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Foreigner surprised by “god-level chair” in Japanese elevator has netizens reappreciating things

2022-06-20T15:00:00Z

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EJ Anime Hotel Unveils New Backflip!! Movie Collaboration Room, Open July 1st

Jun 21st 2022
-Hotel Monterey to also offer collaboration rooms in Sendai, Ginza, Osaka, and Fukuoka.-

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Post Your Best Under the Water illustrations on Social Media: Celsys to Hold its 32nd International Illustration Contest

Jun 21st 2022

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Medical bills to be free in all Tokyo wards for high school students, younger kids from next year

2022-06-21T15:15:00Z
System has no family income restrictions and will address low birth rate, politicians hope.

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Pop Team Epic Creator Bkub Okawa Debuts as a VTuber

posted on 2022-06-21 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
The popular comedy manga artist brands himself as a “crummy middle-aged young boy VTuber”

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Japanese company president’s touching Father’s Day ad is a letter to his departed father

2022-06-20T15:00:00Z

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Eat a piece of sky: clear confectionary artist tomei’s stunning creations

2022-06-20T15:00:00Z

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Gorgeous mountain road photo of Mt. Fuji shows “where there might be gods”

2022-06-21T15:00:00Z

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Juicy giant Japanese hamburger steak cooking lifehack saves time and effort

2022-06-21T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s high quality food samples can be a slimy preventer of umbrella theft

2022-06-21T15:00:00Z

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Japanese supermarket lets customers slap on their own discount stickers in generous meat sale system

2022-06-21T15:00:00Z

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Legendary sourcebook of ninja secrets discovered in Japan

2022-06-21T15:00:00Z

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Japanese Anime Fan Given 4 Year Suspended Sentence for Stealing School Desks to Relive Youth

June 22, 2022 1:53am CDT
The Shizuoka man said that 30 desks were needed for a full classroom

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Kyoto Animation to Release 7-Hour Music Festival Blu-Ray on November 24

June 22, 2022 5:13am CDT
Relive the two days of performances from home

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Japan’s only blue old-school post box: Where is it and why is it there?

2022-06-22T15:00:00Z
A humble mailbox with a roundabout connection to ’90s J-Pop idol group Mi-Ke.

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Is roughly half of Japan preconditioned to hate mint chocolate sweets?

2022-06-22T17:30:00Z
Researcher thinks that the traditions of one Japan’s biggest foodie centers don’t mesh with the summertime sweets flavor.

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Japanese Rock Band SCANDAL Reveals North American Tour Plans

June 23, 2022 8:12am CDT
Shows kick off this July to celebrate 15th anniversary and 10th album

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We spend 24 hours trying to keep a Tamagotchi alive, it ends up doing something weirder

2022-06-23T13:15:00Z
The Tamagotchi Smart means you can take your virtual pet with you everywhere.

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Site of the worst bear attack in Japanese history is a chilling place to visit

2022-06-23T15:15:00Z
You might not want to visit this area alone.

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Special Class Lets Kids Remote-Control Life-Size Gundam Statue’s Hand

posted on 2022-06-23 12:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Gundam Factory Yokohama holds robotics class while facility undergoes maintenance

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Japanese cooking artist turns Kirby into adorable raspberry mousse cakes

2022-06-22T15:00:00Z

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Japanese aquarium’s stick-your-face-here board’s meaning has Twitter puzzled

2022-06-22T15:00:00Z

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Coca-Cola vending machine stocked with no Coke praised in Japan as godsend

2022-06-22T15:00:00Z

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A trip down one of Japan’s most terrifying park slides【Video】

2022-06-24T01:34:00Z
Recommended for kids six and up!

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BanG Dream! Franchise Holds Summer Vacation-themed First Illustration Contest

June 23, 2022 11:57pm CDT
This contest is open to Twitter users all over the world

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Malzeno from Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak hijacks 3D digital ad space in downtown Tokyo

2022-06-23T15:00:00Z

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0’s Rika-chan becomes the boogeyman for young child in Japan

2022-06-23T15:00:00Z

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Communist politician seen campaigning with Pikachu knockoff in Japan【Photo】

2022-06-24T13:00:00Z
Gotta comrade ‘em all?

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Personal information of everyone in Amagasaki City lost by person who passed out drunk on street

2022-06-24T17:30:00Z
Remember, don’t drink and carry the personal info everyone in the city.

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Teru Teru Bozu: The Adorable Charm to Keep the Rain Away - and How It’s Used in Anime

2022-06-24T18:00:00Z
Despite looking like a ghost, this little charm is actually supposed to bring smiles rather than screams.

