A scene from the Shinjuku Dungeon smartphone game app. The player must get the hero, center, out of the complicated structure of Shinjuku Station to find a treasure hidden in the Tokyo metropolitan government building. (Provided by Daisuke Uehara)
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Getting lost in the labyrinth of Shinjuku Station is almost a rite of passage for many first-time visitors to Tokyo, and in this regard Daisuke Uehara was no exception.
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Members of the Ainu community offer prayer to their gods at the "Porotokotan" Ainu culture village in the town of Shiraoi, Hokkaido, in May. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Ainu museum planned for 2020 to promote understanding of...
A national museum dedicated to Ainu culture will open in southwestern Hokkaido in 2020 to coincide with the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
PHOTO: Monstrous manga titan looks down on commuters and visitors...
'Art of Gundam' exhibition now running in Tokyo's Roppongi
Sacred island off Kyushu eyed for World Cultural Heritage status
An illustration from "The Boy and the Beast," with Kumatetsu, front left, and Kyuta, front right. ((c) 2015 The Boy and the Beast Film Partners)
ANIME NEWS: Hosoda's 'The Boy and the Beast' eyes 7 billion yen at ...
“The Boy and the Beast” raked in 667 million yen ($5.4 million) and attracted 494,170 moviegoers in the first two days of its release, according to the distributor.
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ANIME NEWS: English version of 'Attack on Titan' tops 2.5 million...
ANIME NEWS: Record crowd attends Anime Expo in Los Angeles
Akira Kurosawa (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
It's time for Japanese filmmakers to dust off Kurosawa's sword
The most brilliant director in Japanese cinema history was also a hit maker and managed to attract more moviegoers into this nation's theaters than anyone else.
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Volunteers screen controversial Nanking Massacre film in Japan
Film heavyweight takes megaphone in Nagasaki to complete 'war...
“It is a pity that the true form of Ryukyu cuisine is being forgotten now,” says Ayaka Yamamoto. “I wish to pass on the old wisdom to future generations.”  (Photo by Masahiro Gohda)
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Okinawa's 'duruwakashi': taro and pork
Thanks to its subtropical climate, Okinawa has developed a unique culinary culture since the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom, incorporating the ways of China as well as "Yamato," or how islanders refer to the Japanese mainland.
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Kyoto-style simmered summer vegetables
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