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Final Fantasy Type-0 Wows in Japan

Final Fantasy Type-0 is coming out soon in Japan, although sadly its fate in North America is unknown. Japanese reviews have been quite positive, with the game receiving near-perfect scores from Famitsu and Dengeki. The game comes on two UMDs. The first disc contains the beginning and end of the game, while the second disc […]

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X Japan Cancels Beijing Concert

Rock band X Japan has canceled their Beijing concert, which was scheduled to be held on November 2nd. This would have been the group’s first concert in that city. Although X Japan successfully obtained approval for the concert from China’s government, the band’s agency said that they made the decision to cancel the show based […]

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Takei Emi to debut release debut single, Koisuru Kimochi

Actress Takei Emi (17) will debut as a singer this December, it has been learned. Her debut single, “Koisuru Kimochi,” is described as a balled perfect for winter, written by GLAY’s TAKURO. Because Takei has long been a fan of GLAY, she requested through her management agency to have TAKURO write a song for her. […]

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Hiroki Ryuichi’s new film, “River” about Akihabara massacre

Acclaimed filmmaker Hiroki Ryuichi (“Keibetsu,” “Yomei Ikkagetsu no Hanayome”) is taking on a challenging subject for his next movie, “RIVER.” It will be the first theatrical film to deal with the 2008 incident known as the “Akihabara massacre,” in which a man drove a truck into a pedestrian crowd and proceeded to stab several people, […]

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Yaeba – Moe – In Japan, a Trend to Make Straight Teeth Crooked

AMERICANS are expected to spend nearly $110 billion on dental care in 2012, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, with much of it to straighten, whiten and repair less-than-perfect teeth. Meanwhile, in Japan, a new fashion has women paying to have their straight teeth purposefully disarranged.A result of tooth-crowding commonly […]

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Madame Tussauds Wax Figures Exhibition Opens in Tokyo

A three-month exhibition organized by London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum opened in Tokyo in late September, featuring life-size figures of celebrities including Hollywood stars. Madame Tussauds is considering opening a branch museum in Tokyo in two years if the current event through Jan. 4 is successful. The "Madam Tussauds Tokyo" exhibition at Decks Tokyo Beach […]

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Akihabara to get idol training cafe, ‘Akihabara Backstage Pass’

Next month, music producer Tsunku will launch a new idol cafe in Akihabara, known as “Akihabara Backstage Pass.” The shop will be set up at the Akiba Cultures Zone building, about a 3-minute walk away from AKB48’s theater at the Don Quijote building. The concept behind Akihabara Backstage Pass is that the store’s female employees […]