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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Jan 16, 2023
Tomakomai bets on pop culture for tourism boost by embracing cosplay events
The number of visitors to the Tomakomai Cosplay Festa has increased over the years, with about 16,000 people attending in 2019, making it one of the city's most popular events.
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Jan 12, 2023
As anime continues its rise, animators eye opportunities afield in 2023
How big will Japanese animation be in 2023?
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2023
Evacuee student interns create Ukrainian subtitles for Japanese anime
Having studied Japanese in Ukraine, 22 students were taken in as interns in August by the Tokyo-based Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Jan 7, 2023
Will Japan's pop culture and fashion spheres ever find common ground?
Japanese fashion and pop culture and both international forces, so why can't they seem to walk in step together?
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 6, 2023
Series of burglaries target pricey Pokemon cards in Tokyo
According to sources at Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department, Pokemon and other collectible cards were stolen from several stores in the Akihabara district.
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Dec 30, 2022
‘Avatar’ performance shows how Japan is ditching Hollywood
The world's third-largest box office, Japan, is dumping Western movies for local animated hits. Hollywood needs to pay attention.
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CULTURE / TV & Streaming / 2022 in Review
Dec 24, 2022
Everything old became new again on streaming platforms in 2022
This year, programming typically associated with traditional broadcasting — variety shows, dramas and anime — flourished on streaming platforms.
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CULTURE / Music / 2022 in Review
Dec 23, 2022
The big J-pop hits of 2022? They came from TikTok and anime.
Acts such as Kaze Fujii and Sekai No Owari found success via viral trends, while artists like Ado and Aimer topped the charts thanks to anime collaborations.
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Dec 22, 2022
‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror’: Compelling characters hold the key
The film's storyline, based on Mizuki Tsujimura's novel of the same name, touches on themes of bullying and social anxiety. The plot will transport you, even if the animation doesn't.
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CULTURE / Film / 2022 in Review
Dec 22, 2022
Anime continued its dominance in 2022
Anime proved to be bankable content in chaotic times, with 'One Piece' and 'Dragon Ball' scoring big at the box office, while major streaming services expanded their anime offerings.
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Dec 13, 2022
Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki to release new film next summer
Famed Japanese director Miyazaki's next film will premiere on July 14 and is his first new feature-length project in 10 years.
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CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Dec 11, 2022
Gudetama, the incredible, miserable egg
Sanrio's world-weary character stars in a new Netflix series.
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Dec 8, 2022
AI-generated anime selfies propel beauty app to top in Japan
Hong Kong-based Meitu's app has reached the top of Apple's free iPhone downloads chart and No. 2 on Android's Google Play in Japan.
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Nov 30, 2022
China’s video game ambitions threaten to one-up Japan
Along with the EU, the world's second-largest economy, China, wants to use gaming to promote soft power. Japan should take that as a warning.
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Nov 12, 2022
'Totoro' play boosts East Asian visibility on British stage
The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of the Studio Ghibli film is a hit, breaking box-office records. Cast members say they hope the production will help address racism in the arts.
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Nov 10, 2022
Disney+ makes gains in Japan by banking on anime, echoing its competitors
As streaming giants adopt a lockstep programming approach, who will come out on top?
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Nov 10, 2022
‘Suzume’: Makoto Shinkai reigns supreme as master of visuals
'Suzume' is the anime director's most satisfying work yet, with more mature storytelling blended with stunning visuals.
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LIFE / Travel
Nov 1, 2022
Review: Is the new Ghibli Park worth all the hype?
The new theme park in Aichi Prefecture signals a change of direction for the legendary animation studio as it prepares for the next phase of Hayao Miyazaki's legacy.
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Oct 28, 2022
Indie studio Tonko House's coming-of-age story portrays a multiethnic Japan
Limited series 'Oni: Thunder God's Tale' combines stunning visuals and folklore with a rare depiction of a diverse society.
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Oct 18, 2022
Japan Times 1922: Japan women accuse men of tyranny
A women's magazine challenges the authority of Japanese men and a Japan Times writer takes issue. The exchange is an insight into the challenges Japanese women faced a century ago.


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