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Cops in Japan use police box as shag shack, one goes on to have second affair with other officer

2021-05-31T05:00:00Z
“I was unable to control myself” says sergeant who was involved with lower-ranking man.

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Life-Size Freedom Gundam Statue’s Opening Ceremony Posted

posted on 2021-05-31 03:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Teaser for new Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse manga also posted

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VTubers Ninomae Ina’nis and Takanashi Kiara Stream Past 1 Million Subs

May 31, 2021 3:46am CDT
All the girls from hololive EN 1st Gen have now reached over one million subs!

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Major Cinema Chains in Tokyo, Osaka to Re-Open Under Revised State of Emergency Guidelines

May 31, 2021 5:06am CDT
The State of Emergency was extended, but prefectural governments are allowing theaters to open

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Pre-orders for Marasy’s 5th Solo Piano Vocaloid Cover Album are Currently Open at animate International

May 31st 2021

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Akari Kito’s 1st Mini Album Kaleidoscope is ow Available at animate International

May 31st 2021

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A visit to “the most blessed kappa statues in all of Japan”【Photos】

2021-05-31T15:15:00Z
The fabled yokai water imps at this shrine want to make you happy for your whole life.

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The Japan Ninja Council opens crowdfunding campaign for Nindo, the Online Ninja Academy

2021-06-01T03:30:00Z
The Last Ninja Master seeks to establish the first and only online certificate platform for anyone in the world to become a Master of Ninja.

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Rural Japanese homes are selling for $500 or less

2021-05-31T16:10:00Z

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Legendary Manga Creator Rumiko Takahashi Opens Staff-Led Twitter Account

June 01, 2021 12:56am CDT
The Twitter account will be used for news and behind-the-scenes info

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22/7 Idol Group Resume Activities After Majority of Members Return Negative COVID-19 Tests

June 01, 2021 3:31am CDT
Moe Suzuhana and Ruri Umino to remain under observation

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Noami Osaka withdraws from French Open, discusses experiences with depression

2021-06-01T06:00:00Z
Decision comes days after tennis star says she would not speak with reporters during event.

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Drunk customers throw money at Tokyo bento shop workers’ heads, owners need help tracking them down【Video】

2021-06-01T16:30:00Z
”We want them arrested” says Kitchen Dive after assailants throw money at employees and threaten to attack them after work.

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New hell found in Nagasaki, campaign to name it underway

2021-06-01T17:30:00Z
What fresh hell is this?

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J-pop megastar Utada Hikaru’s haunting new music video for “Pink Blood” is here!【Video】

2021-06-02T02:00:00Z
Anime theme song deals with the solitude that can come with learning to care for yourself.

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Voice Actress Miyu Tomita to Hold Her First Solo Concert in Shibuya on September 26

June 01, 2021 10:04pm CDT
Her official fan club “+ you” will open soon

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Student in Japan leaves flat-tire bike in park for few hours, finds surprising letter when he returns

2021-06-02T03:30:00Z
“Old dude with lots of free time” has a heartwarming request.

Fukuoka Court Hands Guilty Sentence to Mangamura Piracy Site Administrator

posted on 2021-06-02 04:56 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Romi Hoshino sentenced to 3 years in prison, fined for total 72 million yen

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6 22/7 Idols Test Negative for COVID-19 After Close Contact With 2 Infected Members

posted on 2021-06-02 06:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Group continues activities with only 8 members

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Nijisanji “Palette” 003: “Virtual Strike” World Edition Album Releases on 4th June

Jun 2nd 2021
Produced by the world-renowned producer/DJ artist Teddy Loid

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One Piece Premier Show Returns to Universal Studios Japan in August

posted on 2021-06-02 12:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Osaka theme park will reopen on weekdays only from June 1

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Japanese manners coach’s tips for elegantly eating sandwiches has people baffled

2021-06-02T17:30:00Z
Have we all been eating our sandwiches wrong all this time?

