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The Japanese government made an idol anime, and it literally wants your blood【Video】

The girls of KKT21 want you to bleed for the good of society.

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Pokémon and Iwate team up to elect Geodude as the tourism ambassador to the prefecture!

It even has a theme song and a bizarre costume.

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Final Fantasy’s Yoshitaka Amano paints awesome portrait of Japan’s prime minister

One of these dashing samurai is actually Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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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 subway conductor sues city for legal right for his beard to exist, monetary compensation

Verdict handed down in multi-year fight between facial hair and Municipal Transportation Bureau.

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Same-sex couples take Japanese government to court, request constitutional marriage rights

Ten same-sex couples are filing a joint lawsuit against the Japanese government, calling for real marriage equality.

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Japanese parliament descends into utter chaos, shouting match over proposed water law【Video】

Move to allow private companies to handle public water supply has politicians fired up, supporters unwilling to communicate as dissenter shouts “No! No! No! No! No!”

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Donald Trump will probably be the first foreign leader to meet with Japan’s new emperor

State visit likely to occur in late spring/early summer of next year.

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Japanese politician announces plan to create space division for Self-Defense Forces

Former Minister of Defense wants new organization up and running by 2020.

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Sexual harassment poster from Japanese government draws criticism for seemingly taking men’s side

Unless you read all the way to the bottom, the poster might look like it’s sending the wrong message.

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Man in charge of cybersecurity for 2020 Olympics has never touched a computer

In other words, now’s probably a good time to get all that valuable data onto removable physical media.

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Barack Obama tells the world he doesn’t care about Pokémon【Video】

The former U.S. president encourages you to choose someone other than Pikachu.

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Citizens group protests Japanese city council that kicked woman out for using cough drop

Suspiciously, councilwoman was removed from meeting just before introducing governmental reform proposal.

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Japanese city councilwoman who took baby to work kicked out of conference for using cough drop

Other members call for immediate suspension of meeting due to breech of etiquette, take eight hours to decide on her increasingly stupid punishments.

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Nagoya City Council debates: Is toilet paper really needed in public restrooms?

This is why it’s important to vote in city council elections.

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Japanese town refuses to pay bear patrol hunting club as animals spotted on streets, at harbor【Vid】

”It’s like they’re saying the money is more important than our lives” says frustrated hunter.

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Japanese politicians want to make it easier for foreigners to get anime assistant work visas

Ministry of Justice proposal aims to let foreign students stay in Japan after they finish school and work their way up the professional ladder.

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What do Japanese netizens think about President Trump’s “I remember Pearl Harbor” comment?

Japanese netizen’s responses were fairly mixed, but most were pretty casual about Trump’s allegedly incendiary statement.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enjoys a shaved ice, Twitter buries him in a hashtag avalanche

Japanese netizens react to the PR photo with a variety of “helpful” advice hashtags, as well as some hashtags that aren’t very helpful at all.

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Tokyo politician creates dojinshi manga, will be at Comiket selling it

Otaku assemblyman’s latest project stars a 1,300-year-old girl from a popular video game franchise.

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