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Why do people spend so long in jail without going to trial in Japan?

3 days ago

Okayama ninja video credited with drastically improving traffic manners

2 days ago

Octopus tentacle ear plugs coming to Japanese capsule toy machines

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most offensive Japanese swear words 【Weird Top Five】

3 years ago

Japanese government to once again allow loud cheering, full attendance at concerts, sports events

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Starbucks unveils second Valentine's Day Frappuccino in Japan

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In our search for crispy katsudon, we try a highly recommended place in a Tokyo university town

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Anti-insect laser gun turrets designed by Osaka University, expected to work on roaches too

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Institute of Laser Engineering

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Sickle-wielding attacker safely fended off by victim's umbrella in Aomori

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Masks should still be worn indoors, majority of Japanese people in poll say

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Former women's world boxing champion confronts molester on bus in Japan

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New Studio Ghibli die-cast anime cars on their way, even if neither one is really a car【Pics】

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Castle in the Sky

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Wearable Beanbag becomes a hot topic in Japan

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Mr. Sato angers the potato gods of Kogane No Potatorado restaurant

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Check out this atago pear from Shimane Prefecture, weighing in at 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds)

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More delicious additions to Toshi Yoroizuka collaboration donuts at Mister Donut

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Japan's gorgeous Mt. Fuji chocolate cake lets you eat the mountain instead of climb it【Photos】

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Millennium-old Japanese temple offering funeral service for broken record player needles

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What does a kanji with 12 'kuchi' radicals mean? A look at weird, forgotten Japanese characters

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12-year-old manga artist wins prize from Weekly Shonen Jump, talent might run in the family

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Kyoto Station is a bad place to be in a snowstorm, videos show

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Shop in Tokyo's Chinatown has TWENTY kinds of delicious homemade steamed buns

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Does this Dormy Inn near Mt. Fuji offer the best business hotel breakfast in all of Japan?

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Hyatt Regency Osaka will soon offer cat-friendly hotel rooms for you and your feline friend

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Pokémon-playing fish commit credit card fraud against owner in Japan via Nintendo eShop【Video】

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Japan's real-world One-Piece fitness gym is open, lets you pump giant manga meat

7 days ago

New York Times makes a surprising pick for the best city to visit in Japan

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Japanese makers of Tropicana fined 19 million yen for '100% Melon' juice with only 2% melon juice

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Akihabara's immigrant-founded kebab landmark is closing down for good after more than a decade

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Chainsaw Man Cafe opening in three cities in Japan, food looks bloody delicious【Photos】

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Apartments with no bath or shower rising in popularity among young Tokyoites, report says

4 days ago

Krispy Kreme takes aim at Mister Donut with new doughnuts for Valentine's Day

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Japan's random-destination roll-the-dice Shinkansen travel packages are back and better than ever

7 days ago

Hayao Miyazaki draws Year of the Rabbit illustration for New Year's card to Studio Ghibli fans

23 days ago

Tea with Totoro! Ghibli star gets his own green tea and drinkware line【Photos】

14 days ago

Japanese sweets box from Amazon Japan is a treasure trove of dagashi nostalgia

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What's in the Lindt lucky bag for 2023?

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Japanese high school adds culottes to uniforms to better accommodate gender diversity

11 days ago

Mandarin orange peels aren't trash, they're treasure! Three chimpi tips to reuse your mikan skins

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Move over grilled cheese - we've discovered the tastiest toasted sandwich yet【Recipe】

10 months ago

One Punch Man manga artist's amazing "practice" drawing is so good we think he might not be human

9 months ago

Sony's wearable air conditioners selling like cold cakes in heat-stricken Japan

6 months ago

Travelling to Japan soon? Beware the 'Three Small Hells' awaiting tourists upon arrival

3 months ago

How to use the new floating hologram registers at 7-Eleven

11 months ago

Japan ends travel ban on individual tourists, waives visa requirements for certain countries

4 months ago

One Piece's Luffy spent years of manga's publication without saying a word to one of his nakama

5 months ago

Princesses, fruits, and blacksmiths: Study reveals the 30 most unusual family names in Japan

2 years ago

Pokémon Center apologizes for writing model Nicole Fujita's name as Nicole Fujita

1 month ago

Premium Japanese whisky is now in chocolate form with Suntory Yamazaki and Hibiki nama chocolate

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