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Awesome Japanese wife “kidnaps” her husband as he leaves work…for his own good

2020-09-03T05:00:00Z
Doesn’t tell him where they’re going or why, but has a very good reason.

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Osaka loses a beloved icon as giant pufferfish disappears in the middle of the night 【Video】

2020-09-03T13:00:00Z
A sad day for fugu blowfish everywhere.

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Chef at top Tokyo sushi restaurant wins lawsuit after being fired for maybe having a tattoo

2020-09-03T14:15:00Z
High-end sushi restaurant ordered to pay thousands of dollars in damages.

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Book Off running low on books: Japanese used book chain begs customers to sell them books

2020-09-03T15:00:00Z
If you bring in your unwanted books, you could enter to win some great prizes!

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Evangelion Sword Exhibition Displays Blades Based on Your Favorite Eva Pilots

September 03, 2020 10:29am CDT
The unique display will be part of the grand opening of Evangelion Kyoto Base

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Bushiroad and NIJISANJI Are Taking Online Harassment Seriously

posted on 2020-09-03 14:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Bushiroad explores legal options for dealing with online slander, NIJISANJI’s parent company establishes harassment countermeasure team

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Voice Actors Satoshi Hino, Saki Nakajima’s Announce Birth of Their 2nd Child

posted on 2020-09-03 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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FAKY Releases Dreamy Music Video for New Single ‘Darling (Prod. GeG)’

Sep 3rd 2020

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British Museum acquires ‘lost’ drawings of Japan’s Hokusai

2020-09-03T19:00:00Z

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HIV-positive ‘elite controllers’ offer clues for cure

2020-09-03T20:05:00Z

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Niigata hotel offers ‘forest bathing’ package for stressed-out city folk

2020-09-03T21:05:00Z

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Noh + Ninja + Taiko: An Exclusive Online Event from Odawara Castle

2020-09-03T21:30:00Z

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L’Antica & Straylight from The Idolm@ster to Perform at TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL ONLINE 2020

September 03, 2020 8:10pm CDT
22/7, Run Girls, Run, Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, and DIALOGUE+ will also join

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Tokyo trains set to become less convenient with new last train schedule

2020-09-04T04:00:00Z
The biggest pain in the butt about trains in Tokyo is going to get more painful.

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Kyoto-born Virtual Rock Singer ROA Releases Her Debut Song MV “CHANGE THE WORLD”

September 04, 2020 12:10am CDT
Character designer Akira Shikibe took one month for producing the texture of the modeling

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Downtown Tokyo hotel makes its rooms absolutely free in exchange for one small favor

2020-09-04T16:00:00Z
All it takes is a few seconds to earn a free night, and they’ll even give you complimentary beer and sashimi.

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Nearly half of survey respondents in Japan feel healthier since before COVID-19

2020-09-04T17:30:00Z
A widespread health crisis served as a wake-up call to many people’s own personal health crises.

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Kingdom Manga Creator Yasuhisa Hara Announces His Divorce

posted on 2020-09-04 17:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Reveals that he divorced in March, admits to adultery

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Japanese gravure idol makes jaws drop with massive M-cup chest 【Pics & Videos】

2020-09-05T01:00:00Z
It’s hard to find clothes to cover your chest when you’re this buxom.

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Marriott opens third Moxy Hotel in Japan

2020-09-04T20:49:00Z

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10-Member Voice Actress Unit teaRLove to Release Their 1st Mini Album “Tears” on October 28

September 04, 2020 10:10pm CDT
They are a unit of young voice actresses who aim to grow through many experiences and challenges

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Can you spot the problem with this Tokyo subway sign in this tale of awesome customer service?

2020-09-05T05:00:00Z
One day after it was pointed out on social media, it was fixed.

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Fireman photographs female in bath, gets chased by parents, drives off with mother on bonnet

2020-09-05T13:00:00Z
Hero parents risk their lives to catch a predator.

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Potential prime minister successor posts seemingly heartwarming photo, it backfires immediately

2020-09-05T16:00:00Z
So what about this photo ticked people off?

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Enjoy a moonlit picnic with a view of Mount Fuji with this special trekking tour

2020-09-05T21:15:00Z

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Yahoo! Japan bans ads that “create inferiority complexes” about weight, physical characteristics

2020-09-06T05:00:00Z
Internet portal says such ads “preserve and promote discrimination.”

