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Fullmetal Alchemist live action teaser has Alchemy and Metal

We finally get to see a teaser trailer from the live action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist from Japan. This entire production is Japanese with the main cast being entirely Japanese, even though the setting being in an alternate universe Europe. Show More Summary

Huzzah: Hurricane Polymar changes into a live-action movie

Well, people: It looks like the 1974 Tatsunoko anime, Hurricane Polymar, is getting the live-action movie treatment. While this news might make many fans of the original series concerned, there's a chance that it could make up for the...Show More Summary

A harsh look at poverty in Japan

Despite its gradual, post-bubble decline, Japan is still an affluent country. To suggest otherwise would be absurd. But at the same time, an increasing number of Japanese can only dream of being financially stable, let alone comfortable. The myth of everyone being middle-class has been well and truly debunked, and not just jobs for life, […]

Strong Style: Double the action from Niigata!

Hi, gang! Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. I'm fresh off spending the weekend at my home Convention, AniMaine with coverage of that coming soon so keep an eye out for that. This week we get double the action with two new shows. Show More Summary

Premium Friday in Japan: Are we being damned by a glimpse of paradise?

Not to be confused with SUPER FRIDAY (the current campaign run by SoftBank during which smartphone users can get free stuff on Fridays), Premium Friday is the tentative name given by policymakers and business leaders in Japan to a proposal that would let workers leave the office at 3 pm on the last Friday of each month. Show More Summary

How much to stay in a ryokan in Japan? Exploring Japan's 'Best in Class'

A huge part of the ‘Japan’ experience is the ability to interact with the Japan of old; visiting historical sites, seeing kimono clad ladies on the streets, eating ancient snacks, getting snaps worthy of a glossy coffee table book and,...Show More Summary

Japan Society As Amusing As It Can Be #nomadicyatri

When we hear the word japan there are certain things which run into our mind like gadgets, cars and shinkansen. There are many things which people living outside Japan may not know and they can be amused by knowing them. So here, I am...Show More Summary

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Ways to Live in Japan (The Bad)

So we looked at the good ways to live in Japan in the last article. Now it is time for the bad.10) CyclingActually, cycling is a great way to get around Japan as it beats the overcrowded commuter trains that they have here. However, it makes the bad list for a few reasons. Show More Summary

Live in Orlando? A transforming robot prototype to appear at IAPPA Attractions Expo '16

If you happen to live in Florida, the J-deite RIDE's prototype, a car that can change into a robot, at Orlando's IAAPA Attractions Expo '16 on Nov. 14. The cool thing about this creation is that folks can get inside of it. Another neat...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Save Money in Tokyo

Tokyo, if it's not obvious to most yet, belongs to the top 5 most expensive cities in the world, alongside Zurich, Hong Kong, Singapore and Luanda. Expensive as it may be though, it is a beautiful, clean and efficient place to live in, plus you know where taxes go. Show More Summary

10 Things to Know about Living in Japan

Thinking of making a move to Japan? Cool! Here are some things you might find it useful to know. 1) Japan is Not Just Tokyo Many people live in the major Japanese cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, or Nagoya. There are numerous differences even between these cities including climate and population density. Show More Summary

Old style Tokyo ramen

Well, old style udon, soba and ramen. All of which — somewhat unusually perhaps — are served up daily on the grounds of a shrine. And not just any old shrine either, but the famous, or indeed infamous, Yasukuni Shrine.

Ghost in the Shell's first full trailer is looking pretty 'Major'

It's hard to believe that after spending the better part of the last decade in development and then months after that mired in controversy, that the Ghost in the Shell film is now a thing that will actually happen in a few months' time. Show More Summary

Weekend Japanatainment: Cooking with Dog Edition

YouTube has countless channels on cooking all kinds of food and we love Japanese food here at Japanator for obvious reasons. There is one channel about cooking Japanese food that is very recognizable to many fans of Japanese cookingShow More Summary

Nope, anmitsu still doesn't make much sense!

I may be deeply cynical about Japanese dessert but I don't let this feeling stop me from trying. Sunday lunch came in the form of a ramen / dessert set from ???? / itoguruma; a chain family restaurant in Japan, so old it doesn't even have a homepage. Show More Summary

Japanator LIVE: Let's end RosenkreuzStilette Freudenstachel's deadly winter

[The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] In a miraculous turn of events, I was able to get through a good chunk of RosenkreuzStilette Freudenstachel. This was likely thanks to my decision to use most of the bosses' weaknesses...Show More Summary

This Japanese cat-shaped water cake sounds like a purrfect dessert

I've always been a sucker for foods that are shaped like other things since their creators took the time to create an edible artistic piece. One of these impressive treats is Mithiruka's water cake that's shaped like a cat. Mithiruka used water and agar to create the feline-shaped delicacy. Show More Summary

10 Things to Know About living in Japan

I am Lucy Tsunakawa but my name in FB is babie thats my Nname. Anyway I live here in Japan for 12 years now and I like it here, because there is peace and order low crime rate. and of course the people (Japanese) around, they are very disciplined and mannered. Show More Summary

Japanese National Socialist tattoo studio?

Last month, a popular Japanese girl band got into a spot of bother for their hugely inappropriate Nazi-inspired Halloween costumes. But for citizens who really want to show their passion for National Socialism, the SS tattoo studio would appear to be the perfect place to go.

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