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First-grader’s math test accidentally turns into treatise on confusing Japanese linguistics

Because apparently three plus two equals morphophonology.

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That time we got imprisoned in a Tokyo hostess bar

The true, and truly weird, story of the time our hostess-bar-loving reporter went out for a drink, and couldn’t come back.

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Real-world Pokémon arena battle park found in Japan【Photos】

Intentional or not, there’s no way to see this park in one of Japan’s largest cities and not think of Pikachu throwing down.

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Better living through gambling at Japan’s “Day Service Las Vegas”

What happens in Day Service Las Vegas thankfully doesn’t stay in Day Service Las Vegas.

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Is it OK to bite through your ramen noodles while slurping them in Japan? Internet debates

Slurping is the norm in a Japanese noodle house, but is it OK to bite off your ramen if it’s more than you can chew?

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We visit the new all-you-can-eat KFC buffet restaurant in Tokyo

This feast includes much more than just fried chicken, sides and desserts.

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Tokyo Olympics might allow you to take one, and only one, drink with you into sweltering stadiums

Organizing Committee considers relaxing rules for the Games during Japan’s always hot and humid summer.

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Japan’s new Pikachu Pokémon donuts are super popular, crazy cute, and totally tasty

But really, the Pikachu Tail should be called the “Pikachu Butt.”

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Japanese makeup tutorial shows how a middle-aged man can turn into a beautiful young woman

The two very different faces of a self-professed “ossan”.

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Pre-pubescent boy in Japan uses his high voice to impersonate a schoolgirl in prostitution scam

It’s sure to become one his fondest childhood memories.

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Are Japanese B-Stylers racist? Jim Jeffries investigates cultural appropriation in Japan 【Video】

Where do you draw the line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation?

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There’s a permanent all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink KFC restaurant opening in Tokyo

All the fried chicken you can eat (plus all the beer you can drink), whenever you want it!

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Lipton releases new bubble tea ice cream bar with tapioca pearls in Japan

Filled with boba that stays chewy even when frozen.

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Blood-red Evangelion hot spring bath to open in Japan for fun, relaxing terror

East Japan’s premier hot spring town, the real-world Tokyo-3, wants you to bathe in LCL.

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Cat-shaped Japanese bread coming to Tokyo!

Neko Neko Shokupan serves up the most kawaii sliced bread in Japan.

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Kyoto Animation has a touchingly kind plan to distribute its 3.2 billion yen in arson donations

Company continues to put people first as it meets with victims’ families and refuses to use funds for business recovery.

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Japanese version of Frozen 2’s “Into the Unknown” is a powerful return for Elsa’s singer in Japan

Video shows off famous Japanese actress/vocalist’s newest song for Disney’s snow queen.

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Man arrested for rape 4 days after the statute of limitations expired

Suspect was almost cleared on a legal loophole, only to be snagged by a different legal loophole.

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Tokyo travel alert: City’s most important train line shutting down for construction this weekend

A long stretch of the Yamanote Line is taking a break while construction crews get ready for its newest station.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Nutty White Chocolate Frappuccino for Christmas 2019

Designed to look like an illuminated Christmas tree.

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