Japanese Animation Sensation “Your Name” Gets U.S. Distribution
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Japanese Animation Sensation “Your Name” Gets U.S. Distribution

The Japanese animated feature “Your Name” that has been taking Japanese box-office by storm has…

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Kawaii Donuts in Kyoto
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Kawaii Donuts in Kyoto

“Kawaii” in Japanese means cute. My friend Deeya is travelling in Kyoto, Japan, and found…

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Don’t Even Think of Touching the Geisha
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Don’t Even Think of Touching the Geisha

In Kyoto, Japan, there are a few things you shouldn’t do. Don’t smoke. Don’t eat…

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Rainbow Cranes for Peace
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Rainbow Cranes for Peace

Origami rainbow cranes were made for peace in Fushimiinari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan. Beautiful, right?…

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YouTube Pick: The Heart of No Place
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YouTube Pick: The Heart of No Place

Recently available on YouTube is the 2009 film The Heart of No Place. Written and…

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Harry Potter Goes Chibi with Japan Exclusive Merchandise
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Harry Potter Goes Chibi with Japan Exclusive Merchandise

Japan, once again, produces merchandise more adorable than any other country. This time, Harry Potter gets…

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Pokemon Celebrates 20th Birthday with Super Bowl Ad
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Pokemon Celebrates 20th Birthday with Super Bowl Ad

To celebrate 20 years of Pokemon products hitting the shelves, Nintendo has pre-released a commercial…

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Girl(s) in Japan
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Girl(s) in Japan

Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna are back. Here’s a trailer for HBO’s Girls which will…

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A Hollywood Star for Toshiro Mifune
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A Hollywood Star for Toshiro Mifune

It’s about time! Legendary Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune will get a star on the Hollywood…

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Akira Kurosawa Is George Lucas’ Yoda
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Akira Kurosawa Is George Lucas’ Yoda

George Lucas talks about how he learned filmmaking from Japanese master Akira Kurosawa through watching…

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