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#1241

Student gets a huge surprise when his teachers finds out he doodled anime’s Naruto on his report

September 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
When a student’s love of anime pops up during school time, some teachers would be mad, but this one decided to be awesome instead.

Who knew that Kumamoto Castle was a Transformer hiding in plain sight all this time?

September 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
Kumamoto Castle may be more than meets the eye.

Weekly Cosplay - EscoBlades Takes on Black Panther’s Mantle

posted on 2018-09-01 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Voice Actor Showtaro Morikubo Forms New Agency

September 01, 2018 11:29pm EDT / Crunchyroll
Add9th to kick off activities tomorrow

This retro-cool Japanese sleeper train is now a super-cheap hostel right in downtown Tokyo

September 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
After carrying passengers to Hokkaido, the Hokutosei is now taking guests to slumberland with a great location and special beer.

Here’s what happens when an employee of Final Fantasy’s publisher starts his own Tokyo café

September 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
Chamber of Raven would be a cool video game stage, but instead it’s an amazing real-world restaurant.

Food fight(ers)! Japanese artist turns food samples into fantastic instant noodle samurai

September 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
These plastic warriors are trawling for a brawling, cruising for a bruising, and sampling for a trampling.

Popular Japanese celebrity tattoos his family’s names on his arms, gets blasted by netizens

September 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
The overwhelming wave of criticism left model and singer Ryuchell shocked and hurt enough to make a response post.

Picture Of The Day: Disaster prevention drill

Sep. 1, 2018 06:04 am JST / Japan Today


#1242

Milky Holmes to Release Final CD Single in October

September 02, 2018 12:45am EDT
Idol group makes plans in advance of January disbanding

Tochigi man arrested for shoplifting animals from hardware store to feed to his cat

September 2, 2018 / Sora News 24
Suspect’s pet must have been a finicky feline to need to eat exotic prey like parakeets and hamsters.

Autumn dance festival extends late into the Toyama night

September 2, 2018 at 15:10 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Soulless titan’s face peeking out from the ground scares the living daylights out of people

September 2, 2018 / Sora News 24
The creepy giants from Attack on Titan may be closer to us than we think. Contains Spoilers

Check Out Preview for Nana Mizuki’s Brand New Song “WHAT YOU WANT”

September 02, 2018 7:45pm CDT
Her full orchestra concert “NANA MIZUKI LIVE GRACE 2019 -OPUS III-” will be held in January 2019

Picture Of The Day: Happy Halloween in September

Sep. 2, 2018 04:17 am JST / Japan Today


#1243

ANiUTa Now Available with TOM Premium at No Extra Cost

Sep 3rd 2018
Stream unlimited anime music + access daily free manga, gameplay, and more

TBS Japan Anime Producer Arrested for Allegedly Kidnapping Teen

posted on 2018-09-03 08:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Yo-Kyō was publicity producer for ongoing Seven Senses of the Re’Union TV anime

Eminem’s ‘Good Guy’ Track Samples from Kingdom Hearts…or Tokyo Ghoul?

posted on 2018-09-03 15:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Singer YUI Announces Marriage, Pregnancy

posted on 2018-09-03 21:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Man arrested for robbing Tokyo convenience store with nose hair trimmer

September 3, 2018 / Sora News 24
Adorable weapon choice was not the only misstep by this would-be bandit

Police officer cleared of indecency charges after riding train with pants’ zipper open

September 3, 2018 / Sora News 24
Tokyo High Court ruled the defendant wasn’t exposing self, just flying low.

Tax donation program rewards people with exclusive seats to a spectacular aerial performance

September 3, 2018 / Sora News 24
You’re going to pay taxes anyway, so why not channel some of it into Saitama Prefecture and see a free stunt show?

