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The pros and cons of living in Nakagin Capsule Tower, an architectural marvel in Tokyo

2021-05-11T05:00:00Z
We move into a capsule apartment in the iconic landmark, and find out it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

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Japanese student writes to Arnold Schwarzenegger for English class, gets awesome reply in return

2021-05-11T15:30:00Z
As an Austrian-born American, Arnie knows what it’s like to step out of your comfort zone when learning English as a second-language.

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Here’s what Japanese netizens think of the U.S.’s top 20 most-picked karaoke songs

2021-05-11T17:45:00Z
How do America’s karaoke selections compare to Japan’s?

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Tokyo’s angriest ghost gets a brand-new grave for his millennium-old severed head【Photos】

2021-05-12T01:00:00Z
So far so good, as no one has mysteriously died since the renovation finished.

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From Nijisanji EN: VTuber Group “LazuLight” Debut Announcement

May 12th 2021
NIJISANJI EN announces the debut of three VTubers under the group name “LazuLight” Debut special program & debut single to be released

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Up to 300 people a day breaking Japanese quarantine rules, according to reports

2021-05-12T05:00:00Z
At the moment, the only penalty is having your name made public.

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Takamatsu man arrested for car-bombing person whose parking method he disapproved of

2021-05-12T14:00:00Z
Leaving a note on the windshield was apparently too subtle.

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See Rin Shima’s Scooter at Laid-Back Camp x Fuji Speedway Collab Event

May 12, 2021 3:12pm CDT
Event will take place during the upcoming Fuji SUPER TEC 24 Hours

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Voice Actress Nao Toyama Enjoys Her Bedtime in New MV “Goo”

May 12, 2021 8:00pm CDT
Her online concert is planned to be held for free on June 13

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Yoshiko VA Aika Kobayashi to Release 1st Album “Gradation Collection” on June 23

May 12, 2021 8:50pm CDT
Her solo concert tour “KICKOFF!” will begin in Osaka on May 27

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City in Osaka stops in-person registration for vaccines as flood of seniors clamors to sign up

2021-05-13T03:00:00Z
Large crowds and poor crowd-managing policies caused uproar at the appointment desk, which ultimately led to it getting shutting down.

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Osaka elementary school becomes first in Japan to have a police box established on campus

2021-05-13T05:00:00Z
Will this police box be an outlier or set a new precedent for community policing?

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Yokohama Police to give up search for 12-foot python, YouTubers picking up slack

2021-05-13T13:00:00Z
Snake! What happened? Snake! Snaaaaaaaaaaake!

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Study indicates Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure helps alleviate chronic low back pain in adults

2021-05-13T14:30:00Z
Who knew playing video games could be therapeutic for your body as well as your mind?

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AFA Station TV Anime & Music Online Show 052021 Hits Screens 18th May

May 13th 2021

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Chinatown in Yokohama has a feng shui pay toilet so we dashed over to use it right away

2021-05-14T01:30:00Z
100 yen is a small price to pay for an auspicious toilet visit.

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Japanese government to ease prohibition of cannabis-derived medicines

2021-05-14T08:00:00Z
Relaxed regulation may be coupled with new criminalization, though.

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Kemono Friends Voice Actress Yuka Ozaki Diagnosed With COVID-19 But Has No Symptoms Now

posted on 2021-05-14 07:52 EDT by Egan Loo
Tested positive on Thursday after being notified of close contact on Wednesday

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Pikachu and Katy Perry co-star in adorable, uplifting ”Electric” music video【Video】

2021-05-14T13:15:00Z
Pop star and Pokémon are here to charge up our emotional batteries.

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It’s like the samurai era never ended at this beautiful Japanese mountain town

2021-05-14T14:15:00Z
Nagano village was once a major stop on the Kyoto-Edo route, and the neighborhood looks much the same centuries later.