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Publisher Seven Seas Voluntarily Recognizes UW7S Workers Union

posted on 2022-06-24 16:51 EDT by Alex Mateo
UW7S union seeks to negotiate better working conditions for Seven Seas employees/freelancers

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Rock Bands One OK Rock, Scandal Hold Concert Tours in North America

posted on 2022-06-24 17:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
ONE OK ROCK in September-October; Scandal in July

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Kyoto Animation to build memorial at site of arson attack, report says

2022-06-25T01:00:00Z
Families do not want the incident to fade from people’s memories, according to source.

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Voice Actress, Singer Yurina Uchiyama Goes on Hiatus Due to Poor Health

posted on 2022-06-25 04:40 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
8-member voice actress unit Dialogue+ will continue activities

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Journey to Tokyo Through Music with AmPm

Jun 25th 2022
New single ‘Tokyo On My Mind feat. Nathan Hartono’ evokes early morning Tokyo, released today ahead of upcoming first full-length album

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Fuji-Q Highland theme park is opening its newest attraction next month: The Fujiyama Slider

2022-06-26T05:00:00Z
New thrills are coming to Japan’s Mt. Fuji amusement park!

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First copy of centuries-old ninja training manual discovered, doesn’t understand dogs【Video】

2022-06-26T13:00:00Z
The legendary Kanrinseiyo has been found!

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Receipt from Japanese kid’s first shopping trip is a heart-melting symbol of his love for his mom

2022-06-26T18:00:00Z
Seven-year-old boy proves he’s not just old enough, but kind enough too.

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Nana Mizuki Makes Merry with Her Band Members in New Music Video “Go Live!”

June 26, 2022 7:25pm CDT
The theme is “Live your life!”

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Voice Actress Momo Asakura Gets Chibi-style Promotional Character “Komomo”

June 26, 2022 8:05pm CDT
Her 3rd album “Apiacere” will be available on July 27

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Turning a crazy cheap country Japanese house into a home — Step 1: Tegowashi【SoraHouse】

2022-06-27T01:00:00Z
”This is gonna be tegowashi.”

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Ruling reached in lawsuit between 7-Eleven Japan, rogue owner who didn’t stay open 24 hours a day

2022-06-27T03:30:00Z
Dispute has been going on for more than three years, has led to two 7-Elvenes in same parking lot.

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Japan’s onsen are famous, but its notenburo are even better!

2022-06-26T15:00:00Z

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Big Hero 6’s Baymax makes an unexpected “appearance” in a Japanese kitchen

2022-06-26T15:00:00Z

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The Live Streaming of Anime Songs, “Anileap”: The Test Streaming of the Beta Version on YouTube has Started

Jun 27th 2022
Anime songs with their original animation is available for 24hours, 365 days a year.

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MIYAVI’s North American Tour Planned for October

Jun 27th 2022

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Bear literally gets its butt kicked by Japanese man after sneaking into his house

2022-06-27T05:00:00Z
Says he kicked the bear’s butt for the sake of his mom and cat.

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Tokyo’s Imperial Palace to hold Floating Lantern Ceremony for first time in three years

2022-06-27T13:00:00Z
The breathtaking event is back after being cancelled due to the pandemic.

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Astro Boy by street artist Invader disappears from Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward

2022-06-27T13:00:00Z
Iconic work of anime art mysteriously vanishes overnight.

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Mikeneko, Cover Corp Address Rumors Around Former hololive VTuber Uruha Rushia

posted on 2022-06-27 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Mikeneko denied ill will towards other members, expressed disagreement with company’s statement

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Ukrainian sumo wrestlers take refuge in Japan to train for upcoming tournaments

2022-06-28T01:30:00Z
What better place for them to train than the birthplace of sumo?

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Japan Meteorological Agency suspects rainy season may end earlier than ever this year

2022-06-28T03:00:00Z
Who stopped the rain?

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Japanese travel agency reveals summer 2022’s most popular destinations domestically and abroad

2022-06-28T14:10:00Z
Company also shares which departure dates are the most popular throughout the months of July and August so you can plan accordingly.

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Tokyo Police apprehend the “Lego Kid” and accomplices

2022-06-28T17:30:00Z
Train photography may have been the motive for alleged Legomaniacs.

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Sasuke: Ninja Warrior may be coming to the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028

2022-06-29T02:30:00Z
Doctor, I think I may be coming down with a case of Olympic-fever.

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Nephew receives SD card after his uncle passes away, finds treasure trove of gems from the past

2022-06-29T03:10:00Z
Over 16,000 newly discovered photos show the beauty and hardships of old Japan.

