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Happy Birthday to Tekkonkinkreet’s Taiyou Matsumoto, The Artist Who Changed My Life

October 25, 2019 11:00am CDT
A hero appears! A hero appears! A hero appears!

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Picking seaweed up off the beach and taking it home is illegal in most of Japan, and here’s why

October 25, 2019 / SoraNews24
What’s the harm in pinching a tiny bit of seaweed? Quite a lot, as our Japanese-language reporter learned.

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Japanese Emperor rides by on Imperial Train, makes schoolgirls scream like he’s a boy band idol

October 25, 2019 / SoraNews24
Teenage girl’s Tik Tok video goes viral after she spots Emperor Naruhito on the royal train.

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Waitress explains a baffling, annoying part of kimono dress codes at many Japanese restaurants

October 26, 2019 / SoraNews24
It’s hard to see why this should be an issue, but apparently it is.

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Beautiful booth models and tasty chow – A non-car guide to the Tokyo Motor Show【Photos】

October 26, 2019 / SoraNews24
Mr. Sato is here to tell you everything you need to know about some event going on in Tokyo that supposedly has cars at it.

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Hate your boss? Mad at your ex? Release stress and unleash anger at Crash Box Japan

October 26, 2019 / SoraNews24
New rage room lets you smash things in the style of Marvel’s Thor or Cloud from Final Fantasy.

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Kyoto’s popular tourist spot Gion to forbid photos on private roads, 10,000 yen fine to violators

October 27, 2019 / SoraNews24
Trespassing of both property and people have led to this development.

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Picture Of The Day: Gaudy look

Oct. 27, 2019 05:24 am JST / Japan Today

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Danish Radio Big Band welcomes new Japanese conductor with big band airport bash【Video】

October 27, 2019 / SoraNews24
Conductor Miho Hazama probably wasn’t expecting such a jazzy greeting when she touched down in Copenhagen!

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Dragon Quest Releases Book to Teach Grade School Math

posted on 2019-10-27 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

Mixed-Media Franchise Kemono Friends Starts Supporting WWF Japan’s Activities

October 28, 2019 1:10am CDT
Donation boxes will be placed at the upcoming “Kemono Friends 3 LIVE” event

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Saber, Rin, and Sakura Shine in TYPE-MOON Exhibit Promotional Art

October 28, 2019 11:05am CDT
Three-part event will celebrate 15 years of the game that started it all

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Anime Central 2020 to Host Voice Actress Rie Tanaka

posted on 2019-10-28 16:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Rosemont, Illinois event runs from May 15-17

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Paris Saint-Germain Soccer Club Evokes Dragon Ball’s Shenron to Grant Victory

posted on 2019-10-28 17:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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This amazing Buddhist statue cafe in Japan could be a museum all by itself【Photos】

October 28, 2019 / SoraNews24
Coffee and culture on both on the order at unorthodox coffee house Kagari.

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Mother smacks child for riding bike in front of oncoming car, debate ensues【Video】

October 28, 2019 / SoraNews24
Japanese netizens both condemn and praise this mother for her actions.

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Famous hot springs of Beppu now offering portable inflatable onsen with authentic Beppu water

October 28, 2019 / SoraNews24
Arguably the most sophisticated kiddie pool ever created.

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We went to a Japanese restaurant in Italy, ate green sushi, learned a lesson about taking it easy

October 28, 2019 / SoraNews24
Japanese food outside of Japan is not always what one would expect, but why worry about such a little thing?

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Hovering lights sighted around Shibuya has people thinking that UFOs are finally here in Japan

October 28, 2019 / SoraNews24
Forget Area 51, the Scramble Crossing is where all the action’s at!

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We copy the look of Matt, Japan’s hottest male model as SoraNews24’s Meg becomes Mett

October 28, 2019 / SoraNews24
A digital makeover shows us SoraNews24’s selfie queen like we’ve never seen her before.

