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Jeopardy’s Pokémon category is freakishly easy, poses no threat to true fans【Video】

Do you know the name of the Pokémon anime’s main character? Congratulations! Here’s a thousand dollars!

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American-Japanese model Kiko designs “morning cleavage” bra for lingerie brand Wacoal 【Video】

Kiko from Queer Eye steps out in the bra and shows us why the Fab Five are obsessed with her.

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U.S. Marine Corps posts sympathetic message over burned Shuri Castle, Twitter debate ensues

Did this one particular response cross a line?

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli anime are finally coming to streaming with HBO Max deal

For the first time ever, you can watch My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away without physical media, but one important movie is being left out.

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Why this American can’t stand Japanese bookstores

There’s something about local bookshops that irks even Japanese people

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Seductive poses criticised for being disrespectful to Japanese culture. 

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Nintendo’s crazy new Ring-Con and RingFit Adventure are its new exercise/gaming hybrid【Video】

Developers promise new title is “an adventure game first and foremost.”

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Supermarket comes up with ingenious way to market onigiri rice balls to non-Japanese customers

Personal endorsements from internationally famous faces help bring down cultural barriers.

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Naomi Osaka brings kindness and tears to stunning sportsmanship display at US Open

Tells rising star it’s OK to cry, and does plenty of it herself.

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Sega has been using a different logo in Japan and overseas for years, and hardly anyone noticed

Blue is Sega’s image color the world over, but fans in different parts of the world see different things.

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Paris Hilton’s Sailor Moon cosplay and character description are bafflingly off-source material

Less Sailor Moon, more Stripper Moon, and an odd take on why people love the anime heroine.

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Detective Pikachu plush arrives in mysterious packaging【Photos, video】

That’s one way to package things, we guess.

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784 San Diego Comi-Con attendees perform the world’s largest synchronized Kamehameha【Video】

Watch these Gokus dish out the biggest energy attack in history, entering the Guinness World Records in the process.

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Manga shows true life-changing encounter between Hawaiian surfers and paralyzed Japanese man

A 16-panel manga shows how easy it can be to change a person’s life.

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Final Fantasy VII ditches CDs and goes vinyl for two-record music collection

Both original version and upcoming remake are featured in musical salute to the definitive CD-based RPG video game.

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Japanese freestyle soccer maestro drops jaws with mind-blowing juggling skills in New York

And a joyful, positive attitude to inspire the world.

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Japanese Disney fanatic impresses Will Smith with just one interview question

When you wish upon a movie star….

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Trump’s announcement of America-Japan joint space exploration hypes up Japanese netizens

Five years from now, astronauts from Japan are going to have a rare opportunity to walk on the moon.

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Donald Trump ate this double cheeseburger in Japan, so we do too

We try the Tokyo cheeseburger deemed worthy of being served to a burger-loving president.

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Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin is collaborating on a Japanese video game

Rumored to be working with the director of Dark Souls, the Japanese game industry’s biggest name in gritty, lore-rich fantasy.

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