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Oh, Justin: Bieber in Yasukuni causes international incident

Do you even geopolitics?
Apr 26
I don't have anything against The Bieb. In fact, I find the hate for him somewhat petty. I mean, it's not like he's against vaccines or whatever. That said, causing an international incident is something you really shoul... read

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

Keep your eyes on this one
Apr 24
It's time again for another edition of your favorite weekly flashback, Old School Thursdays. This week, I'm going to bring back a classic I posted a few years ago, but I'm sure no one is going to complain to my boss... I hop... read

Pollution from China found at Mt. Fuji

Get sick at 3,776 meters
Oct 07
Mt. Fuji, one of the most picturesque locales in the world, is suffering from Chinese pollution. According to an article from Japan Today, scientists have found that the famous mountain has almost double the amount of Mercury... read
Attack on Titan fan-game

Get your swords out, it's an Attack on Titan videogame!

Sie sind die Jaeger!
Jun 21
Oh, if only this lovely little browser-based project was an actual, officially-published Attack on Titan videogame, rather than the result of a Chinese fan's creativity. The core concept's pretty great! In case you... read

Anisama Shanghai 2012 axed due to Anti-Japan protests

Sep 17
In case you've not been following international news of late, you're in for a bit of facepalming over politics. It seems the rising tensions between China and Japan over the territorial status of the Senkaku islands (cal... read

Chinese hotel has some anime vibes going on

Dec 28
Want to get get down and dirty while Howl and Sophia are watching? How about catching some Zs while Mr Satan is happily grinning at you? Well you can, kind of. A new hotel in Anhui, China has some rooms built out just for ani... read

Another day, another Chinese rip-off, now about trains

Jul 25
By now, you're probably aware that China has few scruples about "reusing" other people's concepts, to put it kindly. Recently, Chinese netizens found yet another example of China's media plagiarism when they came across an on... read

Jackie Chan raises millions for Japan relief

Apr 05
There is a well known rivalry between China and Japan at times, but if you look at what Jackie Chan's done, you'd never know it. The famous actor, often known for doing all of his own stunt work, got right down to business af... read

Chinese Gundam rip off goes from fake to fug

Feb 01
First of all, bonus points if you know that fug is totes the new abbrevs for "fugly." Extra bonus points if you managed to read that sentence and understand it.Ahh, the fake Chinese Gundam. Like most other Chinese k... read

Shocker: Chinese fake Gundam statue gets rocked in court

Dec 21
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then China's been sucking up to a lot of folks lately, this time in the form of a life-size knock-off of the famous 1/1-scale Gundam statue, located in Odaiba and Shizuoka.The M... read

Man sneaks aboard airplane wearing elderly mask

Nov 06
Yeah, it's about as weird as it sounds. A man from Hong Kong got aboard a flight to Vancouver while wearing a mask to look like an elderly caucasian man. In fact, the mask was so convincing that no one even sto... read

Man gets arm stuck in toilet trying to rescue cell phone

Oct 23
A Chinese man from Jiangsu province managed to get his arm stuck in the the pipe of a toilet after trying to retrieve his dropped cell phone. Emergency teams arrived to aid the man, and saved him with only minor cuts and brui... read

Middle aged Sailor Moon commercial will have you laughing

Oct 18
On Hong Kong's J2 TVB network, a new commercial for a live-action television version of Sailor Moon has been airing to the dismay of many Chinese on the web. But why the complaints? Well, the show is a re-imagining of Sailor ... read

Chinese economy trumps Japanese in Hetalia-unrelated move

Aug 17
It sounds like a new Hetalia fanfic: After years of burgeoning growth, China has dominated Japan and become the world's second largest economy. The news came from Tokyo on Monday when economists noticed that Japan's econ... read

China builds giant Optimus Prime out of junk

Jul 19
Last week, we saw an Optimus Prime built out of everyday household items. That was last week. This week, Optimus Prime comes in the form of 40 feet and 6 tons of junk.Yes, China has seen fit to enter the Japan-dominated giant... read

Chinese boosting Japan's weak economy through tourism

Jun 29
I've seen enough Chinese people in Tokyo to think that it's a totally normal thing. But apparently the numbers are up for Chinese visitors, and that's helping out Japan's weak economy. Last year's count of 481,696 Chinese to... read

While everyone else is busy with their Valentines Day posts, I've decided to go out of my way to make sure nobody forgets the real holiday that happens to be going on right now. It's Chinese New Year! For those... read feature

Chinese commercial rips off Lucky Star

Jan 27
Oh, China. What have they made that's originally theirs, again? Oh, yeah, kanji, I guess. Other than that and some pottery, it seems like China have made a full time business of ripping off other people's stuff. Case in point... read

Astro Plan... toys?

