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Why Are These Things So Expensive in Japan?

Movies, pizza, bullet trains and mobile phones seem more expensive in Japan than elsewhere. Here's how you can save.

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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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5 Japanese Anime Perfect for the ‘Harry Potter’ Fan

Experience the age-old theme of magic presented five different ways in these must-see anime from Japan.

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5 Movies Based on Japanese Anime and Video Games Coming in 2019

These anxiously awaited movies should be popular with super fans and do their source material justice.

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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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8 Awesome Anime Christmas Gift Ideas

Four new and four classic goodies from Japan for the animaniac in your life.

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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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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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A Complete Guide to the Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Fill in the gaps of your anime knowledge with this 11-film must-watch list.

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6 Reasons to Visit the Tokyo International Film Festival

From celebrity sightings to movie premieres to this year’s Godzilla Fest (and more), this year’s TIFF venues in Roppongi and Chiyoda are where it’s at.

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Akira Kurosawa: 5 Essential Movies from Japan’s Greatest Filmmaker

You know his name and might be aware of his pervasive influence but how many of the maestro’s movies have you seen?

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