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5 Awards-Friendly Japanese Films to Put You in the Oscars Mood
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5 Japanese Films to Put You in the Oscars Mood

Have a personal Academy screening at home with these awards-worthy drama features from Japan.

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Netflix’s Rea(L)ove: The Raunchy Japanese Dating Show You’ll Binge in A Day

If Terrace House is the prima donna of Japanese reality TV, then Rea(L)ove is the evil understudy about to sell a scandal to the tabloids.

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5 Japanese Sci-Fi Anime to Fill Your ‘Black Mirror’ Void

From romance to action and even sci-fi horror — this list of anime titles has it all.

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5 Misconceptions About Shibari, Japanese Rope Bondage

Think shibari is only for freaks and sadists? Think again!

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‘I can do it in robes’ Twitter protest by Japanese monks goes viral

Juggling, skipping and drumming monks call out police and prove holy dress is no hindrance.

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Here’s What Japanese People Really Think About Marie Kondo

KonMari has gained a cult following abroad but locals ain’t buying.

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Seven Bank to Introduce Facial Recognition to its ATMs

Purikura-esque filters and stickers as-yet unannounced.

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People in Osaka Really Hate Train Station Redesigns

So much so they've issued a petition against Osaka Metro.

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GaijinPot Rewind 2018: What was Hot, What Was Not

This year, which jobs were you applying to, what were you reading, and what were you saying on social media?

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Your Favorite Terrace House Couple is Back on TV

Catch up with Shubasa in their new 4-part series commercial for the PS4.

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Terrace House’s first openly LGBT member proves Japan’s ignorance toward sexual minorities

Shunsuke Ikezoe's bravery challenged Japan's implicit “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

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