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Feel Maaya Sakamoto’s Lyrical World in Her New Album’s Short Movie Digest

October 28, 2019 11:10pm CDT
Her first album in four years hits stores November 27

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Five reasons not to live in Japan (as chosen by Switzerland’s perviest otaku)

October 29, 2019 / SoraNews24
Overseas otaku says he learned some things while traveling in Japan, but many say they shouldn’t have been surprises.

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American English teacher fired from Japanese high school after exposing genitals

October 29, 2019 / SoraNews24
ALT acted inappropriately with students on at least three different occasions.

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MyAnimeList, Honey’s Anime to Stream Anime NYC’s Lantis Matsuri Concert

posted on 2019-10-29 02:06 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Saturday concert is free to stream, with Friday & Sunday concerts requiring purchases

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Celebrating the Birthday of ONE Special Guy!

October 29, 2019 2:00pm CDT
There can only be ONE! Let’s celebrate the creator of One-Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100!

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Hiker falls off Mt. Fuji while live-streaming steps from summit, rescuers yet to find him【Video】

October 29, 2019 / SoraNews24
Last words before slipping are “This part is dangerous.”

Skynet sends a Terminator to Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station to future-freak-out commuters【Photos】

October 30, 2019 / SoraNews24
Cyberdyne adapts to local marketing trends.

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Kyoto admits to paying celebrities 500,000 yen per tweet to talk about how great the city is

October 30, 2019 / SoraNews24
”We expected a strong, positive reaction from young people” says city government spokesperson.

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How To Train Your Dragon Director Says AKIRA Made Him Decide to Become Animation Creator

October 30, 2019 2:10am EDT
“I don’t know the details of its story. Anyway, I was shocked by its visual.”

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Baseball Manga Major Protagonist Becomes WorldTryout Ambassador

posted on 2019-10-30 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Anime NYC Hosts The Promised Neverland Anime’s Mamoru Kanbe, Mariya Ise, Shinobu Ono, Kenta Suzuki

posted on 2019-10-30 18:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Director, producer, voice actress talk about The Promised Neverland anime on November 16

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Creepy peeping video from Japanese arcade shows why men aren’t allowed in sticker booth section

October 30, 2019 / SoraNews24
Guy helps himself to a view under the privacy curtain.

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Search for live-streamer who fell from Mt. Fuji finds badly damaged corpse half-mile below peak

October 30, 2019 / SoraNews24
Live-streamer had climbed Mt. Fuji multiple times, including just one month ago.

Anime Tourism Association Announces Noteworthy Pilgrimage Sites for 2020

posted on 2019-10-31 14:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Tokyo Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival 2019 - Attracts Record 21,000 Cosplayers \ 123,000 visitors

Oct 31st 2019
Anime and Game Characters Gather at the Heart of Tokyo ~Attracts Record 123,000 Visitors / 21,000 Cosplayers~

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Sanrio Gets an Adorable ZOMBIE LAND SAGA Makeover

October 31, 2019 2:27pm CDT
Keep an eye out for more collaborations going into November

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World’s First Life-Size Godzilla to Appear at “Godzilla Interception Operation” Attraction in Summer 2020

October 31, 2019 8:10pm CDT
Participants will become members of the National Institute to take on various missions

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Huge torii gate found in the middle of a busy Kumamoto intersection

October 31, 2019 / SoraNews24
Ensures drivers are praying for their lives as they narrowly avoid the concrete pillars.

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“Otaku” YouTuber confronts Tokyo tough-guy litterers, who’ve got no idea who they’re dealing with

October 31, 2019 / SoraNews24
Litterbug smokers aren’t so eager to brawl once they find out they’re picking a fight with a guy who beats people up for a living.

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Controversial busty manga girl Red Cross poster’s artist donates blood

October 31, 2019 / SoraNews24
And it wasn’t the Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out creator’s first time, either.

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Japanese man expects woman to serve him at drinking party, gets helping of delicious sass instead

October 31, 2019 / SoraNews24
“This is the first time I’ve met a woman who doesn’t dish up for other people.”

