Public Library Book Loans Per Year

Public library book loans per year. (million)

Tokyo: 111.9
Shanghai: 86.2
NY: 56.3
Hong Kong: 49.8
LA: 42
Singapore: 33
Moscow: 30.3
Toronto: 30.2
Paris: 28.3
London: 25.8
Cape Town: 9.9
Amsterdam: 9.8
Dublin: 5.9
Madrid: 3.8
Rome: 0.5
Istanbul: 0.4

(World Cities Culture Forum)

2018/12/27(THU) Making Something Makes Me Feel……

Many years back, I had ever edited and published several self-publishing book of Wushu & Japanese Super Hero by myself. And recently, I’ve just started to edit & make videos by my iMac for publishing on YouTube channel.
Both of them make me to feel fun and interesting, because “making something by myself” makes me feel fun and interesting.

Compared with my childhood ages, the current situation has a plenty number of items & products in the market in many countries. Accordingly, most of people have been forgetting the good factor of analog, attractive factors of “making something by yourself”, I think so.

I want to try to NOT forget about it, means this good point of “making something by yourself”. It would make people more clever and intelligent. Such an experience in the people’s life is very important……

R.I.P To Great Dedicators [2]

Last month: October 2018. two great dedicators for Wushu society have passed away.
https://qingxiang129.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/r-i-p-to-great-dedicators/

Then, also in this month, another two dedicators have passed away.
One is Mr. Stan Lee, an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher who was active from the 1940s to the 2010s. He was the author of many American comic heroes.
*Stan Lee on Wikipedia (English)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lee

One more is Mr. Ken Narita, he is a Japanese singer, well known by “Tagatameni Tatakau(For Who’s Sake)”, the theme song of Japanese animation:”Cyborg 009″.


This is one of my most favorite songs.

The above one is remake version in 2012. Because “Cyborg 009” is a very famous and popular series for a long time.
The original version of this song was released in 1980’s, since then I have been fond of this song. It is really really great song.


*Ken Narita on Wikipedia (English)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Narita_(singer)

Also, Ken Narita sung theme songs of “Denshi Sentai Denjiman”, which is one of Super Sentai series(the original series of American Power Rangers). I have been knowing these songs also since I was a child.

R.I.P to these great dedicators……time by time, the era has been changing to the future…
I really wish they rest in peace……I wish so indeed……