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Sony Walkman’s 40th anniversary

August 11, 2019

In this picture taken on July 10, 2019, various models of Sony Walkman audio players are displayed at an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic device, in Tokyo. – Must-have 80s gadget and one-time icon of Japan electronics


Magazine Documenting Hibakusha Testimonies Marks 50th Anniversary

August 10, 2019

Nagasaki- A magazine documenting the testimonies of victims of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki, southwestern Japan, and disseminating messages against war and nuclear weapons marked its 50th anniversary on Friday. In a prefatory note in


Pikachu parade in Yokohama

August 9, 2019

Performers dressed as Pikachu, the popular animation Pokemon series character, participate in a light performance during the Pikachu parade in Yokohama on August 8, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP) Jiji Press

Japan heatwave

August 1, 2019

A man wipes his face as he crosses a street during a heatwave in Tokyo on August 1, 2019. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP) Jiji Press

Tokyo’s Ginza District

July 29, 2019

People cross a street in the Tokyo’s Ginza district on July 29, 2019.AFP-Jiji Press

Yayoi Kusama: ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’

July 26, 2019

A view of the installation ‘With all my love for the tulips I pray forever’ by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama as part of the exhibition ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ in the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, Germany, 25 July 2019.


Anime fans mourn loss of lives in Kyoto studio arson attack

July 25, 2019

Kyoto–Anime fans, including foreigners, visited a Kyoto Animation Co. studio in Kyoto on Thursday to mourn for the lives lost in an arson attack last week. Flowers, message boards and paintbrushes were piled on an altar set up some 100


“Tokyo Tarareba Girls” wins Eisner Comic Award

July 25, 2019

Tokyo–The English version of “Tokyo Tarareba Girls,” a girls’ manga series by Akiko Higashimura from Japan, has won a 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award of the United States, according to major Japanese publisher Kodansha Ltd. The prestigious award for