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The Rules


1. The 8chan Global Rules apply.

2. Keep it Japan - blatantly off-topic content will be anchored or deleted.

3. No spam, no flooding;

4. No duplicates - if several threads are made about the same subject, all but one of them will be deleted and redirected to an active thread.

5. Softcore JAVs and lewd images don't need to be spoilered. Hardcore JAVs and NSFW images that show fucking have to be spoilered.


1. /japan/ isn't a 2D otaku board, so you may want to go to >>>/animu/. However, otaku stuff pertaining to real life such as idols are more than welcome.

2. Board is about Japan in general. This includes dramas, movies, music, game shows, porn, politics, history, travel, papercrafts and culture.

3. Board is 18+.

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Japanese Learning Thread

If you want to import and read or watch raws of dramas, movies, anime, manga and LNs; If you want to play untranslated VNs and games or just chat with some nips, then learn Japanese. Remember, you can do it.


DJT guide: https://djtguide.neocities.org/


Anki and Decks

Anki: https://apps.ankiweb.net/

Core 2k/6k: https://mega.nz/#!QIQywAAZ!g6wRM6KvDVmLxq7X5xLrvaw7HZGyYULUkT_YDtQdgfU

Core2k/6k content: https://core6000.neocities.org/

Anon's Japanese Learner Anki package: https://mega.nz/#!14YTmKjZ!A_Ac110yAfLNE6tIgf5U_DjJeiaccLg3RGOHVvI0aIk

>This is a .zip file with a number of Anki decks and a number of books on grammar, including

>Japanese the Manga Way

>Tae Kim's guide to Japanese Grammar

>Remembering the Kanji vol 1, 2 and 3 (mnemonic exercises)

>A Dictionary of basic, intermediate, and advanced Japanese grammar

>An Anki deck that contains the Visualizing Japanese Grammar video series, a deck for Kana, a deck for Kanji and vocab, and a deck version of the DoJG book

KanjiDamage deck: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/748570187

Kodansha's Kanji Learner's Course deck: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/779483253

[I personally recommend to get the anki app for your tablet.]

Websites, Apps, and Books

RealKana: http://realkana.com/

Kana Invaders: https://learnjapanesepod.com/kana-invaders/

Genki I and II (2nd Edition): https://mega.nz/#!aBF1TJYJ!D7Lkamt_oa6QlkMX4k0e7nDRu3qwacyyuoyxvbSego8

<The zip's password is "cant"

Forvo.com: https://ja.forvo.com/

Mainichi.me: http://mainichi.me/

Rikaichan: http://www.polarcloud.com/rikaichan/

GoogleIME: https://www.google.com/ime/

KanjiVG: http://kanji.sljfaq.org/kanjivg.html

IMABI: http://www.imabi.net/

Tae Kim's Guide to Japanese: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/

KanjiDamage: http://www.kanjidamage.com/

KANJI-Link radicals: http://www.kanji-link.com/en/kanji/radicals/

Japanese Audiobooks: http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=6241&PN=1&TPN=1

All Japanese All The Time: http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/all-japanese-all-the-time-ajatt-how-to-learn-japanese-on-your-own-having-fun-and-to-fluency/

Erin.ne.jp: https://www.erin.ne.jp/en/lesson01/index.html

R.A. Miller's A Japanese Reader: https://mega.nz/#!aNoHDBRa!1q_JZWZnktl16rWZsSz1PHUxQbTvi5UU_VpSIogzxO8

Jisho: http://www.jisho.org

Japanese Google Dictionary: https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/

YouTube Videos

Namasensei: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqJ5wU4FamA&list=PL9987A659670D60E0

JapanesePod101: https://www.youtube.com/user/japanesepod101/videos

KANJI-Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOXuIYVzyL4&list=PLE6S_Q0SX_mBtzG17ho7YER6vmzCPJ3B4

Japanese Ammo with Misa: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBSyd8tXJoEJKIXfrwkPdbA/playlists

Japanese VideoCast: https://www.youtube.com/user/LingoVideocast/videos

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Oy Vey! 10+ Jewish Characters in Anime!

The Jewish population in Japan may be tiny (IT'S UNDER 9000!), but there's a long history of exchange between Jewish and Japanese culture. Here's some historical background and a list of stand-out Jewish characters in anime, manga, and light novels.

