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Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri summons Yousei Teikoku

We still have a long way to go before Otakon '17 is upon us, and a new group has been added to their Anisong World Matsuri event. For their fourth announcement, Yousei Teikoku are making their debut at the con. In other words, theirShow More Summary

Review: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell has been around for a long time. Since the release of Masamune Shirow’s seminal manga in 1989 and Mamoru Oshii’s arguably more influential 1995 film adaptation, the saga of the cyborgs of Section 9 has influenced pop culture and science fiction for nearly a generation. That puts Rupert Sanders’ new film in a difficult position. Show More Summary

These special takoyaki will make you want to eat the planet

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to eat the Earth, Twitter User @kyooochang decided to make her batch of takoyaki resemble the blue planet. Sure, the taste is the same, but the craft behind its structure makes the whole thing...Show More Summary

A cherry blossom wedding selfie

With the cherry blossom now visible, it would seem this year’s flower-based photo frenzy has well and truly begun.

One in seven over-sixty Japanese have prepared for their death

A word that came into fashion about five or six years ago is ??, shuukatsu, an abbreviation of the phrase “Activities for one’s end of life”, basically getting one’s finances, will, paperwork, funeral plan, etc all in order while one is still able, so as not to be too much bother for one’s relatives after […]

Folks From Megahouse

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Production Patterns

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Chitose Ji---------

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‘Smoky Disco’ ups the immersive in a new nightclub experience coming to Tokyo

Lose yourself in the smoky vibes of a new and immersive clubbing experience, ‘Smokey Disco’, at Shibuya’s 'club asia' next month. The same people that combined tuna (yes, the fish) and house music to create, shall we say, an alternative...Show More Summary

Magnolia festival in Fujieda (Shizuoka)

It is the beginning of spring and you can find everywhere plum blossom and cherry blossom. But there is another very beautiful flower you can find around whole Japan. The very beautiful magnolia in white or pink. During my trip to Shizuoka I used the good weather to visit a magnolia festival. Show More Summary

Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan: Antenna shops, travel, and multitasking

Get to grips with Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, an ever-present in Yurakucho's multitasking shopping scene, and a facility that can take you on a trip around all corners of Japan through its antenna shops.Tokyo’s Yurakucho district has an identity crises. Show More Summary

English-speaking Dental Clinic in Fukui City

Last weekend, I had a dental emergency. My level of Japanese is just enough to set an appointment, but definitely not enough to understand any medical procedure (I had to google what "gums" were in Japanese).Hayakawa Dental Clinic is a rather big clinic with 3 attending dentists and a lot of dental hygienists and assistants. Show More Summary

A traditional Tokyo rice cracker shop

Seeing rice crackers made using time-honoured techniques, in suitably traditional settings, is nice to say the least. Better still, however, is the aroma, as despite their simplicity, the resultant snacks smell absolutely sensationa...

Look forward to more Universal Century anime goodness this June with Gundam Twilight Axis

With Gundam Thunderbolt's second season launching on GundamInfo, Sunrise revealed that they have another Gundam project in store for us. Just like the current Universal Century show, their new title, an adaptation of the Light NovelShow More Summary

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Food Edition

Food and culture are very intertwined, and Japan is one of those countries that likes to take it very seriously (Yes, more than you) which is probably why a lot of their food is known across the world (instant ramen counts). Japanese...Show More Summary

Smartdoll Unboxing Vids

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J-Novel club announces new title from legendary author

J-Novel Club has announced they are adding the light novel, Bluesteel Blasphemer, to their lineup starting March 25 with a free preview. The latest addition to the Japanese light novel website come from author Ichirou Sakaki who hasShow More Summary

Our Smartdoll Shoes

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Today's Guests

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Sports Bra Set For Smartdoll

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