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Hololive Member Hoshimachi Suisei Is the 1st VTuber to Perform on THE FIRST TAKE

January 20, 2023 8:07am CST
Suisei performed her single “Stellar Stellar” in just one take

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Japanese makers of Tropicana fined 19 million yen for “100% Melon” juice with only 2% melon juice

2023-01-20T14:00:00Z
Accountability never tasted so sweet.

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Hokkaido has an otherworldly giant hot spring that’s easy to miss if you don’t know where it is

2023-01-20T18:00:00Z
Have you ever heard of this amazing sightseeing spot in Noboribetsu?

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The Last Rockstars Release Highly Anticipated Music Video for “The Last Rockstars (Paris Mix)”

Jan 20th 2023

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VA Unit TrySail Releases New Lyric Video “flower” to Express How Much They Miss Their Fans

January 20, 2023 7:22pm CST
They will perform the opening theme for the “My One-Hit Kill Sister” anime

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New York Times makes a surprising pick for the best city to visit in Japan

2023-01-21T03:00:00Z
Sure, Tokyo and Kyoto are nice, but this northeastern town is their top Japan travel pick.

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Try Tokyo’s perfectly served fried rice whipped up by the “god of fried rice” in Shibuya

2023-01-19T15:00:00Z

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SUMADORI-BAR SHIBUYA serves non- and low-alcoholic drinks and mocktails with flair

2023-01-19T15:00:00Z

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Reminds me of the McDonald’s Cherry Berry chiller, which was advertised as being 100% juice, and, while it actually was, 96% of it was apple juice…

The package even said Contains 1% or less of the following ingredients: Cherry juice (from concentrate) strawberry juice (from concentrate) blueberry juice (from concentrate) raspberry juice (from concentrate)

I wish I was kidding…

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I worked briefly for a juice plant that packaged for Minute Maid, we used tank trucks full of Apple Juice every day as a base to mix every other kind of juice ( Except Orange ).

Mark Gosdin

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Bandai Namco Sues Former Worker for Allegedly Embezzling 600 Million Yen in Mobile Devices

posted on 2023-01-21 00:52 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Employee allegedly sold 4,400 company smartphones from 2015 to 2022

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Japanese salted plum industry in dire straits, according to umeboshi company’s tweet

2023-01-21T07:00:00Z
The average Japanese household is eating fewer pickled plums than ever.

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No hungry customers here: Kansai restaurant offers huge portions, meals with 3,500 calories

2023-01-21T13:00:00Z
And every bite is delicious!

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43-year-old bosozoku biker arrested for never growing out of his teenage riding style

2023-01-21T23:00:00Z
No country for old bikers.

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The Florida Biker Men were out in force yesterday. One guy popped a wheelie on Osceola Parkway and held it from Michigan Avenue to John Young Parkway, about 3 miles. He kept it in the air even stopped at lights.

Mark Gosdin

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We visit the only shrine in Japan where you can pray to the gods for good weather

2023-01-22T13:00:00Z
Pray the rain away at special weather shrine in Tokyo.

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Apartments with no bath or shower rising in popularity among young Tokyoites, report says

2023-01-22T15:00:00Z
No bath, no problem?

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Japanese hotel chain’s sweet surprise is one more reason it’s a great choice for travelers on a budget

2023-01-23T01:00:00Z
Business hotel’s freebie may not be fancy, but it’s exactly what we want.

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Exeggutor airplanes taking off from Solaseed Air in Miyazaki Prefecture, other Pokémon tag along

2023-01-23T13:00:00Z
I only fly Exeggutor class.

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Why do people spend so long in jail without going to trial in Japan?

2023-01-23T15:00:00Z
It’s the land of serial arresting.

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72 percent of foreigners in survey say they’ve been disappointed by bad breath in Japan

2023-01-23T17:30:00Z
Dentist thinks part of the reason for bad breath in Japan is cultural.

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NIJISANJI EN Announces AR Concert for April 8-9

posted on 2023-01-23 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
“COLORS” event will feature songs, variety show segments, 3D appearances for NIJISANJI EN’s 1st 5 groups

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Index, Cure Yum-Yum VA Yuka Iguchi to Stream Her Artist Debut 10th Anniversary Program on February 4

January 23, 2023 6:27pm CST
She is now looking for messages from you, her fans!

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Number of voice actresses in Japan hits record high, but is that a good thing?

2023-01-24T01:30:00Z
Voice Actress Directory shows explosive growth in numbers since 20 years ago.

