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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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Pokémon GO game adds Sableye, Banette, more Hoenn Pokémon

First third-generation Pokémon launch on Friday..

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Panic & hope: Thoughts on live-action Akira

Once again, it’s time to panic.

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Chinese teppanyaki chef amazes with egg-bouncing magic【Video】

Let me get this out of my system now: Omelet’n you in on an eggceptional eggstravaganza of eggstreme eggercizes in an eggcitement that’ll leave you shell-shocked!

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Cosplayers around the world reveal inspiring cosplay evolutions online 【Photos】

A few years can make all the difference between ordinary and spectacular cosplay.

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Video game answers age-old question: Could Jesus kick Buddha’s butt?

Two-dimensional fighting game Fight of Gods offends me deeply, but I wonder how religious people feel about it.

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Two Japanese idol singers announced as candidates for international 100 Most Beautiful Faces list

Former members of AKB48 and Rev. from DVL saluted.

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Tokyo ranked as most livable city in the world in annual survey

Two other Japanese cities join the capital in top 25 of international quality of life ranking.

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Dominique Ansel gives us new eye-popping ice cream served in a slice of watermelon!【Pics】

Just in time for summer, Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan is serving up their new What-a-Melon soft serve ice cream sandwiched inside an actual watermelon slice

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Pokémon GO adding team-up battles to finally deliver on one of its earliest promises

Almost two years after getting our hopes up, Raid Battles are set to become part of the hit mobile game.

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Travel without a suitcase with 13 packing tips from a Japanese pro

Just breeze past that luggage carousel and go right into your vacation!

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