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This Kaiju Short Film Is Beautiful, Creepy, and Stars Puppets

Monster movies, especially Japanese ones, have had a long love affair with practical effects work. But short film Kaiju Bunraku, which made its debut at Sundance last year (and is now finally online), takes that relationship and runs with it, in a beautifully stylized story told entirely with puppets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What You Should Know About Traveling to Japan Now that Airbnb Laws Are Changing 

It’s not a good time for Airbnb hosts or renters in Japan right now: The private residence renting service was recently forced to cancel thousands of already booked and paid reservations in Japan, all thanks to a new set of Japanese laws that went into effect on June 15. Here’s what’s going on over there, […]

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Crayon Shin-chan’s new voice has been selected!

Crayon Shin-chan’s new voice has been selected! Long-time voice actress Yumiko Kobayashi will be bringing Shinnosuke to life starting July 6. Earlier this month, voice actress Akiko Yajima announced she was leaving the role, which she had held since the anime debuted in 1992.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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I Met Japan’s Highway Racers In The Middle Of The Sea

The Tokyo Wan Aqua-Line Expressway connects Tokyo to Chiba, and boasts a six-mile long underwater tunnel—the fourth-longest in the world. I’m driving a bright green Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni following a gold Aventador S. We’re doing, well, let’s just say literally some speed in the tunnel, when all of a sudden a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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