Saga Prefecture joins ‘Gin Tama’ for promotional campaign

September 3, 2018 at 08:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Picture Of The Day: Blue world

Sep. 3,2018 05:41 am JST / Japan Today


#1244

AKB48 Creator Yasushi Akimoto, Warner Japan Recruit for ‘Idol Girls Band’

posted on 2018-09-04 00:41 EDT
Debut slated for next spring

New photo app turns you, or Mr. Sato, into a sparklingly handsome shojo manga dreamboat【Photos】

September 4, 2018 / Sora News 24
From wannabe gangster to would-be 2-D heartthrob in just seconds.

Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura wins 2018 Air Guitar World Championships in Finland【Video】

September 4, 2018 / Sora News 24
23-year-old Japanese minor celebrity figuratively smashes her competition to become number one in the world.

Daiso recalls cut-your-finger joke knives for being REAL cut-your-finger knives

September 4, 2018 / Sora News 24
Cheap joke item could lead to gruesome disfigurement thanks to terrifying packaging snafu.

Conan O’Brien arrives in Japan, dresses up as a Harajuku girl in Tokyo 【Pics & Videos】

September 4, 2018 / Sora News 24
The talk show host immerses himself in a world of kawaii with some of Harajuku’s most colourful fashionistas.

Picture Of The Day: Upside down umbrella

Sep. 4, 2018 02:22 pm JST /Japan Today

17-year-old pens book on slime molds

2:14 pm, September 04, 2018 / The Japan News

Voice Actors Hiro Shimono, Yuuki Kaji, KENN, Yoshimasa Hosoya Head to U.S. for Variety Program

posted on 2018-09-04 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Where Totoro Was Born Book Inspires Exhibit at Ghibli Museum

posted on 2018-09-04 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Blood: The Last Vampire’s Katsuya Terada Talks Philosophy in Short Documentary

posted on 2018-09-04 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Terada visits Iki Island to draw a four-panel wood screen

Voice Acting Couple Yuka Saitou, Takeshi Kusao Welcome New Baby

posted on 2018-09-04 21:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

When it’s time to part

10:55 pm, September 04, 2018 / The Japan News


#1245

Police on the lookout for Arashi “fan” who stole articles about the group from public library

September 5, 2018 / Sora News 24
One fan of the boy band is taking their idol worship too far.

How to be a karaoke master: Drop the mic, and pick up a saxophone instead【Video】

September 5, 2018 / Sora News 24
College student sets national karaoke quality record by tricking the machine with the sounds of his horn.

Conan O’Brien sits down for a traditional kaiseki meal with Jordan Schlansky in Japan 【Video】

September 5, 2018 / Sora News 24
Schlansky imparted his Japanese knowledge on the talk show host, but ended up committing some faux pas of his own.

Secret to Japan couple’s 80 years of marriage: wife’s patience

September 5, 2018 at 11:40 JST / Reuters / The Asahi Shimbun

Shibuya Stream tower hopes to create new flow of visitors

Sep. 5, 2018 03:40 pm JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Bringing the roof down

Sep. 5, 2018 06:53 am JST / Japan Today

Crab tanks get 10,000 likes on Twitter

3:36 pm, September 05, 2018 / The Japan News

Ex-civil servant fights for hometown as ‘hero’

3:21 pm, September 05, 2018 / The Japan News

Kemono Friends Characters Visit Real-World Zoo in Video

posted on 2018-09-05 13:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage Game Hosts 3rd Anniversary on Luxury Cruise Ship

posted on 2018-09-05 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Conan Town prepares for Conan O’Brien’s visit with burgers and a special video

September 5, 2018 / Sora News 24
The mayor of Hokuei is ready to meet Conan’s demands, but he has a few surprises up his sleeve for the talk show host as well.


