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Tokyo Game Show 2019: 5 Upcoming Game Releases to Watch out For

Our pick of the best games showcased this year.

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5 of the Most Terrifying Japanese Mascots

Japan's "yuru-chara" are designed to boost the popularity of towns and attractions but these eye-watering designs may have the opposite effect.

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Starbucks Get Fruity With New Line of Peach-Flavored Drinks

Unsurprisingly, everyone in Japan is peachy keen for the releases.

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Netflix Japan: 10 Series to Binge in 2019

Turn on the AC, buy some ice cream, and check out these recommended titles on Japanese Netflix.

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Netflix’s Aggretsuko: Why It’s So Relatable for Women in Japan

Sometimes death metal karaoke is the only stress relief for navigating Japan’s gender inequality.

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What is the Meaning of Weeaboo or Weeb?

Ever wondered what, “being a weeb” or, “God I really hate weeaboos” means? Let us educate you on this popular internet slang.

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Survey Reveals Japanese People’s Creative Uses for Rental Cars

There's a trend of customers returning rental cars with zero mileage on the clock. So what exactly are they using them for?

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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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