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What is the Liquor tax law in Japan?

The specific law that Mitsuha mentions is called the 酒税法【しゅぜいほう】(shuzeihou) in Japanese. The Ministry of Justice does not presently have a translated version of this law (possibly because they haven't ...
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Why is Kaguya depicted with a flower growing out of her head when in her moron/fool form?

There is a Japanese term 脳内お花畑 (nōnai o-hanabatake) which translates literally to "garden in the brain". It's meant to indicate someone who is "off in their own world" or spacing ...
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Japanese Scoring System on Public High School Examinations: Quintessential Quintuplets season 2

In The Quintessential Quintuplets, the passing grade is 30 or above per subject. This was inferred and stated in the midterm exam's result (chapter 20), when Yotsuba said that she failed all subjects ...
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Is it common for Japanese school kids to live alone IRL?

I wouldn't call it common, based on the data I've found, but the situation commonly portrayed in anime, manga and light novels are not unheard of in real life. According to this study, those aged 15-...
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How does online anime streaming work within Japan?

As mentioned in the article: How Is Online Streaming Doing in Japan? In terms of YouTube and Nico Nico, both services are quite entrenched. Nico Nico's growth has slowed substantially, clocking in ...
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Is watching free anime in Japan safe?

In Japan or not, sites other than official sites that provides streaming for copyrighted/law protected contents are illegal and against the law. Thus, the answer to your question is no, it is not safe,...
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Is it common to tell people how you spell your name in Japan?

Telling someone how to spell your name is probably pretty common in Japan, especially if your name has an uncommon spelling. Even just from watching anime, you see it happen pretty often. For instance,...
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How are short anime scheduled to be broadcast in Japan?

Bundling multiple shorts into a 30-minute block is reasonably common, yes. Ultra Super Anime Time is perhaps the best known block of this sort, bundling three ~8-minute shorts into a contiguous 30-...
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Is Cheese-kun real?

So I am wondering, does Cheese-kun exist in Japan? If so, did it exist before or after Code Geass? Yes, Cheese-kun exists IRL and predates Code Geass. See, for example, this 13 Aug 2006 Wayback ...
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Fake anime or manga release as an April Fools Prank?

Yes. The examples I know of is from Type-Moon. As we can see from the link, almost every year since 2005 Type-Moon has came out with an April Fool's Joke ranging from fake movies to games featuring ...
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Is watching free anime in Japan safe?

TL;DR: Yes. It is safe but with a catch. Streaming services that have a license to broadcast content within Japan such as Niconico are ideal. Streaming services meant to distribute anime abroad such ...
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Why Japan makes most of Manga's which supplied to the world?

Japan makes the world's manga because, manga is, by English-language definitions, Japanese​. In reference to manga published in the United States, Wikipedia states: [T]he original parent loan word, ...
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What does 'konnichi sappo' mean in episode 8 of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?

It is kind of difficult to translate/give this expression a meaning since it is a self-created introduction, but... Based on the original manga, the wording is こんにち殺法 (konnichi-sappou), a portmanteau ...
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Attire for a Japanese fireworks festival: Why does Miyuki (Shirogane) REALLY attend in school uniform?

Shirogane does not have much clothes besides his student uniform. In chapter 119, he says, I've cut down on expenses the last couple of years... for the sake of our family. I've only bought second-...
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Is watching free anime in Japan safe?

Unless the site you wish to watch on is sponsored and endorsed by the producers themselves, you can assume they are not safe. Though if you wish to do a little background check on the website, for ...
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Are female voice actors cheaper in Japan?

Nope. But it's way easier for a woman to imitate the voice of a child boy than for a man, and many anime characters are supposed to be pre-voice change.
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What is the Liquor tax law in Japan?

I believe the Liquor Tax Law is more about importations so it may be a bit of topic or maybe a subtitle weakness. However, in Japan and also in many other countries, it is strictly prohibited to make ...
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Attire for a Japanese fireworks festival: Why does Miyuki (Shirogane) REALLY attend in school uniform?

I guess it is simply a character thing for Shirogane. That is, the black uniform (and the chain) more or less works as a symbol for him. Realistically, boys wear only white shirts without the black ...
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Are the Uesugi siblings, Fūtarō and Raiha, named after the Japanese gods of wind and thunder, resp, Fūjin and Raijin?

According to this, your guess seems to be correct. 名前の由来は風神雷神の雷神で、風太郎と対になっている。 (The origin of the name is Raijin from Fujin&Raijin, pairing with Futaro.)
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Are there Japanese 2 player variations of Sevens/Fan Tan/Domino/Shichi Narabe (7並べ)?

Yes, it is possible to play Shichi Narabe with only 2 players. First of all, there is no exact requirement for the number of players, though most sites recommend at least 3 or 4 players: English ...
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Attire for a Japanese wedding: Why does Raiha attend Fuutarou's wedding in school uniform? (S1 finale)

It is simply quite common for teenagers to attend ceremonial events in school uniform. I don't think the code is very strict, but generally people are assumed to wear formally in weddings, funeral etc....
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Are anime series repeated in Japanese TV?

Animations from the season usually repeat the most recent episode in 1~5 different channels, deppending the popularty. There is reruns also, but mostly very mainstream... Precure, Doraemon, etc... ...
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Can Japanese voice actors watch anime for free after an anime episode is finished?

Voice actors usually only see the parts of the anime/movie and script, which they record. Their might be special occasions, when they are able to see the complete episode, but that is definitely rare.
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