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Tom Cruise makes our reporter swoon at Top Gun: Maverick premiere in Japan

Maverick comes to town, complete with fireworks and hand hearts.

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Tom Cruise arrives in Japan, talks with horse girls【Video】

Uma Musume anime’s Top Gun interviews Top Gun star.

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Japan to begin accepting tourists from the U.S., three other countries this month

Inbound foreign tourists will have to comply with numerous requirements.

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American visits Japan, wonders why McDonald’s only sells beef bowls, not burgers

A visit to this unusual branch reveals the mystery behind the burgerless McDonald’s.

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Super Mario movie delayed, Nintendo posts strange apology

”This is Miyamoto.”

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How origami changed the life of a Japanese woman in the U.S.

A lesson in how to overcome your fears and change your destiny.

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Old Enough: Netflix show sparks global debate on parenting and child safety

Wholesome Japanese TV show about toddlers going out on errands divides overseas viewers. 

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Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki receives lifetime achievement honor at Annie awards

Completes hat trick for the group that created Studio Ghibli.

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Can a 42-year-old straight guy get into Boys’ Love manga? Let’s find out at MangaPlaza

They say you can’t teach an old dog new homoerotic literature.

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“I’ll draw one animal for every retweet!” Japanese artist now has to draw 22,000 animals

That works out to drawing one animal a day…for 52 years.

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American’s Japanese calligraphy gets called “cultural appropriation,” Japanese Twitter disagrees

Messages of thanks and support come flooding in for shodo beginner.

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Snoop Dogg’s cookbook gets a rebrand in Japan

“From Crook to Cook” just doesn’t have the same catchy appeal here as it does overseas.

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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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