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Liev Schreiber’s son deemed “too beautiful” in Japan

Many are likening his look to Studio Ghibli’s Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle.

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High-ranking U.S. politician confirmed as a Demon Slayer music fan

Secretary of State is also fan of anime song.

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American businessman promises urgent flights of potatoes to Japan to ease French fry shortage

A golden ray of salty hope shines from across the Pacific.

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Miss Universe 2021 Japan entry slammed for wearing “dead person’s kimono”

“Cool Japan” take on national costume criticised as an “insult” to Japanese culture. 

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Ed Sheeran’s bromance with One Ok Rock frontman warms the hearts of fans around the world

Sushi date sees Taka finally reunite with the mate he calls a “f*#%ing genius”. 

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Is Ariana Grande “Asian Fishing”? Japanese netizens weigh in on the drama

What do people in Japan think of the star’s controversial new look? 

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Baseball star Shohei Ohtani turns down People’s Honor Award from Japanese prime minister

Unanimous MVP would have been first recipient of award since 2019.

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What’s wrong with Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop? The characters, our old-school fan says

These aren’t the cowboys, or the villain, that defined the classic anime, our veteran Bebop fan says.

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Our Japanese-born reporter tries California-grown rice, gets his mind blown【Taste test】

His friend warned him about Calrose rice. Should he have listened?

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Japanese fans react to full trailer for Netflix live-action Cowboy Bebop with original voice cast

Anime fans are sounding more likely to heed the call when it’s coming from the voices of the original Spike and Faye.

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How do Japanese fans feel about Netflix Cowboy Bebop teaser with return of anime voice actors?

Original voices for Spike, Faye, and more reprise roles for live-action adaptation.

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New voice of Super Mario for CG movie is Chris Pratt, Donkey Kong also will appear

Pratt and a collection of comedy icons star in Nintendo’s return to movie screens.

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U.S. lifts all agricultural import bans for Fukushima, Tohoku region of Japan

A decade after the 3-11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear incident, all Japanese produce from the affected areas has an open path to the U.S.

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Japanese netizens react to U.S. dentist offering free cleanings if you beat him at Smash Bros

Does he main Dr. Mario though?

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Fashion icon Naomi Watanabe has a reassuring anecdote for Japanese people in the U.S.

Watanabe acknowledged anti-Asian sentiment in the States on her livestream but consoled viewers with a kind tale from the streets of New York.

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TV audiences in Japan surprised to see “Pikachu,” “Raichu” as members of U.S. Olympic team

Siblings look to electrify the badminton competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Naomi Osaka’s dream of having her own Barbie doll comes true

The designer got the Olympic athlete right down to her freckles.

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U.S. government lowers Japan travel warning level

Japan was placed at highest warning level in May.

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Cowboy Bebop’s original composer is coming back for the Netflix live-action version

If “get everybody and the stuff together” means “get Yoko Kanno and her amazing musical talent,” then yes, it’s time to jam.

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“Do not travel to Japan” U.S. government tells citizens

Don’t go to Japan, and if you’re already traveling there, come home ASAP, says State Department.

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