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Dragon Quest Walk New AR Mobile Game by Square Enix to Rival Pokemon Go
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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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Detective Pikachu Review: Pokémon Fans in Japan Can See It First

A creative blend of CGI, live action and humor makes “Detective Pikachu” a must-see film says one anime fan.

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The Mask Behind the Mask Culture in Japan

Japan's love affair with wearing the germ mask gives this author mixed feelings.

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A Timeline of Emperor Akihito’s Reign of Japan

Japan's Emperor Akihito has stepped down. Here we look back at his reign over the Heisei era.

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Golden Week in Japan Starts Tomorrow But Many People Aren’t Happy

Widespread closures and sky-high prices mean that 45% aren't happy about this year’s extra-long holiday.

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6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga

Hollywood’s three biggest fails and three biggest blockbusters based on anime and manga from Japan.

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Why You Need to Experience Kagura, Japan’s Oldest Performance Art

When demons invite you to dance, you obviously say yes.

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