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The Artist Behind Resident Evil’s Absurd Enka Parody

The new Resident Evil Enka Parody music video showcases the creative range of Yoshi Ikuzo: internet meme icon and the father of J-Rap.

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New Survey Ranks the Top 5 Most Popular Furikake of 2021

Ever wondered what the most popular furikake dishes are? A recently conducted survey ranked the top five furikake types in Japan.

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One Marriage, Two Last Names: A Landmark Decision

A Japanese couple was able to keep their different last names, after a landmark case concerning marriage in Japan.

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Crying Freeman and the 1980s Home Video Revolution in Japan

Straight out of the age of anime on VHS comes a series emblematic of the excess of the Japan of the bubble age, when new tech met new…

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Japanese Politicians Sound Off on Suga-Biden Summit

Opposition leaders spoke out against Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's statements on the Olympics, during a Suga-Biden Summit in April.

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Hajichi: the Banned Traditional Tattoos of Okinawa

Hajichi, a traditional form of tattoo native to the Ryukyuan people in modern-day Okinawa, has been making a comeback among young people.

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“Beware of Gropers”: Anti-Molestation Latte Art Collaboration Draws Fierce Criticism

An Osaka cafe created Latte Art raising awareness for anti-molestation in collaboration with local police, but it backfired on the internet.

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Debates Spark Over Hokkaido School’s Role in 14-year-old Girl’s Death

After a 14-year-old girl froze to death in Hokkaido, criticisms arose over how her school handled allegations of bullying and abuse.

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Three Lesser-Known Sengoku-Themed Video Games

While the Sengoku or Feudal Era of Japan has been popular in video games for decades, here are a few lesser known examples of the genre.

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New Uniqlo Commercial Featuring LGBTQ+ Couple Receives Positive Response

Uniqlo has released a new commerical featuring an LGBTQ couple, the first example of LGBTQ representation in the company's history.

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Meet Voice Actress Fairouz Ai, the Newest JoJo

Fairouz Ai, a half-Japanese half-Egyptian voice actress, will be playing Jolyne Cujoh in the upcoming adaptation of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

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Instagram Japan Bug Converts Diacritical Marks into Smiley Faces

Instagram Japan experienced a strange bug where some Japanese symbols would not show up, with smiley faces and emoji's taking their place.

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Olympic Torch Relay’s “Men-Only” Boat Ride Lambasted for Sexism

The Olympic Torch Relay was planned to take a course through a "Men Only" festival boat, but was quickly changed after intense public outcry.

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Benkei: The Warrior Monk Who Died Standing

Benkei was a Warrior Monk whose life was filled with rich history and folklore. Or at least, that's how the tale is told...

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Sumo Wrestler Injury Raises Concerns Over Emergency Medical Protocol

After a recent match where a Sumo Wrestler sustained a severe neck injury, fans and athletes alike raised concerns over how it was handled.

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Your Anime is Political: The Radical Revolutions of Akira and Evangelion

Some anime are more than political. In fact, our author argues, two of the most well-known anime in history are downright revolutionary.

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Promoting Prefectures Through Punny Pokemon

The Pokemon Local Acts initiative is helping promote many lesser known prefectures, including those affected by the Tohoku Earthquake.

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Chargeman Ken and Other Popular Japanese Memes: A Retrospective

The pandemic, the Olympics, and many other blunders gave plenty of material for Japanese people to make memes of. Here's the best of 2020.

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The Game That Sparked a Quasi-National Holiday in Japan

How a new game release proved so distracting that a handful of companies decided just to give all their employees the day off.

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Web Commercial Calling Gender Equality “Outdated” Sparks Anger, Major Backlash

A web commerical made by Hodo Station was taken down, after sparking controversy online for calling gender equality an "outdated" issue.

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Ghibli: Miyazaki’s New Film Halfway Complete, Another Movie in the Offing

While Earwig and the Witch seemed to be a flop, Studio Ghibli is making another movie, and this one is almost half way done.

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