Plastic models of robots from "Mobile Suit Gundam" are on display on the counter in the Axis Iolite bar in Osaka's Chuo Ward. (Mashio Takeda)
35 years since debut, 'Gundam' continues to attract legions of new ...
OSAKA--On the second floor of a multi-tenanted building in the city's lively Dotonbori district, a unique bar welcomes aficionados of "Mobile Suit Gundam."
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Rules set to prevent clashes between cosplayers, general public
The “Sun” exhibition room of the Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture (Shunji Matsuo)
Okayama museum in the spotlight at home and abroad
NAGI, Okayama Prefecture--When it opened 20 years ago, operators of the Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art (Nagi-MOCA) never expected it to rank among the country's top scenic views.
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A family marking the 1 millionth visitor to the Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall in Kobe takes a commemorative photo with Anpanman and other characters. (Yoshinori Mizuno)
ANIME NEWS: Anpanman tops Bandai poll as kids' favorite character...
Sweet bean paste-filled superhero Anpanman was named the most popular fictional character among children in Japan, holding the top spot for 13 consecutive years, according to a recent poll conducted by leading toymaker Bandai...
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Sworn enemies Merra (Ryohei Suzuki, left) and Kai (Young Dais) do battle. ((c)2014 INOUE SANTA/“TOKYO TRIBE” FILM PARTNERS)
ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Sion Sono leads rappers into musical...
Editor’s note: This is a column on Japanese movies written by New Zealander Don Brown, who is fluent in Japanese and has been making English subtitles for Japanese films. It will run on the second and fourth Fridays of the...
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Simmered beef and ginger (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Tempt your appetite in summer with...
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