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Akihabara Flashmob

Now here’s how flashmobs go down in Akihabara. Nice, cute and orderly…just keep watching for the local police to show up and try to restore order πŸ™‚

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Japanese Twitter User Shows Amazing Makeup Transformation

Now here’s another example of the power of makeup but this time it’s featuring a young male Twitter user from Japan who goes under the handle ofΒ @y_cute_Β He’s well known to his Twitter fans as being a pretty boy and recently posted a pic of himself with zero makeup which he was applauded for. 10000γƒ•γ‚©γƒ­γƒΌγ‚γ‚ŠγŒγ¨γ†γ”γ–γ„γΎγ™οΌπŸ’• η΄„ζŸι€šγ‚Šγ™γ£γ΄γ‚“ζ™’γ—γΎγ™οΌοΌε…¨ιƒ¨εƒ•γ§γ™ […]

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Japan’s SIRO-A To Tour Australia For The First Time

SIRO-A A mind-blowing futuristic theatrical experience from Japan The multi-award winning Japanese phenomenon, SIRO-A, will bring their theatrical spectacular to Australia for the first time and exclusively at The Concourse from 10th to 22nd January 2017. SIRO-A are renowned for their mind-blowing performances combining visual effects, mime, dance, comedy, puppetry and high-energy music in a […]

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SMASH! 2016 Vlog Wrapup

Here’s a quick look at SMASH! 2016 with a dash of cosplayers and general shenanigans thrown in. The video is courtesy of YouTuber,Β NifTiaz, who I’m happy to report will be doing similar videos for It’s Japan, Man! Give the video a look, it’s quite funny, cute and shows off SMASH! 2016 in a great way.

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Japanese Opinions On Hollywood Whitewashing

I don’t normally get too political on Japandaman.com but something has flared up recently that I need to have my two cents. The issue I’m referring to is it seems a lot of people aren’t happy with the casting of Scarlett Johansson in the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi for the Hollywood live action adaptation […]

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Hatsune Miku AR App

I’m a huge fan of Hatsune Miku, probably the most well known vocaloid. I don’t profess to know all her tracks but what I’ve heard, I love. It’s such a shame that she’s a virtual idol and not a real life person. I mean, who wouldn’t want their picture taken with the blue haired superstar? […]

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Supanova Melbourne 2015 Video Highlights

The weekend that just passed saw the commencement of the convention season for 2015 with Supanova rolling into Melbourne. Melbourne is the first of many stops for the Supanova train. Always attracting many Supa Star guests, this year was no different. From Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future, George Takei from Star Trek, Charisma […]

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Hachiko Finally Reunited With Owner

For those that don’t know about Hachiko, a brief background. Hachiko was an Akita breed dog that used to wait for his master everyday at Shibuya train station. One day, his master, a university professor named Hidesaburo Ueno, passed away and never came back to meet Hachiko. Ever the faithful canine, Hachiko continued to wait […]

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George Clooney Stars In Kirin Beer Commercial

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday…George Clooney is starring in a Japanese ad for Kirin beer as we speak. Hollywood stars making some spare change overseas is nothing new but what does stand out about this short TV spot is Clooney’s ability to sound like Batman when he speaks with just one word. Classy, […]

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Making The Life Sized Hatsune Miku Statue

We ran a piece a little while back about the temporary store selling dedicated Hatsune Miku products at Haneda Airport in Japan. One of the more stand out features of the store is the life sized Miku statue that greets visitors. The Miku 39ch YouTube channel recently posted a video outlining the process of bringing […]