Kiyo Nishino represents traditional puppetry in Nose, Osaka Prefecture. (Provided by Joruri Theater)
Traditional arts, local purveyors turn to anthropomorphic...
As conventional businesses increasingly turn to anthropomorphic anime characters as a tool to develop new markets, the roles of these "moe" cute-looking creations have expanded to represent local specialties and even...
Soccer great Nakata returns to help pitch app that recommends sake ...
Royalty-free digital diva Hatsune Miku helps everyone become music ...
Cat mascot helps drive out bad luck at every step in Miyawaka
Drivers dressed as Mario Kart characters cruise along in Sapporo's Susukino district. (Kazuhiro Sekine)
Game on, as Mario Kart characters zoom along streets of Sapporo
SAPPORO--Video game history roars to life as a cluster of real-life Mario Kart drivers race along an open road in the Susukino entertainment district to the delight of passers-by.
Tokyo's last surviving rooftop Ferris wheel gets a reprieve
Spooky vision for apartments in Shizuoka
Kansai city offers free bus tours to attract foreign tourists
Yoshihiro Tatsumi, left, and Eric Khoo (Sophie Knight)
ANIME NEWS: Eric Khoo selected to join Tokyo International Film...
Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo, best known for "Tatsumi," the critically acclaimed animated film about Japanese manga legend Yoshihiro Tatsumi, has joined the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival’s competition jury.
ANIME NEWS: Kyoto manga-anime fair sees record turnout
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ANIME NEWS: ‘Evangelion 3.0+1.0’ next in line for animated...
Jaga Pokkuru Theater at New Chitose Airport (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Sapporo airport to hold first international anime festival
Japan's only airport terminal building with a permanent movie theater will host its first international animation festival this fall.
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Entrusted with Ghibli's future, director Yonebayashi delivers...
Fried yam with clear soup, background,  and mashed tofu dish (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Clear soup lightens fried yam food
Konchan is a homey “izakaya” (drinking establishment) opened 46 years ago in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward. The proprietor Koji Sekiguchi, who took over the business from his father, introduces two popular dishes.
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