events

Hakone Beer will celebrate 20th anniversary, give away 1,500 beers at special Tokyo event

Free beer on tap! It doesn’t matter what else I write here. Free beer!

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Final Fantasy art exhibit to be held in Tokyo to honor the tear-jerking good-byes between heroes

Fans have met a lot of memorable characters in the video game series’ 30 years, which also means a lot of bittersweet farewells.

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Sounds like this year’s Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama is going to have other Pokémon species too!

Fans are keeping their fingers crossed about this summer’s “Not Just Pikachu Pikachu Outbreak” event.

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Over 1,000 idol singers to gather in Tokyo for massive fan event at Budokan

Idol Expo allows fans to worship their favorite idols in one convenient location.

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All-night, all-free cosplay event to be held at Tokyo bookstore, applications now being accepted

Love of anime, light novels, and/or costuming essential, desire to actually sleep optional.

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Enjoy sake with ikebana with this English-friendly event series

It’s not getting drunk, it’s getting cultured! And drunk.

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The beautiful booth models of Japan’s CP+ camera expo【Photos】

We were inspired to take more than a few pictures on our visit to the ongoing trade show taking place south of Tokyo.

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Matchmaking party in Tokyo is a literal blind date, everyone must wear blindfolds

Having trouble looking for the perfect romantic partner? Maybe that’s your problem…the “looking” part I mean.

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Two-day event will bring unique Japan-inspired steampunk style to Harajuku

The fashion center of Tokyo is the place to be this April!

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Mr. Sato meets fans, hands out the treasures of RocketNews24 at Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so we decided to test that theory at the Japanese pop culture expo.

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Super sweet exclusive Sailor Moon goods for sale at the Animate Girls Festival 2016

Welcome to Volume No. 35,000,000 of More Sailor Moon Stuff You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now!

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Tokyo Comic-Con reverses policy, will allow male cosplayers to dress as female characters

Gender-based, color-coded badges to be introduced as part of new regulations.

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Tokyo Comic-Con explicitly prohibits men from cosplaying as female characters

Event lists restriction on official website.

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Children leave plush toys for a sleepover at the library with adorable results!

From drawing to playing with new friends, organisers release cute photos of the fun activities the toys got up to during their stay.

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Japan’s Pikachu Outbreak 2016! Pokémon get wet and wild in Yokohama【Photos & Four Videos】

Well, wet and adorable, anyway.

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Hey, that’s not Pikachu! Sharp-eyed fans spot an imposter at Japan’s annual Pikachu Outbreak

It turns out there are two species to see at the awesome Pokémon event.

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Every Ghibli movie poster is part of this beautiful postage stamp set going on sale this month

Totoro and Kiki are ready to help deliver your letters.

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New Yu-Gi-Oh! movie gets special screenings just for fans where they can shout and cosplay

Grab your costume and three shades of hair dye, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans!

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Kingdom Hearts orchestral world tour announced, will perform video games’ music in six countries

Grab your tickets and your keyblades, because two Kingdom Hearts concert series are coming with a total of 15 performances in six countries.

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The amazing merchandise of the Sailor Moon art exhibition gift shop 【Photos】

After you’ve checked out the art and food of the Sailor Moon art exhibit, don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs!

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