Jan 24
China is famous for producing bootleg toys, including such gems as "RobocAr Energon" and the classic "Super Combination Robot". Another fine product of the Middle Kingdom is bootleg anime, such as the rece... read

China's newest anime, Astro Plan, looks a bit familiar

Jan 09
When it comes to bootlegs in China, I'm usually covering the side of hilarious knock-off toys or the pain of getting a fake through an eBay auction. China has gotten a bit more ambitious, as they are now copying the series themselves. There is just something that seems all too familiar about a new series coming out this year, Astro Plan. Check out the horror after the jump.  read

The sincerest form of flattery? Chinese anime traces 5cm per Second

Sep 04
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that were true, it seems that China is absolutely infatuated with Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second: A chain of short stories about their distance.According to Gigazine,... read

Hate going to the dentist? Try out this USB dental microscope to see if you really need to go

Aug 03
Oral hygene is important. People will judge you if your breath stinks, if your teeth aren't clean, and if it's clear you don't take good care of your mouth. Brushing isn't enough: flossing, regular trips to the dentist and ev... read

Tuesday Otaku Debate: Lu Bu vs. Miyamoto Musashi

May 19
Last week we entered into the depths of hell as we voted for the worst character to cosplay at a convention, or in your living room if you don’t go to conventions. This all arrived from a theory I have that states that ... read

Best way to send your letters: Boy love stamps and stationary

Mar 16
In Japan, along with doujinshi, many fans make and sell stationary based on their drawings. However, it seems that China has taken the lead in being able to sell off official boy love goods. Don't worry, it will be nothing li... read

Its Lu Bu! A Three Kingdoms anime is coming our way!

Apr 30
Those who say Japanese and Chinese relations are strained are crazy because they haven’t heard the news that a joint Chinese-Japanese adaptation of the famous novel the Romance of the Three Kingdoms is underway. For tho... read

China to Japan: The Dalai Lama is EVIL! KILL! Japan to China: La la la who?

Apr 01
In its grand tradition of insisting to whoever'll listen at any given time that Tibet's a bunch of buttholes and should stop wanting stuff and go back to giving them yak butter and free massages, China has whined to Japan abo... read

The middle kingdoms newest prince

Aug 18
Anime News Network reports that the shonen-ai sports manga The Prince of Tennis has been picked up (stolen) by China and will be made into a live-action television drama (aka. construct shoes by gunpoint). The plan is to re... read

International China-Japan setback as Japan issues yet another political "NUH-UH"

Jun 20
In the country's grand tradition of protesting any accusations of historical wrongdoing (linked principally for the "OH NO YOU DI'N'T" factor in the U.S. slavery comparison) with lots of non-apology words like "regrettable,... read

Kung Fu Hustle: Axe Kickin' Edition coming at the end of July

Jun 18
For those of you who are fans of Stephen Chow's films (and you really should be), his film Kung Fu Hustle will be getting a re-release on July 31st with a special edition. The "Axe Kickin' Edition" will contain the film its... read

New internal Red Scare: Light Yagami and his wacky hijinks

May 27
In China, an important kid-centric holiday is coming up fast, and what better way could a Communist government show they care than seizing and destroying some of the best manga in existence? Authorities are ordered to se... read

Welcome to the heartless Disney World

May 05
May I present to you Shijingshan Amusement Park, where you might just be lucky enough to meet, Mickey and Minnie Cat, Gronald Duck, Wazup Kitty, and Doraeman. Yes, China has done it again; no longer do they bootleg DVD’s ... read

Giant Gundam Lantern Squats Over Taiwan

Mar 05
Jtor reader Cody sent us a tip regarding this giant 1:2.5 scale Gundam lantern. It was the centerpiece for the Lantern Festival celebration at CKS Memorial Hall, Taipei. While the centerpiece is usually an animal form, this... read

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