Sunday, September 29, 2013

Who was Nobuyoshi Ashibe?

Nobuyoshi Ashibe(芦部 信喜) was a scholar of constitutional law in Japan. He was born in 1923, and died in 1999. He earned a doctorate in law from the University of Tokyo. He worked as a professor at the University of Tokyo, Gakushuin University, and the Open University of Japan.

Ashibe's representative textbook is "Kenpou(憲法: constitutional law)" published by Iwanami Shoten(岩波書店). Most of law students in Japan have it. After his death, it has been revised by Kazuyuki Takahashi(高橋 和之), one of pupils of Ashibe.

His other pupils are Koji Tonami(戸波 江二), Hidenori Tomatsu(戸松 秀典), Yasuji Nosaka(野坂 泰司), Yasuo Hasebe(長谷部 恭男), Kouichi Aoyagi(青柳 幸一), Tsutomu Hibino(日比野 勤), Hideki Shibutani(渋谷 秀樹), Noriho Urabe(浦部 法穂), and so on.



Saturday, September 28, 2013

Who is Mai Hakase?

Mai Hakase(葉加瀬 マイ) is a well-known Japanese glomour model. Her real and former stage name is Mai Hakamada(袴田 真衣). She graduated in history from Japan Women's University in Tokyo, Japan.

She is good at speaking Korean, classical ballet, and "kimo-taisou"(キモ体操). "Kimo" is short for "Kimochiwarui(気持ち悪い)" which means creepy, and "taisou" means exercise. She also likes swimming.

She was voted Miss Flash 2012 in the Miss Flash pageant sponsored by Flash magazine, one of leading weekly pictorial magazines in Japan.

Here are some videos of Mai Hakase.

Mai Hakase's blog
Mai Hakase on twitter