 2010 at the  Ebisu Liquid room in Tokyo, Japan.

Source: hiphopiscoolagain

UNDFTD Tokyo 3rd Anniversary Edition Tee

Posted in Fashion, Kicks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by prolifik1

via Hypebeast:

Blake Piper and the UNDFTD Tokyo chapter celebrate their 3rd anniversary with a commemorative t-shirt. Themed after one of Jordan Brand’s most sought after Retro colorways of all-time in the military-themed UNDFTD x Air Jordan IV, the parallels between the shirt and sneakers are evident through the colors and types used. The tee will release on Saturday, March 27th, 2010.

Dope shirt! Too bad they’re not available at our US stores.