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Check Out Special Preview for Kemono Friends VA Unit Doubutsu Biscuits’ Debut Album

September 22, 2018 1:10am CDT
The 12-song album “Safari Drive♪” is set to be released on the World Animal Day, October 4

Voice Actress Idol Unit NOW ON AIR Releases Their 3rd Single MV “Watashiteki Progress”

September 22, 2018 3:10am CDT
Aira Yuuki (The Idolm@ster, IDOLiSH7) newly serves as sound producer

Hatsune Miku Goes Down in History… Book

posted on 2018-09-22 13:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Visit 221B Baker Street at Tokyo’s New Sherlock Holmes-Themed Bar

posted on 2018-09-22 18:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Check out Six Minutes of JAM Project’s Scorching Budokan Concert

September 22, 2018 11:45pm CDT
Clips from their TOKYO DIVE tour advertise BD release

Picture Of The Day: Warrior wear

Sep. 22, 2018 05:22 am JST / Japan Today

Secrets of Kyoto / Stone garden at Ryoanji temple: Appearances are deceiving

7:58 pm, September 22, 2018 / The Japan News


Man gets dumped by girlfriend, sings “Mamma Mia” in post-breakup music video recorded in Kyoto

September 23, 2018 / Sora News 24
One of the best ways to deal with the end of a long relationship.

Feel the realities of railway world at upgraded train museums

September 23, 2018 at 08:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Japanese teen offers to catch purse snatcher for elderly woman, but is actually helping rob her

Sep. 23, 2018 05:24 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Setting sail

Sep. 23, 2018 06:04 am JST / Japan Today

Zoom Up / Taking the plunge into living as ama divers

9:03 pm, September 23, 2018 / The Japan News

Extreme heat likely ruining Kyoto’s famed moss gardens

8:00 pm, September 23, 2018 / The Japan News

Cruise fest returns

7:41 pm, September 23, 2018 / The Japan News

License to grill

8:36 pm, September 23, 2018 / The Japan News


Awesome phone booth aquarium removed from Japanese city due to copyright infringement

September 24, 2018 / Sora News 24
After years of attracting visitors from all over Japan, this quirky display has finally moved on.

New Human Restaurant opens opposite Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku

September 24, 2018 / Sora News 24
The unusually-named restaurant battles against the robots of Kabukicho with spooky spirits and staff that look like creepy androids.

Rapper/Singer Boku no Lyric no BŌYOMI Retires in January

posted on 2018-09-24 10:00 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Kokkoku, live-action March comes in like a lion theme song performer debuted in 2015

Osaka a role model, says former Miss Japan

Sep. 24, 2018 03:54 pm JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Winning smiles

Sep. 24, 2018 06:21 am JST / Japan Today

PPAP Star, Collaborating With BigBang, Will Conquer Spain with Sushi

Sep 24th 2018


TBS Producer’s Kidnapping Charge Dropped

posted on 2018-09-25 00:02 EDT by Karen Ressler
TBS still fires producer for violating work regulations

Love and Lies Voice Actor Shinnosuke Tachibana Welcomes Baby

posted on 2018-09-25 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Manga Creators Inio Asano, Akane Torikai Annouce Marriage

posted on 2018-09-25 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Near Life-Size Goku Shows Paper Can Be Powerful

posted on 2018-09-25 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Watch MV from GRANRODEO’s 1st Mini Concept Album “M.S COWBOY no Gyakushu”

September 26, 2018 1:15am CDT
The six-song album hits Japanese stores October 24

TsukiPro Idols Go Steampunk Ahead of Animate Girls Fest

posted on 2018-09-26 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Nana Mizuki’s New Music Video “WHAT YOU WANT” Full Version Available for Seven Days

September 27, 2018 1:10am CDT
Her latest 37th single ranks 6th in the Oricon daily single chart

Take an Inside Look at the Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure!

September 27, 2018 12:00pm CDT
A first-hand look at the Araki’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure!

