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Learn about Japan's secret elevator codes

When I'm given a choice between using an elevator or walking up the stairs, I tend to go with the latter. Even though the former lets you relax while you reach the next floor, my movement skills tend to help me reach my destination faster. ...

 
 
 
 
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Japan's Baskin-Robbins sandwiches aren't what you think

When the ice cream shop Baskin-Robbins and sandwiches come to mind, one will imagine that it has to do with actual ice cream. Lo and behold, that isn't the case with this latest dessert.  Unlike your average ice cream sandwich, Ya...

 
 
 
 
 
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Old, New, and Abandoned? See what's up with Japanese Houses

A few months ago, YouTube channel Life where I'm from, showed us what a modern Japanese home. While not anything extravagant, this new house looks to be similar to modern affordable housing in the United States, save for a few very clever f...

 
 
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These special takoyaki will make you want to eat the planet

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to eat the Earth, Twitter User @kyooochang decided to make her batch of takoyaki resemble the blue planet. Sure, the taste is the same, but the craft behind its structure makes the whole thing wor...

 
 
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Clam chowder and tempura combine into an interesting dish

I may not get to have tempura too often, but I've enjoyed the meals that use this tasty batter as one of its ingredients, such as the crunchyroll, shrimp, chicken and cheesecake. As Tenya, a tempura restaurant franchise in Japan, plans...

 
 
 
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Happy Cat Day!

The best thing about living in a world with more than one country is that folks in the right frame of mind can celebrate certain holidays more than once. Like Cat Day, which is today in Japan.  Whereas Cat Day in North America usually ...

 
 
 
 
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Keep your rice balls safe with Arataya's onigiri holder

If you were looking for a compact way to bring your rice balls with you, Japanese Leather Items Creator Arataya came up with an onigiri holder that'll keep your rice ball's shape intact. That way, you can enjoy this meal in its pe...

 
 
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Now you too can relive the glory of the Anisong World Matsuri

If anime fandom is the bedrock of otaku culture, Anisongs - the songs that serve as anime series' opening and ending themes - are its voice. For a lot of fans, anisongs are also their gateway to Japanese music as well, as many of the artist...

 
 
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Sumo crowns new Grand Champion!

Japanese sumo wrestling crowned a new Yokozuna (grand champion) on Wednesday as Kisenosato attained the highest rank in sumo after winning the Janurary tournament on Sunday.

 
 
 
 
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Review: Diary of a Tokyo Teen

To be completely blunt, I didn't expect much going into Christine Mari Inzer's Diary of a Tokyo Teen. When I was approached for a review of the book, I accepted because I really dug the art and figured it'd be a nice, light little read that...

 
 
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Strong Style: Best Match Ever

Hello Japan wrestling fans and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV! We are back after a break and we start off the first show of the year with WrestleKingdom 11's MAIN EVENT! It seems AXS TV h...

 
 
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Gems of Japan: Why is Christmas popular here?

As I cycled through the streets of Tokyo, Shibuya to be specific, I couldn't help but notice the Christmas lights and decorations throughout the city. "This can't be what I think it is; the decorations surely aren't set up for Christmas, it...

 
 
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Strong Style: Becoming a Dontaku Otaku!

Hello, puroresu fans, and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight we got a big night as we have three shows. The date is May 3, 2016, and we are at the International Center at Fukuoka. So...

 
 
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Strong Style: Fale of fish

Welcome back to another week of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling action on AXS TV. This week we have two big episodes! The first is the third episode covering Invasion Attack 2016 held at the famed Sumo Hall in Toky...

 
 
 
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Strong Style: Gold on the line!

Hey, Gang! Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are taking a look at Invasion Attack from April 10, 2016. We have two episodes tonight as the action is coming from the famed Sumo ...

 
 
 
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Gems of Japan: Amazing Winter views

As the plane begins to descend, your heart starts to race; each second feels like it's passing extremely slow, yet at the same time, everything is happening so fast. As the aircraft door begins to open, you take your first full breath of ai...

 
 
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Strong Style: Fight for the cup!

Hello! Welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV.  With WrestleKingdom in the rearview mirror, it's now time to determine the next top contender with the New Japan Cup tournament. This competit...

 
 
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Huzzah: Hurricane Polymar changes into a live-action movie

Well, people: It looks like the 1974 Tatsunoko anime, Hurricane Polymar, is getting the live-action movie treatment. While this news might make many fans of the original series concerned, there's a chance that it could make up for the ...

 
 
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Strong Style: Double the action from Niigata!

Hi, gang! Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. I'm fresh off spending the weekend at my home Convention, AniMaine with coverage of that coming soon so keep an eye out for that. This week we ge...

 
 
 
 
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Tiny Japanese meal cookies are too cute to eat

Japanese food can be known for its presentation, and in some cases its carefully considered portion sizing, but this might be going a step too far...if we're talking about actual food. Japanese artist Masako (known as "chi___ko" on Instagra...

 
 
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Strong Style: New Beginings

Hi Gang! Welcome to another Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro wrestling on AXS TV. This week it is a New Begining! We are traveling to Osaka fresh off the heels of WrestleKingdom 10 with some big matches from February 11,...

 
 
 
 
 
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Strong Style: Moving on

Hello and welcome back to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV.  This week we deal with the immediate fallout of WrestleKingdom 10. Okada is still the IWGP Champion, GBH are the new tag champions, and Nak...

 
 
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Vocaloid Artist PinocchioP's third album launches next month

It looks like November might be a good month for fans of Vocaloid music, as PinocchioP's upcoming album, HUMAN, comes out during that period. From the looks of it, it might be a good way to start the holiday season. Among the songs that'll ...

 
 




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Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!"PIkachu, I Choose you!"

 

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Ransengan Collection Blu-Ray Set"Four Action Packed Movies In One Package!"

 

Ramna 1/2 OVAs & Movies Blu-Ray Set"A Trip Down Memory Lane"

 

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"

 
 
 
 
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