AKB48 star Okada Nana has left the group over a relationship ban that the group’s management swears up and down does not exist.
A striking post from an illustrator on the anime Lycoris Recoil also carried a warning about a pretty – but deadly – Japanese flower.
How the modern game of pachinko, become one of Japan’s primary forms of legalized…well, let’s not call it gambling, shall we?
Recent sexual assault allegations against Japanese director Sono Sion arrive amongst a slew of notable incidents from the Japanese entertainment industry that have revived Japan’s #MeToo movement.
Some anime are more than political. In fact, our author argues, two of the most well-known anime in history are downright revolutionary.
How a new game release proved so distracting that a handful of companies decided just to give all their employees the day off.
How a new music movement born in the midst of the pandemic brings a fresh DIY spirit to Japan’s music scene.
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