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Japan’s biggest fish festival returns to Yoyogi Park, Shibuya Ward, after 4-year hiatus

2023-01-22T15:00:00Z

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These Shibuya eateries practice responsible delivery and takeout with multi-use packaging

2023-01-22T15:00:00Z

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Akihabara’s immigrant-founded kebab landmark is closing down for good after more than a decade

2023-01-24T04:00:00Z
The sun is setting on Star Kebab’s chapter in Akiba food history.

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The Yayoi Kusama robot that wowed Paris, New York & London is now in Tokyo at Louis Vuitton in Shibuya Ward

2023-01-23T15:00:00Z

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Shoko Nakagawa Goes on Hiatus for Surgery

posted on 2023-01-24 00:09 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Surgery to remove ‘lump’ slated for Tuesday

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Junna to Release 3rd Full-Length Album “Dear” to Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Her Debut

Jan 24th 2023

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Okayama ninja video credited with drastically improving traffic manners

2023-01-24T13:00:00Z
Is there anything ninja can’t do?

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Hyatt Regency Osaka will soon offer cat-friendly hotel rooms for you and your feline friend

2023-01-24T17:30:00Z
Rooms will come with all of the necessary kitty amenities to ensure you and your cat companion can travel in contentment.

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Voice Actress Nozomi Yamamoto Announces Pregnancy

posted on 2023-01-24 13:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls voice actress is expecting to give birth in spring

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Does this Dormy Inn near Mt. Fuji offer the best business hotel breakfast in all of Japan?

2023-01-25T01:30:00Z
In true Dormy Inn style, the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet features regional specialties including pork dishes and mikuriya soba.

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Kyoto Station is a bad place to be in a snowstorm, videos show

2023-01-25T04:30:00Z
The building’s cool design isn’t the best fit for freezing weather.

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What does a kanji with 12 “kuchi” radicals mean? A look at weird, forgotten Japanese characters

2023-01-25T13:10:00Z
Three dragons and three clouds…A straight line…An upside-down “child”…What could they mean?

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Millennium-old Japanese temple offering funeral service for broken record player needles

2023-01-25T17:30:00Z
”Music Temple” wants to send audio equipment off with the respect it deserves.

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THE Last Rockstars Announce Band-Maid as Opening Act for U.S. Tour Dates

Jan 25th 2023
NEW SHOW JUST ADDED FOR NEW YORK ON FEB. 3 ALL OTHER SHOWS SOLD OUT

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JX’23 Celebrates Its Inaugural Event to Honor Japanese Pioneers & Entertainers Recognizing Animation, Music & Web3 Bringing Japanese Culture To The World

Jan 25th 2023

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THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS Supports Kumamoto Castle Reconstruction Campaign

January 25, 2023 10:30pm CST
It will take about 30 years to restore the castle damaged by the 2016 earthquake

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Mr. Sato angers the potato gods of Kogane No Potatorado restaurant

2023-01-26T04:00:00Z
Finally, a restaurant that uses the aesthetic of a used video game store.

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Former women’s world boxing champion confronts molester on bus in Japan

2023-01-26T14:30:00Z
Kumiko Shisa Ikehara couldn’t let him get away with it.

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Masks should still be worn indoors, majority of Japanese people in poll say

2023-01-26T15:00:00Z
Even with government plans to downgrade the coronavirus to the same danger level as seasonal flu, many plan to stay masked up.

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22/7 Project’s Reina Miyase Graduates From Franchise

posted on 2023-01-26 11:30 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Voice of 22/7’s Ayaka Tachikawa to graduate after group’s 11th single release in April

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Sickle-wielding attacker safely fended off by victim’s umbrella in Aomori

2023-01-26T17:30:00Z
The umbrella is mightier than the sickle.

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Kura Revolving Sushi Bar Sets Date for My Hero Academia Collaboration

January 26, 2023 1:50pm CST
Sushi bar’s first MHA Bikkura Pon collaboration to launch at all locations

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The Last Rockstars Announce Band-Maid as Opening Act for U.S. Tour Dates

Jan 26th 2023

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Origami-style Airbnb apartment in the heart of Harajuku will have you vacationing in kawaii colors

2023-01-25T15:00:00Z

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Anti-insect laser gun turrets designed by Osaka University, expected to work on roaches too

2023-01-27T01:00:00Z
You’ve never seen a bug zapper quite like this.

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In our search for crispy katsudon, we try a highly recommended place in a Tokyo university town

2023-01-27T02:15:00Z
But reviews had us concerned about whether it offered what we wanted or not.

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Japanese government to once again allow loud cheering, full attendance at concerts, sports events

2023-01-27T03:30:00Z
Report says latest removal of pandemic protocols will bring the noise back, but one precaution is staying in place.

