Japanese office worker accidentally calls angry customer stupid, things turn out surprisingly well

You won’t find this technique in the employee manual.

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Starbucks Japan releases beautiful sign-language mug at its first sign-language branch in Tokyo

Exclusive drinkware is stylish and touching, and its companion journal is even more moving.

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Move over ramen and udon, “cup okonomiyaki” has come to play*

*Some actual cooking required

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World’s first Ikea veggie dog specialty store opens in Shibuya

The only place in the world where you can try 10 different Ikea veggie dogs. 

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Permanent Pikachu Tokyo Banana gift cake shop opening in Tokyo!

Tokyo’s most popular souvenir gets even better, and easier to find too.

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Face-mask-themed park “Tokyo Mask Land” opens in Japan

Where you can buy a gold face mask for one million yen. 

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Japan’s first Finnish-style sauna facility with private rooms opens in Tokyo

Avoid the big city crowds and carve out a moment for yourself in your own private sauna. 

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Traveling idiot who forced plane to land in Japan by refusing to wear mask continues to be stupid

Not content with throwing a fit on an airplane, his next stunt comes at a hotel.

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Tokyo losing another iconic video game arcade as Ikebukuro landmark is closing for good

If you want to tip your hat to Silk Hat, now’s the time.

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Samurai’s severed head moved in Tokyo, earthquake occurs at his body in Ibaraki

“More care than a nuclear weapon” required to restore the burial mound dedicated to Japan’s most vengeful spirit.

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Does a guy lose all chance with a Japanese woman if he doesn’t pay for the first date?【Survey】

Survey finds large gap between women of different ages.

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Gorgeous new artwork for 2021 Sailor Moon Eternal anime movie released

We can’t wait to see the stunning visuals in action!

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Yoshiki’s first photo book in 28 years becomes bestseller in Japan

Looks like he’s still got it.

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New Ghibli Princess Mononoke tote bags from L.L. Bean feature glow-in-the-dark forest spirits

Two versions of the divine Great Forest Spirit, plus an adorable mini Totoro to keep you company on your outdoor excursions.

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Train otaku say this is the narrowest train station platform in Japan

Where commuters have less than 40 centimetres (16 inches) of foot-space between safety lines.

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Why Ghibli’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is the perfect film for 2020

Nausicaä is a leader we can all look to for our current real-world crisis.

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Baseball star Ichiro Suzuki to coach champion high school baseball team in Japan

The beloved Japanese player is transitioning from pro to coach before the end of the year.

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Full-size moving Gundam statue in Japan shows off more moves in new videos【Videos】

Anime mobile suit in Yokohama looks to be fully operational.

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Nike commercial addresses bullying and racism in Japan, riles up debate online【Video】

Video gets more dislikes than likes, proving just how much Japanese society needs to watch this right now.

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Naomi Osaka becomes shojo manga star for new series set in outer space

Professional tennis player set to be the newest heroine in Japan’s biggest girls’ comic magazine.

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