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Japanese man leaves horrible job, gets even more shockingly horrible letter from the company

2021-02-06T16:00:00Z
“Wire us the amount of your paycheck immediately.”

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Embarrassing blunder spotted on PlayStation 5 store has Japanese Twitter in stitches

2021-02-06T16:00:00Z
Always remember to double check your spelling before you hit submit!

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49-year-old comedian can identify any Pretty Cure figure blindfolded

2021-02-07T04:00:00Z
He must be healin’ pretty good about himself now.

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Nana Mizuki to Post Unleased Live Concert Footage on the 7th Day of Every Month

February 07, 2021 6:00pm CST
Her 1st online concert “NANA ACOUSTIC ONLINE” DVD/Blu-ray hits stores April 7

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Anison Duo ClariS Thanks Fans for 10 Years of Support in Message Video

February 07, 2021 7:30pm CST
All-song preview for their latest 22nd single “Fight!!” is now streamed

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Sumire Uesaka to Live-stream Her Artist Debut’s 8th Anniversary Special Program on YouTube

February 07, 2021 8:35pm CST
TV anime “Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro” OP theme song will be introduced for the first time

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A visit to Japan’s forbidden forest of Yawata no Yabushirazu

2021-02-08T02:00:00Z
Just a half-hour outside downtown Tokyo, legends say that if you enter this thicket, you’ll be spirited away and never return.

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Working class Mr. Sato braves visiting a fancy hotel to buy a highly rated strawberry cream bread

2021-02-08T03:15:00Z
Is one sweet snack worth the emotional torture of feeling like a trespasser?

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Japan’s most cold-blooded frog breaks romantic mood in a hilarious way【Video】

2021-02-08T04:00:00Z
No kisses here.

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Is the coronavirus going to kill Japan’s obligation chocolate Valentine’s Day custom?

2021-02-08T06:00:00Z
For years, women in Japan have given chocolate to male coworkers for Valentine’s Day, but this year is probably going to be different.

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Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare reveals the five prefectures with highest divorce rates

2021-02-08T14:00:00Z
Surprise: Tokyo isn’t even close to the top five.

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“Miraculous” cloud over Mt Fuji stuns the Internet

2021-02-08T15:00:00Z
A sight so otherworldly even the photographer doubts whether they’ll see it again.

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Rogue sushi spotted at rotating sushi restaurant in Japan【Video】

2021-02-08T18:00:00Z
It’s not every day you see a literal kaiten sushi.

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Mt Fuji railway project receives approval from Yamanashi officials

2021-02-09T04:00:00Z
A railway up the mountain aims to eliminate vehicles on the road to the fifth station but the round-trip fare for passengers won’t be cheap.

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Japan searches for the Yamazaki pan girl, who lived in Tokyo when she was three years old

2021-02-09T11:00:00Z
Do you know where Suzy is?

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Get your work done inside Tokyo’s first convenience store private working booth

2021-02-09T13:00:00Z
Just when we thought Japanese convenience stores couldn’t get any more convenient, we were proven wrong.

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It’s not anime, it’s real! Amazing life-size Gundam statue photos look like anime source material

2021-02-09T15:15:00Z
Gundam awesomeness comes full circle in photo series that shows full-size real-world statue looking like amazing illustrations.

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Animator Shiro Kudaka Sentenced to 4 Months in Prison for Driving Unlicensed

posted on 2021-02-09 10:59 EST by Alex Mateo
Judge: Animator demonstrated “little regard for observing the law”

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Demon Slayer’s Akari Kito Will Be Your Guide to Nagoya Cosplay Spots

February 09, 2021 10:04am CST
Check out the new video and website showing you the best places for cosplaying in her hometown

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Tokyo government to give smartphones to senior citizens, pay for their calling and data plans

2021-02-09T17:15:00Z
Shibuya, one of Japan’s centers for youth culture, thinks its older residents need a tech upgrade.

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U.S. Man Breaks Record of Largest Collection of Cardcaptor Sakura Memorabilia

posted on 2021-02-09 14:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Matthew Emblidge’s collection consists of 4,873 items

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Animator in Japan Reveals Their 1st Year Earnings In the Industry

posted on 2021-02-09 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Total income was 668,000 yen (US$6,000), or a monthly average of 74,000 yen (US$670)

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Wasuta Dances into Spring with Emotional Ballad ‘Haru Hanabi’

Feb 9th 2021

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Love Live! Hanayo VA Yurika Kubo Releases Lyric Video for Her New Song “Kiminara Kimishika”

February 09, 2021 7:26pm CST
The song is now available on major subscription services

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Common ramen ingredient found highly effective at clearing up radioactive contamination

2021-02-10T03:00:00Z
Ramen-loving researcher mixes business with pleasure.

