There have been a few Gundam bot statues erected in Japan over the last few years, but Japanese politicians now want to claim their pre-ordained role in being the first nation to have actual working Gundams. For reals and shit.
Currently only available in Japan for $45 a year, this app for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 not only plots your driving destination, but gives you points as you drive by various bosses and “defeating” them. This is way better than my Garmin, and if George Lucas doesn’t do a Star Wars trench running app like this, he’s missing out.
As it turns out, that earthquake that hit Japan was upgrade to a 9.0 from 8.9, making it the biggest earthquake to hit Japan ever. Which makes the fact that there was so little relative building damage and loss of life that much more impressive. They get a lot of earthquakes, some in the last hundred years that have killed hundreds of thousands at a time and they’ve gotten pretty good at building earthquake-proof buildings.