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TV audiences in Japan surprised to see “Pikachu,” “Raichu” as members of U.S. Olympic team

Siblings look to electrify the badminton competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Gigantic Gundam steals the show at the Tokyo Olympics triathlon

Some of the world’s greatest athletes hang a left at the life-size anime robot in their race for Olympic gold.

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Japan’s perception of skateboarding could change thanks to Olympic wins, pro skater says

Skaters in Japan hope that they’ll be able to skate in public without fear of stigma. 

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Nihon? Nippon? What’s the correct name for “Japan” at the Tokyo Olympics (and in general)?

Japan, the country so nice they named it twice?

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13-year-old Japanese girl becomes first-ever women’s skateboarding Olympic gold medalist【Video】

Junior high school student and street skateboarder Momiji Nishiya puts herself in record books as youngest Japanese athlete ever to win gold medal.

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Google made a free-to-play ninja cat RPG to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics, and it’s awesome!

The Google Doodle for the Tokyo Olympics’ start offers retro fun, insight into Japanese culture, and a skateboarding tanuki.

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The only woman managing a high school baseball team in Osaka does things a little differently

And she’s making a big difference for her players.

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Naomi Osaka’s dream of having her own Barbie doll comes true

The designer got the Olympic athlete right down to her freckles.

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Going over the top with a lesson at Tokyo’s top arm wrestling dojo【Photos】

Some of Japan’s strongest “arm sumo” competitors show us how it’s done.

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Ibaraki woman arrested for attacking Olympic torch with water gun

And not just any water gun; it was a Fancy & Toy Tonari.

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Japanese basketball star Rui Hachimura joins with Nissin to make his own Cup Noodle ramen

Hachimura said “I want you to make a product for me” and Nissin was happy to oblige.

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Dragon Quest at Olympics opening ceremony? Game theme, Eva-connected song heard coming from stadium

Long-awaited start of the Tokyo Olympics might be a special treat for sports fans and otaku alike.

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Sailor Moon wishes Japan good luck at the Olympics in tweet, sparks backlash from fans

Anime ambassador’s quick message of support doesn’t land right with critics.

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The Paralympics’ first official video game becomes an entirely new breed of sports game

Pegasus Dream Tour is a sports game people who don’t even like sports can enjoy.

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FFXV director Hajime Tabata talks leaving Square Enix to make the first Paralympic game【Interview】

Tabata and JP Games hope to make the world a brighter place, one game at a time.

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Please drink alone in your room and don’t have sex, Tokyo Olympics tells athletes

Organizers don’t want people getting randy or rowdy in the Olympic Village.

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Killing Machine appears at Japanese baseball stadium, Dragon Quest fans thrilled【Video】

Video game monster brings the heat with a sizzling fastball.

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What event did you hate most in elementary school? Survey asks Japanese adults

Those less sportingly inclined had a hard time.

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Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open, discusses experiences with depression

Decision comes days after tennis star says she would not speak with reporters during event.

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Retired sumo champion swaps loincloth for a baker’s apron and their bread wows us 【Taste Test】

More ways than one to get that bread.

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