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Man who got entire town’s COVID relief money believed to have lost it all at online casinos

The Generals were due!

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Vending machine noodle ice cream: A retro icon in Japan brings joy to a new generation

A surprising find to thrill the taste buds of noodle lovers. 

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Japanese universities determine cats know the names of other cats

Poor Mr. Muffinstuff…

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Have you tried Tokushima ramen? No? You should (says our obsessed Japanese-language reporter)

This relatively unknown local delicacy is well worth getting your hands on…if you can find it!

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A permanent One Piece-themed fitness gym is opening in Japan, now recruiting pirate trainers

The real treasure was the delts we blasted along the way.

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Japan to begin accepting tourists from the U.S., three other countries this month

Inbound foreign tourists will have to comply with numerous requirements.

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You’re not supposed to drink this special sake from Japan【Non taste-test】

Suppin doesn’t have a place at the table, but it’s definitely got a spot in our home now.

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U.S. Ambassador wins fans in Japan with his love of local trains…and puns

Japanese train otaku recognise Ambassador Emanuel as a fellow railway geek during his “weekend of firsts”.

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Staircase National Highway: the only highway in Japan that cars can’t enter

An unusual hidden tourist site for the intrepid traveller. 

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Former sake brewery in Japan gets a new life as…whatever the heck this is

Looking for a weird place to visit in Japan? This spot ticks all the boxes.

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Digital manga distributer releases its top ten ranking of shonen and seinen series for April

Need a little more action, adventure, and spying in your life? Try checking out free sample chapters from one of these current hit series in Japan.

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We visit the 24-hour male-only sauna just outside of Hakata Station and ponder a strange sight

The spa is only a two-minute walk from Hakata Station in Fukuoka City

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Japanese netizens vote for the top 20 anime they want an on-air sequel to

Fans want to stop being ghosted by anime producers.

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Japanese gacha machine sells nostalgic super tiny books, and we tried it out

Read some tiny flashbacks from the Showa Era!

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Meet the Japanese Colonel Sanders, who’s handsome…and passionate about fried chicken

Real-life fan steps into the suit of the Colonel.

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Pizza Hut’s new Oreo pizza is like nothing we’ve ever eaten before

What you’d get if street food, biscuits and pizza had a child together.  

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Makers of Azuki Bar report record profits in 2021

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer frozen snack.

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Eating sushi…from a vending machine? We try Toyama Prefecture’s local delicacy, masuzushi

Our reporter’s unfortunate blunder actually turns out for the best as she discovers a hidden surprise!

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Kids’ lunch for adults selling for a limited time at Katsuya

Eat like a kid again.

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Man who accidentally received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes

Recipient said “I will not run” and then ran.

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