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Singing Cosplayer Hikari Has Uploaded a Cover Song of HoneyWorks feat.GUMI / Confession Rehearsal(Kokuhaku Yokou Renshuu) for the Valentine’s Day

Feb 10th 2021

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Japanese train driver falls asleep while operating train

2021-02-10T14:00:00Z
Approximately 700 passengers were on board at the time of the incident.

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Female politicians stage “white action” protest against Tokyo Olympic head’s misogynist remarks

2021-02-10T14:30:00Z
Group takes inspiration from similar protest in the U.S.

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Councilman Super Crazy Kun begins work, but considerably less crazy looking

2021-02-10T15:00:00Z
You don’t have to be super crazy to serve on the city council, but it helps.

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Sakaiminato City Celebrates Shigeru Mizuki’s 99th Birthday Online

February 10, 2021 9:00am CST
Virtual event featuring guests and announcements will be streamed on Toei Animation’s Youtube channel

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Japan to begin administering coronavirus vaccine next week

2021-02-10T16:00:00Z
Syringe problem likely to keep process from being as fast as it could be, though.

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LiSA Receives Citizen’s Honor Award from Hometown

posted on 2021-02-10 12:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Demon Slayer song artist is 2nd person to receive award

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Watch Voice Actor Showtaro Morikubo’s Passionate Performance in Online Concert Digest

February 10, 2021 6:55pm CST
The voice of Orphen (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen), Shikamaru Nara (Naruto), Goro Shigeno (Major)

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Happy Virus-times! How has the pandemic affected Japan’s chocolate budget for Valentine’s Day?

2021-02-11T01:00:00Z
COVID-19 has had a notable effect on how much we’re willing to fork out on Valentine’s chocolate.

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Japanese Internet reacts in dismay to official Olympics Twitter quietly changing its header

2021-02-11T04:00:00Z
Netizens claim that whoever runs the account is making a call on the fate of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Tokyo Olympic chief may resign over misogynistic remarks, promises statement

2021-02-11T07:00:00Z
Over 500 volunteers have quit following Yoshiro Mori’s controversial remarks about how much women talk.

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Foreign Reuters journalist in Tokyo spreads mutant strain of coronavirus

2021-02-11T10:00:00Z
People like this are giving foreigners in Japan a bad name.

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Tokyo Tower lights up with hope in first-ever event celebrating Chinese New Year

2021-02-11T14:30:00Z
It’s the first time in the tower’s history for such an event to happen.

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Government worker leaves water running for a month, forced to pay half the 6,000,000-yen bill

2021-02-11T15:00:00Z
Employee forgets to turn off the water, but did employers forget to turn on labor laws?

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Tokyo Ghoul’s Creator Sui Ishida Gets Exhibition

posted on 2021-02-11 13:45 EST by Choo Sum Lee

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VTuber Agency Hololive Opens up Auditions for Next English Generation

February 11, 2021 10:27pm CST
The 1st HololiveEN generation has taken YouTube by storm

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Laputa & Totoro Theme Song Singer Azumi Inoue’s Online Concert to be Streamed for Free

February 11, 2021 11:58pm CST
The film “My Neighbor Totoro” will be also screened at the festival from February 20 to 28

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Illustrations show how Japanese makeup trends changed in the last 25 years, and what’s coming next

2021-02-12T04:00:00Z
The evolution of techniques for chasing Japan’s kogao ideal.

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Drink like an ox, eat like a horse! Five Japanese idiomatic phrases to celebrate Year of the Ox

2021-02-12T04:30:00Z
From the relatable to the amoo-sing, there’re idioms for Japanese language learners of all skill levels.

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We try out the hot new social media app that everyone’s talking about, Crabhouse!

2021-02-12T06:00:00Z
It’s…a little different than we were expecting.

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Tokyo Olympics organizing committee president resigns over sexist remarks

2021-02-12T11:00:00Z
Yoshiro Mori apologizes, insists “I have supported all women.”

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Is it a Lawson or a train station? We investigate the mysterious Sekiguchi Station

2021-02-12T14:00:00Z
Melon bread or train tickets, which can we buy here?

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When you fall in love with a cosplayer【Photos】

2021-02-12T15:30:00Z
Hashtag goes viral online, with photos that cosplayers and those who love them can relate to.

