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Foreign Lawson employees claim unfair treatment such as forced sushi and Christmas cake purchases

Ehomaki are great, but it’s important to buy them on our own terms.

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KFC debuts mint chocolate dipping sauce for chicken in South Korea【Taste Test】

A food review we never thought we’d have to make, and it’s not entirely glowing. 

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Chicken nugget ice cream? A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach

A very sweet take on frozen nuggets. 

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Doughnuts and fried chicken come together in new Mister Donut Burger

Is this fried monstrosity worth the calories? 

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There’s a Corgi cafe in Thailand and it looks just like heaven【Photos】

Fulfill your fantasy of being bombarded by a pack of Corgis.

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Mr Sato steps inside the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo【Photos】

A number of embassies in Japan are opening their doors to the public for a limited time. 

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Studio Ghibli inspires “The Glassworker”, a groundbreaking new anime film from Pakistan 【Video】

The beautiful love story between Vincent and Alliz reminds us that “life is beautiful but fragile, like glass itself“.

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Did the world’s happiest country also create the world’s spiciest food? We find out in Tokyo

We try Bhutan’s fiery national dish at an off-the-beaten-track restaurant in Tokyo.

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Asian muscle men featured in steamy photos with cultural flavor

These guys must be from Southeast Asia because they are hot and steamy!

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Obscure characters become snacks in Doraemon-crazy Vietnam

Japanese netizens are puzzled by Vietnamese convenience stores using increasingly minor characters from Doraemon for their popular steamed buns.

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Necklace thief in India swallows stolen goods, police feed him 40 bananas to make him poop it out

Talk about dirty money.

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Young limbo-skating prodigy has moves like Spider-Man, smashes world record【Video】

An insanely flexible young Indian athlete breaks the Guinness World record for limbo skating.

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Japan’s newest and greatest export will be a bullet train built for India

Amidst talks that strengthened the ties between the two countries comes news that you will soon be able to ride a Shinkansen in India.

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Toxic bubble froth in Bangalore catches fire, raises environmental flags for the second time

This is one bubble bath that you’ll never want to take a dip in.

Locals in Bangalore, India are calling for immediate action after foam which had accumulated on Bellandur Lake, the biggest lake in the city, was blown onto streets and even caught fire for the second time in only a few months. While experiencing a gigantic bubble bath outside of your bathtub may seem like a fun idea at first, the foam that is spewing out from Bellandur Lake is actually toxic in nature and supposedly has a terrible stench.

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If you haven’t seen this Indian film you should: A true story of a man whose love moved mountains

On August 21, a film was released based on the true story of Dashrath Manjhi. His heartbreaking yet inspiring tale begins when his wife was injured in an accident, and the only medical help available was in the next village over…on the other side of the mountain. By the time Manjhi had made the trek around the  mountains and back with the doctor, it was too late, and his beloved wife had died.

Most people would mourn their loss and curse their circumstances, but Manjhi literally took matters into his own hands, in the form of a chisel and a hammer, and set to work digging at the mountain which kept his beloved wife from the help that would have saved her.

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Not-so-pretty bird in India arrested on charges of verbal assault

A parrot answering to the name Hariyal was taken into police custody last week after a woman reported it for verbal abuse. The victim, one Janabai Sakharkar, claimed that every time the bird laid eyes on her it would begin to hurl obscenities.

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Video from India shows fast way to load construction equipment…or die, whichever comes first

If you were charged with the task of putting a mini excavator like to one pictured above onto a flatbed truck in under two minutes, what would you do? If you’re like most people you’d probably find a ramp of some sort.

Or, if you have just that right balance of gutsiness and lack of self-preservation instinct, you might do what these guys in India did. Luckily, they recorded it on video for our enjoyment and as evidence preventing any lawsuit against the makers of the excavator.

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36 more humorous glimpses of Asia 【Pics】

Need a little laugh to help ease yourself into the week?

In the past, we’ve featured some photo fun from Asia35 signs you might be in Asia, as well as 39 looks at the lighter side of Asia. This time, we’re bringing you 36 more bizarre, comical, and downright nonsensical scenes from around Asia!

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Are you too chicken to eat a chicken comb?

Chicken legs, drumsticks, wings, breasts, feet, and now the comb? What will they think of next?

Letting no part go to waste, the latest food trend that people are crowing about is the chicken’s comb (cockscomb) or crest (the red mohawk-like fleshy part of a chicken’s forehead). But are you too chicken to try it?

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Rescued dog becomes rescue dog as Hiroshima stray joins search for survivors in Nepal

In the wake of the massive earthquake that struck central Nepal last week, non-profit organisation Peace Winds Japan sent a small team of six rescuers and two specially trained dogs to help with the search for survivors.

Remarkably, one of the search dogs who was dispatched to Kathmandu is himself a former rescue: Yumenosuke, a stray dog saved from euthanasia in Hiroshima.

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