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Drink like a samurai with Kotobukiya's katana coasters

If there's one thing that's similar about a katana and a drink on a table, it's that they both contain an important piece that serves as a means to protect something. The former's handguard makes sure that the person doesn't get cut by...

 
 
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Strong Style: Kicking some (block) A!

Hello again and welcome of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. We have another double shot of action tonight from the G1 Climax 25 tournament as we wrap up Block A action tonight. We have skipped WAY ahead s...

 
 
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Here, let Gandalf lend some class to Unlimited Blade Works

There are no words for this, besides "HOLY SHIT SIR IAN MCKELLEN JUST READ THE UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS INCANTATION". It's even funnier when you see the 77-year-old, award-winning British actor pause ever so slightly when he encounters the ba...

 
 
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Here's E3's good and bad news about Persona 5

A lot of folks weren't expecting much Persona 5-related news out of E3, as these kinds of reveals are typically reserved for Japan-based events, but lo and behold, the company held an E3 demo stream of the game, showing off gameplay as well...

 
 
 
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Strong Style: Champion vs. Champion

Hello, and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at new Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we look at the two matches not shown last week from day 8 of the G1 Climax 25 tournament. Since this is a continuation of last week's B blo...

 
 
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Mazin Go: Atomic element 113 is now called nihonium

Whenever a new scientific discovery is made, I can't help to be impressed by the hard work that people put into the research-- especially when we see them come up with a name for the fruits of their labor. With element 113 being offici...

 
 
 
 
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Strong Style: Double stuffed full of action!

Hello, gang and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we have 2 scoops of fun as we have two hours of wrestling this week looking at the 25th G1 Climax tournament. We get a look at bo...

 
 
Missing boy photo

Hokkaido Lost boy found!

After spending nearly 5 days alone in the bear-infested woods at the base of Komagatake, a volcano in southern Hokkaido, 7-year-old Yamato Tanooka has been found alive and unhurt! As we posted a few days ago, the ordeal of how thi...

 
 
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Parents try to teach kid lesson by losing him

While in the United States a mother is coming under fire after her three-year-old climbed into a Gorilla exhibit, leading to the endangered animal being shot and killed, a Japanese couple are showing that bad ideas in parenting do not follo...

 
 
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Strong Style: G1 is here!

Hello and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Welp, after a month-long break we are back with the big G1 Climax tournament. If you read my primer last week then you know what is going on. If ...

 
 
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5 Days A Hitchhiker: An Abridged Tour of Japan

The thought of hitchhiking as a form of travel sounds crazy; the implementation of actually doing it in Japan sounds impossible. Well, here's to the crazy ones who want to hitchhike in Japan. In short, I hitchhiked from the east to the west...

 
 
 
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Strong Style: Things to come

With AXS TV covering concert festivals the last month, Strong Style has taken a bit of a break. Next week, however, we kick things into high gear with 10 shows in 6 weeks covering the 25th G1 Climax tournament.  With so much action cra...

 
 
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Veteran voice actress Yuko Mizutani passes away

Deaths may be a fact of life, but it's always sad when someone is taken too soon. That's the case for Japanese voice actress Yuko Mizutani, a veteran of Japan's voice acting scene who was best known for playing Sakiko Sakura, from the long-...

 
 
 
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Gems of Japan: Tasting Yakisoba & Okonomiyaki in Asakusa

During my first trip to Japan, I heard a lot of people talk about Okonomiyaki. I didn't know what it was, except that some people labeled it the Japanese equivalent to pizza. I don't agree. It's more of a pancake than anything else. Nonethe...

 
 
Ys VIII photo

Ys VIII's new trailer is filled with high-speed goodness

Is it me or does Falcom's latest Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana trailer feel like Adol and his comrades are loaded on a ton of caffeine? Not that it's a bad thing since the gang's movements are making the game look really fun. Since this ...