#1246

The Morose Mononokean is Out for Blood at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair

September 06, 2018 7:14am CDT
Collaboration with Kyoto Metropolitan Red Cross Blood Center awards key chain souvenirs to blood donors

Sync Network Japan Launches Worldwide Japanese Music Initiative

Sep 6th 2018

ANN Interview: The Creators of ANiUTa

by Zac Bertschy, Sep 6th 2018

Former Morning Musume Member Hitomi Yoshizawa Arrested for Suspected Hit-and-Run

posted on 2018-09-06 14:25 EDT by Karen Ressler
Yoshizawa allegedly hit biker, later called the police

Voice Actor Yuma Uchida Sings under The Blue Sky in His 2nd Single MV “Before Dawn”

September 06, 2018 10:10pm CDT
The voice of Hayate Immelmann (Macross Delta), Ash Lynx (BANANA FISH)

JSDF doesn’t just protect from foreign invasion, it tackles sharks and obesity too【Videos】

September 6, 2018 / Sora News 24
We learn what to do when a shark attacks, and that the Japanese Self-Defense Forces enjoy giving each other piggy-backs.

Idol singer forgets to shut off streaming camera, giggles over how much she makes per video【Vid】

September 6, 2018 / Sora News 24
”Don’t watch this if you don’t want to have your dreams shattered,” warns one fan, but others have a very different response.

Domino’s Pizza delivery driver battles Typhoon Jebi in Japan, video goes viral 【Video】

September 6, 2018 / Sora News 24
These clips show a worker’s valiant attempts to stay upright in strong winds is no match for the force of Mother Nature.


#1247

Keyakizaka46 Member Yurina Hirate Falls During Performance, Suffers Minor Injuries

posted on 2018-09-07 01:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Performance took place at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Wednesday

Korean Paper Artist Recreates Cardcaptor Sakura’s Clow Cards

posted on 2018-09-07 19:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Saori Murakita to Retire From Voice Acting

posted on 2018-09-07 19:59 EDT by Karen Ressler
Actress had minor roles in Love Rice, Teekyū

Locke the Superman to Be Resurrected as Board Game

September 07, 2018 10:15pm EDT / Crunchyroll
1984 board game to be expanded for modern audience

Here’s why the home of an otaku is a great place to be during a blackout

September 7, 2018 / Sora News 24
Being prepared for an idol concert means you’re also surprisingly prepared for a typhoon-induced power outage.

Top 10 places to see a spectacular sunset in Japan

September 7, 2018 / Sora News 24
Japanese travellers reveal the most breathtaking places to watch the setting sun.

President Trump’s Pearl Harbor comments turn out to be misreported, all of Japan sighs in relief

September 7, 2018 / Sora News 24
Despite the “fake news”, the Japanese are glad that it was not a sign of a deteriorating political relationship.

Dragonball Z’s SSJ Vegeta fights mech suit girl in this epic episode-length stop motion【Video】

September 7, 2018 / Sora News 24
This DBZ fan took a Super Saiyan Vegeta figure and choreographed it through an awesome fist-smashing bout with Symphogear protagonist Hibiki.

Conan O’Brien visits Conan Town in Japan…but things don’t go entirely as planned

September 7, 2018 / Sora News 24
Prompts mayor to ask “Is this another one of your American jokes?“

Picture Of The Day: Landslide aftermath

Sep. 7, 2018 02:20 pm JST / Japan Today


#1248

Five important manners to remember when buying something at a Japanese convenience store

September 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
Frustrated clerk lists what shoppers should do in the land of stellar customer service.

We restore the magic-marker-painted Mr. Sato Car to its original $8 condition

September 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
Farewell Mr. Sato Car. It’s the end of an era, but with the promise of a new day.

What’s Japan’s least appealing big city, and why did it get stuck with that title?【Survey】

September 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
Town ranks in last place for second survey in a row, but there actually are some things to love about the place.

People affected by Hokkaido earthquake stock up on everything but Peyang’s ultra-spicy noodles

September 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
Earthquake-affected areas more or less saying they’d rather starve than take on Extra Spicy MAX END Yakisoba.

Japanese fashion app Wear has one user trying to make cardboard Gundam heads the new hot style

September 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
Finally, an outfit for the clothes-conscious Gundam fan… who has some spare cardboard boxes.

