Japan news

Japanese school teacher in hot water for knocking student’s face against chalkboard, other abuse

The teacher had been allowed to teach again despite previous incidents.

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Bandai Namco announces plans to open virtual reality experience center

Bandai Namco announced on Monday that the company will open a virtual reality “experience center” in Tokyo next month.

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Eva train gets new visual, campaign bonuses

The Evangelion Shinkansen opened its doors in November. Modeled after Unit-01, the inside has a cockpit simulator, dioramas, and enough beer to get Misato drunk.

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Boy & the Beast producer: Mamoru Hosoda already beginning to work on new film

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We try the delicious new Japan-only sakura Pepsi【Taste test】

It turns out that Cherry blossom Pepsi tastes as lovely as it looks.

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Join the “Pretty Guardians” — the first official Sailor Moon fan club!

Sailor Moon fans have been waiting for this a very long time — more than 20 years, in fact!

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Sony ends shipments of PlayStation TV in Japan

Mini-console still available in the West.

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What are Facebook’s five new “reactions” called in Japan?

In Japan, you don’t “like” something on Facebook, you “ii ne” it. But what about the five other “reactions” that Facebook has just added?

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New teaser for Sadako vs Kayako brings two curses together for a terrifying double-act【Video】

Mark June 18, 2016 on your calendars, because these two iconic ladies of Japanese horror are returning to the silver screen in the exact same movie.

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This is what happens when you order US$80 of extra pickles on a Burger King Whopper

We continue our tradition of pushing the limits of our local Burger King staff’s kindness by ordering a double Whopper topped with around 80 bucks worth of pickles.

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Stamp collecting cat-lovers rejoice! Japan Post to release insanely cute cat stamps in April

Not a stamp collector yet? That’ll change in a few months!

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2016 Live-Action Death Note film casts former AKB48 idol Rina Kawaei

Kawaei possesses 1 of 6 Death Notes in fall film.

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Japanese police arrest 44 in three days for alleged file-sharing

Arrests conducted with prefectural police in 29 prefectures.

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Tokyo Dragon Quest ad made entirely with Lego lets commuters remove blocks to defeat the bad guys

Now you can be a hero, one brick at a time!

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Japan’s favorite Shiba is winning even more fans with his adorable stuffed polar bear friend

Marutaro, Japan’s most beloved shiba inu, not only shares his name with a hedgehog — he also shares his nappy time with an adorable stuffed polar bear!

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