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Nick Kapur
Historian of Japan and East Asia. I only tweet extremely interesting things. Author of "Japan at the Crossroads," out now from Harvard University Press.
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Nick Kapur 14m
Replying to @nick_kapur
And here is an even more interesting video by a former Kung-Fu trainee at the temple explaining how the scripted story from the original video is totally fake. 2/2
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Nick Kapur 15m
Here is an interesting BBC "documentary" video on Kung-Fu training at the Shaolin Temple where Kung-Fu was originally invented... 1/2
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Nick Kapur 2h
Indians plant 220 million trees in a single day to help fight climate change
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Nick Kapur Aug 24
Heartwarming thread
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Nick Kapur Aug 24
Replying to @FaustMN
Also, notice how recent most stories are. He's finally getting recognized.
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Nick Kapur Aug 24
Replying to @FaustMN
Yeah, I said "almost" nobody. Obviously he didn't go entirely under the radar.
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Nick Kapur Aug 24
Juan Soto is the best young hitter in baseball, maybe the best young hitter in history, but almost nobody is talking about him
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The Discourse Lover Aug 23
Things are getting ugly at the Mariners-Blue Jays game
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100 Years Ago Today Aug 24
Ralph Madsen, a Texas cowboy and the tallest man in the U.S. at 7 feet and 6 inches, shakes hands with Senator Morris Sheppard:
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Jelle van Lottum Aug 23
The Dutch East India Company only employed men aboard their ships. However women did attempt to join, or indeed joined (dressing up as a man). The data shows that 52 women we're fired by the company for impersonating a man. Interestingly, their origin is also quite international!
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
Would it actually be possible to purchase Greenland in 2019? Yes, say two international law profs, but it would be a lot more complicated than Donald Trump realizes.
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
Replying to @Zusie @tedcruz
Lol, me neither.
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
Replying to @wokeTJ
Nice, you can probably sell those things for 4x now. I kinda wish I had bought more copies!
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
In Japan they have a arcade game where you bat around an actual foam rubber square with actual foam rubber paddles. Not sure if this is also available in the US, but it seemed to be everywhere in Tokyo.
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
Replying to @xortweet
I mean, if they wanted to go for it, they should have just really gone for it and put gulags and hammers & sickles and bread lines and stuff in it.
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
Replying to @xortweet
I assume so. But I wasn't trying to get the game banned or anything. I just thought it was a pretty lazy and unfunny attempt at a parody.
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
Replying to @BolshevikPotato
I thought about that too, but usually in that case it just says "out of stock" and still shows you which nearby target stores have copies.
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
It seems the "Monopoly: Socialism" board game is no longer available for purchase on Target's website. I'm a little bit surprised that they pulled it - presumably they would have sold a lot of copies to angry right-wingers after my tweet thread went viral.
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
Replying to @ramendik
Unfortunately, I don't, though I think it is a really interesting topic! My understanding is that idol culture arose in the 1970s, whereas this book is mostly about the 60s. However, there are definitely some intriguing overlaps between 60s protest culture and 70s idol culture!
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Nick Kapur Aug 23
Replying to @nick_kapur
Devastating to realize that if we had started mitigating climate change in 2000, we would have only needed to reduce fossil fuel use by 4% a year to try to reach the 1.5C target.
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