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Japan’s AmPm Release ‘New York City’, the Second Single and Music Video in Their Globe-Trotting Series of Instrumental Dance Tracks

Jun 19th 2021

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Beautiful Mt Fuji photo looks like a buggy video game scene

2021-06-19T05:00:00Z
Japanese photographer shares a simple hack to achieve a surreal shot.

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Japanese love doll mistaken for drowned corpse, saved by emergency services anyway

2021-06-19T13:30:00Z
At least she’s safe and sound!

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VTuber Agency NIJISANJI EN Opens New Round of Auditions

posted on 2021-06-19 10:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

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Tokyo Olympics to allow spectators, provided they “cheer quietly”

2021-06-19T16:00:00Z
Expect a very muted crowd at the Olympics this year.

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FEATURE: D’ART Shtajio’s Arthell Isom On Making The Weeknd’s Snowchild Video

June 19, 2021 12:00pm CDT

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Real life doesn’t work like anime – Tokyo man arrested after letting schoolgirl live with him

2021-06-20T05:00:00Z
You’d expect most people to realize this was a bad idea, but this guy especially.

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Dragon Ball Super, One Piece Celebrate Annecy’s 60th With Some Spirited Short Videos

June 20, 2021 3:51am CDT
The two short clips from Toei was posted on Annecy Festivals’s YouTube channel

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Wakayama man stealing uniform from school caught by mysterious man in restroom in middle of night

2021-06-21T01:00:00Z
There’s a very thin line between lurking and guarding.

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Voice Actress Reina Ueda Posts Lead Track “anemone” MV from Her 2nd Album “Nebula”

June 20, 2021 9:25pm CDT
The voice of Akane Shinjo (SSSS.Gridman), Gigi Andalucia (Gundam: Hathaway)

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i☆Ris to Release Their First Single as Five-member Unit, “Summer Dude,” on August 18

June 20, 2021 11:15pm CDT
“i☆Ris Music Video Collection 2012-2020” is also set to be released on July 7

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Can you handle the heat? Japan’s one and only Curry College now enrolling new students

2021-06-21T03:30:00Z
If you’re not good with spice, be sure to bring a gallon of milk with you to class.

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“Conbini warp” an increasing traffic problem for businesses and authorities across Japan

2021-06-21T05:00:00Z
Warping is best left to the Mario Bros.

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Love Live! Superstar!!'s Naho Misaki Diagnosed With COVID-19

posted on 2021-06-21 05:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Other Liella! idol group members test negative for COVID-19

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Radwimps’ Shin Sekai “nowhere” to be Held 16th to 18th July

Jun 21st 2021
The world’s first musical experience that travels between the real and virtual worlds through cutting-edge technology. The official app download and ticket sales start today, 21st June.

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Curry Land: A Mecca in Tokyo for Japanese curry fans

2021-06-21T15:00:00Z
A unique store filled with curries from around the country, featuring unusual local ingredients.

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Voice Actor Kōichi Yamadera Announces Marriage to Talent Robin Shōko Okada

posted on 2021-06-21 11:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Yamadera proposed twice before the 28-year-old former idol accepted

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Mr. Sato takes on this mega bowl of hiyashi chuka and possibly snubs his boss in the process

2021-06-21T17:30:00Z
When the summer heat decreases your appetite, there’s nothing like a giant bowl of chilled noodles to bring it back.

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Edo Wonderland Theme Park Plans One Piece Collaboration Event featuring Real Wano Country

June 21, 2021 9:23pm CDT
Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of Wano Country

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Draw a Flower-themed Illustration and Post it to Social Media: Celsys Opens its 28th International Illustration Contest

Jun 22nd 2021

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Please drink alone in your room and don’t have sex, Tokyo Olympics tells athletes

2021-06-22T05:00:00Z
Organizers don’t want people getting randy or rowdy in the Olympic Village.

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Yamagata kids on way to school accidentally say “good morning” to wild bear

2021-06-22T13:30:00Z
Bear was reportedly very rude.

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Cardboard cosplayer makes amazing costumes of famous anime mecha…and star of Lethal Weapon?!?

