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With Japanese apartments so small, where do couples go for private time?

Sorry Gents! Galentine's Day Is for the Girls

Seems like some Japanese girls out there prefer to enjoy yummy chocolates on Valentine's Day with female friends!

The Bromance Is Strong with These Two Artists

The Justin Beiber x Piko Taro Softbank commercials have finally been released, and the Pineapple x Baby bromance is strong.

360-Degree 'Gachapon' Adventure in Akihabara

Have you ever seen 'gachapon' machines stacked four high? Take a 360-degree tour of the Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan!

5 Romance Anime Movies for Lovers

Who says we need to wait until Valentine’s Day to watch romantic movies? It's always a good time to get dreamy and romantic with great anime, and we bring you our Top 5 picks for lovey-dovey anime movies.

All Aboard the 'Your Name' Bus!

If you’re an anime fan planning to make a pilgrimage to the location that inspired the hit anime film 'Your Name,' your bus has arrived!

Theme Songs from 'Your Name'—in English!

Still can't get over Shinkai Makoto's 'Your Name'? Neither can we! That's why we're excited to hear that Radwimps, the equally successful rock band behind its soundtrack, has released a short clip previewing four tracks from the movie—all in English!

Comiket Survey Reveals Foreigners' Top Manga

A survey reveals the top manga and anime picks among foreign visitors at Comiket, Japan's largest doujinshi convention.

Dip Your Sushi in 'Star Wars' Soy Sauce Dishes

Even a galaxy far, far away needs a dish to dip your fish in.

Meet the Anime Ambassadors for the Olympics

Some of the most famous faces of anime are ready to welcome you to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games!

Steampunk Fashion Event Returns to Tokyo

This April, trick out your closet with some steampunk fashion items that incorporate a Japanese aesthetic into your 19th-century steampunk gear.

When to Wear a Kimono

While kimono are a big part of Japanese culture, they are not an everyday fashion choice. So, when exactly do people wear kimono?

David Cirone Exist†trace Interview

JRock247's David Cirone catches up with Japanese all-female rock band Exist†trace to talk about their new EP's themes, the songwriting process, their sense of empowerment—and their English lyrics!

How Are Men's & Women's Kimono Different?

While traditional Japanese clothing may look the same to the average person, there are some variances between men's and women's kimono. See if you can spot some of the differences.

One Third of Ladybaby Back in Brats

Featuring Rei Kuromiya, formerly of Ladybaby, Japanese rock band Brats have released their new music video, 'Nounai Shoukyo Game,' the theme song from the upcoming film 'Slaveman.'

Sport Your Rice Ball in Style

These stylish and edgy handmade leather accessories are specially designed for Japan’s iconic convenience store snack.

Satomi Ishihara in Subculture Mecca

Taking a break from her turns in 'Godzilla Resurgence' and 'Attack on Titan,' Satomi Ishihara heads to Nakano Broadway to check out Tokyo's No. 1 hotbed for collectibles.

Top 10 Anime Featuring Kimono

Anime is a good place to see nods to traditional Japanese life and culture, and one of the most ubiquitous elements of old-school Japan is the kimono.

Bieber Meets PPAP—Bromance Ensues

Justin Bieber teams up with Piko Taro for a hilarious new Softbank commercial featuring pens, pineapples, apples and a whole school full of excited students.

How to Find Love in Japan

You can find just about anything in Japan, from dancing robots to maid cafés! But what about love?

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