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Japan’s first-ever Tarot Card Museum opens in Tokyo, perfect for art and occult lovers

2021-11-19T14:00:00Z
For now, you can observe rare tarot cards on display, but there are lots of events to come!

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Japanese park’s English dog turd warning minces no words【Why does Engrish happen?】

2021-11-19T15:00:00Z
Kanji quirk leads to some harsh language in reminder to pet owners.

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REPORT: Celebrating Evangelion’s Creator At The Hideaki Anno Exhibition

November 19, 2021 10:00am CST
We got to look through his life from boy to master filmmaker

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Anime Voice Actor Gakuto Kajiwara, Star of ‘Black Clover’, ‘Fire Force’, ‘Shadowverse’ and ‘Komi Can’t Communicate’, Announces Livestream of First Ever Solo Concert

Nov 19th 2021

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Cosplayer, Love Live! Superstar!! VA Liyuu Posts New MV “Endless Vacation”

November 19, 2021 8:39pm CST
Her 1st album “Fo(u)r YuU” is set to be released on February 9, 2022

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From Japan, Bring 2.5D Musical Works Overseas Online

Nov 20th 2021
Due to the popularity of overseas streaming, 3 works distributed in August and newly added works will be streamed worldwide!

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Boys’ love at the temple? Sensual ikemen art that raised eyebrows in Japan now set to be removed

2021-11-20T16:15:00Z
Modern makeover at centuries-old temple comes to an end, but not for rumoured reasons.

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Starbucks waste reduction initiative to start in Tokyo: borrow a cup, use it, then return it

2021-11-21T00:00:00Z
Take your cup home, then hand it back in at any participating Starbucks café.

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Lineup for end of year Kohaku Song Battle 2021 revealed

2021-11-21T06:00:00Z
The New Years’ television special announced the cast for this year’s battle.

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Getting a driver’s license in Japan the hard way: The first written test

2021-11-21T15:00:00Z
They say the hardest part of any task is getting started… We’ll see about that.

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Kana Hanazawa to Release Restart-themed New Album “blossom” on February 23, 2022

November 21, 2021 7:42pm CST
Her official fan club “Destination Club” will also open on February 25, 2022

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Hokkaido police station evacuated after elderly man brings bombshell in a plastic bag

2021-11-22T05:00:00Z
More people were surprised about the plastic bag.

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Kojima Productions Opens LA-Based Division for Film, TV, and Music

November 22, 2021 8:28am CST
New team to be led by Riley Russell, formerly of PlayStation

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Stalker uncovered after committing hit and run while driving victim’s car

2021-11-22T15:00:00Z
Suspect becomes victim in a bizarre twist of fate.

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MaiOtaku Dating Site Allegedly Imports AniMinneapolis, Meta Con Attendee Profile Information Without User Consent

posted on 2021-11-22 12:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Convention runner Ryan Kopf denies information is shared outside scope of privacy policy, claims sites use Single Sign-On system

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Celebrating the Winners of Kristian Kostov’s “Built Different” Campaign!

November 22, 2021 11:00am CST
Eight winners were chosen and included in the final music video!

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Nine middle-aged Japanese men celebrate Twintail Day by putting their hair in twintails【Photos】

2021-11-22T17:30:00Z
Our staff gets into the spirit and style of the annual celebration.

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“How I learned to stop worrying and eat Japanese school lunches,” by P.K. Sanjun

2021-11-23T01:00:00Z
A touching tale in which our brave reporter overcame his daily battle with school lunches.

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JUJUTSU KAISEN Trains Hard in JR Kyushu Railway Collaboration

November 23, 2021 6:05am CST
The JUJUTSU KAISEN trains hit the tracks on November 24

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Rice balls aplenty at the Ministop senbero, but with a special twist【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

2021-11-23T06:00:00Z
Mr. Sato eats seven onigiri without eating a single onigiri.

