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Japanese Teen Fights Kagawa’s “Screen Time” Law

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In January this year, the Japanese prefecture of Kagawa began drafting legislation to limit the amount of time that children can spend playing video games. 600 people signed a petition…

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Video Game News: Kagawa Prefecture Plans to Limit Video Game and Smartphone Usage by Minors

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The Japanese prefecture of Kagawa is considering implementing time limits and curfews to combat video game addiction and curb smartphone use in the region. While residents will still provide input…

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Japan: An Unlikely Champion of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

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Japan has long been a technology leader, and companies like Honda, Sony, and Nintendo (to name a few) have brought hugely influential technologies to the world, with the active support…

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The State of Esports Today – Part Two

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The first article in this series provided an overview of esports and the major tournaments. This week’s article takes a closer look at the types of games that make for…

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Loot Boxes – The Western Take on Gacha

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The Japanese word gashapon (often shortened as gacha, with the unfortunate suggestion of “gotcha” in English) refers to a series of capsule toys that are dispensed from small vending machines.…

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Licensing Professionals and Fans Converge at 2015 Anime Expo in LA

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More than 90,000 attended the 24th annual Anime Expo (AX), North America’s largest Japanese pop culture convention, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from July…

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Music Streaming Comes to Japan; But Will it Last?

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Two weeks ago, Line Corp.’s, the operators of Japan’s most popular messaging app, launched an in-app music streaming service called Line Music. Japan is the second-largest music market in the…

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Is Japan’s Video Game Industry Back from the Dead?

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Over the past thirty years, Japan’s Tokyo Game Show (commonly known as “TGS”, an annual video game expo held in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan), and the country at…

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Hatsune Miku: Virtual Diva

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On her own, Japanese pop superstar Hatsune Miku can’t sing. Nor can she rap, dance or DJ. She is drug- and alcohol-free because she can’t indulge in either, and she…

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