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Nao Toyama to Stream Free Online Concert to Mark the Release of Mini Concept Album ‘Off’

May 14th 2021

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CAPE Shares A Message of Support for the AAPI Community

May 14, 2021 11:39am CDT
The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) shares a PSA directed by Over the Moon Producer

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Voice Actress Yui Ogura to Release Her 14th Single “Fightin★Pose” on August 11

May 14, 2021 7:15pm CDT
She will also voice Kokoro in the TV anime “The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!”

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Osaka’s new remote-learning policy leaves teachers strained and forces students to go to school

2021-05-15T01:00:00Z
Logistical mishaps and contradicting guidelines hinder what could be one of the best ways to lower COVID-19 community transmission.

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Japanese gaming grandpa is tearing up virtual track at age 93【Videos】

2021-05-15T03:00:00Z
After stepping away from a life spent in cars, he’s reunited with the real-world ride he owned and loved in his youth.

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ALI Band Goes on Indefinite Hiatus After Drummer’s Arrest Last Month

posted on 2021-05-15 00:52 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Management cancels contract with drummer Kahadio, removes him from band

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Japan Adds Hokkaido, Okayama, Hiroshima to State of Emergency

posted on 2021-05-15 01:34 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
3 prefectures enter state of emergency on Sunday

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Police alerted to middle-aged man who asked woman to play catch in the park

2021-05-17T01:00:00Z
What works for little kids, often doesn’t hold up in your 40s.

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Nepalese-run Tokyo hair salon gave us the number-one hairstyle for handsome Nepalese men【Pics】

2021-05-17T17:30:00Z
Stylist in one of Tokyo’s most diverse neighborhoods transforms our reporter.

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Nao Tōyama Streams Free Online Concert on June 13

posted on 2021-05-17 16:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Concert streamed on Tōyama’s YouTube channel celebrates release of “Off” mini concept album on May 12

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Voice Actor Takayuki Kondo & Daisuke Ono’s Technologic Vocal Unit TRD Releases 1st MV “Take You Higher”

May 17, 2021 8:39pm CDT
Ono: “I hope we can create our own ‘TRD’ together with you.”

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Japanese woman wants office romance but has no job, figures out how to make her dream come true

2021-05-18T02:00:00Z
A clever solution to a seemingly impossible problem.

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Can Tokyo hair stylists transform our reporter into Leonardo DiCaprio?【Photos】

2021-05-18T03:00:00Z
Jack Dawson’s beloved Rose joins us for this titanic journey from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Sheena Ringo’s latest music video leaves us spellbound by its traditional Japanese aesthetics

2021-05-18T14:00:00Z
Tokyo Jihen pays homage to multiple facets of traditional Japanese culture in this breathtaking new music video.

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Japanese cat owner has to sell sports car to pay for medical bills, finds best buyer in the world

2021-05-19T02:00:00Z
A touching tale of a cat, a car, and compassion.

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Voice Actress/Singer Karin Isobe Holds Her Birthday Event at Sanrio Puroland on June 13

May 18, 2021 9:43pm CDT
She is cast as Raphtalia in “The Rising of the Shield Hero” stage play

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Watch Minori Chihara’s Debut 15th Anniversary Special Concert Digest

May 18, 2021 11:53pm CDT
The voice of Yuki Nagato (Haruhi Suzumiya series), Erica Brown (Violet Evergarden)

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Suitcase with corpse inside washes up on shore of Japan’s largest lake

2021-05-19T03:30:00Z
Local resident saw suitcase floating in the water days before it reached the shore.

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Iconic Kyoto Tower bathhouse closes due to coronavirus

2021-05-19T05:00:00Z
Public bath loved by travellers and locals is Japan’s latest COVID-19 business casualty.

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Actor/Singer Gen Hoshino Marries His Love Model/Actor Yui Aragaki

May 19, 2021 5:09am CDT
The pair acted together in The Full-Time Wife Escapist drama as husband and wife

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“Protect the Nation from NHK Party” becomes “Protect the Nation from Old Parties Party”

2021-05-19T13:30:00Z
Constantly changing one’s mind is an interesting political strategy.