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Zelda gamers get it: real-life secret, bomb-able entrance to dungeon found in Japan

2020-09-06T13:30:00Z
SoraNews24 does not condone tossing bombs to try to find rupees.

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Jump Special Anime Festa 2020 Online Event on October 11 Will Feature Anime of Bōkyaku Battery Manga

posted on 2020-09-06 11:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Event to also feature new video for Dr. Stone: Stone Wars, voice actor talk shows for Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen

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Crafty or creepy? Japanese Twitter user recounts roundabout way of following their crush online

2020-09-06T17:30:00Z
This premise should definitely be an anime.

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Is this the most beautiful anime character shrine any otaku has ever created?【Photos】

2020-09-07T01:00:00Z
Super-fan celebrates character’s birthday in grand style.

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Teppanyaki Akasaka at ANA InterContinental Tokyo opens new private dining room, Akane

2020-09-06T21:09:00Z

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Learn about the tragic history of WWII kamikaze pilots at two museums in Fukuoka

2020-09-06T21:22:00Z

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Drive-in concerts, attractions shine headlights on fun

2020-09-06T21:36:00Z

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Check Out Nana Mizuki’s Powerful New Song “FIRE SCREAM” in CM & Preview

September 06, 2020 11:10pm CDT
Her 8th fan club event will be live-streamed from Saitama Super arena on December 6

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Japanese schoolgirl struggles to comprehend the shocking truth that her mom is Kamen Rider

2020-09-07T03:00:00Z
Sometimes, the glory of our greatest accomplishments is lost on our kids.

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New self-driving buses testing across Japan let you pay with your face

2020-09-07T05:00:00Z
No more worrying about having exact change, but more worrying about having plastic surgery.

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A chain of “welding theme parks” is opening in Japan

2020-09-07T13:00:00Z
For everyone who finds the sparks from a welding torch more beautiful than any fireworks show.

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Tokyo Int’l Film Fest’s Content Market Moves Online

posted on 2020-09-07 11:18 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Organizers cite safety concerns for November 4-6 event

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Tokyo Olympics will take place as scheduled “with or without COVID” says IOC exec

2020-09-07T14:30:00Z
Promises that they will be “the Games that conquered COVID.”

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Fuji TV launches Japanese-language course on YouTube for global viewers

2020-09-07T20:00:00Z

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Hide away in this mountain hut-themed yakitori restaurant in Yotsuya

2020-09-07T20:20:00Z

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The polite way to eat onigiri rice balls sparks debate online

2020-09-08T03:00:00Z
Even the humble onigiri isn’t safe from the complexities of Japanese etiquette.

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Virtual Artist Kizuna AI & KAF Showing New Look in Their 1st Collaboration MV “LOVE/SHI/I”

September 08, 2020 12:10am EDT
The sore love song is written/composed/arranged by Enon Kawatani (Gesu no Kiwami Otome)

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Tickets for Re:ZERO Theme Song Singer Konomi Suzuki’s October 9 Concert Sold Out

September 08, 2020 2:10am EDT
“I will blast off many, many songs that will cheer you all up!!!”

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Getting tired of Pokémon Go? Maybe visiting the Pokémon manhole covers will reignite your passion

2020-09-08T13:00:00Z
Travel Japan, catch Pokémon, and make some fun memories!

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Tokyo theater holds special text message screening since audiences can’t shout during pandemic

2020-09-08T15:00:00Z
Toho wants to show “the voice of your heart in written form” during hyper-violent action movie.

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Singer DAIGO, Actress Keiko Kitagawa Announce Birth of Their 1st Child

posted on 2020-09-08 17:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Kyoto Animation arsonist’s treatments yield major advancement in skin transplantation

2020-09-09T02:00:00Z
At least he hasn’t been a complete waste of oxygen this whole time.

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Kaila Ocampo brings ‘kawaii’ journaling to the world

2020-09-08T21:22:00Z

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Munakata Taisha and the forbidden island of Okinoshima

2020-09-08T21:57:00Z

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Japanese convenience store customers reimagined as gacha game characters

2020-09-09T03:00:00Z
Working at a konbini is like playing roulette with a gacha game mechanic.

