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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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Strong Style: Main Event time!

Ladies and Gentlemen. It is now time for our Maaaaaaain Event of the evening!  Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight is our last look WrestleKingdom 10 with the main event match for the...

 
 
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Strong Style: A whole lot of that flippy sh*t

Greetings one again to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. We are looking at the big show, WrestleKingdom 10, from the Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2016. We have seen some incredible action so far and this week ...

 
 
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Tiger Mask W makes his real-life wrestling ring debut!

In a crossover that many fans of Japanese wrestling knew would probably happen, the title character from the new anime Tiger Mask W made his debut in a real-life wrestling ring on October 10th. During the pre-show for New Japan Pro Wr...

 
 
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Strong Style: Gold and Grudge match

Welcome, my friends to the show that never ends, Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week, we are in week two of our coverage of WrestleKingdom 10, the big event held on Jan. 4, 2016, at the T...

 
 
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Strong Style: Power struggle in WrestleKingom!

Hello, readers and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. The time has come as this week we are taking our first look at WrestleKingdom 10 from the Tokyo Dome! We are in front of 29.000 people on Jan...

 
 
 
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Check out Japan's rare aquarium-exclusive jellyfish

There's something wonderful about getting to discover something new in places where you least expect them. One of these marvelous scenarios is when a couple folks working at an aquarium found a rare jellyfish species that might remain undis...

 
 
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Strong Style: Seriously, this is the finals

Greetings to another week of Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. This week we are at the finals of the 2015 World Tag league tournament on December 9th, 2015, and the Sendai Sunplaza. The last stop before we...

 
 
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Japanator Unboxing: Persona 5 20th Anniversary Edition

Persona 5, one of the most anticipated games of the year, has finally hit Japanese shelves as well as the PlayStation Network. We were blessed with the opportunity to obtain the Persona 5 20th Anniversary Edition which includes the gam...

 
 
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Gems of Japan: Short History of Japan's bullet trains

[Editor's Note: Gems of Japan is an ongoing article series by Lindo Korchi highlighting cool things, facts, and brief asides in Japan.] Let's be honest. When most of us think about traveling Japan as a whole (from Tokyo to Kyoto and be...

 
 
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Strong Style: Tag Team Time!

Hello again Gang! We had a week off last week but here we are once again with Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Things are getting heated now as this is the last stop before the Big WrestleKingdom 10 show....

 
 




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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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