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Telecommute from a ferris wheel at this Japanese amusement park

2020-10-12T05:00:00Z
Theme park adapts to the new normal with special remote work plans for visitors.

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Niigata Prefecture heightens bear alert after woman dies from attack

2020-10-12T07:03:00Z

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Police officer caught downloading dirty videos from suspect’s phone

2020-10-12T15:00:00Z
Suspect charges the police with theft for a change.

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Internet trolls may not be the type of people you think they are, according to Japanese research

2020-10-12T17:30:00Z
Study shows that those who participate in online abuse have surprising characteristics.

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120-meter Godzilla statue opens in Japan, fans can now zipline into the kaiju king’s mouth【Video】

2020-10-13T02:00:00Z
It’s Godzilla! But for once, people aren’t screaming and running away, but cheering and drawing near.

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An ill-fated Aichi couple’s last ride to Chiba

2020-10-12T20:25:00Z

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Accor opens 6th Mercure hotel in Japan

2020-10-12T21:00:00Z

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The number of doctoral students in Japan is now almost half of what it was 17 years ago

2020-10-12T21:52:00Z

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FEATURE: Horror Manga Author Junji Ito Explores the Winchester Mystery House

October 13, 2020 10:00am CDT
Can Japan’s master of the macabre find thrills and inspiration in a real-life haunted mansion?

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Kyoto voted as the Best Big City in the world by international travelers, beating out Tokyo

2020-10-13T17:30:00Z
Condé Nast Traveler readers think Kyoto is the best city for travel.

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Japan joins NASA’s 8-nation space coalition for moon exploration

2020-10-13T20:36:00Z

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Luxurious new nursing home in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward offers golden years to the aged

2020-10-13T21:49:00Z

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Love Live! Sunshine!! You VA Shuka Saito Shows Off Cheerful Smiles & Performances in New MV “Zenshin Zenrei”

October 13, 2020 10:10pm CDT
Her second mini-album “SUNFLOWER” hits stores November 11

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Japanese Masked Duo AmPm Dominate October with Three New Releases

Oct 13th 2020

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Four Anison Singers to Perform at “Grateful to you LIVE” Concert to Support National Health Center and Medical Workers

October 14, 2020 12:10am CDT
The concert will be live-streamed for free on YouTube on November 13

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EX-Nogizaka46 Member Kotoko Sasaki Joins Voice Actor Agency Style Cube

October 14, 2020 1:10am CDT
Kaori Ishihara, Miku Ito, and Moe Toyota also belong to the agency

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WATAMOTE Dresses Up for Special Halloween-Based Exhibit in Tokyo

October 14, 2020 5:24am CDT
‘I’m going to Marui because I’m not popular~’ exhibition starts on October 31 at Yurakucho Marui

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JR Kyushu Debuts Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Train To Celebrate Upcoming Anime Film

October 14, 2020 8:49am CDT
NHK World News shows off the limited express ‘Sonic’

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K-Pop star and Japanese actress elected best people to wear jeans in 2020

2020-10-14T13:30:00Z
Smells like Jeans Spirit.

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Japan unveils 3,000-ton new submarine

2020-10-14T07:03:00Z

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Here are the Winners of the Yon and Mu Contest!

October 14, 2020 9:23am CDT
Check out the winners of the Crunchyroll and Junji Ito International Cat Day contest!

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Japanese manners debate: Is it OK to tell your coworkers “I’ve found a new job?”

2020-10-15T01:30:00Z
Pros, cons, compromises, and proverbs to consider when it’s time to say so long.