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Pilot makes unscheduled landing after passenger refuses to wear face mask

2020-09-09T04:00:00Z
People in Japan are seething with anger at the selfishness of the anti-masker.

New Japanese stock photo site is filled with photos of buff men experiencing ordinary life【Pics】

2020-09-09T05:00:00Z
Muscle Plus wants to be your source for muscular images.

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LiSA Shows Off Her Fashionable and Powerful World in New MV “play the world! feat.PABLO”

September 09, 2020 12:10am CDT
The upbeat tune will be featured as the theme song for “Rainbow Six Japan Championship 2020”

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Hiro Mashima to Hold Online Autograph Session for Fans around the World on October 17

September 09, 2020 1:10am CDT
The session will be live-streamed on Weekly Shonen Magazine’s official YouTube channel

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Megumi Nakajima to Live-stream Special Program for Her 1st Character Song Album on September 30

September 09, 2020 2:10am CDT
Her online autograph session for the album on Sunday is now streamed

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Tokyo’s newest mascot character is a rabbit who’s permanently sad【Photos】

2020-09-09T15:00:00Z
But it’s not the rush hour crowds that have this Japan Railway bunny feeling blue.

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Voice Actor Koutaro Nishiyama Releases Lyric Video for City-pop Song “Time Machine”

September 09, 2020 8:10pm CDT
His label mate Reina Ueda joins as a back chorus singer

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Man arrested in Kyoto after failing to return rental car over a year past deadline

2020-09-10T01:00:00Z
Late fee works out to be more than the cost of a new car.

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Akihabara’s most popular anime girl mascot spokescharacter loses her job

2020-09-10T02:00:00Z
After a decade as electronics stores’ mascot, Tsukumo-tan is unemployed.

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Four Seasons opens 2nd hotel in Tokyo

2020-09-09T20:51:00Z

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Use the power of your wishes to help light up Yokohama Marine Tower

2020-09-09T21:11:00Z

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Enjoy an open-air BBQ alongside the hustle and bustle of Kobe’s harborside

2020-09-09T21:58:00Z

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Coronavirus leads to creation of haunted toilet at Japanese theme park

2020-09-10T05:00:00Z
Come for the legend of Hanako-san, stay for the fun of being trapped inside a Japanese coffin.

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Weightlifting anime’s theme song video blows past 115 million views with help from muscle idol

2020-09-10T13:00:00Z
Real-life bodybuilders stand in for anime weightlifters in otaku community’s favorite workout anthem.

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Japanese wives reveal how they get revenge on their husbands

2020-09-10T15:30:00Z
Ever had the water go cold on you suddenly while you’re in the shower? That may have been your wife getting “puchi” revenge.

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Mother and son in Japan busted by Ota-ku police for running counterfeit Pokémon operation

2020-09-10T16:15:00Z
The long arm of the Poké-law shuts down startlingly high-markup scheme.

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Can you tell if a Japanese neighborhood is dangerous by looking at its convenience store?

2020-09-10T17:30:00Z
Do the magazine rack, trash cans, and restroom rules act as a preemptive crime report?

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Nikon releases Laser Rangefinder COOLSHOT 40i GII for golfers

2020-09-10T21:48:00Z

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Granrodeo Music Release on Subscription Services & “Jonetsu wa Oboete iru” Full-Size Music Clip Announced

Sep 10th 2020

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The Virtual City-pop Idol Sputrip Has Been Formed

Sep 10th 2020

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Nara police on the lookout for man who peed his pants

2020-09-11T01:00:00Z
Authorities fear he may do it again.

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Japanese government promises reduced teacher responsibilities, right to refuse club supervision

2020-09-11T02:00:00Z
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology says that in three years teachers might get their holidays to themselves.

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Rock Band Brian the Sun to Go on Hiatus by Year’s End

posted on 2020-09-11 02:39 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
My Hero Academia, Boruto theme song artist formed in 2007

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Japanese student’s “drug dealer” English gaffe confuses foreign ALT

2020-09-11T14:00:00Z
Assistant Language Teacher quickly learns that Japanese doesn’t always translate properly into English.

