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Doraemon, the blue earless robotic cat from the future, super popular in most of Asia, is under attack. Sort of. A Chinese newspaper is positing that the cartoon character is nothing more than a tool for Japan to subvert Chinese culture.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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Fighting game Street Fighter II is iconic. The opening theme for anime Doraemon is iconic as well. Will they mix?