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Ribon Manga Ui x Kon Collabs with SKYPEACE for Sweet Music Video

February 12, 2021 1:37pm CST
New song “Shall We Dance!!!” was written as a theme for the popular shoujo manga mag

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Former Dempagumi.inc Idol Moga Mogami Says She Won’t Read Private Messages on Social Media

posted on 2021-02-12 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Says she received many ‘traumatizing messages’ after she announced her pregnancy last year

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Globally Acclaimed Japanese Artist Vicke Blanka Follows His Two ‘Black Clover’ Theme Tunes with New Single and Video ‘Ponytail’

Feb 12th 2021

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Watch JAM Project Member Masaaki Endoh’s No-audience Birthday Concert Digest

February 12, 2021 7:02pm CST
As a solo singer, he has released 23 singles since 1995

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Oita woman loses lawsuit and pays damages without ever knowing she’d been sued

2021-02-13T04:00:00Z
A frightening case of using the legal system to commit robbery.

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Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators, prohibit walking up and down

2021-02-14T00:00:00Z
Although walking is common practice, support for banning it is strong online.

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Voice Actress Azusa Tadokoro To Hold Her First Solo Online Concert as a Free Event

Feb 14th 2021

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21-year-old Nara woman arrested for sending hundreds of nude selfies to woman in her 70s

2021-02-14T09:00:00Z
“I still like her,” suspect tells police.

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World’s most enthusiastic security guard caught on camera, inspires Twitter【Video】

2021-02-14T17:30:00Z
No one loves his job more than this happy guy!

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Sister Princess’ Next Virtual Live Concert is Set for September 23, 2021

February 14, 2021 6:21pm CST
The five sisters’ first concert was viewed by more than 12,600 audience on Sunday night

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Voice Actress Unit Sphere Releases New MV “Scramble Days” filled with Photos & Videos from Fans

February 14, 2021 7:55pm CST
Fans strike their own “Sphere” poses in the photos and videos

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Korea’s Hottest New Boyband TREASURE Prepare for Japanese-Language Debut – and if You’re Lucky You Can Meet Them

Feb 15th 2021

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Home-hunting in Japan changes as people eye new communities in wake of COVID-19

2021-02-15T13:00:00Z
How the search for a home sweet home is going through these uncertain times.

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Mom in Japan finds notebook filled with messages of love from schoolgirl daughter who passed away

2021-02-15T14:30:00Z
Tsubaki knew her time was running out, and she wanted to leave her mom words that she’ll always remember.

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Capturing the Merch: Interview with the Cardcaptor Sakura Memorabilia Guinness Record Holder

by Margaux Pangilinan, Feb 15th 2021

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Virtual YouTuber Agency hololive Announces 2nd Round of Auditions for hololive English

posted on 2021-02-15 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
hololive EN debuted in September

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Voice Actress Nao Toyama to Release “Rest & Healing”-themed Mini Album on May 12

February 15, 2021 8:15pm CST
The bonus Blu-ray features her two-day and one-night trip

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Foreigner convenience store clerk in Japan saves elderly woman from scammers with quick thinking

2021-02-16T04:00:00Z
Refuses to give up when senior doesn’t realize she’s being taken advantage of.

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Some of the 15th Annual Seiyū Awards Winners Announced

posted on 2021-02-16 00:02 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toshihiko Seki, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Voicarion IX dramatic stage reading honored

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Hunter x Hunter Announces New Escape Room for 2021

posted on 2021-02-16 18:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Megumi Han, Mariya Ise teased new recording for ‘that project’ earlier this month

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Updated cherry blossom forecast has sakura reaching full bloom earlier than usual

2021-02-17T02:00:00Z
Predicted dates for first and full bloom for cities across Japan.

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Japan’s “unexplored station” hasn’t had train stop there in four years, is about to close forever

2021-02-17T04:30:00Z
The long goodbye has been a long time coming for Fukushima’s Akaiwa Station.

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Demon Slayer Creator Koyoharu Gotouge is First Mangaka to Make TIME100 Next List

February 17, 2021 8:58am CST
List celebrates artists, leaders, advocates, and innovators who are shaping the future

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Drummer wows Internet with miniature taiko gacha capsule toy performance 【Videos】

2021-02-17T15:00:00Z
Taiko capsule toy level: Expert!

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Coronavirus vaccinations finally begin in Japan【Video】

2021-02-17T16:00:00Z
Eight inoculation centers begin administering shots as first vaccine shipment arrives in the country.

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Fake Land Special Live at Sanrio Puroland is Coming

Feb 17th 2021
This live performance celebrating the release of the album “FAKE LAND” on the 17th of February.

