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Watch Tokyo Game Show Live Online!【Today’s Top 5 Japanese Trends!】

By Guidable Writers Sep 24, 2020

Today’s Top Japanese Trends!

Would you like to know today’s top Japanese trends seen on Twitter and other sites? If so read on to find out more about what interests people in Japan.

Minister Kono Calls for an End to the Use of Hanko Stamps

Could this be the beginning of the end of hanko? At a meeting of cabinet ministers concerned with the creation of the “Digital Agency” on March 23, Minister Kono expressed his desire to swiftly abolish the use of hanko stamps required for administrative procedures.
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Annual New Year’s Hakone Ekiden to Be Held Without Spectators

Organisers have announced that the Hakone Ekiden, which is held on January 2 and 3 every year, will still be held but without spectators to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and urge people to refrain from supporting runners on the sidelines.
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Tokyo Game Show Sept 23-27 Opens for the First Time Online, With Live Coverage of Esports Finals

Tokyo Game Show 2020, one of the world’s largest gaming exhibitions, will stream online, the the first time. Videos of game makers’ new software announcements and live game broadcasts are available on the dedicated website from today.
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Tokyo Game Show Site (English)

“Spirited Away”: The True Nature of the Blubbery Food

On September 19, anime director and animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi reflected on a scene in Spirited Away, for which he was responsible for the original artwork. He revealed the blubbery food Chihiro’s father was eating was “coelacanth’s stomach” (a very rare family of fish), yum…
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The Real Insides of “Fall Guys”, According to the Artist

On the Twitter account of Fall Guys, a popular online multiplay party game, staff publicized an image of the Full Guys character design and what their skeleton really looks like. It’s definitely unexpected!
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Original English Tweet

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