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A foot-based way to prevent mosquito bites? Japanese Twitter tries the bloodsucker blocking tip

2021-06-03T01:00:00Z
A few quick wipes might save you from a ton of itchy bites.

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Nike commercial about gender inequality in Japan receives backlash online【Video】

2021-06-03T03:00:00Z
New clip points out facts about football, baseball, and sumo in Japan…but not all Japanese are behind it.

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The Japanese train station famous for mysterious dancing cats

2021-06-03T05:00:00Z
Magical legend lives on at Odoriba Station.

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Ghibli Museum, Kyoto Int’l Manga Museum, Namco Namjatown Reopen During Extended COVID-19 State of Emergency

posted on 2021-06-03 00:32 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

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Slacker Appreciation Day — The secret, unofficial Japanese holiday we all want but don’t have

2021-06-03T06:00:00Z
All thanks to one friendly robot cat from the future.

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Chainsaw Man Manga Gets 1st Exhibition at Tower Records Shibuya

June 03, 2021 4:36am CDT
The free event will be held later this month

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Pictures of the Rockin’ Saga Transportation ZOMBIE LAND SAGA Bus Surface

June 03, 2021 6:12am CDT
And it’s as great as you’d imagine it to be

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Osaka man charged with spitting in front of same pickle shop for most of 2020

2021-06-03T15:00:00Z
We all have our own ways to keep busy during the pandemic.

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Love Live! Sunshine!! You VA Shuka Saito to Release Her 1st Full Album “Patchwork” on August 18

June 03, 2021 8:10pm CDT
“I made this album by picking up each of my past and future, and stitching them together.”

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Voice Actress Kiyono Yasuno Cancels Her Debut’s 10th Anniversary Special Program due to Health Issue

June 03, 2021 9:43pm CDT
“I will try to get back to work as soon as possible, and I hope to see you again with a smile!”

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What it’s like to get a haircut at Japan’s oldest barber shop

2021-06-04T03:15:00Z
Styling tips from fifth-generation owner of a business that began before samurai were allowed to cut their top-knots.

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Japanese hotel transforms into airsoft arena after going out of business during pandemic

2021-06-04T05:00:00Z
Yokohama’s New City gets a new lease on life.

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Study Along With SPY x FAMILY’s Anya and Some Lo-FI Jams

June 04, 2021 5:38am CDT
Just make sure she doesn’t fall asleep!

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Saitama Police chief arrested busted for stealing toilet paper

2021-06-04T14:00:00Z
Pillar of the community caught with five lines of the white stuff.

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Sorry don’t cut it – Tokyo bento shop refuses apology from drunk who threw money at worker’s face

2021-06-04T16:00:00Z
Kitchen Dive tells man to take a hike straight to the police and turn himself in.

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A-List Anime Voice Actors Record COVID-19 Safety Messages for Shibuya Area

posted on 2021-06-04 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Masako Nozawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Nobunaga Shimazaki from Aoni Production participate

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VA Chorus Unit Healer Girls Performs “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” on Stage

June 04, 2021 8:40pm CDT
Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)-directed anime “Healer Girl” is in the works

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Japanese government plans removal of around 2,485 miles’ worth of overhead power lines

2021-06-05T01:00:00Z
The move is intended to minimize damage during natural disasters, but is it too little too late?

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38 J-Pop Stars Are Transformed Into Avatars as They Explore the Fusion of the Real and Virtual Worlds of the Battle of Tokyo Project

Jun 5th 2021
The world’s first next-generation music project!

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Japanese Rock Band Tricot Release New Single and Music Video ‘INAI’

Jun 5th 2021

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Stereo Dive Foundation Reveales Music Video for Latest Single “Omega” Along With CD Release

Jun 5th 2021

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English teacher arrested in Japan for smuggling cannabis oil inside hair treatment bottles

2021-06-05T13:00:00Z
Two kilograms found hidden in shampoo pump-bottles.