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Woman decides to go for a walk on the busiest train tracks at Shibuya Station【Video】

2023-01-27T04:30:00Z
Gives odd explanation for dangerous behavior.

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Nitori furniture store guard arrested for shoplifting from Nitori furniture store

2023-01-27T14:00:00Z
Hard to find good help these days.

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Why is there a wrestling ring in the Underground Arena fighting bar in Kabukicho?

2023-01-27T15:00:00Z
Investigating the underbelly of Tokyo in one of its most notorious districts.

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Japan to Lift Limits on Event Capacity on May 8

posted on 2023-01-27 16:46 EST by Alex Mateo
Japan to downgrade COVID-19 to same category of diseases as seasonal influenza

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New unmanned hotel opens in Japan that requires check in and check out by Suica train card only

2023-01-28T03:30:00Z
It’s just like boarding the train, except you’ll be sleeping here.

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The anime girl English teacher textbook character that stole Japan’s heart has gotten a promotion

2023-01-28T08:00:00Z
Ellen-sensei is in charge of more than just the English class now.

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Japanese police file charges against illegal anime girl huggy pillow cover seller

2023-01-28T14:00:00Z
Prosecutors plan to throw the book, not the pillows, at him.

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Whale meat vending machine business continues boom in Japan

2023-01-28T20:56:00Z

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Attack on Titan Creator Hajime Isayama Offers His Actual Manga Desks For Charity Auction

January 29, 2023 8:45pm CST
Isayama was honored at Angoulême International Comics Festival this weekend

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Attack on Titan’s Hajime Isayama Receives Angoulême’s ‘Special 50th Edition’ Award

posted on 2023-01-30 01:10 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ryoichi Ikegami, Junji Ito also honored

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How to pick out the best anago eel and other things we learned at the anago processing center

2023-01-30T04:00:00Z
Getting hungry and knowledgeable on a visit to Japan’s number-one anago prefecture.

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Kinnikuman Anime Celebrates 40 Years by Flexing All Over Tokyo Tower

January 30, 2023 3:16am CST
The Super Kinnikuman Exhibition starts on March 18

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Groper arrested in Japan insists he did not grab both breasts, but just one

2023-01-30T14:00:00Z
Japanese language quirk made charges ambiguous, but he probably didn’t help his case by clearing that up.

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J.K. Rowling Compares Zombie Land Saga TERF Meme to Anti-Suffragist Art

posted on 2023-01-30 10:54 EST by Kim Morrissy
“Same sh*t, different century,” tweets Harry Potter author

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Demon Slayer World Tour Expands to 15 More Countries and Territories Around the World

January 31, 2023 12:14am CST
A special parade to be held in Asakusa on February 1

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Nagoya & Aichi: Center of Anime & Manga, and Headquarters of Cosplay

Jan 31st 2023
Otakus and fans of Japanese Pop Culture flock to Nagoya and Aichi Prefecture for Anime and Cosplay!

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Criminal Orchestrates String of Burglaries Under Alias “Luffy”

posted on 2023-01-31 18:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Japan, Philippine authorities will soon be in talks about handover of suspects

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SPY x FAMILY Loid VA Takuya Eguchi to Release His 1st Single in May

January 31, 2023 10:30pm CST
He made his solo singer debut in April 2021

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Lawson convenience stores up-sizing several items by 47 percent, but for the same price, for February

2023-02-01T04:30:00Z
The move is intended to provide relief from rising prices.

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Two Men in Japan Have Been Arrested for Stealing Over US$200K in Pokémon Cards

February 01, 2023 4:25am CST
Officer Jenny was on the case!

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Japanese TV network makes multiple apologies for reporter chewing gum on air【Video】

2023-02-01T13:00:00Z
Station president vows to “restore viewers’ trust.”

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Dragon Ball Symphonic Adventure Orchestral Concert Launches Raffle For Canadian High School Students

posted on 2023-02-01 09:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Show will take place in Montreal on May 24, May 25; Toronto on June 9, June 10; Vancouver on August 25

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Panasonic says to stop wearing socks while you sleep

2023-02-01T13:00:00Z
I’m going to call Sony for a second opinion.

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PHOTOS: Celebrate 28 Days of Black Cosplay With These First Cosplays

February 01, 2023 10:00am CST
What inspired you to start cosplaying?

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Manga artist wants Japanese teachers to feel, for two seconds, how dumb their girls’ dress code is

2023-02-01T17:45:00Z
Masayuki Ishikawa is fed up with a rule that keeps schoolgirls cold all winter long.

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VTuber Komori Met Transfers to ‘Vspo!’ Agency

posted on 2023-02-01 14:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
VTuber was formerly associated with 774 inc. agency

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