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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


Kyoto Animation artworks on display after arson attack

July 24, 2019

Tokushima/Sapporo/Kyoto–Bookstores and anime-related shops around Japan are hosting exhibits of original artworks for anime shows produced by Kyoto Animation Co., the operator of a studio hit by an arson attack last week that left 34 dead. Exhibits, some of which


Yoshimoto withdraws punishments for scandal-hit comedians

July 22, 2019

Tokyo–Akihiko Okamoto, president of Japanese entertainment company Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., said Monday that his company will withdraw its punishments for some of its comedians who received money for appearing at an event for an antisocial group. The comedians in question