Japan

Studio Ghibli produces commercial for Japanese convenience store chain Lawson 【Video】

Academy award winning animator and a Ghibli artist who works at Lawson part-time join forces to pay homage to the konbini.

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Subaru made a car called the Subaru FU*KS, and here’s how the name could have been even dirtier

A car that makes us think drivers should use protection, and we’re not talking about seat belts.

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Japanese politicians want to set daily limit on how much time kids can spend playing video games

Proposal also bans playing games after certain times at night depending on gamer’s age.

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Less than one in four surveyed Japanese men has a girlfriend, over one in three women has a beau

Survey paints a different picture of dating for young men and women.

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How to get your kids to hate video games, according to Japanese Twitter

A Twitter user compiled these hints to make your kids loathe gaming — and includes a handy bonus moral for all ages.

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Starbucks’ Japanese New Year’s/Chinese zodiac drinkware line is full of fun and fortune【Pics】

Mice of the year, beckoning cats, and Shiba Inu are all here to wish us a happy 2020!

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Gaggle of Friezas support runners for Hakone marathon once again, this time dancing “Paprika”

And it looks like their numbers have increased!

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Veteran animator claims working on Pokémon anime pays less than working in a convenience store

”Who’s ending up with those profits?” he wonders.

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Adult Cream Pie coming to McDonald’s Japan

People are wondering if any English speakers were consulted before they chose the name for the salacious new dessert.

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A lovely leporine line of FGO passion.

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Free “Language Learning with Netflix” extension makes studying Japanese almost too easy

Works for lots of other foreign languages too!

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Manga about yakuza-turned-househusband gets live action commercial and we want more【Video】

Nothing’s cooking but some good ol’ yakuza fun.

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Mr. Sato meets a familiar friend in this electronics lucky bag from Akihabara 【Photos】

It’s not déjà vu, Mr. Sato; it’s just luck.

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Japanese man beats fast food worker because one chicken nugget was missing from his combo meal

Beef over five-piece chicken nugget combo leads to combo-strike violence.

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We spill the tea on Starbucks’ newest hojicha cream Frappuccino and latte【Taste test】

Nothing but our hones-tea when it comes to reviewing Starbucks’ latest creations.

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Japanese Twitter users surprised to learn that “Yoko Ono-ing” is a verb in English

”As a Japanese person, it’s not something I can feel proud about,” says commenter as British royal family shakeup teaches English vocabulary.

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Japanese League of Legends first female champion is also an aspiring model

“I wanted to make sure people didn’t write me off just for being a woman.”

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Survey says Japan is deeply dissatisfied in bedroom, prefers eating to getting it on

Is Japanese food truly better than sex, which was ranked as less pleasurable than four other things?

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Get a piece of space with this lucky bag sold by a half-man, half-alien

It’s literally out of this world!

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”How about if we put these on you?”

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