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  1. What It’s Like to Watch Isle of Dogs As a Japanese SpeakerWhat’s the experience of watching Isle for a person who can speak and understand Japanese? Is the metaphor — and the film — just not made for you?
  2. winter olympics 2018
    NBC Apologizes for Olympics Opening Ceremony Japan CommentThe network issued a statement on analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo’s suggestion that South Korea credits its “transformation” to Japan.
  3. The Japanese Spider-Man Was the Craziest Superhero Show Ever▶️ “An emissary from hell. Spider-Man!”
  4. childhood nostalgia
    Japan Is Getting a My Neighbor Totoro Theme ParkCan Catbus take us there?
  5. theater review
    Theater Review: An All-Female, All-Japanese ChicagoAll that ja … pan?
  6. roll clip!
    Watch a Japanese Ghostbusters Music VideoPut out by four Japanese comedians — sorry, heroes.
  7. adaptations
    Ken Watanabe Set for Samurai UnforgivenSounds about right.
  8. the ring
    Sadako Japanese Baseball GameDon’t look directly at her!
  9. john goodman
    Visit a Blog Dedicated to Pasting Pictures of John Goodman’s Face Onto the Bodies of Anime GirlsBehold: Dan Connerson.
  10. lady gaga
    Watch Lady Gaga on Japanese TVGaga goes East, tries her best to get the Japanese to “Marry the Night.”
  11. clickables
    Meet Aimi Eguchi, Japan’s Most Famous Robot Pop StarThis was a whole big thing in Japan.
  12. clickables
    Here’s a Real, Slightly Alarming Urinal Video GameIt looks painful.
  13. clickables
    Watch a Mesmerizing Techno Ring Art RoutineMeet the Gob Bluth of Japan!
  14. clickables
    Watch the Familiar Intro for Saturday Night Live JapanIs that Don Pardo?
  15. clickables
    Watch a Professional Japanese Kid Wrestler Totally Dominate His Adult OpponentsHe is awesome.
  16. clickables
    Watch Japanese Slow-Motion Robot Dancers Take Over an AirportIt’s not a flash mob; it’s “Machine Civilization.”
  17. Yoshimoto and the Business of Comedy in JapanWhat is the deal with international comedy? Join me each week to ask that very question in Comedy Tourism as I explore different trends and […]
  18. japan
    Disney Suspends Operations at Its Tokyo OfficesEmployees are encouraged to leave the area.
  19. gilbert gottfried
    Gilbert Gottfried Tweets His Way Out of a JobYes, Gilbert, the Twitter is read by your employers.
  20. clickables
    Watch Some Crazy Candy Sushi Get Made Before Your Very EyesIt’s really cool.
  21. clickables
    Watch the Entirely Fantastic Japanese Intro to 30 RockOh wow.
  22. the cove
    Not a Single Japanese Movie Theatre Has Screened The CoveA Japanese nationalist fringe group is scaring theaters away from the film.
  23. music
    Watch Jamiroquai’s Amusing Instant Ramen Commercial“Virtual Insanity” is still chugging along over in Japan.
  24. music
    Weezer Is Huge in Japan: The Sing-alongJapan can’t stop partying, partying.
  25. tv
    The Japanese Susan Boyle ImpersonatorSmasan Boyle.
  26. glee
    Video: Japan’s Awesome New Glee PromoSumo wrestlers can sing, too.
  27. countdown
    Predicting ‘The Wire’: A Talmudic Reading of HBO’s Full-Page Ad“Read between the lines,” the ad urges us. And so we will!
  28. tube junkie
    Big in Japan: ‘The Butt-Biting Bug Song’We’re not sure why, exactly, but in Japan “The Butt-Biting Bug Song” is more popular than “Chocolate Rain,” the Star Wars kid, and LOLcats combined.
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