2021-06-23T01:30:00Z
One unusual medium for two very different characters

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AKB48 Group to Livestream “Asia Festival 2021 Online” From Tokyo Dome City Hall on June 27

Jun 22nd 2021

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Setsucon Teams Up with Schlow Library for the 2021 BookFestPA Costume Contest

Jun 22nd 2021

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Fruits Basket Teams up With Japanese Red Cross for Blood Donation Drive

June 22, 2021 11:23pm CDT
Those who give blood will receive a Fruits Basket clear with Tohru, Yuki, and Kyo as nurses

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Open-air Anime Song Festival “Nagano Aniera Festa 2020 to 2021” Set to be Held on September 18 & 19

June 23, 2021 12:30am CDT
The first artist lineup will be announced at noon on June 25

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J-DIGS Introduces Brand New Playlist By Yosuke Kitazawa, Grammy-Nominee Producer

Jun 23rd 2021
J-DIGS", a must-listen playlist series for Japanese Music Diggers Introduces Brand New Playlist By Yosuke Kitazawa, Grammy- Nominee Producer And Premieres YouTube Channel With Contents Including Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Thousand Knives” and Others !

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What happens when our reporters show up to work dressed like their fathers?

2021-06-23T13:00:00Z
What could go wrong if we give our reporters free access to their dads’ closets?

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Akihabara’s Last Adores Arcade Closes on June 30

posted on 2021-06-23 10:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Adores Akihabara, Karaoke Adores Akihabara branches closed last year

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One of Tokyo’s best hot spring complexes is closing for good

2021-06-23T16:00:00Z
Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari’s tale will soon come to a tearful conclusion.

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Japan Supreme Court rules it’s constitutional to require married men and women have same surname

2021-06-23T17:45:00Z
For the second time in less than a decade, Supreme Court says Mr. and Mrs. must match.

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Media Mix Project Remote Host Brings Hosts Clubs to Your Computer

June 23, 2021 4:05pm CDT
New project will include streams and online interaction with fictional hosts

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Pikachu learns how to fly as Japan’s new Pokémon airliner takes fight

2021-06-24T02:00:00Z
Pikachu Jet takes off, and will be flying fans around Japan for years to come.

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Chinese criminal’s Yu-Gi-Oh card reaches astronomical price before auction is shut down

2021-06-24T13:00:00Z
Top bid for supposedly rare card soars past US$13 million, surpasses embezzled amount that got its owner life in prison.

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Search is on for COVID-19 patient who escaped out a sixth-floor window of Osaka hotel

2021-06-24T14:15:00Z
Patient possibly infected with the “Spidey” variant of COVID-19.

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Three people become first arrested in Japan for posting 10-minute movie recap on YouTube

2021-06-25T13:00:00Z
Movie makers say 10-minute summaries hurt their bottom line.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Becomes a Virtual YouTuber

posted on 2021-06-25 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Franchise commemorates its 30th anniversary

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NIJISANJI VTuber Lulu Suzuhara Announces Retirement at End of June

posted on 2021-06-25 17:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

Hyde’s 20th Anniversary Orchestral Concert at Heian Shrine in Kyoto Will Livestream Worldwide

Jun 26th 2021
Lead vocalist of L’Arc~en~Ciel and VAMPS will perform two back-to-back concerts July 31 and August 1. International tickets for the special event will be announced soon.

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Don’t Be a Working Dead; Shihori Releases Thrilling Single ‘Fire’

Jun 26th 2021
The Japanese phenom reemerges with one of her most dynamic tracks to date.

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Anime Tourism Association Opens Online Survey for Noteworthy Pilgrimage Sites for 2022

posted on 2021-06-26 10:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Yearly survey was skipped last year due to COVID-19

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Kingdom Hearts, Evangelion Singer Hikaru Utada Comes Out as Non-Binary

posted on 2021-06-26 11:41 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Singer told viewers during a livestream, “I’m non-binary. Happy pride month!”

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Pokémon Colors interactive digital art exhibit to tour Japan from July

2021-06-27T15:00:00Z
So many colors, your cone cells will want to catch ’em all.

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Garden of Words Collaboration Hotel Package Recreates Forbidden Love in Rainy Summer

posted on 2021-06-27 14:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee

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Universal Studios Japan to Host Interactive Demon Slayer Attraction

June 27, 2021 1:45pm CDT
Live shows, dining experiences, and more are on the way

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Behind the counter: what it’s like to work as All Nippon Airways ground staff【Video】

2021-06-27T18:00:00Z
An exclusive sneak peek for the curious and airplane fans!