Nintendo Pulls Ahead in Lawsuit Against Mario Go-Kart Company

posted on 2018-09-27 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Gunma, Tochigi Cities Plan 4 Anime Commercials for 2019

posted on 2018-09-27 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Voice actress Aya Uchida, musical group Jazztronik participating

Hatsune Miku Holds Halloween Party at Daimaru Sapporo Department Store

posted on 2018-09-27 21:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Tourists, online fans go loopy for ‘Snoopy’-like waterfall

September 27, 2018 at 13:40 JST / The Asahi Shmbun


Japanese love hotel worker injured after two men run off without paying exorbitant bill

September 28, 2018 / Sora News 24
The non-paying guests did a runner while the employee grabbed onto their car door.

Astronaut’s assessment of Super Typhoon Trami isn’t filling us with confidence

September 28, 2018 / Sora News 24
You know you’re in for a rough time when a storm freaks out someone who has literally seen all of the earth.

Trial tours start for fortress ruins on artificial isle in Tokyo Bay

September 28, 2018 at 07:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

‘Nashi’ museum in Tottori offers a pair of treats: fun, education

September 28, 2018 at 11:15 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Yuasa: A place to savor culinary history

Sep. 28, 2018 06:00 am JST / Japan Today

Going nutty

4:00 am, September 28, 2018 / The Japan News

Elegant practice

8:15 pm, September 28, 2018 / The Japan News

‘Chibi Maruko-chan’ manhole covers installed in Shizuoka

10:32 am, September 28, 2018 / The Japan News


“Horror Aquarium” opens this autumn in Sunshine City, Tokyo

September 29, 2018 / Sora News 24
Experience a new breed of terror this autumn, but don’t tap on the glass! It’ll scare the fish.

Tokyo has a new manga library with beer, and it’s everything we want in life

September 29, 2018 / Sora News 24

Weekly Cosplay - Alissa Sallah’s Marina Cosplay is Off the Hook

posted on 2018-09-29 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibit Promises 200 Original Drawings and One Giant Kero

September 29, 2018 2:05pm CDT
“Magical art gallery” goes up in October

‘Pretty Cure’ featured at Toei Animation Museum

September 29, 2018 at 07:00 JST / Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

Private schools looking abroad for students, more diversity

September 29, 2018 at 07:10 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Never a better time to visit Hokkaido as subsidies kick in

September 29, 2018 at 16:05 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo Olympic organizers conduct security tests with police

Sep. 29, 2018 08:00 am JST / Japan Today

Elaborate throne for next emperor arrives in Tokyo

Sep. 29, 2018 08:24 am JST / Japan Today

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘Commando’s’ Japanese TV debut at special screening in Tokyo

Sep. 29, 2018 05:02 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Kakashi Festival

Sep. 29, 2018 06:30 am JST / Japan Today

Once-tall observatory painted into history

7:56 pm, September 29, 2018 / The Japan News

Farmer’s efforts fostered Mitaka kiwis

7:55 pm, September 29, 2018 / The Japan News

Anime Studio Bones Marks 20th Anniversary With Exhibition in Tokyo

posted on 2018-09-29 16:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


Ribon Magazine’s Book About Bundled Bonuses Gets Café

posted on 2018-09-30 15:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Watch 18-Minute Digest from “Aikatsu! Music Festa in Aikatsu Budokan” Live Blu-rays

September 30, 2018 8:45pm CDT
The first-day disc hits stores October 3, the second-day disc will follow October 31

A peek inside one of the last VHS-only video rental stores in Japan

September 30, 2018 / Sora News 24
Looks like someone was kind enough to rewind back to 20 years ago.

Introducing Roland, King of the Hosts: Top earner and most successful host club host in Tokyo

September 30, 2018 / Sora News 24
The best at encouraging clients to spend money, he rakes in as much as US$375,000 per month.

