Posted by Ingrid Tsai

Big win for tattoo artists: Japan’s Supreme Court rules medical licenses aren’t necessary

After three years of deliberation, the highest court in Japan has decided.

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Is the end nigh for tapioca? Tokyo tapioca shops suffer closures in the midst of COVID-19

Will this be the nail in the coffin, the last boba straw through the lid?

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Three main reasons why fewer and fewer Japanese people are having funerals

Costs and other societal changes have made ceremonies smaller, and certain practices are approaching obsoleteness.

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Japanese jeweler launches new engagement and wedding rings with Sanrio character Tuxedo Sam

Regardless if you speak English, Japanese, or Penguinese, the language of love and bling is universal.

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Potential prime minister successor posts seemingly heartwarming photo, it backfires immediately

So what about this photo ticked people off?

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Wanna win a Nintendo Switch? You can with this gigantic gacha capsule machine in Nara【Photos】

We try our luck and get pleasantly surprised.

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To prevent heatstroke and COVID-19, Ibaraki vending machines dispense free cold water to students

The vending machines have been set up at 14 different elementary and middle schools in Tsukubamirai city.

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For the not-so-low cost of US$1,300 you can own almost every Pretty Cure collector’s badge set

Emissary of Light, Cure… Badge!!!

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Conjure a magical barrier to block virus particles with an anime magic circle-inspired partition

Be rest assured that the first law of alchemy, equivalent exchange, won’t be applicable here.

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Wasabeef Wars: mascot change sparks online controversy among potato chip lovers

How does the saying go again? Something something… if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?

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Dive into a galaxy of jellyfish with Ikebukuro Sunshine Aquarium’s new Jellyfish Panorama【Photos】

An exhibit so soothing that it can literally put you to sleep.

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Mr. Sato vibe-checks a hidden retro café in the heart of Shibuya’s modern Miyashita Park 【Photos】

Is the appeal in that it’s retro or that it’s just hard to find?

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New vending machines in Shibuya set to dispense Blue Bottle Coffee blends, beans, and more

Bougie bougie down, fast artisanal coffee coming to town.   

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Enjoy sights and traditions of Japan’s heartland in new Gifu prefecture-focused feature【Video】

The mountains are calling and I must go watch them from the comfort of my couch

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Gag or actually functional office piece? Oversized Enter key amazes us—with its uselessness

Is there a limit to the madness of IT? Apparently not.

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Chinese man wins 1.8 billion yen from betting on Japanese horse races — what’s his secret?

If this was a spam advert, we’d have to say something along the lines of “local gambling enthusiasts are furious!”

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2020 Miss Yukata Japan beauties in traditional Japanese garb debut at Ikaho Onsen 【Video】

An unexpected collaboration between an idol live-streaming service and a non-profit organization produces a stunning picture of summer.

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Has five years with the dangerous haircut banned in Tokyo schools led this man to a life of crime?

Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education continues mental gymnastics and insists that undercuts cause harmful incidents and accidents.
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Netizen visits grandparents’ house, finds undisturbed bamboo stalk growing in the kitchen【Pics】

It’s gonna take more than one call to insurance for this one. 
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Smell like matcha tiramisu with new spray lotion from 126-year-old Japanese cosmetics company

Why settle for looking like a snack when you can smell like dessert instead?

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