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100 years of Japanese women’s hair and makeup trends in less than a minute and a half【Video】

The newest installment in the 100 Years of Beauty series shows off some of Japan’s most famous fashions of the last century.

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Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There nominated for Academy Award

Studio Ghibli’s latest, and possible last, theatrical anime picks up nomination in Best Animated Feature category.

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Anime huggy pillows make mainstream inroads with appearance in Cartoon Network series

The American broadcaster’s We Bare Bears features a panda, a grizzly, and a polar bear…and in its most recent episode, also an anime schoolgirl pillowcase.

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Want to study abroad in Japan but short on funds? The Freeman-ASIA program might be able to help!

Scholarships for US students studying abroad ensure more people get chance to experience learning in Asia.

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Creepy promo video for wearable translation device has foreign man trying to kiss Tokyo women

Finally! You no longer have to let language barriers keep you from lying to random girls you meet on the street of a foreign land.

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Step back in time with Japanese-themed rooms at rare vintage love hotel in Osaka【Video】

Live out your fantasies of love-making in Japan’s bygone eras at this unusual love hotel in Osaka.

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Just when you thought it was safe to go ba…NINJA CROW SHARK!!!

A recent article published in the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation unveiled this black beauty as a new species with one badass name: Ninja Crow Shark!

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International students at Ohio university call cafeteria’s foreign fare culturally insensitive

Food fight! Are these foods cultural adaptations, or abominations? Students take up issue with their university’s menu.

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Pro gamer Daigo Umehara donates tournament winnings to New York University like a shoryuken Santa

Daigo Umehara may be famous for playing video game Street Fighter as Evil Ryu, but he just did a very good deed.

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Dragon Ball characters appear in Ford anime ad specifically made for English-speakers 【Video】

Krillin, Gohan, and Porunga would like to talk to you about which car you should use your Dragon Ball wishes on.

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J.J. Abrams reveals that he wanted an AKB48 idol in the cast for Star Trek

The famed Hollywood director was ready to set his phaser to “idol.”

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Chiba City to become Amazon drone delivery test zone

Japanese government designates Chiba as a special “deregulated zone,” at least partially so the city can move forward with test flights for drone-based delivery services alongside retail giant Amazon.

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Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. Army face off in Iron Chef-styled cooking competition 【Video】

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Army faced off to determine which side was more worthy of the title of “Iron Chef.”

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Neat footage surfaces of life in small Hiroshima town circa the 1930s【Video】

The family of a Baptist missionary stationed in Japan in the 1930s sent DVDs of the Reverend’s home movies of the era to the Hiroshima town of Onomichi.

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K-Pop group Oh My Girl mistaken for sex workers, detained at LA airport

OMG, indeed.

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These Sailor Moon “Biker Gang” cosplayers aren’t taking any of your Negaverse crap!

In the name of the moon, these hardcore lady-types will definitely punish any enemies of the Moon Kingdom!

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In real life, hitting someone with Street Fighter’s dragon punch would kill him…messily 【Video】

And here we thought Mortal Kombat was the gory video game.

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Unforgettable photos from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Under the South Pacific sun on December 7, 1941, troops serving the US fleet at Pearl Harbor began a calm Sunday morning unaware that Japanese bombers were headed toward America’s most important Pacific base.

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Udon Entertainment holds Street Fighter V art exhibition in San Francisco

Exhibition on Friday-Saturday will feature artists Long Vo, Jeff Cruz, Edwin Huang.

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Japanese scientists, hard at work finding answers to life’s most important questions.

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