Headline News for May 15, 2024

To commemorate the Osaka-Kansai Expo, JAL has announced that it will operate the Miyakumyaku JET No. 2 aircraft on international routes from June 3, 2025. The aircraft will be painted with a special design featuring the Expo's official mascot, 'Myakumyaku.'

The second 'JAL Miyakumiyaku JET' to commemorate the 2025 World Expo in Japan will begin international service on June 3rd | Press Release | JAL Corporate Website

The 2025 World Expo (Osaka-Kansai Expo) is scheduled to be held in Yumeshima, Osaka from April 13 to October 13, 2025. JAL will operate J-AIR's Embraer 190 aircraft, which is based at Osaka Itami Airport, on domestic routes as MyakumyakuJET from November 28, 2023, but will operate a new Boeing 787-8 aircraft as MyakumyakuJET No. 2 on international routes from June 3, 2024.

Routes in operation include 'Haneda to Dalian, Shanghai (Pudong), Seoul (Gimpo), Taipei (Songyama), Ho Chi Minh City,' 'Narita to Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok,' and 'Kansai to Bangkok and Taipei (Taoyuan),' and are scheduled to operate until around August 2025.

By the way, we published an article like this on the same day in the same month in the past.

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◆ Material (notes and other miscellaneous items)

I just read Ruri Dragon and it's damn interesting

◆Science (science, learning, technology)
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◆ Society, politics, and economy (incidents, world news, business)
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◆ Lifestyle (life, living, health)

◆IT/Gadgets (Internet, software, hardware, mobile)
Trying out OpenAI's GPT-4o for Japanese OCR

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◆Anime, games, manga (subculture)

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It's been a while

I'm currently living with the Internet as a lower priority.

There aren't 24 hours in a day
If you had 48 hours you could do everything you wanted to do.

I think that just because a day is now 48 hours, doesn't that mean we can sleep 16 hours? That would be tiring in itself.

I haven't been playing games much lately, and I spend my days playing Beyblade with my kids.

This is what's fun!

—Madarude Yukimi @ Mother of 6 Children & Game Creator (@lunlungames.bsky.social) 2024-05-14T07:13:31.922Z

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◆Sports, entertainment, music, movies (entertainment)
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◆ New products (clothing, food, shelter)
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