Ghibli Theme Park www3.nhk.or.jp

Japanese animated film company Studio Ghibli has unveiled the basic design of its theme park set to open in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, in 2022.

Aichi Governor Hideaki Ohmura revealed on Wedne...

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Netflix’s Aggretsuko is a brutal take on modern life that also happens to be extremely cute tv.avclub.com

Japanese company Sanrio is best known for creating the iconically adorable Hello Kitty and her similarly adorable friends like Badtz-Maru and My Melody, all of which have been merchandised into obl...

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Gundam Base Tokyo: A Tour For Fans By A Fan www.forbes.com

Gundam is a nearly 40-year-old franchise of animated TV shows, movies, comics, and video games from Japan. Each piece of media centers around a teen pilot who must pilot an enormous (and super cool...

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Japan's Manga Market Grows 0.4% in 2016, Digital Sees 27.5% Increase www.animenewsnetwork.com

The All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher's and Editor's Association (AJPEA) released a report on February 24 that estimated that the combined physical and digital sales of the manga industry in Ja...

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Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies at 82 www.bbc.com

Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, co-founder of the famed Studio Ghibli, has died at the age of 82.

Mr Takahata was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya but is be...

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Isao Takahata (Studio Ghibli) Dies at 82 www.japantimes.co.jp

Isao Takahata, the Japanese animated film director who co-founded Studio Ghibli and is known for his award-winning "Grave of the Fireflies," died of lung cancer Thursday at a Tokyo hospital, Studio...

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Author of Kiki's Delivery Service wins int'l award www3.nhk.or.jp

A Japanese author of children's books, Eiko Kadono, has won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, considered the Nobel Prize for children's literature.

The Swiss-based International Board on Books for...

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AnimeJapan 2018 wraps up 5th anniversary celebrations in Tokyo english.kyodonews.net

AnimeJapan 2018 wrapped up a four-day stay in Tokyo today, the anime extravaganza in town on its largest ever scale as organizers looked to deliver on an all-inclusive message while celebrating the...

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Inside Tokyo's Newest Pokémon Cafe kotaku.com

This isn’t Japan’s first Pokémon Cafe, but it is the country’s nicest one to date. As Kotaku previously reported, the cafe opens for business this month.

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Japanese Skaters Performed Yuri On Ice At The Winter Olympics kotaku.com

Japanese pair Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara just completed one of the first performances of the 2018 Winter Olympics figure skating program. And they did it to the title track from skating anime Yu...

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