The History of Jews and Japan

Kobe Jewsimage source

Judaism and Japan are two words you don't normally think of together (if you're not coming up a list of proper nouns beginning with the letter J, anyway). Japan's Jewish population numbers around 2000, only .0016% of the Japanese population, with just two synagogues in the whole country. Yet there's actually quite a bit of history regarding the relationship between Japan and the Jewish people.

When Japan opened up its borders to the outside world in 1853, Jews were among the many foreign settlers. Jewish communities developed in Yokohama and Nagasaki in the late 19th century, but following the Russo-Japanese War and the 1923 Kanto earthquake, Japan's Jewish population had centered itself primarily in Kobe (today, one of two cities in Japan with an active synagogue, the other being Tokyo). The Jews of Kobe came from many places but mainly from Russia; many of the original Kobe Jews were freed Russian prisoners from the 1905 Revolution.

Chiune SugiharaSource

In the 1930s and '40s, Japan allied itself with the Nazis. For all the many horrific actions of Imperial Japan however, they were surprisingly not very anti-semitic considering their military alliances. The infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an anti-semitic hoax document the Nazis used to promote conspiracy theories about Jews taking over the world, was published in Japan at this time, but the reaction was very different from in Europe: without the embedded traditional European Christian attitudes associating Jews with the Devil, the response of many Japanese leaders was more along the lines of "Hey, we wanna take over the world too! Let's get the Jews to help us!" Japan refused to enact policies of anti-semitic discrimination despite pressure from Germany, and the Japanese occupied quarter of Shanghai served as a refuge for some 15,000 Eastern European Jewish refugees. One Japanese man in particular, Chiune Sugihara, heroicly defied orders during World War II and rescued over 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust.

Today, the biggest influence of Jewish culture in Japan is in terms of music. In 1971, Fiddler on the Roof became extraordinarily popular in Japan. It would seem the play's themes of modernity clashing against TRA-DI-SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNN have a particular resonance in Japan. An underground klezmer music scene has also developed in Japan, while Jewish music shows up in far more common places than you might expect. The Yiddish folk song "Dona Dona" shows up in everything from Slam Dunk to Stand Alone Complex and, most memorably, in that weird-ass cow episode of Utena. The Israeli dance "Mayim Mayim", meanwhile, is inexplicably remixed with almost any anime you can think of as a popular meme on NicoNico.

Jewish Anime Characters

Benny (Black Lagoon)

Black Lagoon Benny

Almost no question that the Black Lagoon's resident hacker/mechanic is the best and and certainly the most significant canon Jewish character in anime. "F*ck the Nazis" is an excellent family motto.

Big Ear (Big O)

Big O Big Ear and Roger Smith

Spoiler alert: Roger Smith's yamulke-wearing informant is revealed in the final episode of Big O to be a robot, to which I say, I hope he had a wonderful Bot Mitzvah!

God Lee (Terra Formars: Bugs 2-hen)

Terraformars God Lee

So the Israeli guy is half-bug and is the first to get eaten by the giant bugs who uncomfortably resemble racist depictions of black people. Moving on…

Fritz Lang (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conquerer of Shambala)

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Obscure Japanese Music

Post some obscure music from Japan.

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Japan video general

A thread for sharing videos about Japanese culture, villages and general lifestyle.

I'll share what I found to get us started.

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Japan to import Ebola and other deadly viruses as scientists prepare for Tokyo Olympics and Rugby Wo

Some of the world’s deadliest viruses will be studied in the suburbs of Tokyo after a local mayor approved testing despite the objections of residents. Masaru Fujino, mayor of Musashimurayama, held talks with Takumi Nemoto, the minister of health, labour and welfare, and agreed Japan needs to know more about the viruses that cause Ebola, Lassa, Marburg, Crimean-Congo and South American haemorrhagic fevers to better protect its citizens. The laboratory, operated by the National Institute


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Could I attain a girlfriend/wife in Japan without speaking Japanese? She doesn't have to be extremely attractive.

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JAV Thread

Alright, post some JAVs.

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What are your thoughts on Japan's bedroom shut-ins known as hikikomori?

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To all you filthy gaijins

Read these and learn how to behave.

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What does the choir sing?

Also, is there any hype for this movie at all in Japan? It's hard to tell from (5)2ch, since their Godzilla threads seem to be spammed to hell.

