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At at-work, on-the-desk oden maker is exactly the office morale booster we need

Actually, we think we need one at home too.

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Japan’s Moonlight Nagara train service ends, leaving a hole in overnight rail travel

A sad day for travellers, especially Seishun 18 ticket holders.

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Japanese professor launches crowdfunding project to recreate amazura, a lost Heian Era sweetener

Amazura was a popular sweetener among Heian aristocrats but its method of production was lost to time after the widespread diffusion of sugar.

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Japan’s Matsuya restaurant chain debuts Massaman Curry, we find it Thai-rrifically tasty

Matsuya is branching out beyond typical Japanese curries, and we couldn’t be happier!

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Resi Stay Nishiki hotel in Kyoto adds a special Maiko Hello Kitty room for tourists with taste

The room is fully kitted out with unique kimono-clad Kitty art.

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We learn the dark secret of Japan’s Woodstock rice balls, still want to eat them【Taste test】

This curry onigiri might not be quite as cute as we thought.

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Japan has a new Hershey’s cereal that doubles as a toast topping

New Choco Bits variety breaks all the rules when it comes to Japanese breakfast.

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All words in Evangelion theme replaced by cat meow in official remake by original singer【Video】

”Nya nya nya nya nyaa nya” still sounds awesome.

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Man arrested after refusing to wear mask on a plane refuses to wear mask in custody

At least he’s consistent.

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A+ in kindness — Tsukuba university donates over 19 tons of food to students during pandemic【Vid】

School staff, Tsukuba farmers, and local businesses all pitch in.

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McDonald’s Japan brings out a new chicken burger with rice buns

Fried chicken sandwich, Japanese-style.

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120-year-old condom found in Japan

Only surviving example of the sheath that protected Japan from “plum poison.”

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Japanese government discussing stricter copyright laws on cosplay, top cosplayer Enako chimes in

New rules may regulate social media photos and profit made from cosplay.

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Evangelion joins the fight against COVID-19 with this amazing awareness campaign

If Shinji and the gang can fight Angels, surely they can fight coronavirus too!

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Japanese politician posts photo of his dinner, netizens pity him over his depression meal

If the stomach is the way to someone’s heart, might as well get constituents by… making them sympathize over what you eat?

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Japan’s legal age of adulthood dropping by two years, but do teens understand what that means?

Survey sees if high school students know what they can and can’t do under the accelerated end of childhood.

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Celebrate Spirited Away’s 20th birthday with themed, whimsically embroidered baseball jacket

Show good face with No Face.

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With Evangelion movie delayed, it’s time to make your own papercraft Eva fight scene【Photos】

Unit-01 and the Fourth Angel are ready to rumble.

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Ippudo serves up plant-based tonkotsu ramen in Japan for a limited time

Popular ramen chain creates a meat-free version of its acclaimed pork-broth noodles.

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Not-guilty verdict for man in women’s restroom, he had to go so bad it clouded his judgement

The laws of nature supersede those of society.

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