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Nao Toyama to Release Mini Concept Album on the Theme of ‘Rest and Healing’ on May 12

Feb 17th 2021

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Kodansha, Nintendo Rank in Top 10 Companies Among Job Hunting Students

posted on 2021-02-17 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Kodansha ranked 4th, Nintendo ranked 6th

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Japanese Rock Band Back-On’s Fan-favorite Songs Get a Glow-up on Self-covers Album ‘Flip Sound’

Feb 17th 2021

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Queen Bee 2-Day First Solo Concert at Budokan to Stream Overseas

Feb 17th 2021

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Brown-haired girl sues Japanese school for telling her to dye hair black, court makes decision

2021-02-18T01:00:00Z
Four-year lawsuit ends with win for former student, but not the one she was hoping for.

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Tokyo cat shelter and coworking space lets you be productive with cats

2021-02-18T03:15:00Z
Working with cats might actually be counterproductive, but who could say no?

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Gets Pop-Up Mall Theme Park With Games

posted on 2021-02-17 22:26 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Attractions run in Yokohama World Porters on March 5-May 9

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Anison Singer Masayoshi Oishi Posts His Online Concert’s Digest Movie

February 17, 2021 10:40pm CST
The 1,000-yen performance was viewed by more than 14,000 people

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Japan petitions to add 40 traditional folk dances to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list

2021-02-18T06:00:00Z
If approved, the new additions would join one dance already on the list under the collective title of “Elegant Dances.”

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Private teleworking booths–how much work can you get done in one? We test it out

2021-02-18T13:00:00Z
Sure, they’re convenient, but can you actually get work done in them?

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Leader of political party that refuses to pay NHK ordered to pay NHK

2021-02-18T13:00:00Z
It will be the hardest 40 bucks he ever spent.

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7th Paradox Live CD Selling Fast at animate international

Feb 18th 2021

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King of Prism Best Album Available at animate international

Feb 18th 2021

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LiSA to Hold Acoustic Online Concert on March 14th

Feb 18th 2021

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Saga Prefecture Brings Out the Dead With New ZOMBIE LAND SAGA Manhole Covers

February 19, 2021 12:50am CST
nthology manga teased featuring the undead idols of Franchouchou

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The 5th Anniversary Event of Rejet Content “Yuugen Romantica” Will be Held on 21st Feb

Feb 19th 2021

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Singing Cosplayer Hikari Has Posted a Cover Song Video of KurousaP Feat. Hatsune Miku’s ‘Senbonzakura’

Feb 19th 2021

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Highest-ever Tokyo homes announced, will be as far from the street as tip of Tokyo Tower

2021-02-19T16:00:00Z
Amazing views for a sky-high price.

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Kiratto Pri☆Chan VA Marina Yamada to Hold Her Birthday Event on March 20

February 19, 2021 7:19pm CST
She graduated from the female idol group HKT48 in April 2018

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Tajimi City’s Official Car Decorated with Yakunara Mug Cup Mo Anime Characters

February 19, 2021 9:15pm CST
Jun Kamiya (Hikaru no Go)-directed series is set to premiere in April 2021

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Hololive VTubers Headline Immersive Cinderella Switch Virtual Concert on Mar. 27

Feb 20th 2021
Himemori Luna and Natsuiro Matsuri to Perform on Quest and Smartphones

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Experience the cherry blossoms early this year with AR flower art and Morinaga foods

2021-02-20T06:00:00Z
A popular digital art exhibition arrives in the palm of your hand this year!

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Japanese Twitter realizes that talking about the NES now is the same as old men talking about WW2

2021-02-20T14:00:00Z
Oh crap. Has it really been that long?

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Japanese citizen injured in Paris acid attack, Ministry of Foreign Affairs posts note of caution

2021-02-20T16:00:00Z
Our thoughts are with the affected individual.

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Prefectural governor wants 2021 Olympics and torch relay cancelled, Tokyo not pleased

2021-02-21T06:00:00Z
Fellow politicians call for Shimane governor to be reprimanded for his comments.

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If you die from the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, the government will give your family over 44M yen

2021-02-21T14:00:00Z
$420,000? Now that’s putting your money where your mouth is.

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Anison Duo ClariS Sings about Princess Kaguya Waiting for Love in New Lyric Video

February 21, 2021 7:41pm CST
Their 22nd single “Fight!!” ranked 10th in Oricon’s daily single charts

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Takigyo, Japanese waterfall meditation, is a sure way to shock yourself out of your winter rut

2021-02-22T02:00:00Z
After one too many lazy Saturdays, we find ourselves standing at the foot of an ice cold waterfall.