Okinawa huts raise questions about care for mentally ill

September 8, 2018 at 07:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Japan’s pacifist samurai film is ‘scream’ against violence

Sep. 8, 2018 05:55 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Taking a break

Sep. 8, 2018 04:41 am JST / Japan Today

New currents in tourism / Surges create ‘tourism pollution’

8:00 pm, September 08, 2018 / The Japan News

Sorita out to earn ‘classical’ stripes on new tour

8:30 am, September 08, 2018 / The Japan News

Animators Collaborate for Magic: The Gathering 25th Anniversary Event

September 08, 2018 11:17am CDT
Directors Koji Morimoto and Osamu Kobayashi create original works of animation for event in Tokyo

Showtaro Morikubo Leaves VIMS Agency, Founds New Talent Agency

posted on 2018-09-08 13:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Persona 4, Yowamushi Pedal actor resigned from VIMS after 17 years with company

Weekly Cosplay - Izzy Saeko’s Kasumi from Dead or Alive Kicks Ass

posted on 2018-09-08 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Aspiring craftswoman promotes Takasaki daruma overseas

9:40 pm, September 08, 2018 / The Japan News

Wall art provides perfect Instagram backdrop

9:42 pm, September 08, 2018 / The Japan News


#1249

European YouTuber tries all of the food on the counter in Japanese 7-Eleven, loves it all

September 9, 2018 / Sora News 24
Travel and food vlogger Raphael Gomes had no idea what he was eating, but he enjoyed almost every bite!

TENNIS/ Osaka claims U.S. Open title after Serena meltdown

September 9, 2018 at 08:40 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

TENNIS/ Japanese fans, Nissin employees cheer Osaka’s 1st Grand Slam title

September 9, 2018 at 13:20 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

TENNIS/ Kid’s night: Osaka, 20, beats her idol Serena to win US Open

September 9, 2018 at 11:50 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Students return mementos of soldier to family after 73 years

September 9, 2018 at 07:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Ex-signalman still sending Morse code to fallen comrades

September 9, 2018 at 08:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Japan’s Pacific bluefin tuna fishing quota to remain unchanged

Sep. 9, 2018 06:00 am JST / Japan Today

Cleaning up Tokyo’s beaches: An Olympic task

Sep. 9, 2018 08:47 am JST / Japan Today

Survey finds Japanese medical schools admitting men at higher rates

Sep. 9, 2018 06:35 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Crown prince in France

Sep. 9, 2018 06:20 am JST / Japan Today

Fashion App User Combines Cardboard Gundam Head With Wild Poses

posted on 2018-09-09 19:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

YOSHIKI Completes 5th Year Anniversary Dinner Concerts with 10 Straight Sold-out Shows

Sep 9th 2018

Japanese gay bar “mama” gives the best advice for how to get over a breakup we’ve ever heard

September 9, 2018 / Sora News 24
First, you cry. Then, you take a deep breath. Next, you feed upon their flesh.

Is it OK to put other food on top of your white rice when eating in Japan?

September 9, 2018 / Sora News 24
Rice is part of almost every traditional Japanese meal, but should the rest of the meal be part of the rice?


#1250

Japanese teacher draws incredible blackboard chalk art to inspire class on sports day【Pics】

September 10, 2018 / Sora News 24
One for all!

University in Kyoto offers free tuition to anyone over 100 years of age, over half off if over 50

September 10, 2018 / Sora News 24
Hanazono University hopes you’re never too old to get a bachelor’s in clinical psychology.

Kanye West sends his team to Japan for “research”, shares unusual haul online【Photos】

September 10, 2018 / Sora News 24
West tells everyone he’s “creating the convenience of the future” and posts 30 mysterious photos of Japanese shopping spree.

Half of Tokyo’s universities to use credits to “convince” students to volunteer in 2020 Olympics

September 10, 2018 / Sora News 24
Whatever happened to the spirit of volunteering?


