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    Tuesday June 2, 2020
  • Head to Your Local Convenience Store in Japan, Grab Some Milk, and Gundam Model Kits...?

    This Seven-Eleven is a 24-hour Gunpla store

    Collaborations between convenience stores and anime franchise are a very common occurrence in Japan but what isn't a common occurrence seeing a store selling a full range of Gunpla kits, paints, and brushes, but this Seven-Eleven in Kanagawa prefecture is a model fan paradise. Learn more about this holy land after the jump!

  • Monday November 11, 2019
  • Lupin, Monster Hunter, and More Come to Life at Universal Studios Japan in 2020

    The theme park will continue its "Cool Japan" initiative with live street shows and VR experiences

    Universal Studios Japan will be celebrating the great shows and games of "Cool Japan" again next summer, and a new series is joining its ranks! Look forward to a Monster Hunter experience along with the return of Lupin the 3rd, Case Closed, and more. Get a preview after the jump!

  • Tuesday September 10, 2019
  • Haruhi Suzumiya Voice Actor Aya Hirano Appointed Cool Japan Ambassador

    “Cool Japan” is a Japanese Government initiative to spread “cool” cultural touchstones about Japan to the world

    Aya Hirano, voice of Haruhi from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, was appointed a “Cool Japan” ambassador by the Japanese Government on September 9. The voice actor is the first Japanese pop culture personality to become an ambassador for the initiative. Hit the jump to learn more!

  • Monday September 18, 2017
  • Japanese Government Aims to Ease Anime Industry Entry for Foreign Students

    Proposals call for relaxing the regulations that allow freshly graduated vocational students to establish residency

    Following recommendations made by the Cool Japan Human Resources Development Study Meeting which convened in March of 2017, the Japanese government is looking into easing residency regulations in order to allow foreign students in vocational training programs - such as those learning to be animators - to find work after graduation. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday May 19, 2017
  • LDP Members Move Forward with "MANGA National Center" Plan

    Two facilities are planned to be build in Tokyo, including the Akihabara area

    On May 12, the project team of the Liberal Democratic Party's Special Mission Committee on the Cool Japan strategy decided on a policy to promote the construction of new national facilities that collect and preserve manga and anime's original drawings by development of the related laws. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Saturday January 21, 2017
  • Join "Your Name." Official Tour Supported by Japanese Government's Cool Japan Initiative

    Applications for the free tour will be accepted till February 28

    With support from Japanese government's Cool Japan Initiative, Tokyo-based Anime Tourism Association today started accepting applications for its upcoming "Your Name. (Kimi no Na wa.) Official Tour" that provides a free Seichi Junrei (Holy Pilgrimage) tour to visit the real locations featured in Makoto Shinkai's latest mega hit anime film. Hit the jump for more details.