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What do japanese anons think about niggers? I would imagine most of their racial hatred would be towards chinks and koreans (and maybe jews? are japanons awoken to the human-shaped blight?) but considering their government is now encouraging (((immigrants))) because tokyo bugmen are finally collapsing under the weight of their grandparents and great grandparents, i could see nog-anguish being more relevant.

japanigger related

Repulsive Racemixing never fails to be abominable

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Japan's love for Indian films continues to rise

Japan's love for Indian films continues to rise

Akshay Kumar-starrer Padman, released in Japan on December 2018, raked in $671,455.64 (Rs 4.78 crore approximately).

Maryam Farooqui

The film market in Japan is not only home to Hollywood titles and to some extent Chinese and Korean films, but Indian movies are making a mark as well. And it is not just Bollywood that is charming its way into the hearts of the Japanese audience. Regional films from the southern market too have a huge fan following.

Talking to Moneycontrol, Pranab Kapadia, President of Marketing and Distribution for UK, Europe & Africa Operations, Eros International Plc, said, "Japan, like any other non-traditional market, is important as it opens new avenues for monetisation of content that has already been exploited amongst core Bollywood audiences."

"Already we have seen Rajnikanth films have a good following amongst mainstream Japanese audiences, now that is translating to select Bollywood films as well. This is a good sign for the industry," he added.

Akshay Kumar-starrer Padman, released in Japan on December 2018, raked in $671,455.64 (Rs 4.78 crore approximately). Another Bollywood flick Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan, $196,062.46 (Rs 1.39 crore). The film released in Japan on January 18 this year.


1 PADMAN 7th Dec 2018 $671,455.64

2 BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN (Still running in cinemas) 18th Jan 2019 $196,062.46

3 PK 29th Oct 2016 $289,000

4 ENGLISH VINGLISH 27th May 2014 $146,389,002

5 3 Idiots Jun-13 $1.3 million

6 Ra One 4th Aug 2012 $150,099

7 OM SHANTI OM 16th March 2013 $145,618

8 ROBOT (Hindi) 12th May 2012 $370,697

9 ROBOT (Tamil) 12th May 2012 $36,741

10 Dangal 6th April 2018 $420,000

Responding to what content works in Japan, Kapadia said, "It is very nascent to establish genre specific preferences but the common thread that has emerged as far as content connect is - human, emotional stories with some kind of message. Of course, the song and dance format have always created intrigue, interest and differentiation for Bollywood when compared to films from other countries/languages."

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The song and dances in Indian films are having a strong influence on Japanese women who are taking dance classes to learn Bollywood moves. And this is emerging as one major factor that is drawing the Japanese audience, especially women to Bollywood films.

The successful China story is a known narrative but recently many non-traditional markets have opened up for Indian films. These include countries like Taiwan, Turkey, Russia, Germany, among others.

"The gradual process of opening markets starts with participation in Film Festivals and syndication of films on local TV networks. There are several non-traditional markets where our films are showcased each year. From there the audiences get their first taste of Bollywood which, if positive, then leads to more frequent showcasing of shows in cinemas on the weekends. Finally, all stakeholders then aim for regular releases based on the response, explained Kapadia.

He also said that in the past few years India has seen the emergence of markets like Portugal, Poland, Greece, Cyprus, Romania.

In 2017, overseas theatricals contributed approximately 16 percent to the overall segment's revenue, an increase of approximately 3x from 2016, according to an EY 2018 report.

Kapadia said that recoveries from overseas theatrical are in the region of 10-15 percent of India. "In some cases, this can go even as high as 30-40 percent. This is significant not only in terms of revenue but also as a barometer of acceptance of the content amongst the South Asian Diaspora," he added.

In 2017, Akifumi Sugihara of Nikkatsu Corporation, Japan’s 101-year-oldd production studio, had said that the release of Indian films in Japan will soon double.


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Dead board

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Japanese citizenship

A general topic thread to discuss japanese citizenship and all it entails whatever that may be…

>Do you want Japanese citizenship?

Not really since I would rather work in the United states… I will definitely be making 3x more here than if I were to teach english in japan… I have no interest being an english teacher ANYWHERE at all, really.

>Do you want to marry somebody with japanese citizenship?

Yes of course I want a waifu. Speaking of this, does a woman lose her japanese citizenship if she gains US citizenship? How would cohabitation work?

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wtf is this brown drink i've seen so many times? is it juice or something? i think i only saw it once in real life but it seems common enough in anime that it might be a real thing. haven't been able to find anything by searching "lol what's that brown shit japs drink". maybe ice tea? i've almost always seen it depicted as being in a large clear rectangular container in the fridge.

