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Putin Calendar Best Seller in Japan
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Putin 2019 Calendar is Japanese Store’s Best Selling

Amid a collection of calendars featuring hot Japanese celebrities, the #1 spot belongs to the Russian president.

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7-Eleven Removing Storefront Ashtrays Across Tokyo

The convenience store giant is testing anti-secondhand smoking measures in Tokyo.

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6 Recommended Places to See the First Sunrise of 2019 in Japan

An awesome tradition in Japan is "hatsuhinode," or viewing the first sunrise of the New Year.

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Popular Children’s Anime Transcends Gender Norms with New “Magical Girl” Character

Precure (Pretty Cure) reveals the newest member of their magical girl lineup — a boy.

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Quirky Weddings Show New Trend of Acceptance in Japan

This month saw a solo wedding, a marriage to a vocaloid and an NSFW declaration of newlywed love.

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Japanese Horror Story: 5 Scary Video Games for Long Winter Nights

Here are five Japanese horror games every fan of the genre should check out.

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5 Innovative Genre Filmmakers from Japan

Feel the pulse of anime, J-horror, samurai and yakuza movies with these celebrated Japanese directors.

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Terrace House reveals dark side of Japan’s attitudes toward consent and women’s sexuality

Seina's quest to find love on reality show Terrace House uncovered some troubling perspectives.

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3 Things to Know About the Blockbuster Japanese Movie ‘One Cut of the Dead’

It’s the zombie comedy everyone’s talking about and it’s not just for horror fans.

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6 Iconic Japanese Anime Every Foreigner Should Watch

For people new to anime or planning to visit Japan, here are six essential Japanese animated films

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Junior High Teacher Uses Imperialist Flag on School Test

The school has since apologised for the mistake.

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Can you guess Kit Kat’s new limited-edition flavor?

On sale next week, the new flavor was decided by popular vote to celebrate 45 years in Japan.

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