#1251

There’s a cool surprise waiting on the platform of Nakano Station, Tokyo’s other otaku paradise

September 11, 2018 / Sora News 24
Got some leftover change after a day of pop culture treasure-hunting? Then this JR station has a vending machine you’ll want to check out.

Japan’s number-one cosplayer reveals her staggering earnings at this year’s Comiket

September 11, 2018 / Sora News 24
Enako’s popularity, and profits, continue to grow as fans form their longest line ever to buy her photo albums.

Conan O’Brien asks Hideo Kojima for a job, sings Live Band Karaoke, and says sayonara to Japan

September 11, 2018 / Sora News 24
Conan and his team packed in as much of Tokyo as possible during the final days of their Japanese trip.

Naomi Osaka’s grandfather in Hokkaido safe and proud

September 10, 2018 at 12:50 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Japan culls 546 hogs in 1st swine fever outbreak in 26 years

September 11, 2018 at 18:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Final hurdle cleared for Tsukiji closure, Toyosu opening

September 11, 2018 at 15:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Japan proposes end to commercial whaling ban, faces pushback

September 11, 2018 at 07:15 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Only letter with samurai Ryoma’s signature to go on show

September 11, 2018 at 09:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Lisa’s In and Around Tokyo: Yodobashi–a historic ward that stands on solid ground

September 11, 2018 at 10:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Japan’s abandoned goods find second homes in Philippines

Sep. 11, 2018 06:50 am JST / Japan Today

Rubella infection spikes in Japan

Sep. 11, 2018 04:20 pm JST / Japan Today


#1252

Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu Cancels October Concert Due to Health

posted on 2018-09-12 08:50 EDT by Egan Loo
1st orchestral concert covering all his collaborations with Hironobu Sakaguchi

My Hero Academia Fan Shows Heroic Spirit, Saves Woman During Knife Attack

posted on 2018-09-12 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Natsuki Hanae Tries on Custom Tokyo Ghoul Mask

posted on 2018-09-12 17:45 EDT> by Jennifer Sherman
Hanae plans to keep the mask on a shelf as an heirloom

Japanese schools are losing their pools due to rising maintenance costs and aging facilities

September 12, 2018 / Sora News 24
Sadly, quintessential anime scenes of rooftop swimming classes may be coming to an end soon.

Japanese politicians want to make it easier for foreigners to get anime assistant work visas

September 12, 2018 / Sora News 24
Ministry of Justice proposal aims to let foreign students stay in Japan after they finish school and work their way up the professional ladder.

Japanese media watchdog group publishes complaint about people who complain about anime

September 13, 2018 / Sora News 24
Maybe they should stop worrying about what’s on TV, and start worrying about why their kids aren’t asleep says critic of critics.


#1253

As the Seiyū World Turns: Two Marriages and a Pregnancy

posted on 2018-09-14 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Mamiko Noto, Mirai Shida both announce they tied the knot


#1254

Man Arrested for Stalking Entertainer Shoko Nakagawa Near Her Home

posted on 2018-09-15 00:40 EDT
Unemployed 33-year-old allegedly left note in her mailbox, admitted to charge

Japanese study tip: Imagine kanji characters as fighting game characters, like in this cool video

September 15, 2018 / Sora News 24
Kanji are one of the hardest parts of leaning Japanese, but they’re easier when they have move sets related to their meanings.

Osaka World Expo “Fist” statue stirs controversy for being “incredibly gaudy”

September 15, 2018 / Sora News 24
Some angered over Osaka’s three-finger-ring-fever in its bid for the World Expo 2025.

Weekly Cosplay - Hey Jay is the Best Jeanist, Naturally

posted on 2018-09-15 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Japanese Twitter shares the funniest “mysterious Japanese” that they’ve heard from foreigners

September 15, 2018 / Sora News 24
Engrish may be funny, but language mistakes go both ways!


