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30 ways people keep reacting to our born-in-America returnee Japanese writer

After spending his first few years living in the U.S., he’s spent the rest of his life answering the same questions over and over.

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Zelda fan’s Sheikah Slate turns charging his phone into a scene from Breath of the Wild【Video】

The phone’s case is one-of-a-kind, but the charger can be yours, Hero of Hyrule with a low battery.

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We have an awesome time speaking with “Bumblebee” director Travis Knight【Interview】

The director speaks to us about the film and how elements of Japanese culture have influenced him.

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Japanese net user finds U.S. propaganda film from WWII and draws unusual conclusion

An American wartime propaganda video has one Japanese citizen reflecting on his nation’s societal structure today.

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Japanese exchange student sparks culture debate on Twitter with comment about American clothing

How much can the way a country’s citizens dress say about that country?

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Even Sonic the Hedgehog’s original creator thinks character’s live-action movie design is ugly

Video game designer Yuji Naka only needs two sentences to explain what’s wrong with this weird-looking version of the Sega star.

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Hotel maid gives great anime decorating idea to let fans’ favorite characters sleep together

Sweetly suggestive cleaning staff takes good care of Japanese traveler’s anime goods in New York hotel.

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Hello Kitty lovestruck by American singer and YouTuber Austin Mahone in Tokyo

Hello Kitty falls a little bit in love with her “YouTube senpai” Austin Mahone.

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Bowser officially controls Nintendo with promotion to company president

Forget King Koopa, and say hello to President Bowser.

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Hello Kitty gets a new job — this time appearing on Converse sneakers!

Only cute and good things can come out of a collaboration between the world’s busiest cat and international sneaker brand Converse

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Queer Eye in Japan: Behind the scenes of new Netflix special currently being filmed in Tokyo

We take a look at what the Fab Five have been getting up to during their stay in Japan.

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Five reasons why Queer Eye is such a big hit on Netflix in Japan

How the loud-and-proud Fab Five were able to find success in a country that lags behind others when it comes to LGBTQ issues.

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BTS becomes first-ever K-pop group to present at Grammy Awards

The boy band might not have won in their category at the Grammys, but they came out winners by the end of the night.

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Ariana Grande stops learning Japanese following backlash over her “7 Rings” BBQ grill tattoo

People in Japan now fear Grande hates their country and their language.

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Jennifer Connelly sang a Japanese song that became a number one hit single in Japan 【Video】

Watch as a teenage Connelly advertises a Technics product while singing in perfect Japanese.

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San Francisco’s Dumpling Time arrives in Japan, opens in downtown Tokyo

Mr Sato meets the King-Dum Xiaolongbao.

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Ariana Grande’s kanji tattoo fail: new ink reads “Japanese BBQ grill” instead of “7 Rings”

The American popstar says there’s a story behind her embarrassing tattoo mistake.

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California student Julian Adame remains in jail eight months after breaking lamp in Tokyo

Adame’s mother sets up crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for her son.

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Naomi Osaka shuts down reporter who asked her to speak in Japanese following Australian Open win

People in Japan slam the reporter’s request and rush to the tennis pro’s defence.
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Anime director Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai nominated for Academy Award, achieves historic first

The latest film from the creator of Summer Wars and Wolf Children may or may not take home the gold statue, but it’s already done something incredible.

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