 
 
 
 
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Japanese ladies love them some rickshaw-pullers

When the single women of Japan are asked about the types of guys they are into, you get the usual answers of rock singers, pilots, and of course Foreign men, but the men of one particular occupation have seen their stock in the eyes of wome...

 
 
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Book your dearly departed at a Corpse Hotel today!

If you watch anime or pay attention to Japanese culture long enough, the subject of hotels inevitably comes up. Be it either Mountain hot bath retreats, hourly love hotels, and those ever quirky capsule hotels. But there is a new ...

 
 
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GET HYPE: Persona 5 launches in September

It's time, folks! Or rather, it will be time...in a few short months. After months of silence last year's delay and weeks of drip-fed promotion culminating in a final countdown, Atlus has announced the Japanese release date of Persona...

 
 
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Hokkaido is taking the air out of tourism

A downloadable guide put out by The Hokkaido Tourism Organization to help foreigners understand the customs of Japan's northernmost island sparked a bit of an outrage recently when it was found it to be offensive. Common Sense Whe...

 
 
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Meet the Grave Sinners of Valkyria: Azure Revolution

It's been a while since we last heard from Valkyria: Azure Revolution, Sega's PS4 follow-up to one of the PS3's (and PSP's) best games, Valkyria Chronicles. Now the company's loosening the tap a bit as the game's planned late-2016 release d...

 
 
 
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Strong Style: One match, One belt!

Hello, Japanator readers and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Ths week we conclude our look at the 2015 Dominion card with the main event of that show. We've had some incredible action so ...

 
 
 
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Strong Style: Osaka ass-kicking time!

Welcome back puro fans to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Before we begin I'd like to send my thoughts to those in the Kyushu area of Japan right now as they've been hit with a couple of strong earthquak...

 
 
 
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2020 Tokyo Olympics new logo search down to final four

At least one of the major issues that have plagued the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo will be resolved later this month as the search for a new logo has narrowed down to four. As we've posted before, The Olympic games of Tokyo have had both it...

 
 
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Strong Style: Back for more!

Hello Hello, fans and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at new Japan Pro wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are back at the Osaka-Jo Hall looking at the Dominion card from 2015. This week's matches are a bit of a dichotomy. On o...

 
 
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Strong Style: No Foolin'

Hello again you motley crew of April fools and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. While most wrestling fans have their eyes to Texas this weekend for Wrestlemania, we turn our eyes to Osaka for D...

 
 
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Strong Style: It doesn't get better than this!

Greetings Puro fans and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Last week we took a look at the first day of competition from the 2015 Best of the Super Jr.s tournament. The competition takes the best...

 
 
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Strong Style: Junior Tournament time!

Hey hey gang we are back with Strong Style as Japanator looks at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we start a look at the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. This tournamnt is much like the G1 tournament where you have two bloc...

 
 
 
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Strong Style: Belts and Beauties

Happy Weekend to you all and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we go back to Wrestling Dontaku 2015, held in Fukuoka on May 3rd. In our second part of looking at the event, we hav...

 
 
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Strong Style: Don'taku go away!

Hello, again gang. After a week off we are back with Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we start a new era of the show as Jim Ross becomes the new play by play man for our weekly look at Japan's b...

 
 




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Little Witch Academia (Season 1) "My name is Akko and I love to get Wakko"

 

Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017"Sweet Strawberry, Savory Seafood"

 

Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion Blu-Ray Set"A New Digi-Adventure Emerges!"

 

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray Set"The New Generation hits Blu-Ray!"

 

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Ghost in the Shell"Cyber-Bodied"

 

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale"Is this the (Augmented) Real Life?"

 

One Piece Film Gold"Welcome to Grand Tesoro!"

 

Kaiju Girls"Unleash your inner Monster Soul"

 

Orange"Would you change your past?"

 

God Eater 2: Rage Burst"New Look, Same Great Taste"

 

A.W. Phoenix Festa"Bland Stories & Battles"

 
 
 
 
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