controversy

7-Eleven Japan’s “Paper Tiger” sandwich sparks online controversy over deceptive packaging

Attempted explanation gets called “lame excuse.”

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Anger sparks as Tokyo politician claims “legally protecting lesbians and gays will ruin district”

But like how?

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Japanese supermarket’s funeral ad sparks controversy, debate over “blasphemy”

Is Aeon’s award-winning design an economical comfort or a blasphemy against your ancestors?

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Tokyo plan to give 100,000 yen to residents who get infected with coronavirus sparks backlash

“So is this the start of the Coronavirus Challenge Lottery?” asks opponent of Shinjuku program.

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Anime is not real life: American TikTok user points out absurdity of buxom chef’s uniform

Scene from Food Wars! looks like something you’d see on an R-rated Masterchef

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Kumamoto teacher suspended for slapping student on the head and kicking him for 35 minutes

But critics say that’s not a good enough punishment.

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Love Live! fans clash with feminists again over controversial poster, this time advertising tea

Sexy schoolgirl or stylized kimono-clad character? Which is better for advertising agricultural products?

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“Smooth Hair” poster sparks controversy in Japan

Company pulls haircare ad after receiving complaints from the public. 

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Australian politician calls for immediate review of all anime due to depictions of “child abuse”

“They contain depictions of wide-eyed children, usually in school uniforms, engaged in explicit sexual activities and poses, and often being sexually abused.”

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Monster girl brothel anime finally makes a friend as it finds new broadcast partner in Japan

Interspecies Reviewers has been kicked off multiple networks in Japan, but now it’s found one that’s welcoming it with open arms.

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“Single women only” say rules for anime voice actress auditions for new Love Live! series

No married women allowed, but 15-year-olds are A-OK.

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Love Live! character with controversial skirt to continue as orange spokesperson, petitioner says

Change.org petition organizer says agricultural group has pledged their continued support to the anime schoolgirl idol.

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Love Live! poster showing anime schoolgirl in see-through skirt divides public opinion in Japan

Otaku, artists, feminists, and a Tokyo assemblyman weigh in on the controversial crotch-revealing image.

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Monster girl brothel anime gets kicked off of yet another Japanese TV station

Latest discharge leaves only one free broadcast station in all of Japan still willing to show Interspecies Reviewers.

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Controversial My Hero Academia character gets new name, comes with risk of yet another controversy

Critics said “Maruta Shiga” was a reference to human experimentation during World War II, but some see the same problem in his new name.

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Media watchdog BPO said some surprising things about monster brothel anime Interspecies Reviewers

Controversial anime divided opinions even within Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization.

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Fujifilm removes promotional video after it causes outrage【Video】

One commenter even said “How did this get approved?”

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Monster girl brothel anime Interspecies Reviewers’ Tokyo TV broadcast cancelled

Series about buying companionship in a fantasy world continues to lose business friends.

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My Hero Academia creator, publisher make official apologies for controversial character name

Critics say “Maruta Shiga” is a reference to human experimentation in Japan-occupied China.

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Japanese Red Cross renews partnership with busty-heroine manga series for new blood drive

Uzaki-chan wants to hang out, and help harvest otaku blood.

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