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Rock Star Yoshiki’s ‘Live At Carnegie Hall’ PBS Special ExpandingTo Major U.S. Markets

Nov 1st 2019

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FAKY Delivers the “Antidote” for Too-cute J-Pop with New Music Video Out November 1

Nov 1st 2019

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Nana Mizuki Reveals Her 13th Album’s Jacket Photos Taken in Australia

November 01, 2019 9:10pm CDT
17-song album “CANNONBALL RUNNING” hits stores December 11

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Gundam creator thinks Makoto Shinkai anime need more female crotch grabbing and/or horniness

November 1, 2019 / SoraNews24
”Shinkai-kun is still young, so that’s why he can make that sort of anime.”

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Overworked Japanese employees mourn unused paid holidays at new Buddhist memorial service

November 1, 2019 / SoraNews24
Workaholics asked to address this senseless loss in a country where taking paid leave is frowned upon.

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Shinkansen announcer shares moment her mother hears her voice on bullet train for the first time

November 1, 2019 / SoraNews24
We will soon make a brief stop at… my mother’s heartstrings.

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Voice Actor Wataru Hatano Portrays An Adult who is Tired of Life in His 9th Single MV

November 01, 2019 10:10pm CDT
The voice of Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail), Murasaki (Hamatora), Haruto Bouida (Over Drive Girl 1/6)

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Does running like Naruto really make you faster? A YouTube science channel investigates【Video】

November 2, 2019 / SoraNews24
Experiments have been done before… but never with a gold medalist sprinter!

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Massive 120-meter Godzilla statue being built as part of Japanese theme park’s newest attraction

November 2, 2019 / SoraNews24
If you’ve ever wanted to zip-line through the King of the Monsters or save Japan from one of his rampages, this is your new happiest place on earth.

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KochiKame Creator Osamu Akimoto Wins Japan’s Medal with Purple Ribbon

posted on 2019-11-02 02:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga creator honored along with actress Kimiko Yo, 15 others

Microsoft Japan’s experiment with 3-day weekend boosts worker productivity by 40 percent

November 3, 2019 / SoraNews24
As it turns out, not squeezing employees dry like a sponge is maybe a good thing.

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Should Akihabara be walled off from the rest of Tokyo? Twitter user proposes bold rezoning plan

November 3, 2019 / SoraNews24
Admission fees, age requirements, and unrestricted public posting of erotic anime art would all be part of “Akihabara Gate City.”

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Hot new landmark Shibuya Scramble Square offers a heart-stopping view of Tokyo

November 3, 2019 / SoraNews24
Twitter posts the highest highlight of Shibuya’s newest tourist spot: its vast and dizzying view.

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Solve a City Hunter Mystery on the Real Streets of Tokyo

posted on 2019-11-03 16:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

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Her Blue Sky Exhibit at Shibuya Tower Records is Also an Anohana Tribute

posted on 2019-11-03 18:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Kanan VA Nanaka Suwa to Make Solo Singer Debut in April 2020

November 03, 2019 9:10pm CST
She also has a dream of performing in musical plays in the future

We ask one of Japan’s best guitarists how to play a crappy 100-yen toy beautifully

November 4, 2019 / SoraNews24
One man did the impossible. T-cophany played one of those crappy toy guitars beautifully.

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Manga cafe with 24-hour, all-you-can-eat food might be cheapest place to stay (or live) in Japan

November 4, 2019 / SoraNews24
Food, shelter, shower, and laundry. Everything you need, and for just 2,140 yen (US$19.80) a day.

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VART, The First Genuine Racing Team by Anime Voice Actors is Formed

November 04, 2019 1:10am CST
Their first challenge is planned to be the seven-hour endurance race in June 2020

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Watch Love Live! Sunshine!! Mari VA Aina Suzuki’s Solo Debut Song Music Video

November 04, 2019 2:10am CST
Her first full album “ring A ring” is set to be released on January 22, 2020

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Aya Hirano: “I will Continue to Play Haruhi and Konata”

November 04, 2019 11:15pm CST
500 people with ties to Kyoto Animation attended the farewell ceremony last Saturday

Japanese woman’s tip for fathers aims to help improve their relationships with their daughters

November 5, 2019 / SoraNews24
Worried by the prospect of growing distant from your daughter? According to this woman, there’s one main thing you have to keep in mind.

