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Solo-traveling Japanese woman gets romantic pep talk from Hawaii immigration officer

When the airport employee found out she was in the islands alone, he gave her a tongue-in-cheek romantic worksheet to finish before heading home.

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Scientists in California send classic SNES EarthBound cartridge on odyssey into space【Video】

Beloved 16-bit game’s protagonist seemingly makes cameo appearance in the clouds of amazing video.

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New Mega Man cartoon to premiere, Japanese fans understandably apprehensive

Come on guys, it’s not like they’re going to make Mega Man a hoarse chubby baby with a speaking disorder…twice.

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Pokémon anime TV episode will not air in U.S., blackface concerns assumed to be reason why

Episode featuring Ash disguising himself as a Passimian is missing from Disney broadcast lineup.

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Hollywood is making a live-action Gundam movie that’s sure to please…well, probably no one

Legendary Entertainment is ready to roll the dice on adapting the biggest anime mecha series of all time for the overseas live-action movie market.

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Twitter searches for the mysterious Shinsekis…and their potty-trained rabbit

A surprise message left in the walls of a home leads to a widespread search for the previous homeowners.

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It’s the Fourth of July, so here are nine of anime’ most popular American characters【Survey】

Japanese fans vote in survey for their favorite anime characters who hail from the U.S.A., including sports stars, violent killers, and mecha pilots.

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Your Name director Makoto Shinkai, other anime creators invited to join Oscar Academy

Three directors and arguably the greatest anime composer of all time asked to join organization.

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The Deep Matcha Matcha of Matcha-Cha, an awesome green tea sweets cafe in an unexpected place

An amazing place for lovers of green tea in the City of Angels.

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U.S. Rapper Lil Baby makes waves in Japan, but for something other than his music

A controversial eating choice that has brought Lil Baby into the minds of Japanese people.

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American otaku attends college graduation accompanied by his anime girl huggy pillow【Video】

Young man in Southern California has a degree, and also a very clear opinion on who Love Live!’s best girl is.

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Japan-stationed U.S. fighter plane crashes in Okinawa

Japan Air Self-Defense Force rescues pilot from sea.

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Hey Asia, let’s help this person find a photo of their deceased father

Bereaved child needs our help to catch a glimpse of one of their father’s fondest memories.

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Shohei Ohtani amazes Major League Baseball with his impeccable Japanese manners

After making jaws drop both on the mound and at the plate, the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star is winning fans with his performance in the dugout.

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Nintendo Switch Online launches in September, comes with 20 free games and cloud save for a fee

Enjoy exclusive features and take your games online for some epic fun for as little as $4 a month.

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Female New York Sushi Chef makes amazing sushi that flies (or swims) in the face of gender roles

Oona Tempest is a world-class sushi chef whose cuisine could satisfy the palate of even the pickiest sushi connoisseurs.

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Our Japanese reporter heads to Okinawa and a U.S. military casino to try and win it big

Steak, dollars and men with guns (somewhere probably); we have a Las Vegas-lite experience at a U.S. military casino in Okinawa.

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Anime film Your Name’s director Makoto Shinkai is immortalized in an asteroid’s name

Makoto Shinkai can add one more special achievement to his resume that is quite literally out of this world. 

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Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteem barely interview Andrew W.K.【Video】

Once again, our pseudo-interviewer Seiji harnesses the rising force of a guitar god to confront the premier party-rocker.

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Sushi gets a dessert makeover with beautiful sushi ice creams in NYC【Pics】

The (culinary) world goes topsy-turvy with mint chocolate chip sushi and fish-flavoured doughnuts.

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