Japan

Dozens of new Pokémon dress shirt designs revealed as maker confirms women’s sizes available too

Japanese fashion label also shares videos showing the ridiculously huge number of customization options that ensure your shirt won’t look exactly like any other Pokémon fan’s.

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We try Freshness Burger’s latest creation, the Blueberry Cheese Burger【Taste Test】

Is the sweet-and-sour flavor of blueberries compatible with the savory, meaty flavor of a burger?

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2019

This year’s hot and cold lineup takes its inspiration from flowers in full bloom.

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What’s the secret to Marie Kondo’s popularity in America? Our Japanese-language reporter wonders

With a new Netflix series streaming on both sides of the Pacific, our reporter ponders what America sees in Japan’s tidying-up master.

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Sayonara Heisei Brows: Japanese makeup video takes us through an era of eyebrow beauty trends

One woman, decades of different eyebrows.

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Kanagawa man arrested for unlawful licking of hair

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a jail cell?

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Twintail Day 2019: A round-up of the cutest pig-tailed snaps on Japan’s social media

Grab your most fashionable hair ties and strike a doe-eyed pose, it’s time to enjoy the best of this year’s Twintail Day!

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Twitter users band together to help find road-rage attacker in Osaka 【Video】

Cyclist threw his bike at a car and repeatedly punched its driver after a horn was beeped.

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Japanese city changes into beautiful Spirited Away lookalike once a year, and it’s happening now

The Nagasaki Lantern Festival gives the city an amazing ethereal atmosphere for just a few nights every February.

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Record number of people injured by deer in Nara this year

Foreign tourists among those sustaining serious injuries from the native animals.

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Disgusting video shows sushi chef grabbing fish out of trash can, seemingly in order to serve it

One of Japan’s most popular sushi restaurant chains says fish did not reach customers, but there’s still plenty to lose your appetite about.

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Japanese soccer team receives worldwide praise for behavior at Asian Cup

Japan may have lost the match, but they got brownie points for something not related to athletic skill.

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Japanese “street racer” grannie takes mobility scooter into street, blocks traffic, doesn’t care

She may be old, but she’s got all the time in the world.

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We ordered the biggest steak we could buy with 10,000 yen at steakhouse chain Ikinari Steak

Will our reporter be able to polish off 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds) of grilled meat?

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Final Fantasy director says what he doesn’t want to be part of video game series going forward

The director of the only recent Final Fantasy that’s been a solid hit points to something that’s been increasingly creeping into the games, and that he’d like to scale back.

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Taco Bell Osaka branches now selling okonomiyaki burritos, promise delicious fusion flavor

A tortilla stuffed with all the tasty trappings of okonomiyaki? Sign us up!

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Tokyo’s heaviest/sleepiest drinkers chronicled in Twitter account’s photos and videos

Shibuya never sleeps, but these people who partied there are catching some alcohol-induced Zs.

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“I respect this poo” — Field-testing the stress relieving throwable poo ball from Daiso【Videos】

Ever been so angry you just want to fling your crap at the floor? The 100 yen chain has something for you, and it comes with an inspiring message.

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Japanese idol singers offer bottles of their used bathwater to fans at eye-popping price

Group recommends pouring some into your own tub to make it feel like you’re taking a bath together with the idols.

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Jennifer Connelly sang a Japanese song that became a number one hit single in Japan 【Video】

Watch as a teenage Connelly advertises a Technics product while singing in perfect Japanese.

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