TV shows

Friends cafe set to open in Tokyo for a limited time!

Channel your favourite character on the Central Perk couch with special menu items and Japan-exclusive goods.

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Terrace House funnyman Ryota Yamasato now married to Japanese actress Yu Aoi

The unlikely marriage that no one saw coming surprises everyone in Japan.

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Queer Eye in Japan: Behind the scenes of new Netflix special currently being filmed in Tokyo

We take a look at what the Fab Five have been getting up to during their stay in Japan.

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Five reasons why Queer Eye is such a big hit on Netflix in Japan

How the loud-and-proud Fab Five were able to find success in a country that lags behind others when it comes to LGBTQ issues.

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“Meat futon” skit with girls in bikinis on Japanese TV slammed as sexist and outdated

Look carefully and you’ll see Japan’s Benny Hill sandwiched in between these women. 

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Japanese version of 24 in production, set to air in 2020

The following article takes place between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Events occur in real time.

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Walking Dead star Norman Reedus sends Christmas greetings via Japanese comedy stripper Mr Uekusa

Japanese star of Britain’s Got Talent goes from strength to strength as his festive strip show catches the eye of a famous fan.

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Studio Ghibli TV show soon to be available on Amazon Prime Video

Get ready to binge watch all 26 episodes of Ronia the Robber’s Daughter.

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After 19 years, Ash Ketchum keeps streak alive with an as-expected performance in Pokémon League

Ash Ketchum’s latest bout with destiny went just about how you probably expected it to.

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Yo-Kai Watch debuts abroad: characters get name changes but songs retain their epic nature【Video】

Level-5, the game developer behind hits such as Ni no Kuni, Professor Layton and the mega-popular Yo-Kai Watch, are no strangers to success. They’ve even turned their mega-hit Yo-Kai Watch into an ongoing 90-episode anime series. Since then, the popularity of the show, the game and the characters has really risen, especially Jibanyan, who has surpassed Pikachu in popularity. It was only a matter of time before this huge hit would dip a toe into international waters, and on Disney XD it finally happened.

A TV show about spirits based on Japanese folklore would probably have needed a few adjustments when screened for a Western audience, so we were wondering, what did they decide to name their main character in the English version?

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