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Ai Toyosaki to Live-stream Special Program for Her 4th Album “caravan!” on June 29

June 27, 2021 11:46pm CDT
“Once again, I was given the opportunity to create a treasure for a lifetime.”

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From Japan to the World, Boyband Ballistik Boyz Release New Single ‘Sum Baby’ on August 4

Jun 28th 2021

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Sailor Moon wishes Japan good luck at the Olympics in tweet, sparks backlash from fans

2021-06-28T13:00:00Z
Anime ambassador’s quick message of support doesn’t land right with critics.

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English Voice Actors Kristen McGuire, Clifford Chapin Announce Engagement

posted on 2021-06-28 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Starred together on My Hero Academia, Akudama Drive, Assassination Classroom, more

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Late Philippines President Gets Gundam Seed Music Sendoff on Live TV Broadcast

posted on 2021-06-28 16:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
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Japan is trying to lure people into rural areas by selling $500 homes, but it’s not enough to fix the country’s ‘ghost town’ problem

Jun 26, 2021, 9:01 AM by Lina Batarags and Cheryl Teh

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Japanese Singer Hikaru Utada Comes Out as Non-Binary

June 28, 2021 10:25pm CDT
The singer has previous expressed their desire for “an alternative option” to Miss/Mrs/Ms

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One of Japan’s rarest, craziest pay phones is hanging out in a tree-shaped phone booth【Photos】

2021-06-29T03:30:00Z
We track down an ultra-rare Duet Phone and try it out.

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New program lets you rent a house in a coastal Japanese town for less than 200 bucks a month

2021-06-29T15:00:00Z
If you’d rather be closer to the shining sea than the bright lights of the big city, and you’re willing to do some social media posting, this deal is for you.

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Dragon Quest at Olympics opening ceremony? Game theme, Eva-connected song heard coming from stadium

2021-06-30T01:00:00Z
Long-awaited start of the Tokyo Olympics might be a special treat for sports fans and otaku alike

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Japanese TV show about women sprinting up hills and panting adds its first-ever male performers

2021-06-30T13:00:00Z
After 15 years of a very focused formula, Zenryokuzaka is making a change.

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All-frozen ramen restaurant appears in Tokyo, shows us we don’t really need the restaurant

2021-06-30T15:00:00Z
Ramen Journey Showroom does things a little differently.

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Statue of comedian Ken Shimura erected a year after death from COVID-19

2021-06-30T17:45:00Z
A tribute to his contributions to Japanese comedy and culture.

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LiSA Releases Playful Animated MV “Non Non,” Written by Yuzu’s Yujin Kitagawa

June 30, 2021 7:19pm CDT (3 h
Her debut’s 10th anniversary mini album ranked 2nd in the weekly album charts

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Voice Actress Kana Hanazawa Moves to Pony Canyon, Releases New Single “Moonlight Magic” on September 29

June 30, 2021 9:47pm CDT
“This is a positive reason for me to actively deliver music for many years to come.”

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Gawr Gura Swims Past Kizuna AI to Be the Most Subscribed VTuber Ever

July 01, 2021 4:01am CDT
The shark has overcome the pioneer of VTubers

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Joe Hisaishi Future Orchestra Classics Vol.3

Jul 1st 2021

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Attack on Titan and Sagamiko Resort Collab Visual Sees Levi in a Hoodie

July 01, 2021 6:41am CDT
The series will at the Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest from this month

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Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is scheduled to be demolished, needs your help

2021-07-01T05:00:00Z
Architectural landmark will soon be gone forever, but there’s still a chance of preserving its history for the future.

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This Japanese theme park just made a real-world Pokémon forest for you to go Pokémon spotting in

2021-07-01T13:00:00Z
4,500-square meter Pokémon Wonder combines the fun of Pokémon with the beauty of nature.

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Japanese whiskey fan gets a shock when he forgets about the drink he left in the freezer【Photos】

2021-07-01T14:00:00Z
Drink ends up looking very different than what it started as.

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Tezuka Productions Head Responds to Backlash Regarding Olympic Committee’s Use of Anime Characters

posted on 2021-07-01 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
“The contract was signed at a time when nobody could have imagined the threat of coronavirus.”