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New Silent Theater in Tokyo lets you lounge on couches with headphones while watching movies

2021-06-05T16:00:00Z
A huge screen, comfy sofas, and no noise complaints? A dream come true!

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Kenshi Yonezu "Pale Blue” Out Today WW on All Platforms

Jun 5th 2021
Kenshi Yonezu & Hachi Entire Catalogue Released on TikTok today!

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After 30 years From the First Concert, L’Arc-en-Ciel Celebrated Their “Birthday” With Fans at the Commemorative Concert “L’Appy Birthday!”

Jun 5th 2021

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Google Maps sent us to a forbidden exit from one of Tokyo’s major subway stations

2021-06-05T23:30:00Z
Exit B3b is not an exit?!?

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“Four-eyed” goat sighting spooks Miyagi senior

2021-06-06T05:00:00Z
What started as supernatural encounter turned into a fun zoology lesson.

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COVID-19 turnabout—pandemic in Japan unexpectedly revives, instead of exterminates, a dying art

2021-06-06T13:00:00Z
Amidst the number of closed businesses and beleaguered industries, one has made a surprise comeback.

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VTuber Amelia Watson Raises Over $200k for Charity in Record Time

June 06, 2021 12:37pm CDT
The Hololive EN star reached her first goal as the stream begins

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Japanese sento bathhouse creates genius system to show how busy the baths are

2021-06-06T18:00:00Z
Anxious over how many people will be seeing your naked body? This cute and clever system will ease your nerves.

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Ikimono-gakari Guitarist Hotaka Yamashita Leaves Band This Summer

posted on 2021-06-06 19:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Guitarist Yoshiki Mizuno, vocalist Kiyoe Yoshioka to continue in band

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What event did you hate most in elementary school? Survey asks Japanese adults

2021-06-07T05:00:00Z
Those less sportingly inclined had a hard time.

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High-ranking Tokyo Olympics official dies in apparent suicide

2021-06-07T13:00:00Z
Deceased department head identified from ID card.

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Billboard Japan Revises Hot 100 Chart to Emphasize Longevity Over 1st-Week Sales

posted on 2021-06-07 09:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

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Shipping Worldwide: animate International Opens Pre-Orders for Social Media-Linked Character Song CD Project “Clock over ORQUESTA”

Jun 7th 2021

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Japan’s postal service: So great it’ll even deliver a single leaf to your home

2021-06-07T15:15:00Z
Handled with care and delivered in perfect condition.

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Japan’s revised child care law makes it easier for fathers to take four weeks of paternity leave

2021-06-07T18:00:00Z
The law also pressures workplaces to make child care leave policies transparent to soon-to-be parents.

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Rap Duo chelmico’s Rachel Announces Healthy Birth of Her Child

posted on 2021-06-07 18:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Artist of Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! opening theme song announced break in March due to marriage, pregnancy

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Voice Actress Kiyono Yasuno Plans Her Debut’s 10th Anniversary Concert Tour This Summer

June 07, 2021 8:30pm CDT
The set list will feature character songs from the anime series she has joined

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Osaka to Fukuoka for less than 40 bucks? It’s possible with Japan’s overnight ferry

2021-06-08T05:00:00Z
Ship’s amenities include an onboard Japanese-style bath with a view of the Seto Inland Sea.

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Upcoming Isekai Museum Previews How Visitors Will Be Transported to Another World

June 08, 2021 5:58am CDT
The exhibition will run from July to September this year

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The Art of Anime Auction Brings Genre’s Finest Artwork to Heritage Auctions

Jun 8th 2021
Famed Glad Museum Collection opens vault of iconic animation cels to fans June 25-27

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The case of Hyde’s stolen hydrangea in Wakayama City

2021-06-08T13:00:00Z
On the bright side, he could probably write a song about this.

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Spooky dystopian “State of Emergency” ads make Hakata Station feel like the world of Evangelion

2021-06-08T15:15:00Z
These ads make us wonder if we’re taking the state of emergency seriously enough!

