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10:12 AM on 04.29.2013

This McDonald's news video is better than Ran Ran Ruuu!

We've followed the weirdness over at McDonald's Japan for years now here at Japanator, so you all should be used to the strange stuff that we tag Ran Ran Ruuu here. But today we have news coverage of McDonald's that's even s...

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11:20 AM on 04.25.2013

This is fantastic

If you weren't sold on Wii U Karaoke yet, you should be now.

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12:03 PM on 02.27.2013

Seven Japanese anime firms to stream anime overseas

My anime dreams are coming true. Well, not those dreams (that's another post). I'm talking about my dreams for how we as non-Japanese fans will view anime. Cutting out the middleman, if you will.  Welcome upcoming websit...

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12:28 AM on 01.25.2013

I'm sayin'!

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4:41 PM on 01.24.2013

'Chocolate Love' is footsie, glasses, and cymbal licking

Twinkie drumming idol (yes, really) duo Bandjanaimon has a new music video for their song "Chocolate Love." Read that sentence again. Gotta love J-pop. This new PV is off the charts as far as weird goes. I don't want to spoi...

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11:23 PM on 01.22.2013

Greatest software ad ever: Trend Micro's Password Manager

Only can Japan make you excited about an advertisement for PC software. Trend Micro's Password Manager has received the full treatment, complete with a character, theme song and animation. Head over to the 'Pasumane...

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11:00 PM on 01.22.2013

Beckii Cruel's first vlog in 2 years

It has been awhile since we've heard from Beckii Cruel, the dancing Brit girl on YouTube turned Japanese idol-ish jailbait, but she's back with a new vlog that promises more ...vlogs as well as dancing and hairstyling v...

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9:47 PM on 01.22.2013

Survey says Japanese workers spend less than $6 on lunch

How much do you spend on lunch while working? I'd guess about $9 outside of the rare times I feel like going all dollar menu. Even if it's cheap, we all know that eating $1 filler is not eating well.  It's hard to eat we...

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9:48 AM on 01.14.2013

Possibly my new jam: Cosplay idol group panache!

It might be too early to call, but I'm going to anyway: my new jam will be idol group panache!. And they're not just your everyday idol group, either. Try cosplay idol group. Oh, and look at them! LOOK! This trio (Akira Itsuk...

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5:30 PM on 01.12.2013

Ran Ran Ruuu! 5th anniversary video will break your brain

[DISCLAIMER:  Japanator and its parent network, ModernMethod, are not responsible for trauma or death caused by watching this video.] While Japanator's Ran Ran Ruuu! tag has become a sort of catch-all for anything ...

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9:53 AM on 10.19.2012

BWAHAHAH! Josh Groban singing in Japanese!

You guys know who Josh Groban is, right? He's a very talented multi-platinum selling 'easy listening' vocalist that has 'raised up' so many weddings with his music that I get teary just thinking about his voice. So, again, s...

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8:30 AM on 09.27.2012

Uniqlo and Bic Camera unite to form new store BICQLO

[cue robot connection sound] Uniqlo, Japan's rapidly growing clothing company, and Bic Camera, one of the country's largest electronics retailers, have come together to open a new store in Shinjuku. The name of this new store...

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