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Baseball star Shohei Ohtani turns down People’s Honor Award from Japanese prime minister

2021-11-23T15:30:00Z
Unanimous MVP would have been first recipient of award since 2019.

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House of Representatives Censures Rep. Paul Gosar For “Violent” Attack on Titan Political Parody

posted on 2021-11-23 11:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is killed in the video, accused Gosar of inciting violence against lawmakers

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“Love Live!” μ’s Members Show Off Their Cute Kimono Outfits in Collaboration Visual with Kanda Shrine

November 23, 2021 7:20pm CST
The “Hatsumode and The New Year Exhibition” will be held until November 28

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Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan is Closed Today for Inspection After a Fire Broke Out Overnight

November 23, 2021 8:21pm CST
The fire occurred overnight after the park had closed

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Three amazing things about Yonaguni Island, the westernmost point of Japan

2021-11-24T04:00:00Z
There are a lot of surprises in store for our city-dwelling, Honshu-native Japanese reporter.

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Japanese Twitter users wowed to find stunning fairytale shot of forest village is actually from Japan

2021-11-23T15:00:00Z

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Ikea Japan offering fully furnished apartment to rent for less than a dollar a month

2021-11-24T14:00:00Z
The apartment, which comes complete with Ikea furniture, is being leased by a giant shark.

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It’s time for a Hawaiian Hurricane Senbero from Yaoko in Saitama【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

2021-11-24T16:00:00Z
This senbero is out of this world!

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Surveys suggest over 80% of Japanese people likely to continue with masks after COVID-19 subsides

2021-11-24T17:45:00Z
It really isn’t all about health either.

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Voice Actress Asami Imai Sings with A Resonant Voice in New MV “Balancing Journey”

November 24, 2021 7:15pm CST
The voice of Chihaya Kisaragi (The Idolm@ster), Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)

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Free Shinkansen tickets for kids travelling with parents during special JR promotion

2021-11-25T01:00:00Z
Fastest bullet train on the most popular line offers incredible rebate deal for limited time.

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Japanese Twitter swoons over impossibly dashing daikon radish

2021-11-24T15:00:00Z

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Iida City in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture, known for yakiniku, to set world record for ‘longest griddle’

2021-11-24T15:00:00Z

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Enjoy a pint in Japan’s oldest beer hall, now designated a Tangible Cultural Property

2021-11-25T13:00:00Z
Get a drink and a taste of history from this 87-year-old Ginza drinking den!

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Fafner THE BEYOND Production Committee Cancels Collab With Ramen Shop Due to Sexual Harassment

November 25, 2021 10:05am CST
The owner confessed and apologized for his actions: “There is no excuse for this incident”

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We go on a whirlwind tour of Asia’s night markets without stepping foot on a plane

2021-11-26T01:00:00Z
We sample the tastiest street food from around Asia without leaving Japan!

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Aomori tourism council makes super-hard tile-matching game using different apple varieties

2021-11-26T03:00:00Z
You better know your Fuji apples from your San Fuji apples.

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Hololive Debuts Secret Society holoX, the 6th JP Generation of VTubers, Today

November 25, 2021 9:47pm CST
The leader La+ Darknesss starts streaming today at 9 PM JST

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9 middle-aged Japanese men try putting on their own makeup

2021-11-26T04:30:00Z
How hard could it be?

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Support for coworker drinking parties dropping rapidly in Japan, even among older people【Survey】

2021-11-26T13:00:00Z
Pandemic has more people thinking they don’t need to drink with people in order to work with them.

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Japanese phone box is cute by day, terrifying by night

2021-11-26T14:00:00Z
The midnight charms of an onsen town.

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Japanese Twitter user gets heartwarming surprise from true ally when he starts his tax paperwork

2021-11-26T18:00:00Z
Though maybe he should have seen this coming.

