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World Cosplay Summit 2016 official trailer

Trailer video for the 2016 World Cosplay Summit which will be held on July 30 to August 7 in Japan. The video shows some history of the convention, plus clips from the cosplay competition (presumably from 2015), parade and side events.

The WCS is held over a one week period where representatives from different countries visit various parts of Japan, including Akihabara, Kyoto and Sendai, to promote the Japanese youth culture and its ability to connect internationally. The finale is usually held in Nagoya on the first weekend of August.

Yuka Kinoshita 100 hamburgers challenge

Meet Yuka Kinoshita, a Japanese female competitive eater and online celebrity, whose total video views has just surpassed 100 million on Youtube. This video, in which she tried to eat 100 burgers in November 2014, is her most popular one.

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Nozomi Sasaki Fila Japan

Japanese actress Nozomi Sasaki modelling for spring-summer 2015 collection of Fila [Jp], a sportswear and casual clothing brand.

Nozomi Sasaki Japanese Fila sportswear

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Maki Horikita Anan Magazine

Japanese actress Maki Horikita – who’s starring as a nurse in drama series Masshiro (which isn’t doing that well) – is the cover girl for March 2015 issue of Anan Magazine [Jp]. She also featured in a pullout in collaboration with Reebok.

Maki Horikita Japanese Anan Magazine

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Nanase Nishino & Nanami Hashimoto Young Magazine

Nanase Nishino and Nanami Hashimoto of Japanese pop group Nogizaka46 in 2015 No.16 issue of Weekly Young Magazine [Jp]. The female idol group has just released a new single, Life Is Beautiful, on March 18.

Nogizaka46 Nanase Nishino Nanami Hashimoto Young Magazine

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