Pikachu and Hello Kitty appointed by Japanese foreign minister Tarō Kōno to promote Osaka for Expo 2025

Pikachu and Hello Kitty have been appointed by Japanese foreign minister Tarō Kōno. The two prominent entertainment icons are officially serving as ambassadors to promote the city of Osaka, Japan, for Expo 2025 - which currently has three other bids: Baku, Azerbaijan; Paris, France; and Yekaterinburg, Russia. The host of the Expo 2025 is scheduled … Continue reading Pikachu and Hello Kitty appointed by Japanese foreign minister Tarō Kōno to promote Osaka for Expo 2025

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Pokémon GO player receives three-and-a-half year prison sentence for making video inside Russian church

Ruslan Sokolovsky, the Russian man arrested for making a video about Pokémon GO while inside a church, will be spending three and a half years in prison due to his violation of the Russia’s laws against “inciting religious hatred.” He was also found guilty of "illegal trafficking of special technical equipment" after a pen with a built-in … Continue reading Pokémon GO player receives three-and-a-half year prison sentence for making video inside Russian church

The Simpsons episode with Pokémon GO reference has been banned from airing in Russia

After criticism from the Russian Orthodox Church, The Simpsons episode with a Pokémon GO reference will not be airing on Russian TV network 2x2. The episode, which originally aired in the U.S. on April 30 via Fox, features Homer Simpson playing a mobile game named Peekimon Get as he walks into a church looking for … Continue reading The Simpsons episode with Pokémon GO reference has been banned from airing in Russia

Pokémon GO player faces prison for making video inside Russian church

Ruslan Sokolovsky, the Russian man arrested for making a video about Pokémon GO while inside a church, might be spending up to 3.5 years in prison due to his violation of the Russia's laws against "inciting religious hatred." In 2016, Sokolovsky made a video inside the Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg, in which he … Continue reading Pokémon GO player faces prison for making video inside Russian church