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Japanese Character Kumamon Met His Excellency Ambassador of India to Japan, Introducing His First Indo-Japan Collaboration Video

Nov 26th 2021

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81 Produce Holds An Open Audition for New Voice Actress Unit Members

November 26, 2021 7:20pm CST
Any nationality is acceptable as long as the participant has the Japanese language skills

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Legendary anime voice actress Megumi Hayashibara wins Japan’s Best Jeanist Award【Video】

2021-11-27T01:00:00Z
Voice of Faye, Rei, and Lina is saluted for denim excellence, takes stage in unique jeans with a Pokémon connection.

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Yoshino Nanjo’s New MV “A Tiny Winter Story” Shows Her Date on A Peaceful Day

November 26, 2021 10:26pm CST
Eli Ayase (Love Live!) VA’s 4th full album hits stores December 22

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Egyptian restaurant Sumo Sushi offers our Japanese reporter a delightful yet quirky lunch

2021-11-27T06:00:00Z
Interesting decor, enticing food names, and endearing staff made this a meal Ikuna will always remember!

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14-year-old Japanese girl tosses cart from roof of Don Quijote, arrested for attempted murder

2021-11-27T14:00:00Z
“Horrifying….”

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WATAMOTE’s Kuroki VA Izumi Kitta Announces Marriage to Italian Man on Her Birthday

November 27, 2021 8:24pm CST
The pair met in London while Kitta was studying

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Japanese oden restaurant comes up with ingenious design for its sink faucets

2021-11-26T15:00:00Z

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Picture Of The Day: Hotel charity program

2021-11-27T21:18:00Z

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As Shuri Castle undergoes reconstruction, a virtual version debuts on Virtual OKINAWA

2021-11-27T15:00:00Z

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Japanese artist crafts stunning falcon sculpture out of broccoli using Thai fruit carving

2021-11-27T15:00:00Z

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Japanese police officer comes up with cute reminder to help people not get scammed over the phone

2021-11-28T14:00:00Z
His pun-game is almost as strong as his origami-game.

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At Universal Studios Japan, you can’t have Christmas without a load of Demon Slaying and Nintendo

2021-11-28T15:20:00Z
It’s the time of year to share our feelings, and then go punch some bricks.

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Special Hunter x Hunter Attraction Coming to Universal Studios Japan

November 28, 2021 10:01am CST
The limited time event will kick off on March 4, 2022

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Japanese entertainer shakes fresh cream to make butter… in the most unusual way【Video】

2021-11-28T17:30:00Z
“Dancing Butter Shake Experiment” goes viral online.

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Sora Amamiya to Release Her First Best Albums in Two Editions on January 5, 2022

November 28, 2021 7:40pm CST
Two lead tracks are written/composed by herself

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We travel to Fuji to see how they make Japanese toilet paper

2021-11-29T03:00:00Z
From recycled paper to plush multi-ply, and guess what? There’s a smartphone game for you to try too!

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Light Yagami Encourages Hondurans to Vote In Presidential Election

posted on 2021-11-29 03:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Political ad depicting Death Note protagonist urged people to vote in Sunday election

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Mafumafu 10th Anniversary Commemorative Album Open for Pre-order at animate International

Nov 29th 2021

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Enako, Japan’s Top Cosplayer, Wears the Uniform of Attack on Titan’s Mikasa

November 29, 2021 6:31am CST
She wore the cosplay for the special Attack on Titan event in the Knives Out game

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hololive Debuts 6th Generation Talent “Secret Society holoX”

posted on 2021-11-29 09:45 EST by Choo Sum Lee
La+Darknesss, Takane Lui, Hakui Koyori, Sakamata Chloe, Kazama Iroha debuted from Friday

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Photo captures “miracle moment” a sandwich is stolen on Japan’s Miyajima island

2021-11-29T13:00:00Z
It’s not just the deer you have to watch out for at Miyajima — there’s something else looking over your shoulder while you eat your lunch.

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Eringi mushrooms can be an unexpected source of otaku loneliness, Twitter learns

2021-11-29T15:00:00Z
”Lousy eringi, making me feel miserable.”