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Japense Culture from American lens

Amazing video about Japanese culture.

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can someone more familiar with kanji explain how the fuck 玲音 says "lain"?

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Japanese Music

Post your favorite songs from Japan.

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Let's learn some Japanihongoes Gairaigo (loan word)!


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Kool-aid commercial

Kool-aid commercial after WWII

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Trump does not understand Japanese Reporter


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CGDCT now in 3D

What do you think?

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/animu/ Halloween stream

Join us for a spooky time. Tonight is all hallows eve!

Stream starting at 20:00 ET

that's in about 1h34min

20:00 Aru Zombie Shoujo no Sainan - 01

21:19 Audition 1999 UNCUT Bluray 1080p x264 DTS-HD 5 1 LOVED

23:15 Tucker And Dale vs Evil 2010 1080p BluRay DTS-HD MA 5 1 x264-LEGi0N

00:44 [fin]

Tune in @ https://cytu.be/r/loleron

You'll need to install a script to synchronize the stream with everyone else. Simple stuff, instructions in that same link.


Aru Zombie Shoujo no Sainan - https://anidb.net/a9285

>On a university campus where most students are out for summer vacation, five students sneak into the library storage to look for treasure. What they find are two sets of female antique mummies from Italy. One of the members, Sayaka rips open one of the mummies and takes out a stone, empowering the mummies to have super strength and eternal life. Having stolen their "stone of life", the two mummies awaken and ferociously attempt to retrieve what was once theirs. The only way for the students to escape this situation is to find a way to kill the zombie girls… but will they be able to survive?

Audition - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235198/

>A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1465522/

>Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

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Japanese butt

What are they doing in this gif, japan?

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Ancient Japanese Tradition of playing drums

Nyango Star

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The hierarchies of Japan


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Shiba internation Anus Clinic

Get your ass treated at Shiba internation Anus Clinic.

9:30-12:30 15:00-18:30(Sat only AM, Wed: only medical proceduers, The 2nd Sat, Sun, National holiday: Off day)


Don't forget to apply pic related after Dr. has looked into your anus.

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Meta Thread

>Wondering why this board exists if we already have /jp/

>Visit /jp/

>It immediately becomes obvious

Mod Edit: This will be the meta thread to discuss the board.

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WWII-era Japan and general Japanese nationalism

Post videos related to Japan during the WWII and which show the nationalist spirit of the country.

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Thoughts on him?

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Shinto shrines

For some reason, photos of shrines and toriis make me feel relaxed and they make for great wallpapers so I'll dump the ones I have. Feel free to contribute to my collection.

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Japanese learning English

I have a bad case of Diarrhea

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Japanese Movies

Discuss films made by the Japanese.

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News Thread

Post any news about Japan.

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How doe this makes you feel, insect?

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Japanese superiority thread

Amerisharts BTFO by Nippon

Dubs get

I <3 japan

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Comfy Food Related Shows and Movies

Have a soft spot for all food related media. Think it goes back to one of the first non-action manga I read consistently was Addicted to Curry, 華麗なる食卓 Karē naru Shokutaku, and catching reruns of Iron Chef, 料理の鉄人, Ryōri no Tetsujin.

Currently getting into Ramen Loving Girl, aka Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles, ラーメン大好き小泉さん, Rāmen Daisuki Koizumi-san. What have are you watching/have watched?

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ded bort

Japan wallpapers thread.

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Nice pictures of Japan

Lets get this metaphorical party started with a nice pictures of Japan thread.

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Mone kamishiraishi

She seems to be a rising star in the Japanese acting world with Your name putting her on the map along with her istagram skills.

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Japan is facing a ninja shortage




So Japan is running out of ninjas.

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Tell me something you like about Japan.

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Riichi Mahjong

A game of chance and skill. Think Nip poker.

You have a hand and the goal is to get 4 groups of three runs (consecutive numbers) or triples and one pair. To this end, you take and discard one block each round.

Three other players do the same and after a few matches it all gets tallied up.

Beginner resources:


Most widespread way to play it online. There's an English lobby too if for some reason you haven't learned Japanese yet.


Tenhou English UI for Chrome and Firefox


Absolute Beginner's Guide

Somewhat more advanced guide - see pdf


English speaking lobby

Anyone else here playing?

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Papercraft and Origami

Discuss the art of paper folding and crafting.