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Various news and events around Japan!

Shōwa Day marks the beginning of Golden Week on April 29. From commemorating the controversial Emperor Shōwa, also known as Emperor Hirohito, to recognizing Japan's rebound from World War II, Shōwa Day has undergone various official reasons to celebrate.

Takahiro Yoshida, an NHK executive, was arrested after making a home visit in hopes of collecting the NHK subscription fee and kissing the woman who opened the door. Japan's national broadcasting channel, NHK, has called called the situation "regrettable"

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Manga and anime fans gathered at Tokyo Big Sight for the largest anime convention in Japan: Anime Japan 2017! Cosplayers, craftsmen, and megafans rejoiced at the convention which celebrated The Attack On Titans, Yuri!!! On Ice, and numerous other anime.