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MechaCon 2317: J-Fashion & Lolita Fashion Show – Video

MechaCon 2317: J-Fashion & Lolita Fashion Show – Video

This year's annual MechaCon J-Fashion and Lolita Fashion Show is split into four segments, a Local Community Show, Mossbadger x Voodooodolly, Baby Ponytail and galaxxxy & Minty Mix. 

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MechaCon 2317: J-Fashion & Lolita Fashion Show – Photo Gallery

MechaCon 2317: J-Fashion & Lolita Fashion Show – Photo Gallery

Photos from MechaCon 2317’s J-Fashion & Lolita Fashion Show in New Orleans, Louisiana during the weekend of July 28th – July 30th, 2017.

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An Insider’s Look at Japan: Gochisousama deshita!

An Insider’s Look at Japan: Gochisousama deshita!

As an American, I’m used to schools of all grade levels offering an in-school meal. These options are not always healthy, but they’re provided. American students generally eat in a cafeteria, dividing themselves into peer groups that reflect their social circles.

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An Insider’s Look at Japan: The Squat Toilet

An Insider’s Look at Japan: The Squat Toilet

I remember the first time I went into the women’s bathroom and saw two of my new coworkers lined up, waiting for a toilet…even though two stalls were empty. There was nothing wrong with the toilets. My co-workers were simply reluctant to use what they called (in nervous, giggly voices) the “squatty potty.”

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Short Peace

Short Peace

In "Possessions," a traveling artisan gets lost in a storm and seeks shelter in an unkempt shrine in the middle of the forest. "Combustible" follows two childhood friends as they grow up and apart. "Gambo" is a white bear demon being hunted by a renegade samurai. When he meets the last daughter of a village being terrorized by a large red demon, the two are able to understand each other and he sets off to set things right. In "A Farewell to Weapons," a team of weapon diffusers is sent to neutralize and dismantle leftover weapons from a war that has left Tokyo decimated. When the hunt moves underground, an old subway line becomes the crucible to determine what men and machines are really made of.

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