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Another Tokyo urban landmark closing down, this time the home of Shinjuku’s giant Yunika Vision

2020-09-11T16:00:00Z
Labi location says goodbye to the neighborhood it’s been a symbol of.

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Japanese government appoints Hatsune Miku as corona countermeasure spokesperson

2020-09-11T17:30:00Z
Her artificially generated voice will be a crucial instrument in disseminating information.

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Visual Kei Band LEZARD Parodies Yu-Gi-Oh, Gintama, Yu Yu Hakusho and More in MV

posted on 2020-09-11 19:45 EDT by Choo Sum Lee

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KONOSUBA Aqua VA Sora Amamiya Thanks Foreign Fans for Their Support in English

September 11, 2020 8:10pm CDT
Her 1st online live concert will be streamed on September 27

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Japan space agency delays H3 rocket flight due to technical issues

2020-09-11T21:05:00Z

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Kamayahama Beach: Home to Akita’s premier sand sculpture festival

2020-09-11T20:33:00Z

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Anison Duo ClariS Unveils CD Jacket Photos & Character Visual for Their Debut 10th Anniversary Best Albums

September 11, 2020 10:10pm CDT
Their first online concert is also planned to be held on October 20

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Watch Digest of Voice Actress Minori Chihara’s No-Audience Concert “SUMMER CHAMPION 2020”

September 11, 2020 11:10pm CDT
The voice of Yuki Nagato (Haruhi Suzumiya series), Kaori Nakaseko (Sound! Euphonium)

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Voice Actress Erii Yamazaki Sings about Heart-pounding Love in New MV “Koigokoro”

September 12, 2020 12:10am CDT
She has voiced Moe Morita (Samurai Flamenco), Makoto Ogawa (Re-Kan!), Materia Sisters (Frame Arms Girl)

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Japanese Rock Band Buck-Tick Celebrates New Album with “Abracadabra Live on The Net” Livestream on September 21

Sep 12th 2020

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Japanese survey ranks Hokkaido as the most desirable prefecture to settle down in

2020-09-12T16:00:00Z
It turns out that a lot of Japanese people can stand the cold, after all!

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Space Brothers Kicks off Support Campaign for Astronaut Soichi Noguchi

September 12, 2020 6:05pm CDT
Follow Noguchi during his six months aboard the ISS

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Tour our Japanese-language reporter’s apartment, a wonderland of 100-yen trinkets

2020-09-13T00:00:00Z
The best things in life are priceless, but the most useful things tend to only cost about 100 yen (US$0.90).

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Japanese dining chain curries favor with Indian market

2020-09-12T21:00:00Z

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IHG to expand Kimpton Hotel brand to Bangkok and Tokyo

2020-09-12T20:56:00Z

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Seasonal ingredients evoke autumn at Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

2020-09-12T21:00:00Z

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Bunraku puppets for children help Japanese master endure coronavirus shutdown

2020-09-12T21:17:00Z

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Tokyo’s number-one Halloween party spot asks people to stay away this year

2020-09-13T05:00:00Z
Scary fun preempted by scary reality of pandemic.

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The reason why Japanese students don’t pronounce English properly

2020-09-13T05:00:00Z
Good English pronunciation is less about ability and more about “surrounding eyes”.

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Kumamoto man released on parole after serving longest prison sentence on record in Japan

2020-09-13T15:00:00Z
And what better time in history to get out there and take a big ol’ drink of life.

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Voice Actress Ayaka Ohashi to Release Her 3rd Album “WINGS” on Decmber 16

September 13, 2020 8:10pm CDT
The voice of Ran Shibuki (Aikatsu!), Uzuki Shimamura (The Idolm@star), Saaya Yamabuki (BanG Dream!)

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Three main reasons why fewer and fewer Japanese people are having funerals

2020-09-14T02:00:00Z
Costs and other societal changes have made ceremonies smaller, and certain practices are approaching obsoleteness.

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Afro-textured hair in Japan: Decolonizing the Afro

2020-09-13T21:04:00Z

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Kai Ayano to Celebrate The 10th Anniversary of Her Voice Acting Career with Mini Album & Memorial Book

September 13, 2020 11:10pm CDT
The voice of Menma (Anohana), Darkness (KONOSUBA), Alice (Sword Art Online)

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Japanese student athletes facing criticism for selling pro baseball team’s gifts of dirt online

2020-09-14T03:00:00Z
Recent events dig up the question: is it alright to sell a gift from your heroes?

