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Swiss-raised Japanese woman points out fundamental difference in Japanese, western communication

What’s obvious for some is far less so for others, and can lead to frustration when the listener doesn’t get the speaker’s message.

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Miss World Japan: The great-times-20-granddaughter of samurai lord One-Eyed Dragon

Direct descendant of Date Masamune becomes first Japanese entrant to win talent portion with her beautiful opera vocals.

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What’s the real meaning of Japan’s “burning tofu” emoji?

It’s not fire, and it’s not food, but every Japanese person immediately understands the symbol that has the rest of the world scratching their heads.

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Mr. Sato tries a unique method to compellingly call in sick to work【Video】

Some people bend over backwards at work. Others bend over backwards to get out of work.

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Godzilla constellation recognized by NASA as King of the Monsters claims a corner of space

Mt. Fuji constellation joins the kaiju in the gamma-ray-filled heavens.

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Japan’s passport is the strongest in the world, study shows

No other travel document opens as many doors around the world as Japan’s passport just edges the number-tow nation.

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Sony announces PlayStation Classic retro mini console【Video, photos】

A special present for the exact day of the PlayStation’s 24th birthday.

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Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura wins 2018 Air Guitar World Championships in Finland【Video】

23-year-old Japanese minor celebrity figuratively smashes her competition to become number one in the world.  

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Japanese man complains about foreign languages on Tokyo train, Twitter drowns him in kindness

”This is Japan, you know?” he asks, but others want to show him the ways of the modern world.

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Japanese net users react to the results of the 2018 Global Liveability Index

Two Japanese cities made this year’s list of the Top Ten Most Liveable Cities in the World.

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Nine times Japanese people got schooled on their own country and culture by foreigners

Japanese people dish on things foreigners told them that they’d never realized before about their home country.

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Now even countries that aren’t playing against Japan are cleaning their stadiums at the World Cup

Movement started by Japanese soccer fans spreads beyond Japanese team’s opponents and group, could be changing the face of sports fandom.

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Study finds Japan to be the country that most prefers aisle seats on airplanes

Age, politeness, and alcohol all appear to be key factors in seat choice.

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SoraNews24 is looking for a new writer, and it could be you!

Ready to let your writing skills blossom like the sakura?

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Dragon Ball Super movie’s first preview appears, producer promises simultaneous worldwide release

Strongest fighters in the universe set to appear everywhere on earth on the same day.

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Japan Snow Battle Federation looking to make snowball fights Olympic event

It just isn’t winter games without a good old-fashioned snowball fight.

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Japanese race queens give their opinion on Formula 1 abolishing grid girls

We talked with the motorsports models, one of whom says Japan’s situation is unique compared to the rest of the world.

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Four Japanese women chosen for world’s 100 most beautiful faces, four men make handsome list

Satomi Ishihara included in group of eight Japanese idols, actors, and entertainers chosen as among the most attractive in the world.

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Japanese anime fans turn Twitter emojis into their favourite characters

Get ready for angry and smiley faces like you’ve never seen them before.

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Tourists can (finally) make shinkansen reservations from overseas with new app

Planning your dream trip just got a little easier.

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