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Japanese dad turns ordinary photos of his daughter into amazing fantasy world scenes【Photos】

2021-07-01T14:00:00Z
Image editing transports her from the living room to a world of amazing beauty and magical creatures.

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Kana Hanazawa’s First Single Since Changing Labels Open For Pre-order at Animate International

Jul 1st 2021

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Nana Mizuki’s Newly-filmed Studio Session to be Streamed on July 7

July 01, 2021 8:04pm CDT
There will be also “a special announcement.”

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Rimuru Tempest VA Miho Okasaki Makes Her Solo Singer Debut in September

July 01, 2021 9:50pm CDT
Her first single “Happiness” is set to be released on September 15, 2021

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Mt. Fuji is now open again following 2020 shutdown

2021-07-02T05:00:00Z
Climbing season officially begins for Japan’s tallest mountain, but with new rules meant to limit coronavirus risks.

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Kyoto Animation to Stream Memorial Video on July 18 for 2nd Anniversary of Arson Attack

July 02, 2021 4:14am CDT
The studio wanted to do something in person, but couldn’t due to COVID-19

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Voice Actor Hiro Shimono Diagnosed With COVID-19, Now Undergoing Treatment

posted on 2021-07-02 09:25 EDT by Egan Loo
Voice of Demon Slayer’s Zenitsu, Attack on Titan’s Conny, My Hero Academia’s Dabi

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Laid-Back Camp Gets Serious About Pest-Borne Disease Prevention

July 02, 2021 7:15am CDT
Campaign with Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare provides anti-mosquito / anti-tick tips

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Japanese idol goes viral for display of superpowers at train station【Video】

2021-07-02T14:30:00Z
All in a day’s work for this creative idol.

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Japanese politician Skull Reaper A-ji sues city for refusing to show his masked face

2021-07-02T18:30:00Z
Oita City Councilman’s struggle to wear his masks with pride has grown into a hellacious slobberknocker of litigation.

Engrish mistake turns innocent sign into X-rated notice at Japanese store

2021-07-03T05:00:00Z
This isn’t the type of self-service they were meaning.

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The ultimate in water recycling: we try taking a bath in our dehumidifier water

2021-07-03T11:00:00Z
When life gives you waste water, don’t put it to waste.

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Your Heart Will Be Entangled By Shihori’s Latest MV ‘Invisible’

Jul 3rd 2021

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Exhibition on the 1,500 year-history of traditional Japanese women’s clothing to open in Shibuya

2021-07-05T02:00:00Z
Stunning and bold, this exhibition is a rare treat for kimono lovers.

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Solo Artist Nakimushi Released the Music Video (Clean End) of His New Song ‘Tokyo Wonder’

Jul 4th 2021

Giant cat appears on new 3-D billboard outside Shinjuku Station 【Video】

2021-07-05T12:00:00Z
Japan finally gets its own jaw-dropping billboard in Tokyo.

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Japan’s lap-pillow ear-cleaning salons aren’t just for pervy guys, we find out

2021-07-05T13:00:00Z
Our female reporter gets her ears cleaned by someone else for the first time in years, and loves it.

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New baby-themed haunted house in Tokyo says there’s nothing to be afraid of, is totally lying

2021-07-05T17:00:00Z
Spending time with its lab-created “ideal mother” may have you screaming for your mommy.

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Demon Slayer’s Zenitsu VA Hiro Shimono Tests Positive for COVID-19

July 05, 2021 2:47am CDT
The voice actor is currently undergoing treatment

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Japanese Singer Gen Hoshino Is Watching Kyoto Animation Anime as Inspiration for Next Song

July 05, 2021 3:42am CDT
The singer is taking inspiration from classic’s Chunibyo and Tamako Market

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Gawr Gura Becomes the 1st VTuber Ever to Reach 3 Million Subscribers

July 05, 2021 4:33am CDT
What an “a”-mazing “a”-chivement and a whole lot of chumbuds!

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Love Live! Superstar!!'s Nako Misaki Returns From COVID-19 Treatment

posted on 2021-07-05 06:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Idol tested positive for COVID-19 on June 20, underwent self-quarantine, resumed work on July 2

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Mikan Gohan: Japanese soul food or…Japanese myth?

2021-07-06T03:00:00Z
An odd local specialty that’s surprised the nation.