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We get a surprise offer from “Yusaku Maezawaa,” with an extra “a” for “a whole lot of money”

2020-09-14T05:00:00Z
But don’t worry it’s “not in a real scam.”

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LDP elects Suga as leader to succeed Abe

2020-09-14T06:47:00Z

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New unstaffed gyoza store in Tokyo sells pot stickers 24 hours a day

2020-09-14T13:00:00Z
We go on a post-midnight gyoza run to a shop with no staff — all part of our new normal in Japan.

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Panty thief gets an unexpected surprise after police reveal thong is not what it seems

2020-09-14T16:00:00Z
Teenager learns a lesson he won’t ever forget.

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Unique Virtual Exhibition Ties Together DRIFTERS Manga And UNESCO World Heritage Site

September 14, 2020 2:00pm CDT
Drifters Original Artwork Online Tour To Be Held At Home Of Shimadzu Clan in Sengan-en, Kagoshima City, Japan

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Japanese airline leaves passenger behind at rural island airport after he refuses to wear mask

2020-09-14T18:00:00Z
He might have still had a shot at flying to his destination, but he blew that too.

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Japanese Mannequin Rap Duo FEMM is Featured on Duke of Harajuku’s 1st Album ‘Razzle Dazzle’

Sep 14th 2020

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Five spots for a warm weather vacation in autumn in Japan

2020-09-14T20:20:00Z

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ANISONG STARS Winner Akane Kumada Sings about The End of Summer in New Song “Natsuzora Crawl”

September 14, 2020 11:10pm CDT
The lyrics of the slightly sad song is written by Aki Hata (Love Live!)

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People who won’t wear masks have to dig graves for COVID-19 deaths in this Indonesian town

2020-09-15T03:00:00Z
If you’re going to be part of the problem, you’re going to have to be part of the clean-up too.

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Abandoned Japanese houses transformed into stunning modern homes

2020-09-15T13:30:00Z
Before-and-after photos of revamped vacant houses combine traditional beauty with modern style.

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INTERVIEW: Roland Kelts On Fantasy Worlds And The Impact of Streaming

September 15, 2020 10:00am CDT
The author of “JAPANAMERICA” shares his thoughts about online communities, meeting Go Nagai, and more

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Japan’s public broadcaster renames “correct way” to hold chopsticks, gets nods of approval

2020-09-15T15:20:00Z
Those who struggle with the orthodox grip are happy for a bit of validation.

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Abe and cabinet resign, clearing way for successor

2020-09-16T01:00:00Z

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Choosing a Japanese name, international name, or one from your home culture for your baby can be challenging

2020-09-15T21:00:00Z

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Love Live! Sunshine!! You VA Shuka Saito to Release New Album “SUNFLOWER” on November 11

September 15, 2020 9:10pm CDT
Her first mini album “Kutsuhimo” ranked a very good fifth in the Oricon weekly album chart

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Suga elected prime minister by Diet; new cabinet contains just 2 women

2020-09-16T07:04:00Z

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Akihabara shrine celebrates anime festival Noryo Matsuri on an Animal Crossing Dream Island

2020-09-16T13:00:00Z
Keep the spirit of summer festivals alive, digitally!

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Kinki Gyarados! Japan’s central region gets its first Pokémon manhole covers

2020-09-16T15:00:00Z
Gyarados makes a big splash even when showing up late to the Pokéfuta party.

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Urusei Yatsura, Creamy Mami, and More Feature in Akemi Takada’s Next Exhibition

September 16, 2020 2:17pm CDT
The legendary character designer’s art will be on display later this month

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Japanese study shows that persimmon tannin juice may render the coronavirus harmless

2020-09-17T01:00:00Z
But wait – don’t run to the supermarket just yet! It’s a little complicated.

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Who eats the most cheese beef bowls? Not young, dorky men, survey says

2020-09-17T03:00:00Z
Take that, stereotypes!