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Hot Anime Guy Apple Posters Had “Too Much Impact” For Some Stores

posted on 2021-11-29 10:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Agricultural association says the posters created an even bigger stir than expected

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Sebastian Conducts the Pit in Black Butler 15th Orchestra Concert Visual

November 29, 2021 10:03am CST
The concert is set to be held in Tokyo on February 18 and 19

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Is the Universal Studios Japan Demon Slayer ride worth riding if you’re not a Demon Slayer fan?

2021-11-29T16:00:00Z
To ride or not to ride is an easy choice if you already love or hate Demon Slayer, but what if your feelings are somewhere in the middle?

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Megumi Ogata Plans Hiatus of 2-3 Days Due to Overwork

posted on 2021-11-29 15:41 EST by Alex Mateo
Confirms she tested negative for COVID-19, Flu

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Top 5 foods to eat at USJ this winter

2021-11-30T01:00:00Z
You can have your fun and eat it too.

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Yoko Takahashi Provides New Song “Final Call” for Evangelion 25th Anniversary Pachinko

November 29, 2021 8:02pm CST
“I would be so happy if I could talk with such people through my music.”

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Sora Amamiya Shows Off Her Cool Singer Side in New MV “Lonely Night Discotic”

November 29, 2021 10:31pm CST
Her two best albums will be available simultaneously on January 5, 2022

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Japan completely closes borders to new foreign arrivals

2021-11-30T14:00:00Z
Relaxed coronavirus regulations unable to last even one month as sources say first omicron case has been discovered.

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We got our first “rail seal stamp” and an extra splash of happiness at a train station in Fukuoka

2021-11-30T17:30:00Z
This stop is undoubtedly the first of many in our new countrywide, railway-hopping quest to stamp ’em all.

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Tokyo Revengers, Evangelion, Uma Musume Top Yahoo! Japan Search Awards

posted on 2021-11-30 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba falls to 3rd place after two years on the top

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Temple camping in Japan at Wakayama’s Daitaiji【Photos】

2021-12-01T02:10:00Z
A lot of temples in Japan offer dormitory rooms, but this one has an even cooler option.

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World-class Concert Venue and Event Hall Zepp Comes to Bukit Bintang City Centre

Nov 30th 2021
Japan’s premiere hall network opens its first Malaysian branch in the heart of KL.

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EVANGELION STORE Online Reveals Data Breach, Over 17,800 Credit Card Numbers Leaked

November 30, 2021 11:06pm CST
The store is currently offline due to the issues

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Survey reveals most Japanese workers want to work from home at least twice per week

2021-12-01T06:00:00Z
Younger and older workers did have different ideas of what the ideal number is, though.

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Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. Releases New VTuber x Anime Project

Dec 1st 2021
VTuber Project by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. ALL “VERSEn” VTubers Collab for the first time!

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Manga Artist Masakazu Katsura Gets Anniversary Exhibition in Shibuya

December 01, 2021 8:11am CST
Artwork by author of “I’'s” and “Video Girl Ai” will be displayed at the Shibuya Parco Gallery X venue

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Japanese government freezes inbound air reservations for foreign residents and Japanese citizens

2021-12-01T13:00:00Z
New restrictions come just one day after latest coronavirus-related border tightening.

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Lawson convenience store sets up shop in Japan’s Parareal Akihabara metaverse

2021-12-01T14:00:00Z
Those stores really are everywhere.

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Model Nana Suzuki declared ‘The Best Gyozanist 2021’, Mr. Sato and the gang robbed

2021-12-01T15:00:00Z
The ceremony even included a gyoza cooking battle between models, because of course it did.

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Japanese high school student builds giant, moving Gundam robot in his free time【Video】

2021-12-01T16:00:00Z
And this amazing Zaku II isn’t the only awesome 3-D anime fan art he’s made.

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INTERVIEW: Silvervale on VTubing, Gamer Bloodlust, and Making Her Mom Proud

December 01, 2021 12:00pm CST
Silvervale spoke with us for our second interview in our VShojo series

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