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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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Prime Minster Abe tells Trump that imperial succession is “100 times bigger” than the Super Bowl

Just without the commercials and disappointing halftime shows.

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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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