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Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fes 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19

posted on 2020-09-17 00:32 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Replaced with online live stream on October 31

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Japanese domestic flights for just 500 yen (US$4.70) is one of the greatest travel bargains ever

2020-09-17T05:00:00Z
Fly from Tokyo to Okinawa for less than the price of a fancy Starbucks coffee…but you’ll need to hurry.

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act-age Manga Writer Tatsuya Matsuki Formally Indicted for 2nd Indecent Act

posted on 2020-09-17 01:16 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Suspect arrested in August for 1 incident, but police uncovered another incident an hour later

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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Film Supports Red Feather Community Chest Campaign

September 17, 2020 1:10am CDT
The sequel film to the 2019 TV anime will open in Japan on October 16, 2020

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Fans farewell Akihabara’s iconic Sega building as anime poster removal begins

2020-09-17T13:00:00Z
Poster’s final, poignant message has otaku everywhere shedding a tear.

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Entire building of restaurants/bars staffed by Japanese adult film actresses to open in Tokyo

2020-09-17T15:00:00Z
Soft on Demand says its five-floor complex will be “a theme park for adults.”

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The number of suicides among Japanese citizens jumped in August, worrying officials

2020-09-17T16:00:00Z
Many are concerned that the stress of the pandemic could be causing more people to experience depression.

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Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka art exhibit swaps artists for crossover celebration

2020-09-17T17:00:00Z
Father of modern fighting games teams up with the god of manga.

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Nana Mizuki Releases New MV “FIRE SCREAM” Filmed with 26 Cameras All at Once

September 17, 2020 8:10pm CDT
“Senki Zessho Symphogear XD UNLIMITED” theme song is already available digitally

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Japan’s tallest skyscraper, ‘Torch Tower,’ to be built in Tokyo

2020-09-17T21:00:00Z

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Sunshine City Prince Hotel in Tokyo Offers Haikyu!! Collaboration Rooms Inspired by Each School’s Cultural Festival

September 18, 2020 2:10am CDT
Four photo spots will also be set up on the shared lounges

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People wowed by Japanese road signs that change automatically in seconds 【Videos】

2020-09-18T05:00:00Z
Traffic tech never looked so cool.

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Over 500 karaoke boxes close due to Covid-19, dealing historic blow to the industry

2020-09-18T13:00:00Z
Safety fears and an urge to social distance has rung a death knell for one of Japan’s most famous pastimes.

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Japanese office workers getting boost by giving themselves anime ending theme at end of workday

2020-09-18T15:30:00Z
Get Wild taikin puts a swaggering period on the end of the day, and Guren shukkin helps on the other end.

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Anime Feminist Launches Crowdfunding for Podcast Transcriptions

September 18, 2020 12:00pm CDT
Followup to 2018 campaign aims to fund transcripts for more Chatty AF episodes

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Tokyo Disneyland’s Beauty and Beast Castle, largest expansion in park’s history, announce opening

2020-09-18T18:00:00Z
Belle, Beast, and Baymax will start welcoming fans this month.

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Japan’s top court sides with tattoo artist in test case

2020-09-18T21:30:00Z

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Complaints overwhelm red-tape hotline hours after launch

2020-09-18T21:33:00Z

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Is home life in Japan that different from your home country?

2020-09-18T20:38:00Z

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‘EROSION’ 2nd Single Release Special Live Show will be Broadcast on YouTube on Wed, 23 Sept

Sep 18th 2020

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Steve Aoki Remixes a 90s Japanese Dance Revival ‘Can’t Stop This!!’ With a New Music Video

Sep 18th 2020

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Japanese survey takers go back to school to vote on their favorite school lunch menu items

2020-09-19T02:00:00Z
We’ve outlined the top five elementary school lunch menu items that reigned supreme in the people’s collective memory.

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Haneda Airport, train stations in Tokyo busy as travelers head out for Silver Week

2020-09-19T07:03:00Z

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Abe tweets that he has visited Yasukuni Shrine

2020-09-19T07:02:00Z

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Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman

2020-09-19T16:30:00Z
Many surprised by the arrests over 800 pro-weed comments in a veritable “crime of passion.”

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Twitter quacks with laughter at this hilariously angry duck berating a golden retriever【Video】

2020-09-19T23:30:00Z
Any dog that thinks it can swipe a duck’s paddling pool is in for a honking great lecture.

