Tokyo Disneyland’s Beauty and Beast Castle, largest expansion in park’s history, announce opening

Belle, Beast, and Baymax will start welcoming fans this month.

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Newest tool to help Japanese people learn English: An all-English isekai light novel

Fantasy tale provides best of both worlds with a story that students both can and will want to read.

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Japanese office workers getting boost by giving themselves anime ending theme at end of workday

Get Wild taikin puts a swaggering period on the end of the day, and Guren shukkin helps on the other end.

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We try the new Dom Dom Burger with a whole fried crab — best fast food near Sensoji temple

New burgers mark the grand opening of a new branch at Tokyo’s historic amusement park.

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Over 500 karaoke boxes close due to Covid-19, dealing historic blow to the industry

Safety fears and an urge to social distance has rung a death knell for one of Japan’s most famous pastimes.

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Japan’s tallest skyscraper ever, taller than Tokyo Tower, to be built near Tokyo Station

The Torch Tower hopes to be a bright and energetic new symbol for the city.

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People wowed by Japanese road signs that change automatically in seconds 【Videos】

Traffic tech never looked so cool.

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Studio Ghibli releases new Spirited Away kami collection

Mysterious bathhouse spirits finally get their time in the spotlight. 

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Dystopia cafe? Japanese banana juice specialist is a literal hole in the wall【Photos】

Believe it or not, this building isn’t abandoned, it’s open for business.

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We splurge at the new Blue Bottle Coffee vending machines in Tokyo

Mr Sato tells us what he thinks of US$6 canned coffee.

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Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka art exhibit swaps artists for crossover celebration

Father of modern fighting games teams up with the god of manga.

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The number of suicides among Japanese citizens jumped in August, worrying officials

Many are concerned that the stress of the pandemic could be causing more people to experience depression.

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Entire building of restaurants/bars staffed by Japanese adult film actresses to open in Tokyo

Soft on Demand says its five-floor complex will be “a theme park for adults.”

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Cup Noodle’s Nissin develops space ramen, space curry rice for astronauts to eat among the stars

UFO yakisoba noodles also to be sent to International Space Station.

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Fans farewell Akihabara’s iconic Sega building as anime poster removal begins

Poster’s final, poignant message has otaku everywhere shedding a tear.

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This one guy has spent four years making an entire anime on a 3DS, and it looks amazing【Video】

Flipnote Warrior is a labor of love, but it might need your help to get finished.

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New inflatable Pikachu is cute enough for kids, strong enough for adults【Photos】

The designers know you’re going to try to ride that Pokémon you bought “for your kids,” so this Pikachu is as sturdy as it is adorable.

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Japanese domestic flights for just 500 yen (US$4.70) is one of the greatest travel bargains ever

Fly from Tokyo to Okinawa for less than the price of a fancy Starbucks coffee…but you’ll need to hurry.

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What’s for dinner? A US$113/3.3-pound sushi bowl from one of Japan’s favorite cheap restaurants

Kappazushi is usually a friend to our budget…and maybe it still is with the Mega-size Crab and Salmon Roe Sushi Rice Bowl.

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Who eats the most cheese beef bowls? Not young, dorky men, survey says

 

Take that, stereotypes!

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