Europe

“More Japanese than Japan” – Kodawari Ramen Tsukiji in Paris lives up to every part of its name

The wisdom of “Long line equals great ramen” turns out to be as true in Paris as it is in Tokyo.

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Japan Rail apologises for discrimination “misunderstanding” with Russian sign

Railway company’s dedication to customer service backfires, landing it in hot water instead. 

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Old Enough: Netflix show sparks global debate on parenting and child safety

Wholesome Japanese TV show about toddlers going out on errands divides overseas viewers. 

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How to make Ukrainian flag origami crane paper

Our flags of the world origami set didn’t come with a Ukraine paper, so we made our own.

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Russian Shop in Tokyo becomes target of vandalism after owner’s controversial remarks

Workers at the store send out a plea to the public. 

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Japan to accept Ukrainian refugees

Prime minister says he wants Japan to “respond as it should as quickly as possible.”

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Studio Ghibli anime artist to sell artwork to support Ukraine

One of Japan’s leading art directors leads the way in raising funds for an issue that’s close to his heart.

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Rakuten CEO donates one billion yen to Ukrainian humanitarian relief

Says that “the trampling of a peaceful and democratic Ukraine by unjustified force is a challenge to democracy.”

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No, the Tokyo Skytree wasn’t lit in colors of Ukraine for solidarity…but another landmark is

Intentional or not, many still see color scheme as a sign of hope and encouragement.

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Ed Sheeran’s bromance with One Ok Rock frontman warms the hearts of fans around the world

Sushi date sees Taka finally reunite with the mate he calls a “f*#%ing genius”. 

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What are the most popular Gundam model kits in Paris? French Bandai Store gives us the answer

And we learned a lot about Gunpla in the process!

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We stumble across hidden gems at Paris branch of Japanese second-hand bookstore Book Off in Paris

Japan’s biggest chain of used books and other media blends right in with the City of Lights.

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The difference between McDonald’s in Japan and Spain

It’s not just the Prosciutto Burger on the menu. 

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We try European Cup Noodle Soba flavors to see which ones come out on top 【Taste test】

How do European yakisoba flavors satisfy a Japanese palate?

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Cosplayers make Japan Weekend feel like Spanish Comiket【Photos】

This might be the year for Tokyo Revengers, but there are plenty of other well-known characters in this cosplay photo collection.

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We joined the 10,000 otaku who recently congregated in Madrid for Japan Weekend

Our visiting Japanese reporter shares her thoughts on the Spanish capital’s tribute to Japanese culture in its various forms.

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Sailor Moon uniforms and theme music wins Uzbekistan gymnasts new fans at Tokyo Olympics

”Moonlight Densetsu” plays while rhythmic gymnastics team performs dressed as anime’s most famous magical girl.

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“It’s a GUNDAM!” BBC Olympics learns that RX-0 at Tokyo Olympics is not a Transformer

Not all transforming robots are Transformers, anime fans are quick to explain.

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Londoners marvel at newly-opened Marugame Udon restaurant’s low prices

You paid how much for a bowl of udon?!

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President of France meets with manga, video game royalty in Tokyo【Video】

Head of state also picks up an amazing One Piece souvenir that any fan would treasure.

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