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Uma Musume Fans Pull Through, Raise US$329,000 for Retired Horse

posted on 2021-05-19 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge(
Nice Nature will live out the rest of his days comfortably

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OKAMOTO’S Release New Single ‘Band Music’

May 19th 2021
Japanese Funk-Rock Band OKAMOTO’S Release “Band Music”, 4th New Single of the Year

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Yukari Tamura Relaxes at Home in New MV “Que Sera, Sera”

May 19, 2021 7:21pm CDT
Her 12th original album ranked 10th in the weekly charts

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Avex-produced Virtual Dance & Vocal Unit MaRiNaSu Posts New Music Video “My Venus”

May 19, 2021 9:05pm CDT
Their major debut album “SUPERNOVA” hits stores June 23

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High school students rapidly losing interest in sumo teams because too “painful,” “scary,” and “naked”

2021-05-20T01:00:00Z
Those three words sound like a good time to me, but I guess I’m the weird one…

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Museum goes online to show off ukiyo-e works during closure

2021-05-19T22:00:00Z

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Coronavirus gives birth to new “Screambulance” haunted house delivery in Japan【Photos】

2021-05-20T03:00:00Z
When you can’t go out during the pandemic, this company will bring the terror to you.

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2 22/7 Idols Diagnosed With COVID-19 But Are in Stable Condition Now

posted on 2021-05-20 10:16 EDT by Alex Mateo
Moe Suzuhana, Ruri Umino tested positive earlier this week

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Should you turn your bowl upside down after eating at a Japanese restaurant?

2021-05-20T17:30:00Z
Japan’s etiquette police weigh in on an unusual trend spotted amongst diners.

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Actors Gen Hoshino, Yui Aragaki Announce Marriage

posted on 2021-05-20 17:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
The two co-starred in live-action adaptation of The Full-Time Wife Escapist manga

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Creamy Mami and PriPara Join Hololive Idols for Virtual Concert

May 20, 2021 7:46pm CDT
KUROxOBI -VIRTUAL IDOL POWER 2021- goes live next month

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hololive Alternative Unleashes Gorgeous Full Project Teaser Promo

May 21, 2021 6:04am CDT
No word yet on what the project actually is…

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Japanese bullet train driver takes bathroom break as train cruises at 90 mph

2021-05-21T05:00:00Z

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Gigantic Attack on Titan anime titan appears at shopping mall in Japan【Photos】

2021-05-21T13:00:00Z
Eren, Levi, and the Colossal Titan terrify, delight unexpecting passersby.

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Japanese man anonymously donates life savings of 60 million yen to Yokosuka city

2021-05-21T14:00:00Z
An impressive amount of savings for an even more impressive deed.

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Gangsta. Manga Creator Kohske Details Her Fight Against Lupus

posted on 2021-05-21 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

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Announcing: Get Over -Jam Project The Movie- [complete Production Run Limited Edition] Blu-ray Early Pre-order Customers Only Online Event for Overseas Fans

May 21st 2021

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Pro Gamer Daigo Umehara Released from Hospital After COVID-19 Diagnosis

posted on 2021-05-22 07:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Umehara underwent treatment for 2 weeks for COVID-19, said it will “take time to get back to normal”

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Grenfelle With Swinging Popsicle Vocalist Mineko Fujishima to Release Debut Single on Record Store Day 2021

May 22nd 2021

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Singing Cosplayer Hikari Sings Cover Song ‘Homura’ by LiSA and ‘from the edge’ by FictionJunction feat. LiSA from the Anime ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’

May 22nd 2021

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Does the virgin-killing sweater really kill virgins?【Video】

2021-05-22T11:00:00Z
Japanese AV star models the flesh-revealing sweater for a real virgin to test its deadly powers.

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Ibaraki Prefecture health center warns to “not eat with foreigners” to prevent spreading COVID

2021-05-22T13:00:00Z
Yikes.

