e-sports

Japan’s first dedicated e-sports hotel to open this spring with three full floors of gaming gear

A place for digital competitors to stay in the birthplace of the Japanese fighting game community.

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What do Japanese kids want to be when they grow up? For 30 percent of boys, YouTubers, survey says

Professional e-sports player also skyrockets in popularity for boys, while girls’ career dreams remain steady.

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Epic Street Fighter comeback actually isn’t a comeback, but is something even more amazing【Vid】

Taking the concept of action movies and applying them to fighting games is an awesome new idea for e-sports professionals.

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Immigration officer has surprising questions for Japanese pro Smash Bros. player traveling abroad

”What’s the purpose of your visit?” is a common question to get asked at immigration. “Who do you main?” is not.

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Tokyo has a share house for people who want to be pro gamers, comes furnished with gaming PCs

Live the life in Tokyo while pursuing your dreams of e-sports glory.

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Japanese dad mercilessly beats son to tears in Smash Bros. after he says he wants to be pro gamer

Gamer father showed his power, but the Japanese Internet thinks he might not have displayed much wisdom.

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Japanese all-girls e-sports teams apologizes to fans after learning one of its members is a man

Team enjoys a variety of games, but is strictly a single-sex organization.

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Want to be a pro gamer? There’s a course for that, at Tokyo School of Anime【Video】

First lesson? Gaming. Second lesson? Gaming. Tokyo technical school offers courses to aspiring e-sports athletes.

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One of the biggest stars of the e-sports world once again creates smiles while suffering heartbreaking defeat.

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Tokyo is getting a sports bar-style restaurant where diners can watch video game contests

Square Enix set to open new cafe in downtown this autumn.

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Japanese magazine claims pro gamers “are like children” and “have no value to society”

Do you think Magic: The Gathering and shogi players are “wasting their lives on just a game?”

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Japanese government awards its first-ever working visas to foreign professional gamers

Move applauded by industry members as a boon for e-sports in Japan.

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