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First Look At The Studio Ghibli Theme Park's Official Concept Art First Look At The Studio Ghibli Theme Park's Official Concept Art

As previously reported, a Studio Ghibli theme park is in the works. It was originally planned for 2020, but it’s now pencilled in for 2022. Here is a look at what to possibly expect.

Grave Of The Fireflies' Movie Poster Has A Hidden (And Depressing) Secret  Grave Of The Fireflies' Movie Poster Has A Hidden (And Depressing) Secret 

Grave of the Fireflies is one of the saddest movies ever made. Decades after its original release, people have discovered a haunting, hidden image in the Japanese movie poster.

I Can't Stop Scrolling Through This Collection of Incredible Gifs From Japanese Superhero Shows

RIP My productivity, 1991-2018. Cause of death? So many good gifs.

Scare Away Intruders With This Home Security Concept That's Literally Just a Shadow

Taking a page from Kevin McCallister’s playbook in Home Alone, a landlord in Tokyo has developed a novel way for residents who live alone to feel safer. A tiny projector makes it appear as if there’s another person in the apartment from the outside by faking a moving, shadowed silhouette on a window curtain.

What The Hell Is Trump Talking About With Japan Dropping Bowling Balls On Cars? What The Hell Is Trump Talking About With Japan Dropping Bowling Balls On Cars?

Yesterday, in a speech given to donors in Missouri, President Trump had something to say about cars. And Japan. And bowling balls. Specifically, he suggested that, in Japan, they like to drop bowling balls on cars. I wish I was making this up, because it’s comedy gold. But it’s real, and the President really suggested…

In Japan, It’s ‘Super Monster Wolf’ Versus Wild Boars [Updated] In Japan, It’s ‘Super Monster Wolf’ Versus Wild Boars [Updated]

Only in Japan would the solution to an ecological problem involve a robotic wolf. But when that problem is the proliferation of wild boars, the furry, fanged, red-eyed “Super Monster Wolf” might actually do the trick.

Inside Tokyo's Newest Pokémon Cafe  Inside Tokyo's Newest Pokémon Cafe 

This isn’t Japan’s first Pokémon Cafe, but it is the country’s nicest one to date. As Kotaku previously reported, the cafe opens for business this month.

You Can Finally Play A Long-Lost Donkey Kong Game You Can Finally Play A Long-Lost Donkey Kong Game

An extremely rare, officially-licensed Donkey Kong game has finally been released to the Internet, and now the entire world can experience the bizarre journey of Donkey Kong 3: The Great Counterattack.

Glitch on Bitcoin Exchange Drops Prices to Zero Dollars, User Tries to Make Off With Trillions Glitch on Bitcoin Exchange Drops Prices to Zero Dollars, User Tries to Make Off With Trillions

A cryptocurrency exchange in Japan reportedly experienced a temporary glitch last week that suddenly offered investors their pick of coins for the low, low price of zero dollars. Several customers took advantage of the opportunity, but one really ran with it.

First Look At The Layton Anime Series First Look At The Layton Anime Series

This spring, a Layton’s Mystery Journey anime series debuts in Japan and follows the adventures of Professor Layton’s daughter, Katrielle Layton.

Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska

On August 3, 2016, seven kilometers above Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a research plane captured something mysterious: an atmospheric aerosol particle enriched with the kind of uranium used in nuclear fuel and bombs.

Watch the Japanese Space Agency Set a Record for Smallest Rocket Used to Launch a Satellite

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has set a record for the smallest-ever rocket to launch a satellite into orbit, using a SS-520 sounding rocket modified to include a third stage carrying a 13.6-inch TRICOM-1R cubesat as its payload.

Back To The Future Turned Into A Manga Back To The Future Turned Into A Manga

Yusuke Murata, who illustrates One-Punch Man for Weekly Young Jump, is doing a manga version of Back to the Future.

Behold, Japan's Newest Giant Mecha 

After six years, Japan’s Sakakibara Machinery Works Co. has unveiled its newest giant mecha.

Incredible Cardboard Creations From Japan Incredible Cardboard Creations From Japan

Monami Ohno is a Japanese cardboard artist. Kotaku has previously featured her work, and since then, she’s continued to churn out amazing creations.

Japanese City Triggers Emergency Broadcast System After Supermarket Accidentally Sells Deadly Blowfish Japanese City Triggers Emergency Broadcast System After Supermarket Accidentally Sells Deadly Blowfish

The Japanese city of Gamagori in the Aichi Prefecture went into full alert mode earlier today after a batch of potentially deadly fugu fish was sold to customers at a local supermarket.

Fugitive Yakuza Boss Arrested After Facebook Photos of His Tattoos Go Viral  Fugitive Yakuza Boss Arrested After Facebook Photos of His Tattoos Go Viral 

Thai police have arrested a member of the Japanese mafia they say has been on the run for 14 years. 74-year-old Shigeharu Shirai was detained in Lopburi, Thailand on Thursday. Authorities say Shirai fled Japan for Bangkok in 2005 while being investigated for the 2003 murder of a rival Yakuza member. Japanese police…

Your Winter 2018 Anime Guide [Updated] Your Winter 2018 Anime Guide [Updated]

When it gets cold outside, there’s only one thing to do: stay indoors and watch anime. So let’s do exactly that! Here the winter 2018 anime shows to watch during these frigid months.

Logan Paul's Career Isn't Over—It's Going To Get Even Bigger  Logan Paul's Career Isn't Over—It's Going To Get Even Bigger 

2017’s “YouTube Rewind,” the end-of-year advertisement for the biggest trends and hottest creators on the platform, urges people to come together after an awful year. This heartfelt sentiment lasts about thirty seconds before the camera plunges back down to earth, where a rooftop party rages. Here, two blonde men look…

The Year In Kotaku East The Year In Kotaku East

It’s the end of another year. Can you believe it? And what a year. Let’s take a breather and look back at some of the best Kotaku East stories of 2017.

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