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Hatsune Miku’s Twitter Account Briefly Suspended Over Age Restrictions

posted on 2021-05-22 15:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee

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Ongaku Overdrive Presents AAPI Charity Stream With the Megas, Mega Ran, and More

May 22nd 2021

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12-foot python found in Yokohama after evading authorities for 16 days

2021-05-23T13:00:00Z
Giant snakes are always in the last place you look.

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The Japanese train station with torii gates on its tracks

2021-05-24T01:30:00Z
Spirit yourself away to another world at this off-the-beaten track destination.

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This hotel in the mountains of Japan has an awesome hi-tech ski/snowboard simulator【Videos】

2021-05-24T03:30:00Z
Family-run Nagano inn that’s been in business for more than 50 years has a very modern, very cool amenity.

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Japanese active coast guard demonstrates how dangerous it is to fall into a reservoir pond【Video】

2021-05-24T13:15:00Z
If this guy can’t lunge free, then there’s no hope for the rest of us.

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Pochita from Chainsaw Man Revs Up for Japanese Amusement Centers

May 24, 2021 12:34pm CDT
Extra large plushies of everyone’s favorite chainsaw demon will roll out beginning on May 26, 2021

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Laid-Back Camp Theme Song Singer Asaka to Release Her 2nd Album “Pontoon” on August 11

May 24, 2021 9:46pm CDT
She made her professional singer debut when she was 17

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Refresh your mind, body, and soul at Temple Camp Daitaiji, the first temple to open to campers

2021-05-25T05:00:00Z
Enjoy nature and experience Buddhist traditions, all in one.

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One Piece Dons 100 Tokyo Taxis in Celebration of 100 Manga Volumes

May 25, 2021 12:14am CDT
100 panels from the long-running series will be traveling around Tokyo’s streets

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Macross Mechanical Designer Kazutaka Miyatake Hospitalized After House Fire

posted on 2021-05-25 04:29 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Miyatake’s wife passed away after Saturday house fire

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Japanese Gov’t Considers State of Emergency Extension to June 20

posted on 2021-05-25 07:05 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Also: U.S. State Department issues “do not travel” advisory to Japan; Eiren asks for cinema reopening

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Japanese woman asks for advice on how to deal with smell of son’s corpse, gets arrested

2021-05-25T15:00:00Z
Police find body at home with numerous cuts to the neck.

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VA Unit TrySail Looking Back on Their March 2021 Concert in New Lyric Video

May 25, 2021 8:10pm CDT
It was their first concert with an audience in a year and seven months

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Riko VA Rikako Aida to Release Her First Live DVD/Blu-ray on August 18

May 25, 2021 9:03pm CDT
The Blu-ray will also include behind-the-scenes footage of the tour

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Crackdown on illegal maid cafes looks to be making maids a rarer sight on streets of Akihabara

2021-05-26T13:00:00Z
Tokyo police bust five maid cafes for violation of Adult Entertainment Business Regulation Law, and they’re looking for more.

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Mannequin Rap Duo Femm Reveal the Music Video of ‘Private Dancer’ New Single Released May 21

May 26th 2021

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Strangers on a train – Random middle-aged guy gives Japanese high schooler great life advice

2021-05-26T14:15:00Z
Tough-looking stranger has something to say about schoolboy’s studies.

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Everything you need to know about quarantining in Japan

2021-05-26T15:00:00Z
Take it from someone who actually had to quarantine — the rules are harder to follow than you may think.

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We take a ride on Seibu Railway’s futuristic luxury liner: the Limited Express Laview

2021-05-27T01:00:00Z
The recently added train feels like a blast into both the future and the past!

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Reserve your own spot on an uninhabited Japanese island for an unforgettable camping experience

2021-05-27T03:30:00Z
This isn’t just camping. This is advanced, survival-mode camping.

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Kappa Sushi rents out conveyor belt for diners to use at home

2021-05-27T05:00:00Z
Popular restaurant chain lets you take a conveyor belt home with your takeaway!

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Naomi Osaka refuses to talk to reporters at next tennis tournament, doesn’t care about fines

2021-05-27T14:00:00Z
“I’m just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me.”