#1255

Bike Plates With Hayao Miyazaki’s Character Celebrate City’s 60th Anniversary

posted on 2018-09-16 15:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

A Certain Magical Index Takes over Tachikawa for Its Premiere

September 16, 2018 11:35pm CDT
Check out the decor heralding the new series arrival

Naomi Osaka stirs up debate about what it means to be Japanese following U.S. Open victory

September 16, 2018 / Sora News 24
She’s the first Japanese citizen to ever win a Grand Slam singles tournament, but in Japan it’s her race that’s been taking the spotlight.

Wartime cave in Tochigi is a cool place to hang out in and store sake

September 16, 2018 at 07:10 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Picture Of The Day: Times are changing

Sep. 16, 2018 06:22 am JST / Japan Today


#1256

Wakayama cop loses fully-loaded automatic handgun on the street while guarding PM

September 17, 2018 / Sora News 24
We all have our bad days at work, some worse than others.

000-AN-use-a

Video highlights some of the disturbing Pretty Cure live show bloopers

September 17, 2018 / Sora News 24
Given the massive number of live shows this franchise has put on, it’s no surprise they don’t always go off without a hitch.

000-AN-use-a

My Hero Academia fan from America steps in to save woman from armed assailant at Starbucks

September 17, 2018 / Sora News 24
No matter who you are, you don’t need superhuman powers to be a hero.

000-AN-use-a

How much has changed in Japan one week after Naomi Osaka’s victory in the 2018 U.S. Open?

September 17, 2018 / Sora News 24

000-AN-use-a

Major Japanese ramen chain’s logo confuses Honda cars’ AI

September 17, 2018 / Sora News 24
Although in the cars’ defense I never really knew what that logo was supposed to be either.

000-AN-use-a

We got our hands on a can of coffee-flavored Coca-Cola from Vietnam and it busted our senses

September 17, 2018 / Sora News 24
Will this magical fusion of coffee and the world’s favorite soda work out?

Event Report: Kyoto Int’l Manga Anime Fair is Welcome Respite for Typhoon-Hit Kansai Area

posted on 2018-09-17 06:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Pictures of this year’s booths, merch, figures, cafés, exhibitions, and more

Fireworks bring down curtain on dazzling career of Namie Amuro

September 17, 2018 at 13:55 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Snoopy Museum to move in Tokyo from Roppongi to Machida

September 17, 2018 at 07:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Behemoth pot serves Yamagata country soup to thousands

September 17, 2018 at 17:10 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

The traditional beauty of Kyoto’s ‘geiko’ and ‘maiko’ culture

Sep. 17, 2018 05:12 am JST / Japan Today

Author Murakami withdraws from consideration for alternative Nobel award

Sep. 17, 2018 08:18 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Rise and shrine

Sep. 17, 2018 06:17 am JST / Japan Today

Maximum the Hormone Band Takes Hiatus From Concerts for Member’s Surgery

posted on 2018-09-17 16:59 EDT by Karen Ressler
4 shows cancelled in October, November

Strawberry Marshmallow, More Manga Creators Celebrate Mamiko Noto’s Wedding

posted on 2018-09-17 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


#1257

Young Japanese adults in survey don’t even want to live to Japan’s average life expectancy

September 18, 2018 / Sora News 24
Most would call Japan’s famously long life expectancy a good thing, but for these Japanese women it’s more than a decade more than they want to stick around.

Five tips to stay stress-free and comfortable as you walk through Tokyo’s crazy-crowded streets

September 18, 2018 / Sora News 24
Being in the biggest city in Japan means you’re probably sharing the walkway with more people than you’d like, but here’s how to make things easier.

Japanese paralympic athlete plays emotive violin piece using her prosthetic arm as the bow【Video】

September 18, 2018 / Sora News 24
Paralympic swimmer and nurse Manami Ito has more talent up her sleeve – a prosthetic violinist’s bow. A perfect fit to play heart-rending melodies!

