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Voice Actress Inori Minase’s New Music Video “TRUST IN ETERNITY” Delivers Story-Driven Imagery

October 11, 2018 1:15am CDT
The voice of Hestia (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?), Rem (Re:Zero)

Picture Of The Day: Imperial visit

Oct. 11, 2018 06:28 am JST / Japan Today


Anisong World Matsuri is Coming to Anime NYC!

by Anisong World Matsuri, Oct 12th 2018

Berserk, Paprika Composer’s Ban on Light Sticks Backfires on Twitter

posted on 2018-10-12 16:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Picture Of The Day: Wasabi, anyone?

Oct. 12, 2018 05:23 am JST / Japan Today


Watch Digest Clip from Voice Actress Yurika Endo’s Retirement Concert

October 13, 2018 1:10am CDT
The voice of Reika Shiragane/Windom (Kaiju Girls), Lisa Imai (BanG! Dream)

Kimagure Orange Road’s Matsumoto Plans to Resume Work Activities

posted on 2018-10-13 03:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Artist experienced relapse of cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia in April 2016

Wasuta Performs First Concerts in Spain at Japan Weekend Madrid

Oct 13th 2018

Macross Delta Café Reveals Key Visual and Menu Items

October 13, 2018 3:20pm CDT
Walküre flaunts maid style for return of collaboration

Niigata school superintendent resigns over improper use of Japanese word for “you”

October 13, 2018 / Sora News 24
The linguistic error was seen as insensitive in light of a horrific situation.

It looks like a block of wood, but that’s one of Japanese cooking’s most important ingredients

October 13, 2018 / Sora News 24
Mr. Sato tries his hand at grating his own katsuobushi, and explains why you should too.

Japan’s passport is the strongest in the world, study shows

October 13, 2018 / Sora News 24
No other travel document opens as many doors around the world as Japan’s passport just edges the number-tow nation.

Picture Of The Day: Standing tall

Oct. 13, 2018 05:32 am JST / Japan Today


Tokyo’s new Toyosu fish market opens doors to public

Oct. 14, 2018 06:15 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: Liberty lady

Oct. 14, 2018 04:08 am JST / Japan Today

Footpaths of terraced rice fields light up the dark in Ishikawa

October 14, 2018 at 18:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Toyosu market reels in 40,000 visitors on first public day

October 14, 2018 at 13:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Messy miniature room boxes built to shed light on solitary deaths

October 14, 2018 at 07:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

What to do if you want to lower your apartment rent or avoid paying key money in Japan

October 14, 2018 / Sora News 24
And even if the owner won’t budge on the rent, you can still negotiate for some concessions that could save you a ton of cash.


All Hand-Made Chopper Wins Tokyo One Piece Tower’s Cosplay Contest

October 15, 2018 12:50am EDT
Halloween-themed fair will be held until the end of this month

Japan gov’t launches 1st survey on ‘overtourism’

Oct. 15, 2018 04:16 pm JST / Japan Today

Emperor Akihito’s last garden party to be held in November

Oct. 15, 2018 06:03 am JST / Japan Today

Karaoke office: Japan Inc shifts to unusual work spaces

Oct. 15, 2018 06:43 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: On the move

Oct. 15, 2018 06:00 am JST / Japan Today

This tiny island you can walk to is a perfect snapshot of why Japan is an amazing place to travel

Oct. 15, 2018 06:44 am JST / Japan Today

2,362 games of ‘shogi’ played together marks Guinness record

October 15, 2018 at 13:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Boy, 11, becomes youngest to win World Othello Championship

October 15, 2018 at 16:05 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Mt. Fuji sports first sparkling full snow crown of the season

October 15, 2018 at 17:30 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

The 6th AnimeJapan. The theme is “ROCK”

Oct 15th 2018

Win VIP Tickets to Anisong World Matsuri at Anime NYC with ANiUTa

Oct 15th 2018

Billionaire Elon Musk Dreams of Giant Mecha

posted on 2018-10-15 13:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Numazu Police Arrest Love Live! Sunshine Itasha Driver

posted on 2018-10-15 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Sushi Dai and other famous restaurants from Tsukiji fish market open at new Toyosu location

October 15, 2018 / Sora News 24
We pay a visit to the new market to find out if the restaurants from Tsukiji are still as good as they used to be.

Customers hooked by unique dining experience

2:20 am, October 15, 2018 / The Japan News


Japanese netizen kills time by learning to play a hit J-pop song on…calculators?

October 16, 2018 / Sora News 24
It was a moving rendition of Kenshi Yonezu’s “Lemon”.

Elon Musk shares his love of anime, says he wants to build a mecha

October 16, 2018 / Sora News 24
Investor expresses admiration for two of anime’s most iconic directors, has fans wondering if he’ll take inspiration from Evangelion or Gundam .

Faced with destroyed crops, city in Chiba encourages hunting as business

Oct. 16, 2018 06:00 am JST / Japan Today

Picture Of The Day: On your way

Oct. 16, 2018 06:27 am JST

In Owakudani valley, cosmetics are a popular gift from ‘hell’

October 16, 2018 at 08:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Backgammon pro beats cancer, becomes 2-time world champion

October 16, 2018 at 07:00 JST / The Asahi Shimbun

Sweets the perfect complement to sports

12:00 pm, October 16, 2018 / The Japan News

Love Live! Rin VA Riho Iida Portrays as Idol Singer & Private Detective in Her New MV

October 16, 2018 1:10am EDT
Her 4th solo single “Itsuka Sekai ga Kawaru made” hits stores November 7

Rubella Infections In Japan Highest Since 2014

October 16, 2018 / Japan Bullet

Hypnosis Mic Voice Actor Rap Project’s 2nd Live Event Rocks the House

posted on 2018-10-16 14:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Japanese Band Bump of Chicken Belts Out the Weather for 1 Week

posted on 2018-10-16 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Idols Work a Side Hustle at Cinderella Girls Collab Cafe

October 16, 2018 5:05pm CDT
IDOLM@STER series prepares for its third collaboration with AniON STATION

French Tezuka Exhibit Shows Japan a New View of the God of Manga

October 16, 2018 7:07pm CDT
Exhibition from Angouléme arrives in Takarazuka this fall

Fuji Aoi Becomes First VTuber to Collaborate with Pacific League Baseball

October 16, 2018 8:08pm CDT
Official TV broadcast will feature character as live commentator


Kalafina’s Wakana Officially Debuts Solo Career With New Single Next Year

posted on 2018-10-18 05:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Godzilla Conquers Space as an Unofficial Gamma-Ray Constellation

October 18, 2018 7:04am CDT
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope project names cluster of active galactic nuclei after legendary film monster

Pop Team Epic’s AC-bu, Steins;Gate’s Kurisu Appearing on Variety Show

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

Sakura’s Battle Costumes Added to Giant Cardcaptor Sakura Exhibition

posted on 2018-10-18 19:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Come Celebrate 10 Years of Anime Festival Asia in Singapore

Oct 18th 2018

Hatsune Miku VA Saki Fujita Releases Vocaloid Cover Song Album

October 18, 2018 10:15pm CDT
The six-song album “Kanaiuta” will be available digitally worldwide on October 26


Live-Action Yowamushi Pedal Actor Eiji Takigawa Leaves Hospital

posted on 2018-10-19 04:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Actor suffered serious spinal cord injury during filming of Yowamushi Pedal 2 series last year

Babymetal Member Yuimetal Officially Leaves Group

posted on 2018-10-19 14:34 EDT by Karen Ressler
J-pop/metal group releases new single