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Woman sets new Japan age record at 117 years, 261 days

2020-09-20T07:01:00Z

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Japan’s national park facilities upgraded with ‘workation’ in mind

2020-09-20T07:03:00Z

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Osaka’s aged idol group Obachaaan still on fire, also helping prevent fires

2020-09-20T18:00:00Z
Don’t call it a comeback. They’ve been here for years, dispensing candy and unsolicited advice.

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Woman sues Tokyo company after having to work 48 days in a row with limited bathroom breaks

2020-09-21T01:00:00Z
Labor Standards Office recognizes treatment as workplace psychological injury.

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ANA and JAMCO test world’s first hands-free lavatory door

2020-09-20T20:44:00Z

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Autumnal Equinox Day in Japan: What is it?

2020-09-20T20:58:00Z

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Riko’s First Solo Concert Album Becomes No.1 on Daily Chart, Beating TWICE

September 20, 2020 10:10pm CDT
Ruby’s solo album also makes its fourth place debut on its first day of release

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Life-size Gundam statue in Japan can now move, and it looks incredible【Videos】

2020-09-21T07:00:00Z
18-meter (59-foot) anime robot now in motion in Yokohama.

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Mt. Fuji gets its first snow of the season, almost a month earlier than it did last year【Photos】

2020-09-21T14:00:00Z
Japan’s most beautiful mountain puts on its “snow makeup.”

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Turning one of Japan’s “crappiest properties” into one-meter-sized restaurant hits crowdfund goal

2020-09-21T16:15:00Z
Location, location, location!

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Voice Actor Natsuki Hanae Announces Birth of Twin Daughters

posted on 2020-09-21 13:14 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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3.7 tons of newly harvested rice stolen from storehouse in Ibaraki Prefecture

2020-09-21T21:03:00Z

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Miyakojima: Island dreaming on Okinawa’s fourth-largest island

2020-09-21T20:28:00Z

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“The Idolm@ster” Chiyuki Kuwayama VA Noriko Shibasaki to Make Solo Singer Debut

September 21, 2020 11:10pm CDT
“With all the love I have, I’m going to do my best to bring my personality to you in my songs as well.”

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Japanese video arcade introduces free punching service for sore versus game losers

2020-09-22T02:00:00Z
Tired of the dai pan problem, arcade seeks to channel fists towards more appropriate target.

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“Black Clover” Asta VA Gakuto Kajiwara Unveils CD Jacket Photos for His 1st Single

September 22, 2020 12:10am CDT
The song “A WALK” is now used as the 12th ED theme for the “Black Clover” TV anime

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This downtown Tokyo video rental shop still has 6,000 VHS tapes, will rent you a VCR too【Photos】

2020-09-22T06:00:00Z
Right in the middle of one of Japan’s trendiest neighborhoods is a celebration of old-school media.

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What pandemic? Onsen towns, hiking trails and theme parks packed with crowds on four-day weekend

2020-09-22T13:30:00Z
Startling photos have everyone concerned about a possible new spike in coronavirus cases.

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ZOMBIE LAND SAGA TV Anime Teams Up With Saga Prefecture for ‘Digital’ Stamp Rally

September 22, 2020 9:15am CDT
Special goods from the TV anime are up for grabs!

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Japanese government to start giving newlywed couples a wedding gift of 600,000 yen

2020-09-22T15:00:00Z
”I do” equals “ka-ching” in new initiative to boost childbirth rate,

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Travelers snap up Asian airlines’ scenic ‘flights to nowhere’

2020-09-22T20:45:00Z

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U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar Gets Her Gundam (Fanart)

posted on 2020-09-22 19:42 EDT by Alex Mateo
Congresswoman Omar shares picture of herself with Gundam

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Aichi man gets 10 months in prison for saying “I got corona” in electronics store, loses appeal

2020-09-23T02:00:00Z
The “I was talking about the beer” defense failed.

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Japanese cosplayer reveals how to take the perfect mirror selfie

2020-09-23T03:00:00Z
Cosplay hack will have you looking taller and slimmer in all your photos.

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Japan to reopen borders to travelers from all countries worldwide starting in October

2020-09-23T04:00:00Z
Sightseeing still off the table, though.

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