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Post-meal waste at Japanese sushi restaurant sparks controversy online

November 5, 2019 / SoraNews24
A lesson in what not to do at a revolving sushi joint in Japan.

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Anime-Themed Cruise Oceanime Heads to Mexico in April

posted on 2019-11-05 12:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Cruise departing from Long Beach features anime brands, themed events

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympics: Tokyo 2020 Offers a Few New Twists

November 05, 2019 1:00pm CST
Mario, Sonic and friends are back at it again at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

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Pikotaro Releases Piko 10 Project Album Worldwide, Featuring ‘Everyone must die’

Nov 5th 2019

Mixed Media Hip-Hop Project Paradox Live Prepares for Battle

November 06, 2019 5:05pm CST
Stars of Fire Force, Re:ZERO, and more are about to give Hypnosis Mic a run for its money

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VIDEO: Love Live! Kotori VA Aya Uchida Sings News Song “DECORATE” in Neon Light Room

November 06, 2019 8:10pm CST
Her 4th full album “Ephemera” is set to be released on November 27

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U.S. Marine Corps posts sympathetic message over burned Shuri Castle, Twitter debate ensues

November 6, 2019 / SoraNews24
Did this one particular response cross a line?

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Will Smith makes sushi with Japanese YouTuber Bilingirl Chika

November 6, 2019 / SoraNews24
The Hollywood actor eats natto, puts soy sauce in the wrong spot, and tries a hack for avoiding wasabi “burn”.

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One Piece Author Eiichiro Oda Celebrates His Friends’ Wedding in Art

November 07, 2019 2:03pm CST
Original illustration commemorates the June 3rd nuptials of comedian Ryoto Yamasato and actress Yū Aoi

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Olympic Gold Medalist Tries the Naruto Run

posted on 2019-11-07 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

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World is Filled with Bright Colors in Voice Actor Yuma Uchida’s 4th Single “Rainbow” MV

November 07, 2019 8:10pm CST
The voice of Hayate Immelmann (Macross Delta), Ash Lynx (BANANA FISH)

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Hanamaru VA Kanako Takatsuki’s New Unit BlooDye Releases Their 1st MV

November 07, 2019 11:15pm CST
Slapstick comedy anime “VLADLOVE” is scheduled to be released in 2020

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Arnold Schwarzenegger plays taiko drums with Terminator: Dark Fate cast at Tokyo premiere

November 7, 2019 / SoraNews24
Rev-9 and the T-800 beat drums in traditional happi coats under a giant Godzilla in Japan.

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Jackie Chan spotted cuddling a puppy at a Japanese home centre【Video】

November 7, 2019 / SoraNews24
Action star goes incognito at an unlikely location to support his new support range.

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Sayonara, suits! One of Japan’s biggest companies ditches suit-and-tie dress code

November 7, 2019 / SoraNews24
Telecom giant’s decision is part of plan to “increase the independence and productivity of each individual employee.”

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List of jobs in Japan that “don’t allow women to wear glasses” upsets fans of vision, meganekko

November 8, 2019 / SoraNews24
Talk show explains debatable logic behind four professions that frown on eyewear.

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Voice Actor Showtaro Morikubo at IFF Toronto 2020

Nov 8th 2019

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Anime fan gets maybe the nicest letter of noise complaint ever from his neighbor

November 8, 2019 / SoraNews24
You don’t need a sharp tongue when you’ve got sharp ears, plus the power of magical girl Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Verse sequel promises Japanese Spider-Man is “already designed”

November 8, 2019 / SoraNews24
And no, we aren’t talking about Peni Parker.