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Historic ninja house in Aomori avoids demolition

2020-10-14T20:00:00Z

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The underground ‘Parthenon’ protecting Tokyo from floods

2020-10-14T21:00:00Z

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Higashiyama Onsen: Ancient hot springs and geisha entertainment

2020-10-14T20:36:00Z

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The Idolm@ster Chihaya VA Asami Imai Releases New Music Video “Gene of the earth”

October 15, 2020 12:10am CDT
Her new album includes the theme songs for “Steins;Gate 0” & “Pastel Memories”

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‘Blue Lock’ Manga Artist Posts 4-Hour Daily Sleep Schedule on Twitter

October 15, 2020 4:27am CDT
Yusuke Nomura tracked his sleep over the last week with his Apple Watch

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567 cartons of cigarettes bought with 120 smartphones at once leads to arrest in Chiba

2020-10-15T13:00:00Z
He could have stopped at 500, but he just got greedy.

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Uber Eats Japan offering strange discount just for people who don’t really need Uber Eats

2020-10-16T02:00:00Z
Telling the food delivery company you don’t need them to deliver your food nets you some extra cash.

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Japanese hospital conducts world’s 1st iPS transplant of visual cells

2020-10-15T21:12:00Z

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“Demon Slayer” Nezuko VA Akari Kito Looking Back on Her First Year as A Singer in Video

October 16, 2020 1:10am CDT
Her 3rd single “Kimi no Tonari de” (“Adachi to Shimamura” ED) will be released on October 28

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Ginza subway station in Tokyo renovated to show elegance

2020-10-16T07:03:00Z

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Happy ending – Demon Slayer thief returns stolen manga to their angelic hot spring home

2020-10-16T16:00:00Z
Yamaguchi onsen has a special request for everyone who’s angry at the thief.

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Chaotic New Video ‘Chewing GumCleaner’ by Japanese Mannequin Rap Duo FEMM Features Anime-style Powersuits and 700 3D Avatars

Oct 16th 2020

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The 5-Vocal-Band ‘Erosion’ From Rejet’s New Project ‘Carnelian Blood’, Has Released Their 3rd Single’s Music Videos This Week

Oct 16th 2020

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Japanese women who don’t follow mainstream beauty standards

2020-10-16T20:39:00Z

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Sagamiko Pleasure Forest’s Christmas light event to have special Pokémon section this year

2020-10-17T01:30:00Z
One of Japan’s top three illumination parks in the Kanto region is going to get even better this year!

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JAM Project Leader Hironobu Kageyama Provides Cute Transformation Song for Virtual Singer Kanade Mimi

October 16, 2020 9:10pm CDT
She has attracted more than 250,000 fans on TikTok, garnering international attention

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Kizuna AI to Stream Her Second Live Concert “hello, world 2020” for Free on December 29

October 17, 2020 12:10am CDT
“I’m going to deliver fun and the great time that will give you hope, so please give me this day!”

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New Pantene commercial interviews Japanese trans individuals about difficulties of job hunting

2020-10-17T13:30:00Z
Sending love and light to the LGBTQ+ community.

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Universal Studios Japan launches mask cosplay contest for Halloween

2020-10-18T00:00:00Z
One of our own reporters has a go at making a personal Halloween-themed mask for USJ’s newest event.

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Best places to buy plant-based, organic and healthy food in Japan

2020-10-17T21:16:00Z

Japanese restaurant chain starts bold new policy: Letting you take your leftovers home with you

2020-10-18T05:00:00Z
Sustainable development goals cited as reason for change, but there’s probably another factor at play too.

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When the pandemic is over…Beautiful photos of places Japan travelers want to visit after corona

2020-10-18T09:00:00Z
Scenery worth waiting for.

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Face-mask-themed park “Tokyo Mask Land” coming to Yokohama

2020-10-18T18:00:00Z
Guests are presumably required to wear masks.

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Endangered Japanese crane population recovering in Hokkaido

2020-10-18T20:03:00Z

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Voice Actress Miku Ito to Release Her 3rd Album “Rhythmic Flavor” on December 23

October 18, 2020 9:10pm CDT
She is playing Shimamura in “Adachi and Shimamura” in the ongoing fall 2020 season

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Trick or treat? Capybaras at Nagasaki Biopark devour jack-o’-lantern in fun new video

2020-10-19T05:00:00Z
Watch these large, furry rodents indulge in a Halloween treat during this spooky time of the year.

