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The ABCs of LGBT+ in Japan

A crash course in Japanese vocabulary to help you navigate all sexualities and genders under the LGBT rainbow 🌈.

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Tenki No Ko (Weathering with You): The Story, Themes, and Music Revealed So Far

Your Name director Makoto Shinkai's new film hits theaters next Friday. So what can we expect?

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Ibaraki Is Now the First Prefecture in Japan to Recognize Same-sex Partnerships

The land of natto just took a huge stance on LGBT rights.

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Here Are Some of the Funniest Tweets About That Viral Japanese Zoo Escape Drill Video

If we said we could take this video seriously, we’d be lion.

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Petty Breakup Stories Go Viral On Japanese Twitter

From typing loudly to kanji usage, sometimes it’s the small things that get to us the most.

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Petition Against Forcible Hair Dyeing in Japanese Schools Receives Nationwide Support

Should students have to dye their natural hair to go to school? These 17,730 signatures say no.

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Dragon Quest Walk: Square Enix Challenges Pokémon Go with New AR Mobile Game

Here's a sneak preview of the game everyone's talking about. Plus the answer to that all-important question: Will it need microtransactions to play?

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Nintendo Releases Free VR Update To Popular Games Including Smash Bros.

But does the Internet approve?

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Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020 Is a Return to Form For the Cult Japanese Reality Show

The first four episodes of the new season explored themes of work and identity — between the potential love triangles, of course.

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Kimigayo: A Guide to Japan’s Controversial National Anthem

A dive into the shortest, most contentious national anthem in the world.

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This Japanese TV Show Panelist Is Being Praised for Calling Out An Offensive Segment about Gender

Koji 👏 Wakaichi 👏 deserves 👏 an 👏 award 👏.

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Design Festa: From Party Origins to Asia’s Biggest Art Event

The story of this ever-evolving creative institution that helps artists showcase their work on a global stage.

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