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“Pikachu used fly”! New Pokémon jet launches in Japan

2021-07-04T15:00:00Z

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Fujimi Terrace reopens with reflections of sweeping views of Mt. Fuji and Suruga Bay

2021-07-04T15:00:00Z

Ibaraki woman arrested for attacking Olympic torch with water gun

2021-07-06T13:00:00Z

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Ninja dojo opens in Tokyo’s Asakusa, offers courses in shuriken, stealth, and sensory perception

2021-07-06T14:00:00Z
Japan Ninja Council wants to give visitors their first steps down the path of the shinobi.
And not just any water gun; it was a Fancy & Toy Tonari.

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Capsule hotel offers amazing deal, cheaper than an apartment in Tokyo

2021-07-06T15:00:00Z
With incredible perks like food, alcohol, onsen and Wi-Fi included, you can live here long-term without having to spend money on anything else!

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What it’s like to get the Moderna vaccine at the large-scale vaccination centre in Tokyo

2021-07-06T17:00:00Z
A helpful guide to the reservation process, precautions, and possible side effects you can expect when getting the jab in Japan.

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Instant karma? Accused voyeur falls off bridge at Shibuya Staion, breaks several bones【Video】

2021-07-07T01:15:00Z
Two accused perverts make a break for it by running along Tokyo train tracks on the same day.

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Sayaka Sasaki Launches Anime Song Acoustic Cover Project “SAYAKAVER. -triangle-”

July 06, 2021 9:10pm CDT
39-year-old anison singer has released 17 singles since 2010

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“BanG Dream!” Roselia Guitarist Haruka Kudo Fights Zombies in New MV “Under the Sun”

July 06, 2021 10:05pm CDT
The theme of the song written by herself is positive heartbreak

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Let’s Henshin Together at Rider Virtual Run 2021

Jul 6th 2021

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88Infinity, the New Japan-based Sub-label of 88rising, Releases Single and Music Video ‘Poseable’ by Rhyme So

Jul 7th 2021

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VTuber Agency hololive Introduces 1st English VSinger IRyS, Social Media Accounts Immediately Get Restricted

July 07, 2021 4:49am CDT
IRyS is set to start activities on July 11

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Tokyo to Declare 4th COVID-19 State of Emergency Until August 22

posted on 2021-07-07 07:54 EDT by Egan Loo
Olympics slated for July 23-August 8; Okinawa to remain under existing state of emergency

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Voice Actress Hibiku Yamamura Diagnosed With COVID-19

posted on 2021-07-07 11:32 EDT by Alex Mateo
Yamamura’s only symptom is problem with sense of smell

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What are Japanese teens wishing for at this year’s Tanabata Star Festival?

2021-07-07T14:00:00Z
The list includes some traditional favorites, but the number-one wish is for something very timely.

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Our reporter transforms into a fancy celebrity to sample the fanciest udon at Marugame Seimen

2021-07-07T15:00:00Z
Two new limited-time menu items at the restaurant feature Kobe beef, so we pulled out all of the stops to feel worthy of this gastronomic celebration.

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Idol singer quitting group because otaku that show up to their concerts are “nasty”

2021-07-07T16:00:00Z
Though maybe that shouldn’t have been such a surprise with this particular underground idol unit.

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HYPNOSISMIC Dance Team D.D.B. Takes the Spotlight in “Glory or Dust” MV

July 07, 2021 12:52pm CDT
Division Dance Battle Highlights locations around Japan in the project’s first live-action music video

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Nana Mizuki’s Saitama Super Arena Concert Set for January 3 & 4, 2022

July 07, 2021 9:40pm EDT
Mizuki: “I want to put all the passion I have for you into this stage.”

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Will Yomiuriland’s Pokémon Wonder attraction be a good place to play Pokémon GO? We investigate

2021-07-07T15:55:00Z

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Mount Fuji climbing trails reopen to the public on Yamanashi side

2021-07-06T15:00:00Z

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Unkai Terrace’s renewal will allow you to get closer than ever before to Japan’s Sea of Clouds

2021-07-06T15:00:00Z

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Dengeki Bunko Heroines Compete Over Who Has the Strongest Love

posted on 2021-07-07 18:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Sword Art Online’s Asuna, Mahouka’s Miyuki, The Misfit of Demon King Academy’s Misha & Sasha compete in Twitter campaign

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