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De-stress and breathe easy with handy tip from Japanese vocal technique specialist

2021-06-08T17:45:00Z
Simple hand gesture blows people away with its ability to change the way you breathe.

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Rock Band BIGMAMA Releases Animated Music Video Created by Rapparu

posted on 2021-06-08 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Mamoru Miyano Releases Nostalgia-themed New MV “Dream on”

June 08, 2021 7:45pm CDT
TV anime “Uramichi Oniisan” ED theme will be available on July 7

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7 MEN Samurai leading charge of Johnny’s new wave, need your help translating

2021-06-09T13:00:00Z
From playing their own instruments to scaring the crap out of each other, these six 7 MEN are changing the face of Japanese idols.

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hololive Virtual YouTuber Kiryu Coco Graduates on July 1

posted on 2021-06-09 03:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Fan mail, presents can be submitted until July 14; members-only content will be available until September 30

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Attack on Titan Manga Opens Up Online Exhibition to Celebrate Final Volume

June 09, 2021 3:12am CDT
You can also create your own Survey Corps character

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MIYAVI Announces First North American Tour Since 2019

June 09, 2021 5:32am CDT
19-date run kicks off in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and ends on Halloween in Atlanta

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Reina Ueda to Release 1st Live Imagination Colors Blu-ray on October 6

Jun 9th 2021

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U.S. government lowers Japan travel warning level

2021-06-09T14:30:00Z
Japan was placed at highest warning level in May.

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Historic Asakusa shopping street in danger as Taito Ward calls for shop evictions

2021-06-09T15:00:00Z
Decades-old shops kept in families for generations could be shuttered as a result.

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Amazing photos show Mt. Fuji looking just like an ukiyo-e woodblock painting

2021-06-09T17:30:00Z
Photographer captures the mountain’s peak just as it must have inspired Hokusai.

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EJ Anime Hotel Opens The Honor Student at Magic High School Collaboration Room in July

June 09, 2021 7:59pm CDT
A life-sized standee of the main heroine Miyuki welcomes you at the room

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This casual restaurant in Yokohama will serve you a tasty “two-color” tray at the crack of dawn

2021-06-10T03:00:00Z
We follow a Japanese taxi driver’s recommendation and find a delicious eatery that’s easy on the eyes and the wallet.

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Japan creates its first law requiring permits for crossbow possession

2021-06-10T13:30:00Z
Until now it was easier to get your hands on a crossbow than an air rifle.

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“Isekai Museum” Featuring Re:Zero, Overlord, Konosuba, Saga of Tanya the Evil Launches Free Online Exhibit

posted on 2021-06-10 14:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Overlord section opened on Saturday

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Kaori Ishihara Releases Digest Clip of Her Latest Live DVD/Blu-ray “MAKE SMILE”

June 10, 2021 9:38pm CDT
The voice of Aladdin (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic), Yuzuha Mishima (Higehiro)

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Rumiko Takahashi explains why her characters can’t ever just come right out and say “I love you”

2021-06-11T02:30:00Z
The legendary creator of the will-they-or-won’t-they couples of Inuyasha and Ranma 1/2 discusses her logic.

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Flying beef bowls?!? Yoshinoya completes drone delivery of its signature gyudon【Video】

2021-06-11T03:00:00Z
Medical workers get to enjoy a hot Yoshinoya lunch without leaving their hospital.

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Searching for Totoro at Totoro Station in Totoro, Japan

2021-06-11T13:00:00Z
Join us for a journey to the countryside to find the forest giant from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro.

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Stationmaster cat dies in Japan after being hit by car

2021-06-11T15:15:00Z
Locals heartbroken after sudden death of Kyushu’s Stationmaster Nya.

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You can now rent “fat people” in Japan

2021-06-11T16:15:00Z
New company seeks to change the image of being overweight in Japanese society.

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Japanese researchers learn how to grow hair follicles, and probably new hair

2021-06-11T17:30:00Z
If you want hair restoration, better go to the source.

