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'Gundam Extreme Versus Force' To Get December Release

42 minutes agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

The upcoming Gundam Extreme Versus Force for PS Vita will be getting a December release in Japan this year.

Messy 'The Laws of the Universe - Part 0' follows no rules

3 hours agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

"The Laws of the Universe — Part 0" is the seventh film based on the work of Ryuho Okawa, the controversial founder of the Happy Science religious group and the Happiness Realization political party in Japan. When five students at Nazca Academy, an elite junior high boarding school, choose a topic...

Toyota Offers A Pair Of Oddball Concepts In The Lead-up To Tokyo

It only comes once every two years, which probably explains why so much of the Tokyo Motor Show is dedicated to the whacky and wonderful concepts concocted by Japan’s usually staid automakers. Toyota is no exception this year. Joining...Show More Summary

Found in Translation

I didn’t go to Japan in search of the country’s cinematic history, but it kept coming in search of me. I was just there on vacation, traveling with the family of my daughter’s closest school friend, whose parents lived in Tokyo for more than 20 years and knew the city and the language well. Show More Summary

Myanmar official accuses China of meddling in rebel peace talks

YANGON (Reuters) - A top negotiator in Myanmar's peace talks with ethnic rebels has accused neighboring China of derailing a nationwide ceasefire deal last week that would have brought Japan and Western nations in as observers to monitor an end to decades of conflict.

Nexus 6P A SoftBank Exclusive In Japan

There you have it – the Nexus 6P, a smartphone that was built by the third largest smartphone vendor in the world, Huawei, which became official in the previous week alongside the Nexus 5X from LG, will be arriving in Japan on the 9th of October. Show More Summary

Venezuela Is Now The Most Expensive Country In The World

Submitted by Simon Black via, Forget Norway. Japan. Iceland. Switzerland. Or any of the other places around the world that are notorious for being painful on the wallet. Venezuela is now the most expensive country in the world, hands down. Show More Summary

Fukushima Study Links Children's Cancer To Nuclear Accident

11 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The study claims rates of thyroid cancer are high for children who lived near the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Japan. But other scientists are skeptical of the findings.

Sony slashes PS4 price to $350, including a game

The price of the PlayStation 4 tumbles as expected, after after a similar move by Sony in Japan last month.

What the U.S. Can Learn From Japan’s Working Women

Japanese corporate culture boasts some of the most punishing white-collar working conditions in the world. Employees are often expected to work long hours in unpaid overtime, a brutal lifestyle that many have blamed for a rash of depression cases and suicides. Show More Summary

Sony Cuts Price Of PlayStation 4 For The First Time To $349

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

After nearly two years, Sony is slashing the price of its latest gaming console by $50 just in time for the holidays. The PlayStation 4 now costs $349 in the U.S. In November. The console already received a price cut in Japan to 35,000 yen (approximately $290). European gamers should expect a price cut pretty soon as well. Read More

Mom, Dad to 20-Year-Old: Happy Birthday, We're Done

When young adults in the US reach the age of majority, they take on full legal responsibility for themselves and can do fun things like vote, sign contracts, and open bank accounts. In Japan, the same milestone means they get hit with rent charges and manifestos from their parents on...

TPP to Divert Trade from China, South Asia, Benefitting US, Japan

Bill Rosenberg, policy director at New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, said that there will be diversion of trade from outside the TPP area (such as from China, South Asia) as countries like Vietnam and Malaysia buy materials from within the TPP region rather than elsewhere.

Washington Post Discovers Rise In Labor Force Participation Among Japanese Women

The Washington Post deserves credit for being the first major media outlet to discover the sharp increase in women's labor force participation in Japan. It ran a piece headlined, "How American women fell behind Japanese women in the workplace," which pointed out that employment rates are now higher for women in Japan than for the United States. Show More Summary

Paramount Movies To Be Distributed By Toho-Towa In Japan Under New Entity

Beginning February 1 next year, Paramount titles will be released and marketed in Japan via Toho-Towa. This is part of a long-term agreement that will see Toho-Towa form a new distribution company, in addition to its current operation, to distribute Paramount’s films. Show More Summary

Japan to introduce self-driving car tests next year

Robot Taxi, a company from Japan has got everyone in the country excited with the announcement of their self-driven cars. The taxi service aims to be fully functional by 2020 but the testing will most likely commence next year. The company will target geographies where public transport is a popular option. Show More Summary

PlayStation 4 gets price drop in North America

Sony has announced an official $50 price cut to the PlayStation 4, bringing the price down from $399.99 to $349.99. It's not just out of the blue, either: Japan received a very similar price cut just last month, so the drop was rumored...Show More Summary

Alonso to stay at McLaren until 2017

Fernando Alonso says he will stay at McLaren until 2017 after casting doubt on his future at the last race in Japan.

Today in Anime: Happy Birthday Haruhi Suzumiya

Today at Japanator we celebrate the patron saint of modern anime Haruhi Suzumiya, the titular character of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. She captured the hearts and minds of fans around the globe and because of her addictive personality even created a real fictional religion about spreading lots of excitement around the world. Read more...

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