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Voice Actress Unit TrySail to Live-stream Halloween Party Program for Free on October 31

October 19, 2020 12:10am CDT
Shiina Natsukawa: “It’s free for everyone to watch, so let’s enjoy a Halloween party with us!”

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We travel to a mysterious power spot in Okinawa, where a “heart rock” floats in the sea

2020-10-19T06:00:00Z
Mother Nature attempts to reclaim the path at this rugged tourist site filled with mystery and beauty.

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Hestia & Rem VA Inori Minase Expresses Her Gratitude for 5 Years in New Song “Starlight Museum”

October 19, 2020 1:10am CDT
“I’ll be singing while cherishing the past and the future. I know you are going to love it!”

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Voice Actress Tomoyo Kurosawa Leaves The Hospital after 11 Days

October 19, 2020 2:10am CDT
“I would like to thank all the medical staff who were kind to me in the risk of infection.”

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Anime Voice Actor Chris Thurman Admits to Sending Nude Photos to Minor

posted on 2020-10-19 05:00 EDT by ANN Interest Team
Thurman tweeted on now deleted Twitter account: ‘It’s all there, it happened. Wasn’t an accident.’

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Unit 01 Punches Tokyo Skytree in Visual for Upcoming Evangelion Collaboration Event

October 19, 2020 5:09am CDT
The exhibition will run from December 23

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Japanese elementary teacher busted for hiding students’ shoes, writing “die” on their belongings

2020-10-19T15:00:00Z
His motive is probably not what you think.

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An office 525 feet in the sky – Testing Tokyo amusement park’s Ferris wheel telecommuting space

2020-10-19T16:00:00Z
An office crazy and beautiful enough for Mr. Sato.

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Voice Actress Tomoyo Kurosawa Leaves Hospital After COVID-19 Treatment

posted on 2020-10-19 17:15 EDT by Alex Mateo
Sound! Euphonium, Land of the Lustrous voice actress tested positive earlier this month

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LiSA Is 1st Artist in 7 Years to Top Weekly Singles, Album Charts Simultaneously

posted on 2020-10-19 21:10 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
LiSA is also 1st female artist in 16 years to achieve feat

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Deer-friendly digestible paper bags developed in Japan

2020-10-19T21:00:00Z

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We eat at Japan’s first-ever ramen restaurant, finally reopened after 44 years

2020-10-20T03:00:00Z
Tasting history at Rairaiken, the restaurant that introduced Japan to ramen over 100 years ago.

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Bear killed after wandering around Ishikawa shopping mall for more than 13 hours

2020-10-20T04:12:00Z

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Empress Emerita Michiko turns 86

2020-10-20T07:00:00Z

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October 20 Has Somehow Become Shirou Day On Twitter

posted on 2020-10-20 04:30 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Funimation and Aniplex of America Twitter accounts acknowledge the year-old meme

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Azusa Tadokoro to Go Live on the Lashinbang Radio Show

Oct 20th 2020

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Tokyo government provides coronavirus home recuperation sets with instant ramen, curry, and more

2020-10-20T13:00:00Z
Comfort food care packages eliminate the need to go out for groceries or take-out during final stage of recovery.

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Student gets locked inside Japanese station after the last train

2020-10-20T17:30:00Z
Trapped student sends out an SOS on Twitter when staff close the shutters on him during a toilet emergency.

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‘Workation’ program at the foothills of Mount Fuji offers fresh air and a welcome change of pace

2020-10-20T20:58:00Z

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Reina Ueda Releases Special MV Filled with Flower Photos Sent by Fans

October 20, 2020 8:10pm CDT
The voice of Naru Sekiya (Hanayamata), Akane Shinjo (SSSS.Gridman), Miyako Hoshino (WATATEN!)

