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Comics A.M. - CBLDF Responds To "Palomar" Library Challenge

CBLDF questions reporting, district policy in New Mexico case! A look at manga sales trends in Japan and U.S.! Mark Waid on "Star Wars: Princess Leia"! Plus more!

A Week in the Life of a Salaryman

YouTuber Stu in Tokyo sums up his busy season – and the lives of the typical salaryman in Japan – in this funny but ultimately worrying montage of his workweek. This is not how you increase birth rates folks.

Tokyo Transit Looks Like Light Art in This 3D Visualizer

At the personal level, your daily commute might seem tedious, even mind-numbing. But on a macroscopic scale, public transit generates a whole lot of data that can become beautiful when put into the right hands. Case in point, Japanese...Show More Summary

Psycho-Pass game dated on Xbox One, with a badass new console decal

Psycho-Pass is a pretty great anime, and I'm excited for the upcoming Xbox One game, set to debut in Japan this year. We won't have too long to wait either, as developer 5pb has announced a release date -- May 28. There will be a standard version of the game for 7,800 yen, with a limited edition that includes a "Summer Premium" Blu-Ray disc. Show More Summary

Some Toxic Pufferfish Liver Sent 5 People to the Hospital

Leave this in the water. A group of dining companions paid the price for eating fugu, The Wall Street Journal reports. This time, it's five middle-aged men in Japan who apparently pressured a restaurant into serving them a hot pot of...Show More Summary

NTT Takes Aim at Germany

According to papers in Japan, NTT is about to duplicate its RagingWire acquisition on the other side of the Atlantic.  The Japanese-based telecommunications giant is said to be in talks to acquire Germany's e-shelter for about $836M.... [visit site to read more]

India to Launch 4th Navigation Satellite for Communications Security

India will make another step toward creating its own satellite navigation system and catching up with Russia, the United States, China and Japan.

DeNA scores Final Fantasy license, releasing Final Fantasy Record Keeper in the US

With five million downloads in Japan already, mobile game developer DeNA and Square Enix announced a US release for FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper this spring. It’s touted as “the only game to let players relive favorite moments across all past FINAL FANTASY installments and build a team of classic characters. Show More Summary

Japanese Bank Refuses to Serve Company That Has Word ‘Islamic’ on its Name

A bank in Japan refused to open an account for a public organization that has the word “Islamic” on its name, suspecting that the company might have ties to the Islamic State.

Five Men Hospitalized After Eating Poisonous Fugu

The fish contains toxins "more deadly" than cyanide. A group of five men were hospitalized after eating fugu — or poisonous pufferfish — at a restaurant in Wakayama, Japan. According to the Wall Street Journal, the men — who were all in their 40s and 50s — "pleaded" with a restaurant owner to serve them fugu liver in a hot pot. Show More Summary

Japan Box Office: 'American Sniper' Stays on Top, 'Big Hero 6' Gets Oscar Bounce

Interest in Clint Eastwood's film is heightened by the murder of Japanese citizens by ISIS. read more

Detective Conan Gets His Own Airport in Japan

We're not just talking about an airplane, but an entire airport that's named after the famous manga and anime character Detective Conan. Read more...

Japan’s Government Has a Great New Idea: Force Workers to Take Vacation

Japan’s government is contemplating a radical solution to the country’s crippling lack of work-life balance: mandatory vacation. This week, the Japan Times reported that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration was considering a law that would require workers to take at least five paid days off each year. Show More Summary

PUMA × Ojaga Design Suede Mid “Made In Japan

PUMA has teamed up with Japanese sneaker boutique Atmos and the Ojaga Design company to release a very colorful version of the classic Suede Mid. Combining disparate elements, like the Timberlands reminiscent wheat suede and the buffed… The post PUMA × Ojaga Design Suede Mid “Made In Japan” appeared first on Highsnobiety.

American Arrested for Smuggling After Her Mom Mailed an Adderall Refill

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

According to reports, an Oregon woman was arrested on smuggling charges in Japan last week after her mother mailed her a three-month refill of her Adderall prescription. Read more...

Hangzhou man splurges on toilet seat in Japan only to find out it's...made in Hangzhou

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Over the Spring Festival holiday, it's estimated that as many as 450,000 Chinese tourists visited Japan to fork out a total of six billion yuan on products. Among these products were Japanese toilet seats, which, as we've reported before, are being snapped up in bulk by tourists from the Middle Kingdom seeking a "superior" porcelain bowl experience. [ more › ]

North Korea Fires Two Missiles Into Sea After Kim Jong Un Tells Army To Get Ready For War With U.S.

The news has broken that North Korea has fired two missiles into sea, according to South Korea. This report comes via CNN, who says that they were short-range missiles that landed in the Sea of Japan at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon, which represents the early morning hours of around 6:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Ore. woman jailed in Japan for allegedly smuggling Adderall

Undercover cops in Japan busted an Oregon woman for allegedly smuggling three months worth of Adderall into the country.

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Japan

Located in the heart of the city’s Nihonbashi business district and consistently rated one of the finest hotels in Asia, the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo can be found on the upper floors of the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower where there are 178 rooms including 21 suites, most of which face east towards the Tokyo Skytree. Show More Summary

Prince William Spends Time With Lion Dancers in Japan

Prince William is greeted by a Lion Dancer performing in an Shishimai Ceremony at Chime of Hope Shopping Centre on Sunday (March 1) in Onagawa, Miyagi, Japan. The day before, the 32-year-old royal was seen spending time with some children at the Smile Kid’s Park in Koriyama, Japan. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]

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