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MindaRyn Celebrating Release of 2nd Single ‘Like Flames’ With Online Video Call Event

Jun 11th 2021

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The Best Summer Ever Begins in VA Unit harmoe’s 2nd Single “My Pace ni Mermaid” MV

June 11, 2021 9:50pm CDT
The lyrics were written by Suzuko Mimori (Umi Sonoda in Love Live!)

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Evangelion Creator Hideaki Anno Gets Art Exhibition Looking at His Career

June 11, 2021 11:05pm CDT
The show will be held at The National Art Center, Tokyo

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Yoshikitty Sweeps 2021 Sanrio Character Ranking, Claiming Number 1 Spot in 4 Countries

Jun 11th 2021

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Nogizaka46 “Sa~Yu~Ready? -Sayuringogundan Corps Concert / Sayuri Matsumura Graduation Concert-” on 23rd June to be Livestreamed Overseas

Jun 11th 2021

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Berserk cosplay grieving – Working out sadness at Kentaro Miura’s death the only way we know how

2021-06-12T05:00:00Z
Our in-house Berserk fan dresses up as one of the series most memorable faces…and no, it’s not Guts of Griffith.

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Musician Miyavi Announces N. American Tour Dates for September 30 - October 31

posted on 2021-06-13 07:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Tickets for tour went on sale on Friday

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Japan’s shortest train line may also be its creepiest, looks like something out of a horror film

2021-06-13T13:00:00Z
Need a place to shoot a budget apocalypse movie?

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AKB48 Idol, Voice Actress Yuki Kashiwagi Goes on Hiatus for Surgery

posted on 2021-06-13 09:02 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Her solo concerts scheduled for July 7-8 are now postponed

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We visited Akihabara’s PCR Test Center and here’s what you should expect

2021-06-13T15:00:00Z
The low-down on directions, instructions, and more.

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Ruby VA Ai Furihata Needs Your Marriage-themed Illustrations for Her New MV

June 13, 2021 9:10pm CDT
Furihata: “I’m looking forward to what kind of illustrations will arrive!”

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Landmark Akihabara arcade Adores is the latest Tokyo game center to go out of business

2021-06-14T14:00:00Z
Only a few days remain for the crane game specialist.

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Teacher in Japan literally picks up truant kid, carries him out of house to make him go to class

2021-06-14T15:00:00Z
Parents are less than pleased with overly hands-on approach to education.

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Dragon Quest’s Killing Machine Enemy Appears at Baseball Game to Throw First Pitch

June 14, 2021 1:23pm CDT
Definitely a real enemy that totally isn’t a pitching machine on a stand

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Voice Actor Koichi Yamadera and Talent Okada Robin Shoko Announce Marriage

June 14, 2021 7:05pm CDT
New couple share their thoughts on their Twitter accounts

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VA Unit Run Girls, Run! to Make “An Important Announcement” in Live-streaming Program Tonight

June 14, 2021 7:57pm CDT
Their 8th single “Dreaming☆Channel!” ranked 40th in the weekly charts

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Keigo Inoue Provides Vivid Illustrations for “Usseewa” Singer Ado’s New MV “Yoru no Pierrot”

June 14, 2021 8:55pm CDT
The video has been already viewed over 1.3 million time only in 15 hours

Finally! First-ever Pokémon manhole covers installed in downtown Tokyo

2021-06-15T05:00:00Z
Pokéfuta are waiting for fans outside two of Japan’s best museums.

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Bandai Namco Teases New Life-Size Gundam Statue

posted on 2021-06-15 06:57 EDT by Egan Loo
Company already built statues of Unicorn Gundam, Amuro’s first Gundam, Freedom Gundam

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Tokyo’s National Art Center to Hold Hideaki Anno Exhibit This Fall

posted on 2021-06-15 17:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee

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VA Unit Run Girls, Run! Plans Their 4th Anniversary Concerts This Summer

June 15, 2021 7:20pm CDT
Nanami Atsugi: “Let’s run through the summer together!”

