Japan

Ikeda City mayor pledges to pay about six bucks in restitution for installing sauna in his office

It’s not about the principle. It’s the money.

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Woman in Japan “can’t forgive” Starbucks after their hand sanitiser left her with chemical burns

Abiding by the rules left this customer with burns on her hands that lasted two weeks.

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Studio Ghibli releases 250 more free-to-download/use images from five films, and Totoro is here!

The stars of Hayao Miyazaki’s late ‘80s/early ‘90s hits join the free-image party.

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Pileup on sushi conveyor belt causes chaos for diners at restaurant chain in Japan

Derailment at a sushi restaurant leaves everyone confused.

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Japanese rental house comes with craziest amenity ever: a full-size bus

Relator says island home is great choice for telecommuters.

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We smash up some rock-hard rice crackers with a hammer to find out which one is the toughest

These Japanese senbei may be the hardest-to-eat snacks in the world, literally.

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We indulge in all-you-can-eat “Navy Curry”, discover the buffet of our dreams

Curry based on Japanese military rations is a lot better than it sounds!

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How to play Totoro’s mysterious flute from My Neighbour Totoro【Pics & Video】

Magical ocarina from the Studio Ghibli anime film is now available to purchase.

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Starbucks unveils second new festive Christmas drinkware range for 2020

Limited-edition collection includes some special items for the home and kitchen to keep you cosy and warm through the holiday period.

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Erotic Japanese woodblock print underwear makes a statement when you take off your pants【Pics】

Hokusai and other ukiyo-e masters of the Edo period are here to help your crotch look its best.

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Japanese overtime work culture captured in new dice collection

Roll the dice with employees apologising in the windows of office tower blocks late at night.

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The Five Smalls – Tokyo asks citizens to follow five guidelines as coronavirus infections spike

Officials are worried situation could get even worse as Japan approaches its busiest socializing season.

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Burger King releases its first-ever “buns-free” burger in Japan

The Extreme One Pound Beef Burger is only available for a limited time.

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Pringles unveils new regional-exclusive flavour in Japan

Tokai soul food in a can.

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Nintendo’s Kirby is ready to warm your body and heart as a USB heater plushie【Photos】

Kirby’s newest power: keeping you cozy through the winter!

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The five least stressful jobs, as ranked by Japanese working people

Does your job make the list?

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the Egg’wich in Osaka

Adventures in gluten-free burgers.

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Should people in Japan be allowed to keep their surnames after getting married, survey asks

Right now, getting married in Japan means someone is changing their name.

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New Pokémon Seiko watch collection stars Pikachu, Eevee and Mewtwo

A new collaboration appears, and we want to catch ’em all.

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Burger King opens a rental site to help fast food lovers find an apartment in Japan

The Japanese property market just got a whole lot tastier. 

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