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The Weird World of Japanese Variety Shows

What comes to mind when you think about Japanese variety shows? They’re wild, off-the-wall, and hilarious to watch. Many think about their wild, unique nature. And while they come in many forms,...
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How World War II Influenced Anime

War can be an strong force in reshaping a society and its culture. It's produced incredible changes in our countries today. As a result of World War II, Japan became a technologically...
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A Discussion on Cosplaying During the Pandemic

Last year saw the postponement of a massive number of conventions across the world in response to COVID-19. Conventions were turning to online events in lieu of in-person events, and they weren’t...
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The Power of Friendship! – Japan’s Cultural History of Community

The power of friendship is a trope that captivates audiences' imaginations. The story has been played a thousand times, with a hero of a thousand faces. A villain mocks the hero for...

Japanese Voice Actors Record COVID-19 Safety Messages

Japanese voice actors Masako Nozawa, Nobunaga Shimazaki, and Hiroshi Kamiya have all worked to record messages that center around COVID-19 safety measures. The messages were implemented and have been playing in the...