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Showa retro vibes in the nostalgic Tokyo neighborhood of Shibamata: Top places to visit

2022-06-27T15:00:00Z

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Monet’s Pond in Japan looks just like a painting

2022-06-27T15:00:00Z

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Crowdfunding campaign for Nara World Heritage temple surpasses 100 million yen in 8 days

2022-06-29T05:00:00Z
When the temple asks, the temple shall receive…five-fold.

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This open-air museum in Hokkaido is a must-visit for fans of history and one popular manga series

2022-06-29T17:45:00Z
Hokkaido Kaitaku no Mura is a golden opportunity to explore Japanese history and earn some otaku cred.

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Japanese nail artist goes viral with “Gakuen Handsome’s lethal weapons”

2022-06-28T15:00:00Z

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Local Japanese superhero accidentally lends powers to Vietnamese restaurant

2022-06-28T15:00:00Z

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Japanese city to hold world’s first virtual tuna carving performance in the metaverse this summer

2022-06-28T15:00:00Z

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The restaurant where one of Japan’s last samurai lords ate now has a café with really good cake

2022-06-30T03:00:00Z
If Kawai Tsuginosuke were alive today, he’d probably order the Special Plate dessert too.

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Japanese daughter doesn’t want “girly” kimono for ceremonial photoshoot, unsheathes epic look instead

2022-06-29T15:00:00Z

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Our otaku reporter Seiji rides the slowest train to Chichibu–and his coworker flips out

2022-06-30T06:00:00Z
What’s so wrong with taking the local train to Chichibu?

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Charges dropped against elderly Japanese man for nailing Putin voodoo doll to sacred shrine tree

2022-06-30T13:00:00Z
Many hope he finds a different way to express his feelings about the Russian president, though.

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Amazing castle photo ever shows why you shouldn’t skip this often-overlooked part of Japan

2022-06-30T15:00:00Z
Breathtaking night sky shows the beauty of this landlocked prefecture.

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Voice Actors Yuuki Kaji, Ayana Taketatsu Are Expecting Their 1st Child

posted on 2022-06-30 12:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Voices of Attack on Titan’s Eren, K-ON’s Azusa married in 2019

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Chikawa beats out Evangelion and Super Mario to win Japan Character Award 2022

2022-06-30T17:30:00Z
Don’t mistake cuteness for softness.

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Tokyo government announces new name for maternity/paternity leave, hopes to change attitudes

2022-07-01T01:00:00Z
Governor of Tokyo wants people to stop saying the old term because paternal leave is not a vacation.

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Japanese city makes list of world’s top 10 most livable cities, but not one most people expected

2022-07-01T05:00:00Z
If it’s not Tokyo, can you guess which city made the list?

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Annual Tokyo festival where guys get wrapped in straw and carried through streets returning【Vids】

2022-07-01T05:00:00Z
The story of a drought, dragons, and one of Japan’s craziest festivals.

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Single snake sparks power outage for nearly 10,000 homes in Fukushima

2022-07-01T17:30:00Z
What’s wrong? Snake?! Snaaaaake!

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Sega’s old arcades are making money again as new owners announce 3.175-billion yen profit

2022-07-02T01:00:00Z
Game centers are back in the black after a 2-billion-yen-plus loss just a year earlier.

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We visit izakaya in Thailand billed as “Middle Aged Man’s Paradise”, try food that’s illegal in Japan

2022-07-02T05:00:00Z
Thankfully our reporter lived to tell the tale.

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Adult video mosaic destroyer’s trial ends with guilty verdict in Kyoto district court

2022-07-02T13:00:00Z
Machine-learning A.I. used to try to skirt Japanese censorship laws.

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Grab your pantyhose and let’s make inverted eggs, a Japanese foodie favorite from the Edo period

2022-07-03T05:00:00Z
Today in the SoraKitchen we’re trying out hand at one of the 10,000 Cooking Treasure Secrets of a samurai-era cookbook.

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Sound! Euphonium Couples up With Keihan Railway Again for More Eupho Trains

July 03, 2022 5:48am CDT
The 2022 Eupho trains will run on the Keihan Uji Line

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Naomi Watanabe’s New York food budget leaves TV co-stars and netizens stunned

2022-07-03T13:00:00Z
People were shocked to learn that eating out in the Big Apple comes with a big bill at the end of your meal.

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Voice Actors Shiori Mikami and Haruka Terui Test Positive For COVID-19

July 03, 2022 9:50am CDT
Both are currently recovering from home

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Hunter x Hunter Creator Yoshihiro Togashi Gets 35th Anniversary Career-Spanning Exhibition Later This Year

July 03, 2022 8:30pm CDT
A visual featuring the characters from HxH, Yu Yu Hakusho and Level E was released

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