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January 7, 2013, 4:00 AM
January 7, 2013, 4:00 AM
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12 works by popular idol group AKB48 have simultaneously ranked on Oricon’s latest ’TOP 100′ album chart for the week of January 7th . Until now, the best record for the “number of albums ranked simultaneously on the TOP 100″, for a female group, ...

The Japanese New Year’s Parade of Fire Brigades (Dezome-shiki) is a spectacular event, taking place in several cities during the first week of the New Year. It is a very popular show, the Japanese firemen are well-loved and respected ever since th...

Despite all the crime and consternation with the related doujinshi, it isn't all bad for Kuroko’s Basketball.  The anime has been greenlit for a second season for one thing.  Shonen Jump has been celebrating that and next month's release of volume...

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On January 4, McDonald’s Japan launched their “Enjoy! 60 Second Service” campaign, which promises customers their meal in less than 60 seconds or their next hamburger free. The service is only in effect from the hours of 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and th...

LinguaLift Greg Scott

In Japan, gift wrapping is an art form and the wrapping a gift comes in is sometimes more important than the gift itself. Wrapping paper designs are intricate and there is a wide range of wrapping styles.

JEFusion GekiDan

Finally, here's our first promo for the 37th Super Sentai series, Juuden Sentai Kyoryuger (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー). Here's our first look of the cast in action! Directed by Koichi Sakamoto (Kamen Rider Fourze) and written by Riku Sanjo (Kamen Rider W), Juu...

Culture Japan Noon When Danny-san announced the news some weeks earlier, it was an incredible surprise to all of us Islanders that he’s going to hold a CJN on our island! To be held in the St. Joseph’s Novitiate at the Gurney Paragon, Penang, the ...

The official YouTube channel for Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block began streaming a new promotional video for Robotics;Notes on Sunday. Like last week's Comic Market 83 promotional video, this new video highlights the dramatic events in the s...

JEFusion GekiDan

Last December, we got our first look at the live-action film adaptation of the classic sci-fi anime “Science Ninja Team Gatchaman”. And recently, a Japanese program aired a few additional footage from the filming of the movie.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Dutch-British game developer James Kay found his way into the videogame industry after studying Audiovisual design at the Willem de Kooning Academy and moving to London to work at Intelligent Games and Criterion Software.

RocketNews24 Philip Kendall

Being both a huge coffee addict and a minor clean freak, I can’t stand spilling even a drop of my precious black liquid. Drops of tea of coffee in a saucer annoy me so much that I’ve been known to decant my drink into a fresh cup and start over.

One of the most common customs after the New Year is to buy omamori, small amulets for protection or good luck that can be bought from Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. In fact, the Japanese tradition places a great deal of emphasis on protecti...

pic sourceWith the myriad of cosplay costumes available in Japan, first-time cosplayers must be overwhelmed with all the choices. Luckily, Cospa, a major cosplay costume company in Japan, has narrowed down the choices, releasing the 2012 costume s...

Siliconera Spencer

Hiro Mashima has worked on a bunch of different manga series like Rave Master and believe it or not a Monster Hunter manga. Monster Hunter Orage was a shonen style manga where you followed Shiki’s adventures as he hunts the Myo Galuna.

Siliconera Ishaan

Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released as both a retail game as well as a download title in North America. The game recently received a listing on the Nintendo eShop, that confirms that it will be made available to download.

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Derp~~~ NSFW warning! ! ! Been hanging out on 2chan and 4chan too much lately. . . So Ameri Ichinose was born on September 16, 1987 -age 25- folks! She started her Japanese AV Idol career in 2006 under Erika Kurisu, but then changed it to Ayaka Mi...

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