Australia

Japan exits Rugby World Cup, captain Michael Leitch wins with his +64 Cafe in Tokyo

Japanese fans visit the rugby player’s cafe in team jerseys for “the best breakfast in Tokyo“.

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Japanese man proposes to girlfriend with huge flash mob in a shopping mall 【Video】

The very public display of affection brings shocked girlfriend to tears.

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Keisuke Honda apologises for English mistake at press conference 【Video】

The Japanese soccer star shows how a tiny error in grammar and pronunciation can become an embarrassing moment for English learners.

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Naomi Osaka shuts down reporter who asked her to speak in Japanese following Australian Open win

People in Japan slam the reporter’s request and rush to the tennis pro’s defence.
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Survey reveals that Australian people trust Japan and Prime Minister Abe to act responsibly

Japan and Prime Minister Abe make it to the list as the second most trustworthy country and leader in the world in Australians’ minds.

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Beautiful Taiwanese Go player hailed as a once-in-a-thousand-year beauty by Japanese fans 【Pics】

This talented young lady is more than just a pretty face.

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These delicate sake glasses decorated with ukiyo-e style cat art are simply delightful

Let adorable traditional ukiyo-e cat art add to your drinking pleasure! 

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“Ordinary” foreigner tries to become famous in Japan in new documentary

A “really ordinary person from Australia” attempts to become famous in Japan and is making a film about it.

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Comedy team tackles Naruto tropes to great effect【Video】

Chances are you’ve never seen Naruto like this: live-action and totally in your face!

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Fan artist’s plus-size Disney Princesses (and villain) are practically perfect in every way【Pics】

If you liked these women before now there’s even more of them to love.

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No Mario’s Sky fan game combines summer’s biggest release with Mario gameplay, but for how long?

Planet-hopping platformer’s infinite levels likely to disappear from the Internet very soon.

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Restaurant turns Pikachu and other starter Pokémon into adorable Pokéburgers! 【Photos】

These Pocket Monsters look good enough to literally eat.

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Pokéball Aimer 3-D printed iPhone case makes news among Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan

With data for making the 3-D case available online, now everyone can get a little help with making the perfect throw.

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As mobile game Pokémon GO launches, players keep finding Magikarp in crazy locations 【Photos】

The pitifully weak Pokémon has been showing up in some embarrassing places, including one that shows a preference for a rival company’s video games.

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Totoro runs, does aerobics, and holds an impressive yoga pose in series of cute illustrated GIFs

The rotund character from Studio Ghibli inspires us all with his adorable “Totorobics” workout.

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GPS tracks cats all night, Japanese internet shocked by the results: “Do cats fly or something?”

If you’ve never seen how far cats stray from home at night, then prepare to be just as shocked.

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Textbook for learners of Japanese with boy who can’t stop eating roses may be the weirdest ever

Offbeat learning aid has Japanese travelers cracking up even before the aliens makes their appearance.

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Emus? Rocks? Reefs? Yamaguchi Prefecture is the new Australia!

Move over, Land Down Under! The “Administrative District Down and Off to the Side” of Japan not only looks like you, but can go toe-to-toe with many of your attractions.

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Superdry: The “Japanese” fashion brand that most Japanese people have never even heard of

Recently, our Japanese writer P.K. Sanjun was visiting Australia on official RocketNews24 business when he noticed something odd. Every now and then, he would spot a person with a T-shirt or bag with incomprehensible Japanese written on it.

Originally thinking this was just the work of some bootleggers working a local flea market, P.K. was shocked to later learn that Superdry was a fashion brand that sells all over the world…all over except for Japan, that is.

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Hugh Jackman faces entrail stew, slimy sea grapes on Japanese gameshow, doesn’t bat an eye

It seems that these days, Hollywood celebrities can’t get enough of appearing on Japanese TV. Just last week, Keanu Reeves treated the Japanese public to some karate moves on a chat show sofa, and this week it’s the turn of actor Hugh Jackman, who cut a gentlemanly figure as he appeared on hugely popular culinary gameshow Kuwazugiraiou (Food Prejudice King).

As part of the show, everyone’s favourite Wolverine was faced with a gauntlet of entrail stew, fishy sea grapes, and fried quail eggs, amongst other delights, as he fought to win the title of… Food Prejudice King! So, how did he get on?

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