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Anime about a rice-themed Idol group is a thing that is happening

"In a world where people are losing interest in eating rice, five students will come together to save their school, Inaho Academy, from shutting down by getting people to eat rice again." Sounds wacky, huh? Well, that's a real anime that is coming out in April for the spring anime season. Read more...

Frozen Fantasy at Tokyo Disneyland

As many things are seasonal changing in Japan, also Tokyo Disney Resort has changing events all over the year. At the moment the special event “Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy” is hold at Tokyo Disneyland. I visited there on FebruaryShow More Summary

Oh! my Toyota!! Street Fighter 2 takes on Toyota's new car

Those who have played Street Fighter II back in the day may remember the iconic bonus stage where the player must beat up a car in under 40 seconds. Now, Toyota has come along to team up with the player to take on the "Dictator", the international nickname for M. Show More Summary

Devoted moviegoer spots unfinished anime movie at theater

A movie theater in Aomori city recently discovered that it had been screening an unfinished version of the anime movie In this corner of the world for over seven weeks that had missing and different elements. Now how did the theaterShow More Summary

Feel the emotions of March comes in like a lion movie songs

March comes in like a lion is one of last year's best anime and is getting a two-part live action movie in March and April. From Honey and Clover author Chica Umino, March comes in like a lion is all about Rei Kiriyama, a lonely teen pro shogi player and part time student who is trying to find his place in the world. Show More Summary

Learn some Durarara!! facts with Did You Know Anime

Durarara!! is one the most unique franchises out there from the author of Baccano!!, it starts out as a urban light drama about people in modern metropolitan Tokyo that turns into an intriguing intertwining web of mystery with a large cast of interesting characters. Show More Summary

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest joins J-Novel Club

J-Novel Club does it again as it adds to its line up with Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest. The light novel series by Ryo Shirakome and illustrated by Takayaki is available with a 40-page free preview and the first half of the first volume available to members. Read more...

AirBnb-style rentals: cheapness main attraction

HomeAway, Expedia’s AirBnb-style site, recently published an interesting survey into minpaku, private rentals. The two types of rentals in the survey are first renting a complete dwelling, a flat or a house, and second, the more traditional B’n’B style of renting out a room in someone’s home. In Japan, the term is ??, minpaku, and […]

28 foreigner-friendly hospitals Japan. But for which foreigners?

News media have been reporting over the last 24 hours about a list of hospitals in Japan that are recommended for foreigners. 28 in fact. This, we are told, is a government-backed list compiled by the organization, Medical Excellence Japan. Show More Summary

Top 5 healthy, cheap and easy foods and meals for terrible cooks in Japan

If you're a terrible cook like me, you'll know that sinking feeling of walking into a Japanese supermarket and realising you have no idea what anything is, let alone how to fashion it into something edible.You will also realise that most of your tried-and-tested recipes from home either contain things impossible to find in Japan, or require an oven. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 17-19

Tiger Mask W seems to have an ongoing struggle with itself. It seems to keep coming off the rails more times than the mine cart in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It sometimes looks like the animators are entertaining themselves with in-jokes than putting on a show. Show More Summary

Lelouch Smart Doll

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At Sunrise With Mirai-chan

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Sunrise Reception

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Kami-igusa

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Boring Whiteboards

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Gunma's Kusatsu Onsen delivers more than just chart-topping onsen waters

One of Japan's premier onsen towns seems an unlikely vacation spot for the foreigner who gets bored after about five minutes in a bath. But this is where we found ourselves this winter in Japan, in the higher climes of Gunma Prefecture...Show More Summary

Norigami Taco's sushi tacos sound like an intriguing combination

I might've said this before, but I'm a huge fan of cuisines that combines things that many people would classify as a terrible mix. One of these special combos is Norigami Taco's tacos that feature shells made out of fried tempura seaweed. From sushi ingredients to ramen and normal taco content, I'm tempted to try out Norigami's delicacy. Show More Summary

There is much to anticipate while living in Japan

Starting life in a new country is often nerve racking. There is a lot of getting used to; a new environment, new culture, new ways of doing things and of course for Japan, a completely new language. Often, the simplest things you used to do with ease in your home country becomes immensely complicated and difficult here. Show More Summary

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