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The best Pokémon music video of all time is here, thanks to Bump of Chicken and Bones【Video】

Two new Trainers take a walk through 20 years of Pokémon protagonists in a glistening nostalgia trip.

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No-charge karaoke rooms now available across Japan to keep country singing during the pandemic

Karaokekan shifts to a new strategy.

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Studio Ghibli releases its first-ever train jingles, to be played at one special Japanese station

Monument also to be erected in the shape of Totoro.

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Osaka’s aged idol group Obachaaan still on fire, also helping prevent fires

Don’t call it a comeback. They’ve been here for years, dispensing candy and unsolicited advice.

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Japanese office workers getting boost by giving themselves anime ending theme at end of workday

Get Wild taikin puts a swaggering period on the end of the day, and Guren shukkin helps on the other end.

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Japanese government appoints Hatsune Miku as corona countermeasure spokesperson

Her artificially generated voice will be a crucial instrument in disseminating information.

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Another Tokyo urban landmark closing down, this time the home of Shinjuku’s giant Yunika Vision

Labi location says goodbye to the neighborhood it’s been a symbol of.

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Weightlifting anime’s theme song video blows past 115 million views with help from muscle idol

Real-life bodybuilders stand in for anime weightlifters in otaku community’s favorite workout anthem.

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Adding new and improved visual appeal to a new collection of video game medleys.

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What would J-rock legend Yoshiki look like as an Attack on Titan giant? Like this【Video】

Yoshiki Titan does what the X-Japan founder does best.

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Pikachu shocks “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” for new song “Pika to Pico”【Video】

”Beef”, sings Pikachu in translated duet.

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Pen-Pikachu-Apple-Pen? Pokémon star teams up with PPAP singer for new song

Pikotaro and Pikachu want to give the world something to smile about.

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Japanese company creates face masks for musicians

Pandemic sax appeal. 

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Japanese social media reacts to Billie Eilish’s new animated, Ghibli-esque music video

The singer’s latest promotional video shows her walking through a mystical landscape, holding hands with trees, and being lifted into a sunrise.

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J-pop star Utada Hikaru filmed all of her newest video in her lockdown home, and it’s beautiful

Working from home can’t stop Japan’s celebrated songstress from creating a cool throwback video for “Time.”

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Naomi Watanabe slays Lady Gaga in “Rain On Me” parody video

Some say this version is even better than the original.

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Japanese karaoke now offers “Mask Effect” for people with face masks【Video】

The improvement in sound makes us think we should all wear face masks at karaoke from now on.   

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Anime voice actress announces marriage, fans start getting rid of her merchandise the next day

Not all fans salty about mega-star’s romantic milestone, though.

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Japanese fisherman becomes TikTok heartthrob, shares cute dance videos while working at sea

Dancing on a boat and fielding marriage proposals from fans is all in a day’s work for this scallop fisherman.

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Japanese idol singer responds to fan who gushes over how much he loves her thighs

”I want you to consider whether or not what you write is appropriate.”

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