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VA Idol Unit i☆Ris’ New MV “Summer Dude” Delivers Bright and Happy Sound

July 08, 2021 1:22am EDT
They have also started posting their original YouTube programs regularly

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Tokyo’s 4th COVID-19 State of Emergency to Start on Monday

posted on 2021-07-08 07:27 EDT by Egan Loo
Olympics slated for July 23-August 8 while organizers debate allowing spectators

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Nagoya man driving stolen Lexus RX steals Lexus LX

2021-07-08T14:00:00Z
Brand loyalty among thieves.

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Japanese restaurant in former yukaku red light district struggles to preserve its history

2021-07-08T15:00:00Z
Historic building used to be a brothel, now its ornate interiors are in danger of fading away.

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Tokyo starts massive renovation project for entrances to the world’s busiest train station

2021-07-08T16:00:00Z
And don’t worry, the coronavirus travel ban will definitely be over in time for you to see it as soon as it’s done.

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Rindo Lake Family Ranch helps to spare rescued dogs from euthanasia

2021-07-07T15:00:00Z

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Nijisanji ‘Palette’ 004: ‘Trial and Error’ World Edition Album Releases on 9th July

Jul 8th 2021
Music produced by world renowned producer/DJ banvox! Lyrics written by Natsumi Tadano, who has written songs for many popular artists!

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Why does a ’90s Japanese drama theme song calm crying babies? An acoustics expert explains

2021-07-07T15:00:00Z
Who would have thought the theme song to Great Teacher Onizuka would actually be good for babies?

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A visit to Japan’s train station that looks like a spaceport in the middle of nowhere【Photos】

2021-07-09T01:00:00Z
Unusual station’s unique name also makes it a destination for those seeking good luck, but things might feel different in the near future.

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Hokkaido senior secretly gets four doses of COVID-19 vaccine

2021-07-09T14:00:00Z
The refreshing taste of the COVID-19 vaccine kept him coming back for more.

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A.I. Japanese bar Mama-san is ready to listen to your troubles at her virtual bar

2021-07-09T16:00:00Z
Created through extensive interviews with a real-life Mama-san, A.I. Yoshiko is here for when you need a caring ear.

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Webtoon Canvas and Clip Studio Paint to Partner for Online Creator Summit

Jul 9th 2021

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Spotify and YouTube Star Alaina Castillo Releases Brand New Collaboration Video with Kizuna AI, Japan’s Top VTuber

Jul 9th 2021

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The Alchemy Stars “Aurorian Awakening” Illustration Contest is Underway

Jul 10th 2021

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The AFK Arena 1 Year Anniversary Illustration Contest is Underway

Jul 10th 2021

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Miyazaki Prefecture celebrated Exeggutor Day by installing nine more Exeggutor-themed Pokéfuta

2021-07-10T01:00:00Z
That brings Miyazaki’s total number of Pokémon manhole covers up to 26!

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Fukushima joins other Olympic venues in barring fans

2021-07-10T21:18:00Z

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Ocean’s 11: heist of over 2M yen in sea cucumbers thwarted by Japanese coast guard

2021-07-11T05:00:00Z
Like they always say, stealing sea cucumbers doesn’t pay.

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Seven new Pokémon-themed manhole covers featuring Vulpix make their debut in Hokkaido this summer

2021-07-11T19:00:00Z
Lots of Vulpix love in this batch!

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Yui Ogura to Live-stream Her Birthday Online Event for Free on YouTube

July 11, 2021 8:17pm CDT
Her 14th single “Fightin★Pose” hits stores August 11

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Fullmetal Alchemist Art Exhibition to Return for The Manga’s 20th Anniversary

July 11, 2021 8:57pm CDT
Special YouTube program will be also streamed tonight

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This Nara workshop has been making deer crackers for more than 100 years and offers tours【Photos】

2021-07-12T01:00:00Z
The oldest shika senbei maker in the city gives us an inside look and a fresh-cooked taste.

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Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen barge into Young Guitar magazine

2021-07-12T03:00:00Z
When you’re Yngwie Malmsteen, you don’t need an invitation… even if you aren’t him.

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Hiro Shimono Recovers from COVID-19, Resumes Activities on Tuesday

posted on 2021-07-12 04:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Voice actor was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month

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Shocking video shows Japanese man’s car being stolen right outside his home. Let’s help him get it back

2021-07-12T13:00:00Z
Be on the lookout for this silver Mazda RX-7.

