Robotic dancing troupe World Order kicks off the new baseball season with seven-man pitch 【Video】

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Springtime means one thing for sports fans: baseball! While Major League Baseball is still toiling away in spring training and pre-season games, the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league has already kicked off their season with the first games occurring at the end of March.

Since spring signals the time for new beginnings, what is more precious than the beginning of the first home game of the year? And with it brings the first opening pitch of the season. For the 2013 Japan Series winners, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, they asked Genki Sudo and his group World Order to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

But how do you ask seven people to throw out one ball?

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Design Award Winning utensils from Japanese designer Hagino Mitsunobu

Less is more when it comes to living the good life. For many years now, kitchens have become more refined, finished with quality materials, and often work well in open living plans as their design fits seamlessly with other parts of the home.

These finely crafted utensils from Niigata are beautifully designed for those who appreciate design in every part of their lives, where thoughtful choices of everyday objects can give great joy or reflection, even when simple or routine tasks are undertaken.

Winner of the Japan’s prestigious Good Design Award, the Black Series are superb kitchen tool of stainless steel with fluorine flat black finish processing, giving them an elegant but robust designer appearance.

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Designer Hagino Mitsunobu designed this range of stainless steel tools for the home chef as they that do not rust, are easy to care for after use and have an ergonomic comfortable feel when using them.

They come in an attractive compact size that will easily transition from kitchen to dining table, thus taking kitchen utensils into another orbit. They are also delicately boxed, making it ideal for gift giving.

These rustproof gadgets are coated with fluorocarbon polymer which gives the mesmerising and timeless matte black finish.

Iconic Traveler’s Notebook Journals. Nothing beats old school pen, paper and leather.

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Although our lives today are enriched by a plethora of technology, and travelling has never been easier with online travel guides, maps, reviews and blogs, it is always a travel must to tuck yourself away each day to note and take stock of the unique experiences that travel inevitably brings…..the sights, sounds, smells, the characters you stumble across.

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Midori’s Traveler’s Notebook Journals are sublime notebooks and diaries that can be customised to your special needs. Midori, a renowned Japanese stationery company who delight in quality stationery items, has developed a highly flexible and refillable Journal that only becomes more personal and beautiful as it ages. The notebook very quickly acquires a well-travelled look and feel.

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The leather itself is 2mm thick, vegetable-tanned and unprocessed,  still having its original scratches and marks all of which contribute to its very ‘raw’ natural feel. As you use your Midori Traveler’s Notebook, it takes on character; a map of your travels and a mark of its use. Over the years, Midori will become your lifetime companion.

The notepaper is carefully made in Japan. Note refills are MIDORI’s original diary paper, which are specially made for smooth writing. The run-proof paper is designed for delicate writing and suitable for fountain pens.

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What makes the Traveler’s Notebook Journal so unique is its range of accessories and refills made of quality kraft paper, old fashioned string ties, brass and stickers, which make it a functional and perpetual journal that will become a much loved and indispensable travel companion.

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