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Could Domo-kun at 20 mean Domo-kun 2.0?

by Austin Freeman

Whatever happened to Domo-kun, the furry brown monster with the jagged maw? When I first got to Japan I used to see him everywhere. Now Chiitan, the masochistic Otter who reps the city of Susaki in Kochi Prefecture, stacks my social media feeds with memes, and Unari-kun, from Narita, is ...

Works from all genres transform area into mesmeric gallery

May 22, 2018

Works from all genres transform area into mesmeric gallery

Those looking for an immersive introduction to Japan's contemporary art, need to look no further than Roppongi Art Night. Rather than taking classes or visiting the myriad galleries across Tokyo, for one night art fans can explore this world of art by visiting Roppongi. Tokyo's ...

Netflix is animated about anime

| Feb 25, 2018

Netflix is animated about anime

by Roland Kelts

Netflix's director of anime, Taito Okiura, tells me he feels like a local baseball player who got drafted into the U.S. Major Leagues. Except, he doesn't play the sport. A producer and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the industry, Okiura was offered ...

'Star Wars' fans get a first look at 'The Last Jedi'

/ Dec 15, 2017

'Star Wars' fans get a first look at 'The Last Jedi'

The planets have aligned and the Force is even stronger for the "Star Wars" community. On Thursday evening, hundreds of fans filled Toho Cinemas Roppongi for one of the first global premieres of "The Last Jedi," the latest film in the well-loved series, with ...