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Japanese women categorise male friends by levels of intimacy, from hugging to bathing

Find out whether your lady friend thinks you’re a hafure, kisufure, sofure, kamofure, sanfure or ofure.

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Coca-Cola Japan releases new Christmas bottles with ribbon labels and music

J-Pop group Little Glee Monster will sing you festive songs as you sip your bow-wrapped Coke this holiday season.

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Godiva tapioca tea on sale in Japan just in time to get in on the country’s boba boom【Taste test】

Belgian chocolatier tries its hand at the Asian dessert drink that’s taken Japan by storm.

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Starbucks Japan releases new limited-edition mugs, cards and travel bottles for Halloween

Ghosts, bats, pumpkins and black cats make for a very happy Halloween.

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Japanese Twitter in an uproar about Tokyo ward that banned homeless from evacuation shelters

Many and much was said about the policy by Japanese netizens.

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Wild boars leap from river, run across rice fields like a scene from a Ghibli anime film【Video】

Unexpected post-typhoon scene in Japan is so beautiful it looks like something from a movie.

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Sleep next to the railroad tracks at the closest hotel to a train station platform in Japan

New accommodation recreates the feel of a high-class train cabin inside, with a priceless view outside for just US$20 a night.

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Do some Japanese parents think of their kids like fighting Pokémon? Twitter wonders

Could there be a sinister reason some parents show up for their kids’ school sports festivals?

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Japanese cafe lets customers enjoy random flavors of coffee using capsule vending machines

Can’t decide what to get? Then leave it all up to gacha.

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World’s #1 Smash Bros. player takes on random kid in Japan’s Narita Airport

Local competitive play lets unsuspecting boy rub elbows with the king of Nintendo’s crossover hit.

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Japanese snack package craft artist holds first Tokyo exhibition in Ikebukuro, offers autographs

Make sure to guzzle your fill of snacks beforehand, because these sculptures are mouthwatering.
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Canadian rugby team volunteers in typhoon-struck Japan following cancellation of World Cup match

Typhoon Hagibis brought Team Canada’s World Cup campaign to an early finish, but the kindhearted athletes still had one more thing to do in Japan.

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Fake schoolgirl prostitution extortion ring busted by Tokyo police

”Let’s go to a hotel” turns into “You’re finished, dude!”

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We recreate the delicious-looking meatball stew from Laputa: Castle in the Sky【SoraKitchen】

Did you think the stew that appears in Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky looked good? So did we, so we made it.

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Okinawa soul food: We try the most epic pork and egg onigiri rice balls in Japan

A fistful of a feast, these rare treats are more like burgers than rice balls.

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Yoshinoya ramen? Yes, it now exists, and it’s awesome【Taste test】

There’s only one place in Japan where the beef bowl king serves these noodles.

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Japan to release a Complimenting Card Game through crowdfunding

Boost your Japanese level and your motivation.

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Flood victims send SOS tweets on Twitter in wake of Typhoon Hagibis

Residents trapped by rising floodwaters use special disaster hashtags to get the attention of the Self-Defence Forces.

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Devilman Crybaby director to helm new 2020 Netflix anime series: “Japan Sinks 2020”

The series will comprise of 10 episodes based on the classic Japanese sci-fi novel.

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Shibuya rats scuttle along streets in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis【Video】

This Tokyo area is now being nicknamed “Rat Land” by people in Japan.

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