Anime News: Kadokawa Opens Ej Anime Theater In Tokyo's Shinjuku

ANIME NEWS: Kadokawa opens EJ Anime Theater in Tokyo's Shinjuku

Kadokawa Corp. has opened a cinema specializing in anime in Tokyo's Shinjuku district that is described as Japan's only movie-showing facility equipped with a cafe and gallery space.

The EJ Anime Theater, which opened on Dec. 22, was remodeled from the Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku, which reopened on July 28 as an anime theater.

A New Japanese Marketplace Opens In Brooklyn

A New Japanese Marketplace Opens in Brooklyn

Japan Village can claim the title of food anchor for the collection of enterprises that have settled into the Industry City development in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It's a combination marketplace for food products and group of mostly casual dining spots spread over 20,000 square feet. Japan Village's koi logo is splashed, graffiti-like over the outside of the building facing Third Avenue. Tony Yoshida--who owns the Sunrise Mart Japanese markets and the Michelin-starred Kyo Ya kaiseki restaurant in the East Village, its spinoff Autre Kyo Ya, and other spots, with his son, Takuya, and daughter, Erina--has created this one-stop Japanese culinary destination. You may not need to schlep to Sunset Park for another bowl of ramen, but you just might be drawn first to gawk, then to munch on a bowl of katsu-don or a takoyaki octopus balls before buying freshly made tofu and yuba, sliced lotus root, some imported Japanese Wagyu or a gift-worthy bottle of Japanese whiskey to take home.


Walmart Opens Its First Online Store In Japan With Rakuten

Walmart Opens Its First Online Store In Japan With Rakuten

Walmart has announced the launch of its first online store in Japan. It has teamed up with local tech giant Rakuten for this purpose. The first e-commerce store titled Walmart Rakuten Ichiba Store has been opened on the Rakuten Ichiba internet shopping mall. The collaboration combines Walmart’s expertise in delivering U.S. branded products and Rakuten’s dominant position in the online market to bring new shopping experiences to customers in Japan.

This digital store follows the strategic alliance between Rakuten and Walmart earlier this year.
Japanese consumers will be able to access a wide variety of high quality U.S. branded products through this online store. The products include outdoor goods, toys, and fashion apparel. There will be around 1,200 products from many prestigious brands available on the store initially.

Meeting On Nuclear Disarmament Opens In Nagasaki

Meeting on nuclear disarmament opens in Nagasaki

International experts are discussing nuclear disarmament at a meeting hosted by the Japanese government. Many participants expressed concern about a US plan to leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia.

The third meeting of the Group of Eminent Persons opened in Nagasaki on Wednesday. The southwestern Japanese city suffered an atomic bombing during World War Two.

First E-sport Facility In Hokkaido Opens

First e-sport facility in Hokkaido opens

A gaming center exclusively for the increasingly popular e-sports has opened in Hokkaido. It's the first of its kind in Japan's northern-most prefecture.

The new facility opened on Friday in an amusement area in the Susukino district of Sapporo City. It has 23 state-of-the-art game machines. Many customers turned out for the opening day.

Film Festival Showing Japanese Anime Opens In La

Film festival showing Japanese anime opens in LA

A festival of animated films from Japan has opened in the US city of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Anime Film Festival is sponsored in part by the Japan External Trade Organization. The organizers say the annual event, launched last year, is North America's biggest film festival featuring Japanese animations.

Salmon Fishing Season Opens In Hokkaido

Salmon fishing season opens in Hokkaido

Fall salmon fishing season has kicked off in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

3 fishing boats left the port of Cape Erimo on Saturday morning. They caught 600 kilograms of salmon over a 3-hour period, about 3 times the amount caught on the first day of the season last year.

Computer Programming Competition Opens In Ibaraki

Computer programming competition opens in Ibaraki

An international computer programming contest opened in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, on Sunday.

About 340 high school students from 87 countries and territories are taking part in the 30th International Olympiad in Informatics in Tsukuba City.

New School Building Opens In Quake-hit Kesennuma

New school building opens in quake-hit Kesennuma

High school students in Kesennuma City, northern Japan, have celebrated the completion of a new school building 7-and-half years after the previous one was destroyed by the 2011 tsunami.

About 450 people, including teachers and residents, attended the opening ceremony on Friday at Kesennuma Koyo High School.

'shonen Jump' Opens Youtube Account To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

'Shonen Jump' opens YouTube account to celebrate 50th anniversary

To commemorate their 50th anniversary, 'Weekly Shonen Jump' has launched an official YouTube channel to upload anime adaptations of their serialized manga. 

The channel will feature popular anime that has supported the history of Jump. It will be updated everyday from Monday to Friday with the initial works being episodes one to five of "Kinnikuman," "Hokuto no Ken," "Yu Yu Hakusho," and "SLAM DUNK." This service is free, and it will run until March 31 of next year. 

First Tokyo 2020 Official Goods Shop Opens

First Tokyo 2020 official goods shop opens

The first official shop selling goods for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has opened in the Japanese capital.

The shop opened on Monday near Shinjuku Station, in Tokyo. Around 700 items are being sold, including shirts, towels and key chains.

Fukushima Beach Opens For First Time In 8 Years

Fukushima beach opens for first time in 8 years

Several beaches ravaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan have been reopened for bathing for the first time in 8 years.

Haragamaobama beach in Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, was opened to the public on Saturday.