Picture Of The Day: Olympic village

Sep. 30, 2018 05:13 am JST / Japan Today

Peninsula Tokyo turns pink for breast cancer awareness month in October

Sep. 30, 2018 06:23 am JST / Japan Today

Even yakuza enjoying benefits of healthier living and longer life

Sep. 30, 2018 09:49 pm JST / Japan Today

‘Legal weddings’ offer bliss for foreign couples, tourism industry

September 30, 2018 at 07:15 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

‘Sky’ monorail system making the grade with web magazine

September 30, 2018 at 07:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Photoscape / Little kabuki stars onstage

9:29 pm, September 30, 2018 / The Japan News


X Japan Sends Fans Home for Safety, Performs Unprecedented “Closed-door” Concert at Makuhari Messe

Oct 1st 2018

Talent agency frustrated at idol fans’ aggressiveness, tells them to stop on official website

October 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
Instinctively chasing down idols may be acceptable in fans’ eyes, but not so in everyone else’s.

Japanese astrophysicists assure us that we have a long time before our universe rips apart

October 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
Nothing stays the same forever, even for our seemingly unchanging universe.

What time appears most in Japanese and English song lyrics?

October 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
Seven p.m.? Eight in the morning? What time of day inspires the most crooning?

Tomokazu Sugita is a Hedgehog in a Hat in New Ad Campaign

October 01, 2018 8:07am CDT
Series of short videos by Maruho Co., Ltd. promotes awareness for acne treatments

More Japanese workers are ditching crisp business suits for casual and comfortable wear

October 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
Times are changing, and Japan’s younger generation now favors practicality over formality when it comes to work fashion.

Kyoto introduces lodging tax on tourists

Oct. 1, 2018 05:04 pm JST / Japan Today

Nagoya City Council debates if toilet paper really needed in public restrooms

Oct. 1, 2018 03:14 am JST / Japan Today

Japanese singer records Rugby World Cup 2019 anthem ‘World in Union’

Oct. 1, 2018 05:29 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Top four

Oct. 1, 2018 06:48 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Typhoon aftermath

Oct. 1, 2018 02:45 pm JST / Japan Today

Beautiful hotel on Japan’s northern island has frozen rooms, ice outdoor bath

Oct. 1, 2018 05:58 am JST / Japan Today

Japan’s Mothers Go Back to Work, but Find the Opportunities Lacking

October 1, 2018 at 18:20 JST / © 2018 The New York Times / The Asahi Shimbun

Honjo awarded Nobel for medicine

8:59 pm, October 01, 2018 / The Japan News

Cells at Work! Continues to Education with Free Assets for Teachers, Medical Staff

posted on 2018-10-01 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

universe Vocalist Haru to Attend L.A.'s Pacific Media Expo, Virginia’s NekoCon

posted on 2018-10-01 18:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Events to be held in late October, early November

Giant Kero Crashes Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition in Roppongi Hills

posted on 2018-10-01 21:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


I find this headline so very interesting.

All US articles’ headlines I’ve seen mention both Honjo and James P. Allison together, since they worked on this together, but even though Allison is mentioned in this article, he doesn’t appear in the Japanese headline.

Los Angeles Times
The Guardian

etc., etc…


Tatsunoko Production’s Yatterman Heroine Ai Kaminari Makes Her YouTuber Debut on October 19

October 02, 2018 1:10am CDT
“That man” from the series is also planned to make his debut

Watch Digest Clip from Voice Actress Inori Minase’s 2nd Live Blu-ray “BLUE COMPASS”

October 02, 2018 2:10am CDT
Her 6th single “TRUST IN ETERNITY” will be released simultaneously on October 17

8 times when convenience store clerks in Japan should be commended for their hard work【Photos】

October 2, 2018 / Sora News 24
These star employees deserve special recognition for their organizational skills, creativity, and in some cases, downright wackiness.

Japanese city councilwoman who took baby to work kicked out of conference for using cough drop

October 2, 2018 / Sora News 24
Other members call for immediate suspension of meeting due to breech of etiquette, take eight hours to decide on her increasingly stupid punishments.