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Tokyo temple holds funeral for personal seals in effort to reform outdated business practice【Vid】

2020-10-21T01:00:00Z
Monk chants sutras in farewell to a business tool that doesn’t mesh with telecommuting.

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Japanese theatres welcome Thomas the Tank Engine’s newest train, a Japanese shinkansen, in 2021

2020-10-21T02:00:00Z
Spring 2021 heralds the Japanese theatrical release of a Thomas movie starring a Japanese bullet train!

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Anison Duo ClariS Finally Show Their Real Faces at Online Concert

October 20, 2020 11:30pm CDT
Their first Christmas concert will be streamed on December 24

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Japanese student teased for American pronunciation gets sweet revenge on classmates

2020-10-21T03:00:00Z
Heartwarming tale of a boy who grew up to have the last laugh, and get rich off the experience as well.

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Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

2020-10-21T04:00:00Z
After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean.

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One of manga/anime’s greatest love stories is the highlight of Norah Jones’ new music video【Vid】

2020-10-21T05:00:00Z
Touching video for ”I’m Alive” stars the cast of Rumiko Takahashi’s Maison Ikkoku.

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“Please don’t use our tubs for getting drunk” pleads Japanese maker of plastic wash tubs

2020-10-21T16:00:00Z
The makers of Kerorin tubs, the yellow plastic tub used in Japanese bath houses, say they’re not meant for food or drinks.

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Japan sticks to nuclear fuel cycling program despite plutonium stockpile

2020-10-21T20:07:00Z

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Japan to make plastic recycling mandatory for large corporate users

2020-10-21T21:00:00Z

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Photos of “everyday life” in the town next to Mt. Fuji look like a beautiful fantasy world

2020-10-22T02:15:00Z
Fuji City’s “normal” views of Mt. Fuji would be lifelong memories for the rest of us.

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Spend a night on a stopped train near Mt Fuji on Gakunan Railway Line

2020-10-21T21:20:00Z

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Saying “Pocky” found to make better smiles than other smile words like “cheese” and “spaghetti”

2020-10-22T05:00:00Z
This 11 November, you can take your “cheese” and shove it.

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World-first confirmation that masks can protect you from coronavirus【Video】

2020-10-22T12:00:00Z
Japanese researchers use mannequin heads to prove that face coverings really do work against COVID-19.

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Japan considering no-quarantine 72-hour entry starting soon for business travelers

2020-10-22T13:00:00Z
Travelers, and their countries, have to meet certain conditions.

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Japan’s Prime Minister says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at the 2016 Olympics

2020-10-22T15:00:00Z
Shinzo Abe had to be talked into the biggest crowd-pleasing moment of the Rio de Janeiro closing ceremony.

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KANA-BOON Band’s Maguro Taniguchi Takes Hiatus Due to Poor Physical Health

posted on 2020-10-22 17:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Band cancels 2 fall concerts

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VTuber Gawr Gura Hits Milestone of 1 Million Subscribers on YouTube

October 22, 2020 5:00pm CDT
Chumbuds are 1 million strong today

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Japan had record 610,000 school bullying cases in FY2019

2020-10-22T21:32:00Z

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Halloween revelry in Japan to take new forms during pandemic

2020-10-22T21:34:00Z

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Ryuichi Sakamoto Collaborates with Rhizomatiks and MUSIC/SLASH for Exclusive Livestream Concert, Broadcast in 8 Countries on December 12

Oct 22nd 2020

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BanG Dream! Lisa Imai VA Yuki Nakashima to Release Solo Debut Album in December

October 22, 2020 11:10pm CDT
She has also voiced Kinako Tanaka (Teekyu), Yuki Otokura (The Idolm@ster), Aoi Zaizen (Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS)

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CloverWorks, Orange Animates Latest Eve Music Video

posted on 2020-10-23 13:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

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Family cheated out of 54 million yen by man impersonating Japanese rock star for three years

2020-10-23T18:00:00Z
Suspect also convinced his own mother he was the Dir En Grey frontman for 10 years.