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Online gateway to Pop & Cool

Looking for info on your favorite anime? Want to check out the newest boutiques in Harajuku? Fancy trying a new maid cafe in Akihabara? If you’re into manga, J-pop idol singers, kawaii fashion, video games and all things related to Japanese pop culture, this web page is the place for you.

“Pop & Cool,” the entertainment and pop culture section of The Japan News, appears every week in the Friday edition and offers content from The Japan News, The Yomiuri Shimbun and Sports Hochi, a widely read sports and entertainment daily.

Click the images to see examples of our print edition of POP★COOL.

“Pop & Cool” also features regular columns that offer commentary on idol stars and otaku culture (Looking East), anime and cosplay (Japanimate), designers and fashion trends (StyleFiles), video games (Game On) and web links to selected sites about anime and games (Lord of Links). Plus, the manga “Neko Pitcher” is a must-read for cat lovers and baseball fans alike.
Check this site regularly to get your daily dose of the latest Cool Japan content!

Special thanks to LinQ
LOOKING EAST / LinQ: Idol girl group thrills local crowd
LOOKING EAST / LinQ, strawberry: a good collaboration model

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