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Japanese police take down knife-wielding man at train station without using lethal force【Video】

2021-07-12T17:30:00Z
Incident occurred at major train station in one of Japan’s largest cities.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Nezuko Appears on Japan’s Weekly Playboy Magazine Cover

posted on 2021-07-12 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Voice actress Akari Kitō makes her gravure debut

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Re:ZERO Theme Singer nonoc Releases Original Anime MV “Hitoriiro”

July 12, 2021 7:25pm CDT
2nd video “Hisui” has already been in the works

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Thai YouTuber MindaRyn’s 2nd Single ‘Like Flames’ Out Now on Digital Platforms

Jul 12th 2021
Call for Cover Songs!

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Hotel in Tokyo apologizes for ‘Japanese only’ elevator

2021-07-12T18:09:00Z

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Visit haunted house free with proof of two vaccination shots, get 3rd “shot” as original cocktail

2021-07-11T15:00:00Z

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Car crash at Universal Studios Japan? Wait a second…

2021-07-11T15:00:00Z

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Manga Legends Contribute to the Official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Programme

July 13, 2021 9:11am CDT
The book is available online and via official shops in Japan

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What to do if your phone battery dies when using a mobile transit pass on a Japanese train

2021-07-13T15:00:00Z
Avoid getting stuck inside the train station forever with these handy solutions.

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Going over the top with a lesson at Tokyo’s top arm wrestling dojo【Photos】

2021-07-14T01:00:00Z
Some of Japan’s strongest “arm sumo” competitors show us how it’s done.

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Super Crazy Kun’s election win deemed invalid a second time

2021-07-14T02:00:00Z
The super crazy nail that sticks up gets hammered down.

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New Demon Slayer Attractions at Universal Studios Revealed

2021-07-13T13:30:00Z
Three brand new Demon Slayer attractions are heading to Universal Studios Japan, featuring VR, new stories and even a training challenge.

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Japanese photographer wows anime fans by bringing Galaxy Express 999 to life in fantastical photos

2021-07-12T15:00:00Z

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Nara’s famous deer appear to patiently wait to use busy crosswalk

2021-07-12T15:00:00Z

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Candy, Cookies and Catnip: Japan’s Rock Queens Shonen Knife Cut Deep at 40th Anniversary Concert

2021-07-12T15:00:00Z

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What these fathers wrote to their children will make you laugh… or cry

2021-07-12T15:00:00Z

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Glico’s New Website Supports Health, Offers Free Events With Pro Athletes

2021-07-12T15:00:00Z

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MUJI Reimagines Traditional Living Spaces

2021-07-12T15:00:00Z

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Kyoto Vivre’s Colorful Rainy Season Display

2021-07-12T15:00:00Z

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VTuber Group ‘Obysydia’ Debut Announcement

Jul 13th 2021
NIJISANJI EN announces the debut of three VTubers under the group name “OBSYDIA” Debut special program & debut single to be released

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Excessive dog pee to blame for traffic light collapse, Japanese police think

2021-07-14T03:00:00Z
Suspects in Suzuka were presumably bad boys.

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Dagashi discoveries: Japan’s “penny snack” culture [News Crossing]

2021-07-13T15:00:00Z

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Giant misspelling in rice field art warms Japan’s heart, so farmers decide to roll with it【Video】

2021-07-14T06:00:00Z
Mistake took months to be noticed, but it’ll be sticking around.

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South Korean university develops toilet that converts poop to power and pays you for “deposits”

2021-07-14T13:00:00Z
Quite possibly the greatest invention ever.

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Happy ending for Japanese man whose sports car was stolen right before his eyes

2021-07-14T16:00:00Z
Rotary sports coupe’s journey comes full circle as it’s reunited with its rightful owner.

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Voice Actor Taiki Matsuno Diagnosed With COVID-19

posted on 2021-07-14 12:40 EDT by Alex Mateo
Voice of Hajime Kindaichi had fever of 37.5 degrees Celsius

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Voice Actress Hibiku Yamamura Recovers From COVID-19

posted on 2021-07-14 15:00 EDT by Alex Mateo
Yamamura had tested positive on July 6

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Pork or beef? A peek into how Japan’s curry preferences change from place to place

2021-07-15T01:00:00Z
What’s the default meat for Japanese curry? Turns out, it depends where you are!

