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A Crazed Arsonist Just Killed 33 People at a Great Japanese Anime Studio

TOKYOLoved and respected among anime fans world-wide, Kyoto Animation is especially well known for films like What We Know So Far According to the Kyoto Police, the Kyoto Fire Department and reports from state broadcaster NHK and other Japanese news outlets, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a man in his forties arrived at the Kyoto Animation […]

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This Roast Potato Store In Japan Is Managed By A Shiba

Meet Ken-kun, the smart and hard-working business boi who has taken hina_shii_ver2 tabelog.com The 3-year-old Shiba Inu works in Sapporo City on the island of Hokkaido and has it pretty easy, really. Customers have to simply choose the roasted sweet potato that they would like from the white box, and leave 100yen ($1 USD) as payment. […]

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50 Powerful Illustrations By Japanese Artist That Will Make You Think (New Pics)

Avogado6 manages to create sentimental, vivid images by drawing feelings and emotions that are hard to describe with words. The illustrations might look simple at first glance, but they are incredibly deep and, usually, quite dark. More info: twitter.com #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/new-poetic-illustrations-japanese-artist-avogado6/

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Two Cats Have Been Trolling Museum Security for Over 2 Years Now

For the last two years, an orange cat named Gosaku and a black cat named Ken-Chan have been keeping security guards at the Onomichi Museum of Art on their toes. The resident cats (both are owned by a nearby restaurant in the neighborhood), have made a habit of hanging out by the museum’s entrance. Sometimes […]

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Powerful earthquake hits Japanese island of Hokkaido

Cameras on island showed cities going dark as quake disabled power systems, leaving 3 million households without electricity Rescuers were rushing to unearth survivors and restore power after a powerful Japan is used to dealing with disasters, but the last few months have brought a string of calamities. The quake came on the heels of […]

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Heavy Snowfall Hits Tokyo, And The Results Are Pretty Much What Youd Expect

“It hasn’t snowed in Tokyo in four years,” Tokyo resident Yukimura, which coincidentally enough means ‘Snow Village’ in Japanese, told Bored Panda. “Four years ago we had even heavier snow and a lot less prep. This time everyone except me knew it was coming, apparently. Was a fun surprise for me though!” It appears the Japanese attitude […]

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Scandals threaten Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s grip on power

Once seemingly unassailable, Abe is now dogged by plunging polls and allegations of giving favours to two school operators Shinzo Abe is fighting for his future as Japans prime minister as scandals drag his governments popularity close to what political observers describe as death zone levels. Apart from clouding Abes hopes of winning another term […]

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Japanese sacred island where women are banned gets Unesco world heritage listing

Okinoshima, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, is home to a 17th century shrine A sacred island in south-west Unesco world heritage site. Okinoshima, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, was once the site of rituals to pray for maritime safety […]

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Japan and EU expected to sign trade deal on Thursday

Shinzo Abe to meet Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels but UK exporters likely to see no gain due to Brexit The European Union and Japan are on course to sign a trade deal on Thursday, after talks gained impetus in the wake of Donald Trumps G20 gathering in Hamburg. The timing is no […]

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From Genocidal Organ to Your Name: Japanese animes new golden age

As the greats of the genre, such as Hayao Miyazaki, approach the end of their careers, a new generation of film-makers are transforming the genre. As the UK prepares for a deluge of acclaimed anime films, we look at the names in the frame In 2013, Hayao Miyazaki faced a packed press conference. He said: […]

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