Japanese-themed shopping area closed down after being labeled ‘cultural invasion’ by Chinese netizens
Feedback from online critics caused a Japan-themed shopping area in China’s Liaoning province to shut down less than two weeks after opening.
Alleged cultural invasion: Tang Little Kyoto, a commercial and residential complex in Dalian city offering a taste of Japanese culture, was ordered by local authorities to close on Monday, reported Nikkei.
In a new victory for Japan’s LGBTQ+ community, Kyoto has become the latest city to recognize same-sex partnerships.
While same-sex marriage remains illegal in the country, 57 municipalities and two prefectures have issued partnership certificates as of Sept. 1, providing some benefits to same-sex couples.
The man suspected of burning down a Kyoto anime studio last year was arrested on Wednesday by local authorities.
Shinji Aoba, 42, is accused of setting Kyoto Animation’s No 1 studio on fire on July 18 last year, leaving 36 people dead.
An area in Kyoto, Japan recently celebrated its annual demon parade on the street believed to be a border between the human world and the spirit world.
The motive behind the tragic Kyoto Animation arson was reportedly his stolen work and the security system of the office building was turned off on the day of the attack.
Reports say that as the 41-year-old unnamed suspect was being taken away by the police, he was heard shouting pakuri, a Japanese term used to describe plagiarism, according to SoraNews24.
33 people were killed while dozens are injured after an unidentified arsonist set the Kyoto Animation studio in Kyoto, Japan ablaze.
According to the New York Times, the incident happened at around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday when the suspect, a 41-year-old man, spread liquid around the building before setting it on fire.
In a letter on June 28, Daisaku Kadokawa, mayor of Kyoto, asked Kardashian to reconsider her decision to use the name for her brand, describing it as “a fruit of craftsmanship” that “truly symbolizes the beauty, spirits and values of [the] Japanese.”
Netizens are outraged after a video showing foreign tourists chasing after a maiko and geisha on the streets of Kyoto went viral online.
Guy Jones, a YouTuber who compiles and restores old videos, gave history buffs some insight into what it was like to be in Kyoto, Japan in the year 1929.
The footage that Guy Jones used in his compilation comes from the University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), caretaker of the Fox Movietone News Collection, according to Global Voices.
A rail service in Japan is set to offer a unique luxury experience with its detailed interior design, which is inspired by wooden townhouses commonly seen in Kyoto before the 1950s.
The new rail express, known as Kyo-train GARAKU, is a second-generation version of the Kyo-train that will take passengers between Osaka Umeda and Kyoto Kawaramachi stations, Grapee reported.
A bamboo forest in Japan is “crying” as inconsiderate tourists carve graffiti on trees.
The forest, located in Arashiyama, Kyoto, has been attracting tourists from all over the world with its breathtaking serenity that evokes a sense of peace.
Nintendo, the Japanese company behind some of the gaming world’s most beloved video game franchises, has always been proud of its humble roots.
It’s common knowledge among fans and gaming enthusiasts that the multinational consumer electronics and video game company started out as a playing cards manufacturer in 1889.