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Hyogo man arrested for creating biohazard zone with “own” pee

November 8, 2019 / SoraNews24
Suspect was 42 years old. His pee was at least five.

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Honda promotes street safety with tote bags resembling “a police officer hung on your shoulder”

November 8, 2019 / SoraNews24
The car manufacturer promotes safer streets with this snappy side-satchel for grade-school students.

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Japanese knife professional transforms vegetables into works of art【Videos】

November 8, 2019 / SoraNews24
Next-level knife skills create gorgeous garnishes in all sorts of shapes and designs.

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IFF Toronto Event in June 2020 to Host Voice Actor Showtaro Morikubo

posted on 2019-11-09 05:45 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Event to be held on June 19-21, 2020 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Talkin’ Terminator and droppin’ F-bombs with Schwa-chan and Linda-san

November 9, 2019 / SoraNews24
P.K. Sanjun sits down with two icons of the Terminator series and incessantly calls the former governor “Schwa-chan.”

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How to dress for the weather: A guide from Japan

November 9, 2019 / SoraNews24
A simple life hack you can use anywhere in the world.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Police say they’ve captured the Ame-zing Spider-Man

November 9, 2019 / SoraNews24
Would J. Jonah Jameson be ame-zingly happy to see this menace off the streets?

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure memes are the signature seasoning at this ramen restaurant in Japan【Vid】

November 9, 2019 / SoraNews24
You expected a ramen chef, but is was him, Dio!

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More young Japanese men romantically involved with older female coworkers than younger ones【Survey】

November 10, 2019 / SoraNews24
Love is sweeter with senpai than kohai for these young working men in Japan.

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Moe Iori & Enako Appointed as Re:ZERO Emilia & Rem’s Official Cosplayers

November 10, 2019 11:10pm CST
The second OVA “The Frozen Bond” is now screened in 79 theaters across Japan

Voice Actress Idol Unit i☆Ris Updates on Threats That Led to Cancelled Events

posted on 2019-11-11 02:20 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Avex Pictures will now collaborate with authorities in investigation to apprehend individual

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Animate Girls Festival 2019 Draws Record 100,355 Across 2 Days

posted on 2019-11-11 03:50 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

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Lupin, Monster Hunter, and More Come to Life at Universal Studios Japan in 2020

November 11, 2019 5:08pm CST
The theme park will continue its “Cool Japan” initiative with live street shows and VR experiences

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Voice Actress Azumi Waki to Make Solo Singer Debut in January 2020

November 11, 2019 8:10pm CST
The voice of the protagonist Mile in “Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?”

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Welsh rugby team wins over the heart of Japanese mom, receives sweet handwritten note from her

November 11, 2019 / SoraNews24
Nothing declares a fan’s love better than a heartfelt message.

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Seiji interviews his teenage crush Yumi Adachi with the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen

November 11, 2019 / SoraNews24
Seiji learns that beautiful women can be a lot like centipedes: more scared of him than he is of them.

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The nominees for Japan’s 2019 buzzwords are here, include “#KuToo”, “Cashless” and “Paprika”

November 11, 2019 / SoraNews24
The candidates for the top ten catchphrases that defined Reiwa’s first year are here! Who knew bubble tea could be a verb?

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Japanese model home provides model wife and model daughter so you can feel the joy of family life

November 11, 2019 / SoraNews24
Tokyo model lets you share a beer with your sudden wife of eight years and play with your seven year-old daughter.

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Check Out Photos from “Lis Ani! LIVE BEIJING” Concert in China

November 11, 2019 11:15pm CST
Luna Haruna, 22/7, Liyuu, Machico, Emi Nitta, and sphere performed for the Chinese audience

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Crafty and creative Twitter user shares how-to videos for dazzling autumn leaf origami

November 12, 2019 / SoraNews24
These simple but clever designs are sure to enchant not only the children but the grown-ups as well.

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Otaku dances like a Japanese idol in front of J-Pop idol at live event in Tokyo【Video】

November 12, 2019 / SoraNews24
When you love the idol life so much you become the idol.

