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Doraemon Meets Akira In This Bleak Vision Of The Future

Japan has selected the adorable robot cat Doraemon as its special ambassador for its 2020 Olympic bid. As we all know, Akira predicted the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That can mean only one thing…


This Taiwanese 3DS Seems Rare

In Taiwan, Nintendo is localizing Doraemon: Nobita’s Number Adventure, which, of course, features the iconic blue robotic cat Doraemon. To mark the game’s release, Nintendo is holding a contest in which five lucky people can win the above 3DS.


Japan's Cute And Nerdy Stone Statues Will Delight You

Stone statues play a prevalent role in Japanese life. You see them at Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines, and you also see them in front of houses and businesses or in gardens as decoration. Ditto at cemeteries.


How Japan's Nuclear Fears Are Manifested In A Cartoon Character

Many Japanese are anti-nuclear — and for good and obvious reasons. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima has made many question how safe nuclear power is, resulting in the country’s decision to take 48 of its 50 nuclear plants offline. It’s also why the government is pledging to end its dependence on nuclear power in the future.


Japan's Favorite Robotic Made Hellish For Good Hygiene

Brushing your teeth is important. Just ask Doraemon, the robot cat from the future! A Japanese dentist decided that Doraemon (and his sister Dorami) plush toys would make perfect models for teaching brushing, so the good doctor added phony teeth and a Joker smile. The result is horrifying.


Jean Reno Makes A Great Anime Cat

Doraemon is a robot cat from the future. His ears were eaten off by a mouse (hence him being afraid of them!), and his pocket carries all sorts of amazing gadgets. Doraemon is a beloved cartoon character, and he’s being brought to life by… Jean Reno.


This Chinese Hotel Is An Odd Homage To Japan And Anime

Spend any time in Japan, and you’ll see them: Chinese tourists. While tensions do flare between the two countries, there are Chinese who are infatuated with Japanese popular culture.


If Only I Had A Door To Take Me To This Wonderful Place

Some people love Mario. Others love Mickey. But I love Doraemon, that blue robotic cat from the future with a pocket full of gizmos and a fear of mice. And now the manga artist who created Doraemon has his own museum.


A Place For Your Bleeding Geek Heart

In Japan convenience stores, or “conbini” as they’re called, dot the landscape. They’re where people buy food and drink, pay bills, send letters and stand and read magazines without paying for them. Some might like Family Mart, others prefer Daily Yamazaki. I like Lawson, because more than any other corner store in Japan it panders to nerds like me and maybe like you.


Beloved Character's Voice Actor Returns, But Not For Arkanoid

Nobuyo Oyama is famous for voicing everyone’s favourite earless robot cat from the future Doraemon and, well, looking like Doraemon.