Survey picks “thin” as second-least-attractive body type for Japanese women

October 2, 2018 / Sora News 24
Heavier body type picked as cutest for second year in a row.

With time and effort, a Japanese candy box becomes a ship sculpture worthy of its naval packaging

October 2, 2018 / Sora News 24
A Twitter user spent hours folding, cutting and painstakingly arranging strips of an Alfort chocolate biscuit box to create a stunning, seaworthy-seeming sculpture.

Convenience store robber politely asks, 'May I have some money?’

Oct. 2, 2018 05:45 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: The day after

Oct. 2, 2018 06:46 am JST / Japan Today

Climbers feel the ‘holiness’ high up at Mount Fuji’s fifth station

October 2, 2018 at 07:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Nobel winner cites curiosity as key to pursuing basic research

October 2, 2018 at 13:40 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Grand opening for complex next to closing Tsukiji fish market

October 2, 2018 at 15:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Rubella patients increase to 770

7:56 pm, October 02, 2018 / The Japan News

Heatstroke hit 95,000 in Japan

7:57 pm, October 02, 2018 / The Japan News

Best time to enjoy sticky texture of renkon in Kanazawa

9:00 am, October 02, 2018 / The Japan News

Feel ‘Le Tour de France’ in general event in Saitama

8:18 pm, October 02, 2018 / The Japan News

Let’s go to the museum / Glimpse into world of ‘Peter Rabbit’ creator

8:30 pm, October 02, 2018 / The Japan News

Twitter User’s Beloved Girls und Panzer Itasha Stolen

posted on 2018-10-02 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

X Japan Streams Cancelled Concert Amid Typhoon Warnings

posted on 2018-10-02 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

PreCure Launches Cheerful Diner Collab Café

October 02, 2018 6:15pm CDT
Retro style celebrates the first and most recent Cure teams

Bungo Stray Dogs Celebrates Edogawa Ranpo at Kochi Literary Museum

October 02, 2018 8:15pm CDT
Creator and anime staff draw new posters for event


Tatsunoko’s Classic Anime Character Hakushon Daimaou Reborn as YuruChara

October 03, 2018 1:15am CDT
The project’s first YouTube video introduces Daimaou’s runaway from the studio

Ghibli Studio’s World of Color is Focus of New Museum Exhibit

posted on 2018-10-03 17:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Aimer’s New Single, ‘Black Bird/Tiny Dancers/Omoide wa Kireide’ Released Digitally Worldwide

Oct 3rd 2018


AnimeJapan 2019 Puts Public Days Before Business Days

posted on 2018-10-04 04:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

haru is PMX2018 Music Guest of Honor

Oct 4th 2018

'Heroes and Villains Cosplay Café to Strike in Little Tokyo by Arcane Maid Café on October 6th

Oct 4th 2018*


Listen to Voice Actor Jun Fukuyama’s 2nd Single Song “Tightrope”

October 05, 2018 6:10am CDT
The voice of Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass), Ren Amamiya (PERSONA5 the Animation)

Youmacon to Host Animator Shuji Maruyama, Manga Creator Hiroshi Shiibashi

posted on 2018-10-05 09:53 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Detroit convention to be held from November 1-4

Tokyo Ward Mayor Apologizes to Manga Creator After Incident at Children’s Event

posted on 2018-10-05 15:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman


KanColle’s Real-World Fish Festival Falls Victim to Scalpers

posted on 2018-10-06 13:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

“Death day” quiz trending on Japanese Twitter uses data to predict the exact date you will die

October 6, 2018 / Sora News 24

Japanese man gets caught cheating on his girlfriend because of an earthquake

October 6, 2018 / Sora News 24

Fukuoka senior arrested for stealing a single grape, denies charges

October 6, 2018 / Sora News 24
He probably would have gotten away with it too if he didn’t insist on peeling the darn thing.