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Weightlifting is Japanese salarymen’s newest hobby, report says, since “Muscles won’t betray you”

November 12, 2019 / SoraNews24
Lead researcher says pumping iron gives salarymen a joy “that they can’t get from work.”

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Kana-Boon’s Bassist Yūma Meshida Leaves Rock Band

posted on 2019-11-12 09:57 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Meshida had been on hiatus from band for treatment after June disappearance

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Arashi Idol Group Member Kazunari Ninomiya Announces Marriage

posted on 2019-11-12 11:24 EST by Jennifer Sherman

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Yoko Kanno Composes Song for Reiwa Emperor’s Enthronement Celebration

posted on 2019-11-12 13:00 EST by Kim Morrissy
13-minute song ‘Ray of Water’ features vocals by Arashi

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Hakone Walking-themed Visual Revealed for Odakyu Group’s New Evangelion Collaboration Event

November 12, 2019 7:10pm CST
You can also enjoy “Second Impact Hot Spring” at Hakone Kowaiken Yunnesun spa resort

X Japan’s Yoshiki Shows You the Rock Star Life in YouTube Documentary

November 13, 2019 12:07pm CST
The YouTube Originals production will premiere next year

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Purely Monster Member Miki Kariya Leaves Idol Group

posted on 2019-11-13 18:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Group has performed songs for A Centaur’s Life, My Sister, My Writer anime

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Wands Rock Band Returns With New Vocalist

posted on 2019-11-13 19:00 EST by Alex Mateo
5th period of band to perform live on Sunday

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‘About A Voyage’ World Edition EP by Sayuri Available November 29 from Milan Records

Nov 13th 2019

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Cosplayer/Singer Kururu Kurasaka Releases Digital Singles for 5 Consecutive Weeks

November 13, 2019 9:10pm CST
Music video for her 1st solo song “Hallelujah Fourze” is now streamed on YouTube

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Japan’s cheapest hotel charges just 130 yen (US$1.20) for a room, with a huge, no-privacy catch

November 13, 2019 / SoraNews24
Even if you’re traveling by yourself, you’ll never be alone since you’re on a 24-hour live stream.

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Is 150,000 yen (US$1,389) a month enough to live on in Tokyo? Depends what kind of life you want

November 13, 2019 / SoraNews24
That’s plenty for life in Japan’s capital, claims twenty-something woman, but you might not want to live like her.

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Attack on Titan roller coaster, Monster Hunter VR hunt to open at Universal Studios Japan!

November 13, 2019 / SoraNews24
You won’t find attractions like these at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Do you know shabu shabu? Salt Bae thinks he does but he clearly doesn’t【Video】

November 13, 2019 / SoraNews24
You’ll have to do more than make it look sexy to convince people in Japan this is shabu shabu.

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How many hours a month do anime artists work in Japan? Survey finds crazy number, unhappy workers

November 14, 2019 / SoraNews24
“Just what was it that I ever liked about anime?” wonders unsatisfied female artist.

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Crazy-cheap Japanese apartment for less than 140 bucks a month comes with headaches every day

November 14, 2019 / SoraNews24
And sometimes those headaches will be literal.

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LiSA to Perform on Kōhaku for the First Time

posted on 2019-11-14 03:25 EST by Kim Morrissy
Full lineup for 70th New Year’s Eve music contest also revealed

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Gundam x JRA Racing Collab Raffles off Master Gundam Figure

November 14, 2019 12:05pm CST
Place your bets to take home a 1/144 scale of the G Gundam pair

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Sarah Brightman and Yoshiki Bring Audience to Their Feet at Royal Albert Hall

Nov 14th 2019

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Sacra Music Commences Global Animation Song Cover Project ‘WACAVA Project’

Nov 14th 2019
First series of cover songs distributed and cover singer auditions held

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Blood-red Evangelion hot spring bath to open in Japan for fun, relaxing terror

2019-11-15T03:00:00Z