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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.