Tsukiji market closes doors / New facility in Toyosu set to open early Thursday

8:43 pm, October 06, 2018 / The Japan News

Otaku culture brings new visitors to old town

7:54 pm, October 06, 2018 / The Japan News

Samurai homes inspired horror stories

7:57 pm, October 06, 2018 / The Japan News

Noh beginners invigorated after learning new techniques

11:00 am, October 06, 2018 / The Japan News


Newest virtual YouTuber is actually a rotting zombie with a cute voice, has a slug for a pet

October 7, 2018 / Sora News 24
Believe it or not, this undead YouTuber is actually bad at dealing with spooky stuff.

Composer Sakamoto fulfils childhood dream with animation

Oct. 7, 2018 06:00 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Ferrari fan

Oct. 7, 2018 05:36 am JST / Japan Today

Tokyo to ‘screen off’ bacteria for Olympic swimming in bay

Oct. 7, 2018 06:35 am JST / Japan Today

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Anime Gets Exhibition in October

posted on 2018-10-07 18:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Masamune-kun’s Revenge, Eromanga Sensei Artists Design Virtual YouTubers

posted on 2018-10-07 20:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Turret trucks, forklifts roll from Tsukiji to new fish market

October 7, 2018 at 15:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun


Sengan-en: A story of samurai warlords, a volcano and the birth of modern Japan

Oct. 8, 2018 07:00 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Up the river

Oct. 8, 2018 06:32 am JST / Japan Today

On our final visit to Tsukiji fish market, tuna merchant tells us his fears about its replacement

October 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
After more than 80 years, Tokyo’s world-famous fish market is relocating, but the head of this 104-year-old wholesaler has one concern.

Global warming changing the ecosystem at top of Mount Fuji

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

Nara golden hall regains former glory 301 years after lost in fire

October 8, 2018 at 14:05 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Raking it in

1:00 am, October 08, 2018 / The Japan News

Japanese man strikes sleeping woman in head with his phone after she leans on him in train【Video】

October 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
A needlessly violent reaction to an everyday problem.

Bungō Stray Dogs Boys Study Up at Kochi Literary Museum

posted on 2018-10-08 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

GARNiDELiA, Luna Haruna and Mashiro Ayano will have a Concert in Mexico City

Oct 8th 2018

Vending machine in Kumamoto to offer delicious insect snacks, let you munch them on the go

October 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
Supplementing your diet with an alternative protein source will be easier than ever.

Girl so scarred by souvenir from Tokyo Tower Aquarium that she doesn’t want to go to school

October 8, 2018 / Sora News 24
Something about this toy seems more than a little bit fishy .

Voice Actress Kaori Ishihara Shows Off Cool Dance Performance in Her New MV “Singularity Point”

October 08, 2018 9:30pm CDT
Her 1st solo album “Sunny Spot” will be available on November 14


Lisa’s In and Around Tokyo: Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan: A schoolhouse by a famed architect

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

Picture Of The Day: Showing their colors

Oct. 9, 2018 05:40 am JST / Japan Today

U.S. Open champion Osaka sets sights on Tokyo Olympics

)ct. 9, 2018 05:46 am JST / Japan Today

Hirado Castle commemorates 300th anniversary with enchanting event, projection mapping

Oct. 9, 2018 05:02 am JST / Japan Today

Virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI is Appointed as Akihabara’s Virtual Tourism Ambassador

October 09, 2018 2:30am CDT
14 virtual characters will join the “Akiba Festival 2018 Autumn” starting October 18

Saekano Illustrator Kunehito Misaki Is Booked Until 2022

posted on 2018-10-09 17:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Sunrise Establishes Own Label for Music

posted on 2018-10-09 18:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New label’s first release is opening song for Double Decker! anime

Enjoy a Meal with Nagoya’s Buffest Bros for 1 Night Only

posted on 2018-10-09 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Voice Actor Jun Fukuyama Shows His Singer Side in New Music Video “Tightrope”

October 10, 2018 3:30am CDT
Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass) VA’s second solo single will be available on November 21

Yamaha Will Release New Record Players After 27 Years

posted on 2018-10-10 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge