events

Tokyo International Shark Film Festival honors the contributions of sharks to the art of cinema

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Loft, the TISFF returns.

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Tokyo lesbian love anime art/photography exhibition cancelled, thighs suspected as sticking point

Cancellation of yuri event comes mere days before scheduled opening in one of Tokyo’s major anime fan neighborhoods.

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Shonen Jump exhibition featuring classic ’90s manga and anime to open in Tokyo

Old favorites like Dragon Ball, Rurouni Kenshin, and Yu Yu Hakusho will make an appearance.

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Japanese-style Snoopy art exhibit celebrates 50 years of Peanuts in Japan, sells samurai merch

Travelling exhibit is going on now.

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Hakone Beer will celebrate 20th anniversary, give away 1,500 beers at special Tokyo event

Free beer on tap! It doesn’t matter what else I write here. Free beer!

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Final Fantasy art exhibit to be held in Tokyo to honor the tear-jerking good-byes between heroes

Fans have met a lot of memorable characters in the video game series’ 30 years, which also means a lot of bittersweet farewells.

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Sounds like this year’s Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama is going to have other Pokémon species too!

Fans are keeping their fingers crossed about this summer’s “Not Just Pikachu Pikachu Outbreak” event.

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Over 1,000 idol singers to gather in Tokyo for massive fan event at Budokan

Idol Expo allows fans to worship their favorite idols in one convenient location.

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All-night, all-free cosplay event to be held at Tokyo bookstore, applications now being accepted

Love of anime, light novels, and/or costuming essential, desire to actually sleep optional.

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Enjoy sake with ikebana with this English-friendly event series

It’s not getting drunk, it’s getting cultured! And drunk.

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The beautiful booth models of Japan’s CP+ camera expo【Photos】

We were inspired to take more than a few pictures on our visit to the ongoing trade show taking place south of Tokyo.

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Matchmaking party in Tokyo is a literal blind date, everyone must wear blindfolds

Having trouble looking for the perfect romantic partner? Maybe that’s your problem…the “looking” part I mean.

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Two-day event will bring unique Japan-inspired steampunk style to Harajuku

The fashion center of Tokyo is the place to be this April!

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Mr. Sato meets fans, hands out the treasures of RocketNews24 at Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so we decided to test that theory at the Japanese pop culture expo.

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Super sweet exclusive Sailor Moon goods for sale at the Animate Girls Festival 2016

Welcome to Volume No. 35,000,000 of More Sailor Moon Stuff You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now!

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Tokyo Comic-Con reverses policy, will allow male cosplayers to dress as female characters

Gender-based, color-coded badges to be introduced as part of new regulations.

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Tokyo Comic-Con explicitly prohibits men from cosplaying as female characters

Event lists restriction on official website.

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Children leave plush toys for a sleepover at the library with adorable results!

From drawing to playing with new friends, organisers release cute photos of the fun activities the toys got up to during their stay.

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Japan’s Pikachu Outbreak 2016! Pokémon get wet and wild in Yokohama【Photos & Four Videos】

Well, wet and adorable, anyway.

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Hey, that’s not Pikachu! Sharp-eyed fans spot an imposter at Japan’s annual Pikachu Outbreak

It turns out there are two species to see at the awesome Pokémon event.

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