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Anime memes appear on Twitter as PM says two masks will be sent to all Japanese households

Really, Prime Minister? Only two?

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Ueno Park looks eerily deserted in the midst of the coronavirus 【Photos】

The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, but there’s no one around to enjoy them. 

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Hanami cherry blossom viewing season begins in Japan as cities around the world shut down

Questions about complacency are being raised as people gather at popular sakura spots in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Japanese prefectural government passes video game ban limiting kids’ daily play, smartphone time

Oh, but of course they’re allowed to continue studying until any time of night.

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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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Japanese PM asks schools around Japan to close as coronavirus cases rise

Surprise announcement comes as children are now testing positive for COVID-19.

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Bill approving “Space Force” military branch moves forward in Japan’s parliament

Japan comes closer to establishing their own Space Force, but no plans for mecha in sight so far.

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Mayor of Osaka wants to legally control when kids can and can’t use smartphones in their own home

55-year-old politician thinks kids are ditching school because they’re spending too much time on their phones.

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Japanese politicians want to set daily limit on how much time kids can spend playing video games

Proposal also bans playing games after certain times at night depending on gamer’s age.

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Kyoto admits to paying celebrities 500,000 yen per tweet to talk about how great the city is

”We expected a strong, positive reaction from young people” says city government spokesperson.

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Eating Tokyo’s most expensive pancakes required us to go through a security check

Mr. Sato eats the pancakes that won the heart of one of the most powerful politicians in Japan, but were they worth it?

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Hong Kong counter-protesters gather to sing Chinese national anthem on streets of Osaka, Japan

Videos show dozens-strong assembly in middle of downtown shopping district.

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Japan’s prime minister asks men cheating on their wives, and their girlfriends to vote for him

Votes are votes, right?

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Yu-Gi-Oh! creator apologizes for drawing charters making political statements ahead of elections

Doesn’t back away from accusation that Japan’s currently in-power politicians are “betraying the country” though.

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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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