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January 7, 2013, 6:00 PM

Actor Oguri Shun (30) and model Yamada Yu (28) who registered their marriage last March held their wedding reception on the small Hawaiian island of Lanai on 5th January. The garden reception at the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay w...

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The poster you see above was recently shared on Japanese internet message board 2channel and appears to be aimed at raising awareness of sexual minorities among in Japan, with the slogan ”love takes many forms” written at the top right corner.

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Videogame hardware manufacturer, Nvidia, have announced their own portable console, tentatively named “Project Shield” at the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off in Las Vegas this week.   Project Shield looks kind of like an Xbox controlle...

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Arashi’s live DVD “ARAFES” sold 624,000 copies + tops the DVD overall chart by Shiso on January 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm Popular group Arashi’s live DVD “ARASHI ARAFES” that recorded their live concert at at the National Olympic Stadium, sold 624,000 co...

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Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます! This is the Arashi ni Shiyagare (嵐にしやがれ) New Year special, in which the members of Arashi will show Japan and the world that they’re ready to reach even greater entertainment heights.

Have you ever wondered what your favorite stars looked like before they hit big? Back in the day, were they hotties or flops? Here is a compiled list (of course with pictures) of Japanese celebrities when they were young and nobodies.

JEFusion GekiDan

Twelve (12) albums of idol group AKB48 simultaneously ranked at Oricon's TOP 100 Weekly Album Rankings, for the week of January 7th. Included are 11 of the remastered theater albums, that was released last January 1st.

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The live-action film adaptation of the Rurouni Kenshin manga sold 14,597 deluxe edition copies to rank at #4 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The standard edition sold 10,004 copies at #6. The AKB48 in Tokyo Dome ~1830m no Yume~ Special Box sold...

10th Precure TV series to premiere on February 3 The Japanese network TV Asahi aired and streamed a 15-second announcement commercial for the upcoming magical girl series Dokidoki! Precure on Sunday. The 10th Precure television anime series will p...

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...

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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...

Animate is the largest retail chain of anime, games, and manga-related goods in Japan. Their Akihabara store is now holding "Hidamari Sketch x History Exhibition" at the event space on the seventh floor.

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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.

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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...

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Waiting for subs to watch the latest Kamen Rider Wizard episode, just want to check out Kamen Rider Beast's debut? Check out the videos below, featuring Kousuke Nitoh's transformation and first on-screen battle!

Siliconera Ishaan

One of Square Enix’s arcade games, Lord of Vermilion Re: 2, features a Persona 4 cameo. It also has characters from Nier and Black Rock Shooter. A visitor who tried the game out at an arcade caught some camera footage that shows the Persona 4 came...

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Fantasy’s a wonderful thing.   With a little imagination things can be exactly the way you want it to be. Perhaps that’s why movies, animation, literature and more are so timelessly popular.   They show us life the way it will never be.

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Platformers and puzzle games are available in abundance on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Whether you pick up Mighty Switch Force, Mutant Mudds, Pushmo, Art of Balance Touch or a number of other games available, one doesn’t need to look far on the eShop ...

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To commemorate the upcoming second season of Kuroko's Basketball, the official Shonen Jump website will feature daily illustrations from Tadatoshi Fujimaki's hit baskeball manga as part of a web campaign to commemorate the anime.

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