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Watch Hestia & Rem VA Inori Minase’s Artist Debut 5th Anniversary Concert Digest

February 21, 2021 8:55pm CST
She has released nine singles and three albums since December 2015

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Design company to hold socially distanced night saunas where you can gaze at Tokyo Tower

2021-02-22T03:00:00Z
Watch out, though: only a maximum of 84 people can take part in this luxury weekend activity.

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Japan’s Top Talents Join Weekly Playboy Cosplay Celebration for One Piece’s 1000th Chapter

February 22, 2021 2:45am CST
Enako, Ayako Inokuchi, Michopa, and more put on pirate outfits

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Downtown Tokyo losing another arcade with closure of Shinjuku Taito Station

2021-02-22T14:30:00Z
Chain managed by Space Invaders publisher pulls plug on game center.

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Mt Fuji Shiba-sakura Festival, where beautiful “lawn sakura” blossom

2021-02-23T02:00:00Z
A unique hanami event right next to Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Anison Singer Mami Kawada’s All 17 Music Videos Now Available on YouTube

February 22, 2021 11:45pm CST
From “Starship Operators” to “Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue”

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Tokyo luxury hotel offers month-long stays with free breakfasts, might be cheaper than apartment

2021-02-23T06:00:00Z
Shinjuku Keio Plaza starts its “live at the hotel” promotion.

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Light Novel Author Saginomiya Misaki Announces Health-Related Hiatus

posted on 2021-02-23 15:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Sankaku no Kyori wa Kagiri Nai Zero ranked #8 in Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2019

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Japanese competitive eater Max Suzuki oversees new delivery restaurants chain with mega portions

2021-02-24T01:00:00Z
Our very own Mr. Sato was ecstatic to get his hands on their 1.8-kilogram (3.97-pound) yakisoba dish.

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Shizuoka Prefecture may lose title of Japan’s top tea producer to rising star Kagoshima

2021-02-24T03:00:00Z
Shizuoka has had a long reign as Japan’s most prolific tea producer–but that reign might be over soon.

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Births in Japan hit record low in 2020, deaths down for first time in over a decade

2021-02-24T06:00:00Z
2021 might be even less reproductive.

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How much money do you need for a studio apartment in downtown Tokyo?

2021-02-24T14:00:00Z
Daydreaming about getting a place in Japan’s capital? You might be able to make it a reality.

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Japan’s Weekly Playboy Magazine Features One Piece Cosplayers

posted on 2021-02-24 18:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Issue commemorates manga’s 1,000th published chapter

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VA Unit Earphones Member Marika Kohno Releases Her Solo Singer Debut Single MV

February 24, 2021 6:19pm CST
“I put everything I’ve been through in my life as a voice actress into this first single.”

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Which prefecture has the most chilled young people? Survey asks 20 year olds “what are you worried about?”

2021-02-25T02:00:00Z
How do you say ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Japanese? Maybe people from these prefectures can tell you!

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Our Disney expert explains why Mickey Mouse sounds the same in Japanese as he does in English

2021-02-25T03:15:00Z
There’s more to it than just technique, says our Disney maniac.

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Yui VA Aki Toyosaki Covers ARuFa’a K-ON!-ish Song “Choudo Ice”

*February 24, 2021 10:52pm CST(
ARuFa says, “Aki Toyosaki herself has sung the song… Is that possible?”

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MyAnimeList Launches Anime Karaoke Contest ‘MAL Sings TenSura’

Feb 24th 2021

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Tokyo police stopped us for random questioning, so we asked them to recommend a good restaurant

2021-02-25T04:00:00Z
They wanted to know what we were doing in Ueno. We wanted to know where to eat lunch.

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Hololive’s Aqua, Sephiroth Statues Greets Prospective Students at Kyoto University

February 25, 2021 4:43am CST
The Kyodai annual event see’s current students putting up messages of support for exams

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The 1st Live Event of Rejet Newest Content “Carnelian Blood” Will be Held on 28th Feb

Feb 25th 2021

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Town in Japan has adorable boob mascot, makes City Boob Declaration for a touching reason

2021-02-25T17:45:00Z
Kids in Hikari are raised under Boob Childrearing concepts.

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Great British Bake Off Finalist Makes Lovely Laputa Cake

posted on 2021-02-25 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy

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Sakura surprise! The coolest thing about this cherry blossom photo actually isn’t the flowers

2021-02-26T02:00:00Z
Yes, the kawazu sakura are beautiful, but that’s not all there is to see here.

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