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The Legend of Late Great Hip-Hop Producer Nujabes Lives On: Gone But Not Forgotten

    Nujabes, AKA Jun Seba,  was a popular Japanese hip-hop producer known for collaborating with many different recording artists and producers around the world.  Some of them include Japanese hip-hop producer Uyama Hiroto, Japanese hip-hop soca artist Minmi, CL … Continue reading

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JPOP Summit 2015 Comes to San Francisco for Sixth Consecutive Year

San Francisco is hosting the JPOP Summit this weekend on August 8th and 9th.  It is a popular Japanese festival provided each summer since its inception in 2009.  JPOP Summit informs audiences about the latest updates in Japanese cinema, music … Continue reading

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“Kuroko’s Basketball Seirin vs. Rakuzan Event held in J-World Tokyo”

J-World Tokyo was hosting a popular event based on the Seirin vs. Rakuzan story from the anime series “Kuroko’s Basketball.”   It is titled “Seirin vs. Rakuzan in J-World Tokyo.”  This event contains the Winter Cup finals between Seirin High, … Continue reading

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The Massive Explosion of Japanese pop culture in Singapore

Singapore is one of the latest countries hugely influenced by Japanese pop culture. About six-large exhibitions are currently happening and will take place in the upcoming months.  Three events are going on this month are Gundon Docks At Singapore exhibition … Continue reading

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The Rising Popularity of Japanese Anime in Ohio

Ohio is celebrating the popularity of Japanese anime by hosting conventions across the state.  It hosted its first anime convention this year for over three days in Columbus back in late January featuring conversations about recent anime/manga series, contests, and … Continue reading

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The Influence of Anime to Promote Better Relationships among Nations

  One Chinese student in Japan uses her love of anime to improve relationships between the two countries.  Currently, Yao Lijin studies Japanese in college.  In December, she won first prize in an annual Japanese essay writing contest competing against … Continue reading

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Grave of the Fireflies Anime Review

  I recently watched the anime version of Grave of the Fireflies and thought it was a profound, touching story.  The setting takes place during the final months in World War II Japan about an older brother that struggles to … Continue reading

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