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St. Patrick's Day parades and events in Japan, 2017: Backed by 60 years of diplomacy

St. Patrick's Day parades, events, and parties in Japan may take on extra significance in 2017 as Japan and Ireland commemorate 60 years of diplomatic ties. Find out where the party is at, with our guide to the St. Patrick's Day celebrations across Japan.2017 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland. Show More Summary

Independent Living

Living together with our parents even we have our own family is such a convenience. Everything seems to be easy and cheaper like we don’t need to worry what to cook, what the stuff needed and we even paid half of bills. Sometimes we even got something for free especially when they were pampering their grandchildren. Show More Summary

Bring out the trumpets: Nozomi's Sound of the Sky Blu-ray set launches this June

If you've been holding out on getting Sound of the Sky, then you can look forward to the show's Blu-ray release on June 6. Of course, this new collection will include the special episodes and features from the DVD set Nozomi released...Show More Summary

Hit by a car, Part 1

There are a few things in my life that I regret happening. Some of them were my fault and completely preventable. But others, nothing could have been done because they were totally out of my control. Two years ago was one of those things. Show More Summary

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Spider-Man Edition

Power Rangers is one of the most cleverly disguised cultural import the US has ever received from Japan, taking Japanese footage from Super Sentai and then mixing in some bad acting footage from US actors. We've taken a lot of stuffShow More Summary

A west Tokyo woodcutter

The standard image of Tokyo as a busy, sprawling concrete mass is an accurate one. It really does feel like the city goes on forever, and the sometimes monstrous number of people can be overwhelming to say the least. But head west, a long way west, and the suburbs eventually make way for something very […]

Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 20-22

We are back as Tiger Mask W rolls on. the second season has been all over the place and doesn't seem to have much direction, but even of the plot advances in baby steps we still get some storyline development. Naoto and Ruriko have an...Show More Summary

March 11th quake : My story

Everyone who was in Japan at the time of the March 11th earthquake has a story to tell. It was big and dramatic enough to sear all those tiny details into one’s memory for years. With 6 years having passed none of the details have seemed to fade yet. Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE: Slay Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils' bad guys the fairy way

[The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] Due to some miraculous turn of events, I'm somehow playing Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils as the fairies' royal figure (a.k.a. the game's real star). Getting there might've...Show More Summary

Strong Style: G1 26 is here!

Hello everyone and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we start off the ultra important G1 Climax Tournament 26. We will see the best of the best in NJPW face off and the winner of all this gets an IWGP Title shot at the Tokyo Dome on Jan. Show More Summary

Hiroshima Ramen Place

The Hiroshima ramen place in Nishikoyama is too good. #tokyo #japan

Friend Requests

Adding your friend requests - gimme some time to get to all of them. My PSN is dannychoodotcom ???????...

T.M. Revolution to ignite Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri

I turn around for one moment and the Anisong World Matsuri event at Otakon '17 has added another singer to their roster, as T.M. Revolution gets ready to ignite everyone's souls this August. From the looks of it, this special event is shaping up to be a jolly good time for anyone who enjoys ani-songs that leave you energized with each beat. Show More Summary

The North Remembers March 11th

Today is March 11th, 2017.6 years ago, the world changed. Literally. The topographical situations were altered slightly by the impact of the Magnitude 9 earthquake that shook most of Japan, but none so much as us up here in Tohoku. The...Show More Summary

The Real Black Swordsman returns this spring in this new Berserk teaser trailer

I've heard mixed opinions of the latest animated adaptation of the Berserk manga, with many comparing that the suffering of fans' while watching this adaptation is comparable to (or even more than) the suffering of the Berserk's main character Guts. Show More Summary

7 Crazy Japanese Superstitions (that might offend)

I'm sure we've all been guilty of some cultural faux pas or other. Whether it's not saying 'God bless you' after someone sneezing, opening an umbrella indoors, or unknowingly using bad table manners, we've all done something to make others uncomfortable.And in Japan, there are many cultural faux pas that you have to be careful of. Show More Summary

Hanami in Japan 2017: The most popular hanami spots across Japan

So here we find ourselves again at the cusp of that most Japanese of seasons,hanami (??); the act of sitting under, or as near as possible to, cherry blossom trees whilst getting imbibed and chowing down on some B-grade grub. In ourShow More Summary

Smart Doll Starlight

Smart Doll Starlight final hair style. In production now. ????????????????????????? https://www.ins...

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