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100 One Piece taxis hitting the streets of Tokyo to salute the hit manga’s latest milestone

2021-05-27T15:00:00Z
Luffy is going to be the king of the cabs.

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Saitama welfare official threatened into giving out executive-level-salary worth of benefits

2021-05-27T16:00:00Z
“Relentless threats” resulted in person or persons getting over 12 million yen in benefits.

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Man cooks rice, stir-fried noodles in convenience store parking lot before starting police chase

2021-05-27T16:30:00Z
Usually, going to the convenience store or cooking for yourself is an either/or question, but not this time.

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Compellingly creepy collection of retro mailboxes stands in rural Japanese town【Photos】

2021-05-27T17:30:00Z
Sort of nostalgic, sort of scary, and very, very bizarre.

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Tokyo Performance Doll Group Goes on Indefinite Hiatus

posted on 2021-05-27 14:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Group’s hiatus starts on September 26; members to engage in solo activities

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Hestia & Rem VA Inori Minase Opens Her Official LINE Account

May 27, 2021 8:45pm CDT
Her 10th single “HELLO HORIZON” will be released on July 21

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Watch Voice Actress Azusa Tadokoro’s First Online Concert Digest

May 27, 2021 9:25pm CDT
The voice of Aoi Kiriya (Aikatsu!), Moroha (Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon)

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Police Arrest Woman for Arson Threat on Wit Studio

posted on 2021-05-28 01:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
25-year-old allegedly sent email on May 7 to studio behind Attack on Titan, Great Pretender, Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-

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Japanese Gov’t Extends State of Emergency to June 20 in 9 Prefectures

posted on 2021-05-28 06:28 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Aichi, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Okayama, Fukushima, extend state of emergency

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Japanese cook shaves head in apology after gross customer complaint, then things get weird

2021-05-28T13:00:00Z
Turns out takoyaki vendor deserves an apology too.

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Olivia Rodrigo Collaborator Josh Cumbee and Japanese Artist Vicke Blanka Unite for New Single ‘Sound Of Your Name (with Vicke Blanka)’, Released May 28

May 28th 2021

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Aikatsu Stars! VA Miyu Tomita Shows Mature Atmosphere in New MV “Dilemma”

May 28, 2021 8:28pm CDT
“It is a song about mature love, which is completely different from my atmosphere of the past.”

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Ayana Taketatsu to Release “Food”-themed Concept Album on September 15

May 28, 2021 9:20pm CDT
The bonus Blu-ray will include her online concert held in February

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Macross Mechanical Designer Kazutaka Miyatake Discharged from Hospital

posted on 2021-05-29 05:19 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Miyatake was hospitalized after fire at his house on May 22

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Tokyo bar offers “babysitting” service for annoying husbands and boyfriends

2021-05-29T22:30:00Z
Promises to keep them out of wives’ and girlfriends’ hair for up to three hours.

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Mikasa Voice Actor Yui Ishikawa Announces Marriage on Her Birthday

May 30, 2021 4:01am CDT
Ishikawa celebrated her birthday by revealing the news

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Digimon Adventure:'s Agumon and Taichi Kick Off J-League Soccer Game

May 30, 2021 1:02pm CDT
The record-breaking game went to the Kawasaki Frontale

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Voice Actress Kiyono Yasuno to Stream Her Debut’s 10th Anniversary Special Program on June 5

May 30, 2021 6:55pm CDT
The voice of Megumi Kato (Saekano), Kaname Buccaneer (Macross Delta)

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One Piece Premiere Show Returns to Universal Studios Japan This Summer

May 30, 2021 7:30pm CDT
“Sanji’s Pirate Restaurant” will also open

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Watch Digest Clip of Voice Actress unit harmoe’s First Concert Event

May 30, 2021 8:10pm CDT
Their 2nd single “My Pace ni Mermaid” hits stores August 18

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Slam Dunk Scholarship Special Movie Aired at B.LEAGUE FINALS Game on Sunday

May 30, 2021 9:35pm CDT
The scholarship program for high school basket players was established in 2006

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