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Sora Amamiya’s 12th Single “Freesia” Set to be Released on July 21

June 15, 2021 8:50pm CDT
Her cover song concert “Recital” is also planned to be held on September 5

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Kanna Hashimoto wins Guinness World Record for getting tissues really fast

2021-06-16T05:00:00Z
Hashimoto becomes the undisputed, certified Queen of Tissues.

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Japan Aims to Lift COVID-19 State of Emergency in All Areas Except Okinawa

posted on 2021-06-16 10:45 EDT by Alex Mateo
7 prefectures could lift SOE on June 20, but still have intensive preventive measures

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Japanese high schools abolish old rules, provide freedom with underwear, hair and dating

2021-06-16T15:00:00Z
Pressured to review outdated prohibitions, an entire prefecture says goodbye to “relics of the past”.

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Anti-selfie tech? Japanese government pleads with cellphone carriers to curb inappropriate photos

2021-06-16T17:30:00Z
Officials are eager to stop young people from sending salacious images.

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hololive Virtual YouTubers Akai Haato, Murasaki Shion Announce Hiatus

posted on 2021-06-16 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Haato says she will attend Kiryu Coco’s graduation stream on July 1

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Woman says she’s a foreign student struggling in the pandemic, asks us to buy her homemade chocolate

2021-06-17T02:00:00Z
Sweets we bought on the street turn out to be suspiciously delicious.

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Rolled up balls of paper win 1st and 3rd place in Tokyo Tech paper airplane contest

2021-06-17T03:00:00Z
Lazy like a fox.

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Cooking disaster leaves Japanese kitchen looking like a bloody murder scene

2021-06-17T03:30:00Z
Sweet intentions lead to a gruesome-looking end.

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Japanese man deported for eating cats

2021-06-17T15:00:00Z
Man admits to killing and eating five kittens.

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Super Universal Studios Japan employee gives Super Mario fan’s photo an awesomeness power-up

2021-06-17T16:00:00Z
Quick-thinking employee knows just what to do when the camera comes out.

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Tokyo, Osaka to Come Out of State of Emergency as Cases Rise and Olympics Loom

June 17, 2021 12:35pm CDT
Restrictions to remain in the 7 prefectures after the State of Emergency

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AKB48 Group to Livestream ‘Asia Festival 2021 Online’ on June 27

Jun 17th 2021

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“Demon Slayer” Nezuko VA Akari Kito Opens Her Official YouTube Channel

June 17, 2021 7:50pm CDT
Her new song “No Continue” will be revealed on the channel on June 24

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Now you can cuddle both cats and lovable robots at new Lovot store in a Kawasaki pet store

2021-06-18T02:15:00Z
This has got to be the best way to destress!

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Baby tanuki prompts adorable standoff as it tries to get into Tokyo art museum【Videos】

2021-06-18T03:30:00Z
Cultured critter wants into the building, ends up in our hearts instead.

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Nijisanji EN Launches Two VTuber Auditions

Jun 17th 2021
Female character VTuber and male character VTuber auditions open now!

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KONOSUBA Megumin VA Rie Takahashi Posts 1st MV from Her Solo Singer Debut Album

June 18, 2021 12:30am CDT
“May it be one of your most loved songs…!”

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AnoHana VAs Go For a Stroll Around Chichibu for 10th Anniversary Special

June 18, 2021 2:59am CDT
The special will air on TOKYO MX on June 27

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Restaurant worker putting pubes on curry heralds return of baito-terror

2021-06-18T05:00:00Z
More than likely, they’re just getting warmed up too.

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Busy morning in Sapporo as bear attacks coincide with naked man walking around town【Videos】

2021-06-18T13:00:00Z
Hokkaido’s capital city gets a whole day’s worth of craziness in before noon.

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Himouto! Umaru-chan Voice Actress Yurina Furukawa Announces Marriage

posted on 2021-06-18 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

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