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How does online anime streaming work within Japan?

One of the main ways people in the United States watch anime these days is to stream it online via a streaming service like Crunchyroll or Hulu. Is the online streaming of anime in Japan as popular ...
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Is it common to tell people how you spell your name in Japan?

In Death Note when Light introduces himself to Naomi Misora, he gives his full name and tells her how to spell it in Japanese. When she gives her name, she also tells him how to spell it. The ...
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Are the Uesugi siblings, Fūtarō and Raiha, named after the Japanese gods of wind and thunder, resp, Fūjin and Raijin?

Their names are Fūtarō (Fuutarou) and Raiha. The gods are Fūjin and Raijin. Is there some Japanese article that possibly talks about this?
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Attire for a Japanese summer festival: Why don't the boys dress up for the summer festival while their dates do?

Maybe related: Attire for a Japanese fireworks festival: Why does Miyuki (Shirogane) REALLY attend in school uniform? In the s2 finale, Takao, Nakai and Nishikata don't wear yukata's while their ...
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Are there Japanese 2 player variations of Sevens/Fan Tan/Domino/Shichi Narabe (7並べ)? [closed]

And in particular, when you play with 2 players do you deal out all the cards the from the deck? Or is there some undealt part that players draw from during the game? I mean, if you deal them all then ...
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Why does Yor call Loid as Loid-san when with others?

I thought it was part of Yor's politeness trope, but this is what ConMan said: To each other, probably just Loid-san. When I said she would call him anata, I was thinking more in the situations where ...
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