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JAPAN PULSE

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Oct 23, 2021
It's past time we flush the 'weird Japan' narrative
As The Tokyo Toilet project continues, so does the problematic way we frame stories about Japan.
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Oct 2, 2021
The bike safety campaign that backfired
The Chiba Prefectural Police hoped an animated avatar would help with bicycle safety but wound up wading into a long-running debate over misogyny.
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Sep 18, 2021
Hikakin, the 'older brother' of YouTube, hits a milestone
The internet isn't short of stories of influencers behaving badly. Japan's most successful YouTuber proves that you can make a name for yourself by keeping things light.
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Sep 10, 2021
Hip-hop is getting a bad rap this summer
After footage of unmasked, crowded rap fans at a festival spread online, mainstream news outlets zeroed in on hip-hop itself.
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Sep 4, 2021
Asahi drops body-shaming ads. Will other outlets follow?
Body hair? Bad. Overweight? Bad. Japanese advertising isn't always subtle when it comes to body shaming — and a dip in ad prices on YouTube led to more of it during the pandemic.
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Aug 21, 2021
Could a Japanese influencer's comments about the homeless lead to hate crimes?
Whether it was an attempt to be funny, edgy or 'keep it real,' a YouTuber's remarks that insinuated the lives of homeless people are worthless did not go over well with his audience.
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Aug 10, 2021
The konbini becomes a convenient topic for the foreign press to turn to in an off-limits Tokyo
Has the rest of the world finally discovered what tens of millions in Japan already know? The 'konbini' is no ordinary convenience store.
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Jul 24, 2021
Get into the Olympic spirit by curating your social media feeds
Looking to get some Olympic spirit into your social media feed? Try following a few Japanese athletes to remind yourself what the Games are really about.
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Jul 17, 2021
Trolli Planet Gummi: Taking a bite out of Earth never sounded so great
Japanese teens are concerned about the planet, sort of. Chikyu Gumi, a candy that looks like the Earth, have been selling out in stores across the country.
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Jul 3, 2021
Two years is nothing to a 3,500-year-old dragon child, but it was everything to the fans of Kiryu Coco
As Kiryu Coco graduates from Hololive, it allows us a chance to look at the growing influence of virtual YouTubers
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Jun 19, 2021
Spotify gets visual in a new TV Tokyo show about podcasting
Spotify dips its toe into broadcast television with a new show that will either be a boon for podcasts or chain restaurants.
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Jun 12, 2021
Tapping into the travel dreams of overseas visitors to Japan
Traveling to Japan is unlikely to resemble trips prior to the emergence of COVID-19.
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Jun 5, 2021
TikTok, YouTube, drag and a World of Xtra
As World of Xtra, Stan Fukase promotes pride and understanding in the Japanese LGBTQ+ community.
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May 29, 2021
'Curry Police': A problematic music video leads to a problematic backlash
A Japanese music video filled with stereotypes about Indians leads to an angry response that exposes some nasty misogyny.
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May 22, 2021
Calling out the elephant in the blogosphere
Two Japanese blogs have made headlines recently for racist remarks against ethnic Koreans, while online discussion starts to ask what Japanese people should do in response.
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May 15, 2021
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike wants you to 'Just Say No' to drinking in the streets
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike wants young people to stay home and study rather than go out drinking during the pandemic. Is she targeting the wrong crowd, though?
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May 8, 2021
The Japanese art of racking up clicks online
Stories focusing on the ways that Japan can fix your life are proliferating online, but they may say more about our need for change than Japan itself.
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Apr 30, 2021
Tokyo-born artist and activist Drue Kataoka becomes the new face of Clubhouse
Asian American artist Drue Kataoka uses the Clubhouse platform to discuss art and politics, and has raised more than $88,000 for the Asian American Foundation.
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Apr 24, 2021
The mythical three-day weekend: Is it too good to be true?
Working remotely was something Japan, Inc. was never supposed to be able to do. Now that we've done it, is a shorter work week in the cards?
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Apr 17, 2021
Weather forecaster Saya Hiyama's viral moments say a lot about fame in Japan
Weather forecaster Saya Hiyama is the latest media personality to garner an online following, but what does her popularity say about celebrity in the digital age?

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?