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Japanese clay artist “bakes up” a batch of adorable Quagsire macarons

2021-07-13T15:00:00Z

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The current state of dagashi: What Japan is losing along with its dagashi shops [News Crossing]

2021-07-13T15:00:00Z

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“Pripara” Laala VA Himika Akaneya to Live-stream Her Birthday Program on July 16

July 14, 2021 9:30pm CDT
“I hope I can talk with everyone loosely this year.”

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Japanese town will give you 20 million yen for having your third kid there in birth-boosting plan

2021-07-15T02:30:00Z
And if you have another kid after that? Another 20 million yen.

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Japan to begin process of distributing vaccine passports, Chief Cabinet Secretary says

2021-07-15T03:00:00Z
The passports are meant to be used strictly for travel purposes.

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140-year-old sukiyaki restaurant in Tokyo closing due to coronavirus pandemic

2021-07-15T05:00:00Z
Asakusa’s Chinya has been serving visitors to the historical district for more than a century.

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Tomita’s Greatest Works From His Last Five Years Are Now Available For Streaming Globally

Jul 15th 2021

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The 10 best places for young, single people to live in and around Tokyo【Survey】

2021-07-16T03:00:00Z
The city–and the others that made the list–was picked for its convenience, style, and location!

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VA Unit Sphere to Hold Their First Virtual Live Concert on August 22

July 15, 2021 11:48pm CDT
Minako Kotobuki, who currently lives in the UK, will also participate

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Giant floating head appears in the sky above downtown Tokyo【Video】

2021-07-16T08:00:00Z
That’s something you don’t see every day…

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Watch VA Unit Earphones’ Shining Performance in Their First Online Concert Digest

July 16, 2021 8:38pm CDT
A full version of the most requested song will be posted for a limited time

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We visit the “vending machine that makes wishes come true”

2021-07-17T05:00:00Z
A rather unusual place to have your dreams granted in Japan.

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These “star marks” on the road in Japan that indicate when to use your blinker are amazing【Video】

2021-07-17T13:00:00Z
Okayama Prefecture reminding “rogue” drivers of common sense.

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Kyoto Animation Posts Memorial Video on 2nd Anniversary of Deadly Arson Attack

posted on 2021-07-17 23:10 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Video features messages from victims’ families, current staff, those who worked with studio

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Did you people not watch Gleipnir? :grinning:

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2021-07-18T05:20:00Z

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Unwind at Tokyo Midtown’s Digital Art Garden this summer

2021-07-17T15:00:00Z

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Capsules from Nakagin Tower find new life at museums and accomodation venues

2021-07-17T15:00:00Z

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Odaiba’s TeamLab Borderless named as a Guinness World Record holder

2021-07-17T15:00:00Z

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How many rare coins are in our pile of 100,000 one-yen coins?

2021-07-19T01:00:00Z
One-in-100,000 to find a rare coin seem like reasonable odds.

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The strange part of Japan where “grilled chicken” doesn’t always mean “chicken”

2021-07-19T03:00:00Z
This yakitori bowl is suspiciously lacking in tori.

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise Composer Cornelius Tenders Resignation From Olympics After Youth Bullying Resurfaces

posted on 2021-07-19 08:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1990s interviews resurface, spark outcry after composer was slated to oversee music for opening ceremony
Content warning: The below article contains details of bullying and abuse.

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Drunk droning arrest first of its kind in Aichi Prefecture

2021-07-19T13:30:00Z
Friends don’t let friends fly tiny helicopters drunk.

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Cosplay Must-Haves According to Pros Cowbutt Crunchies, SoloRoboto, & Amanda Haas

by Kalai Chik, Jul 19th 2021

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The only woman managing a high school baseball team in Osaka does things a little differently

2021-07-19T15:00:00Z
And she’s making a big difference for her players.

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This beautiful mountaintop Buddha carving in Japan is much newer than it looks【Photos】

2021-07-20T17:30:00Z
Let’s head south from Tokyo to visit the Takatoriyama magaibutsu.