What happened when Conan O’Brien visited the Toto Japanese toilet showroom in Tokyo 【Video】

September 18, 2018 / Sora News 24
Video disappears from official account after O’Brien and Jordan Schlansky anger Toto showroom rep.

K-pop group drops plans to collaborate with AKB48 producer

September 18, 2018 at 16:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Picture Of The Day: Lake view

Sep. 18, 2018 06:12 am JST / Japan Today

Ebizo honors shrine

8:29 pm, September 18, 2018 / The Japan News

Voice Actors are Angelic and Diabolical in Mini-Anime for Mizuho Bank

September 18, 2018 10:07am CDT
Yuki Kaji and Maaya Uchida are the angel and devil on the shoulder of mascot character Aomaru

U.S. soldier’s failed attempt to give Japanese policemen some cool drinks melts Internet’s heart

September 18, 2018 / Sora News 24
"This is what I hate about Japan” remarks commenter as regulations prevent kindhearted gift .

Lupin Gets Ready to Steal Hearts at Universal Studios Japan

posted on 2018-09-18 20:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


#1258

Singer Namie Amuro Gets Statue, Detective Conan Tribute to Mark Retirement

posted on 2018-09-19 17:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Aichi Police: Surrender your driver’s license and get up to $1 off at McDonald’s!

September 19, 2018 / Sora News 24
Elderly people encouraged to give up all driving privileges in exchange for somewhat cheaper Happy Meals.

Japanese Twitter users are jealous of Christopher Robin’s soul-suckingly busy work schedule

September 19, 2018 / Sora News 24
The life of the stressed-out main character in the live-action Winnie the Pooh film is one of leisure compared to many Japanese adults’.

A literally game-breaking technique to win at Japan’s UFO catcher crane games【Video】

September 19, 2018 / Sora News 24
Discovery allows player to win an avalanche of prizes, provides catharsis for anyone who’s ever wanted to destroy the maddeningly difficult machines.

Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu Goes on Hiatus for the Rest of 2018 Due to Illness

posted on 2018-09-19 22:20 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Composer enters hiatus to recuperate after cancelling October concert

Japanese Twitter users shocked to learn how much The Simpsons voice actors get paid

September 19, 2018 / Sora News 24
Who earns more, Homer Simpson or Evangelion’s Rei Ayanami?

Japanese high school student turns heads with bold fashion choice at Harajuku

September 19, 2018 / Sora News 24
Tokyo is a magnet for the fashion-conscious crowd but none of them are as fashion-forward as 15-year-old Hikaru.

Getting a head start

8:49 pm, September 19, 2018 / The Japan News

New Tokyo Skytree tours to include open-air terrace

9:10 pm, September 19, 2018 / The Japan News

Check Out Nana Mizuki’s Brand New Music Video “WHAT YOU WANT”

September 19, 2018 11:15pm CDT
Preview for the duet song with Mamoru Miyano is also streamed


#1259

Are Japan’s sexy anime illustration light novel covers going too far?

September 20, 2018 / Sora News 24
Twitter debate shows that one person’s eye candy is another’s visual garbage.

Furious itasha owner turns his anime car into a literally painful trap of spikes after trip to Daiso

September 20, 2018 / Sora News 24
Following vandalism of his beloved otaku ride, owner takes drastic measures to protect it from unwelcome hands.

Sakata, a once-prosperous harbor town

5:05 am, September 20, 2018 / The Japan News

Sanrio’s Laziest Mascot Makes His Way to Outer Space

posted on 2018-09-20 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

ANIME CITY - Exploring the World of Mamoru Hosoda at the MIRAI Hotel Room and Exhibit!

September 20, 2018 7:00pm CDT
MIRAI comes to North America later this year from GKIDS

Yoshiki Reveals Yoshiki Classical 2018 Dates plus Sarah Brightman Collaboration

Sep 20th 2018

X Japan Counts Down to “Three Deep Red Nights” at Makuhari Messe with Headliner Performance at TV Asahi Dream Festival

Sep 20th 2018