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Azur Lane Voice Actress Asuka Itou Announces Marriage, Childbirth

posted on 2021-07-19 17:00 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Itou played Ark Royal, Hamman, Li’l Sandy, San Diego from 2017-2019

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Voice Actress Yu Serizawa Plans Her 2nd Solo Concert Tour from September

July 19, 2021 7:59pm CDT
“I hope I can be the person you all love, too. Please look forward to it!”

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METEOR, Who Played Yano in the Anime “Odd Taxi,” Releases “2019” from Summit! on July 14

Jul 20th 2021

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Sony Music Opens Up VTuber Auditions, Looking to Debut 50 Talents

July 20, 2021 4:54am CDT
Any nationalities are welcome, though you have to reside in Japan

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Cornelius resigns from Olympics, suddenly pulled from Sony webpage and NHK shows too

2021-07-20T13:00:00Z
It must have been something he said.

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Time for Japan to start tipping taxi drivers? Cab company now gives passengers option in Tokyo

2021-07-20T14:00:00Z
In no-tipping Japan, most people just pay whatever the meter says, but this company is now letting passengers pay more.

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Gundam Manhole Project launches, brings awesome anime art to series creator’s hometown【Photos】

2021-07-20T15:00:00Z
Mobile suits become permanent part of the town’s infrastructure, with more team-ups to come.

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Love Live! Sunshine!! You VA Shuka Saito Releases New MV “One Piece” from Her 1st Full Album

July 20, 2021 8:54pm CDT
“I hope that you, who listen to this song, can take even the smallest step forward.”

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Riot of Emotions, the Debut Album From the VTubers Under Riot Music, is Now Available for Pre-order at animate International

Jul 21st 2021

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Tickets Now on Sale for Hyde’s 20th Anniversary Orchestral Concert

Jul 21st 2021

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Japan is so polite even its hanko stamps bow to show respect

2021-07-21T06:00:00Z
Unique aspect of traditional business etiquette surprises even Japanese people.

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Tokyo’s teamLab most visited museum in the world, officially more popular than Van Gogh

2021-07-21T13:00:00Z
The Tokyo museum beat out big names in the art world to take the record.

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This one photo shows how tough times are in Tokyo’s Akihabara these days

2021-07-21T15:00:00Z
A closer look at the iconic otaku street shows it’s not business as usual in the district.

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Voice Actress Ayaka Ohashi Posts Her First Rap Song “#HASHTAG ME” Music Video

July 21, 2021 7:23pm CDT
The song will be digitally available on August 4

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Get Ready for a Huge AFA Station TV Anime & Music Online Show 072021 – Out 23 July

Jul 21st 2021

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The young girl starring in this cool retro-style McDonald’s Japan video is actually 62 years old!

2021-07-22T05:00:00Z
McDonald’s Japan celebrates its 50th birthday by recreating the scene on opening day at its first restaurant in Tokyo.

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Voice Actor Yoshiki Nakajima Diagnosed With COVID-19

posted on 2021-07-22 06:08 EDT by Egan Loo
The Idolm@ster SideM cast member is stable, recuperating at home after mild fever

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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to review opening ceremony…that’s scheduled for tomorrow night

2021-07-22T08:00:00Z
This doesn’t bode well.

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Sony Music Entertainment Opens Virtual YouTuber Auditions

posted on 2021-07-22 09:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
People of any nationality can apply, but they must be living in Japan

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Mone Kamishiraishi ‘yattokosa’ Tour 2021

Jul 22nd 2021

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Mythical Japanese beast statues fly through air on copter ride back to Nagoya Castle home【Videos】

2021-07-22T17:30:00Z
Kinshachi head back to the roof after spending the last few months on the ground.

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FAN EXPO x 2021 Hololive EN North American Tour to Bring the Internet’s Favourite VTubers to North American Fans in at Five Major Cons This Fall

Jul 22nd 2021

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Save the Nakagin Capsule Tower Project is now aiming to preserve as many capsules as possible

2021-07-23T01:00:00Z
And they need your help!

Tokyo Olympics Rings in Parade of Nations With Japanese Game Tunes

posted on 2021-07-23 08:13 EDT by Egan Loo
Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Tales of, Kingdom Hearts, and full list here

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Olympic media dismayed by their subpar and overpriced food and drink

2021-07-23T13:00:00Z
Let the price gouging begin!

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