“The hell with sound judgement” says Red Bull in ad, but Japanese people don’t seem to agree

Energy drink maker gets edgy in Coming of Age Day message, but some people think they need to grow up.

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Master anime snowman builder in Japan makes snow Catbus and Pokémon team【Photos】

My Neighbor Totoro’s iconic transportation has never looked cooler.

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Sapporo decides to sell new Japanese beer with English mistake on label

Spelling error looks set to make this uncancelled release a hot new collectors’ item.

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7-Eleven Japan now has plant-based vegetarian steamed “meat buns”

Soy Man comes to the rescue of those seeking non-meat options.

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Genital manju sweets, with a dash of “pubic hair”, raise eyebrows in Japan

His and hers steamed cakes are a popular gift for newlyweds.

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Anime’s 10 most ridiculous hairstyles【Survey】

You might think Yugi would walk away with this one, but fans in Japan felt differently.

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Japanese media finds out if it’s cold enough to “fry” an egg on the street in Hokkaido

You never know unless you fry.

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We try a rotating sushi restaurant in New Delhi, are surprised to find no rotating sushi

Our Japanese-language reporter learns to appreciate cheap, Japanese conveyer belt sushi.

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Green tea strawberry dessert sandwiches: Today’s reason Japanese convenience stores are awesome

A new and welcome addition to the world of matcha sweets.

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Take a look at these photos of Hayao Miyazaki’s amazing hands【Photos】

He probably won’t be getting job offers to become a hand model, but to Ghibli fans, they’re as beautiful as they can be.

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Words of wisdom to live by from a simple Japanese father for Coming of Age Day

Our writer received a heartfelt message from his father on his Coming of Age Day 23 years ago which he would now like to share with you.

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Serial toilet thief captured by police in Japan

Investigators can finally close the book on “The God of Toilets Case.”

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7-Eleven Japan’s banana milk sparks controversy over deceptive packaging

Customers feel duped by “camouflage packaging”.

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Man confuses plastic food samples for the real thing then gets arrested for trying to steal cash

We’re not sure which was more disappointing: getting caught in the act of stealing, or learning that the food he spotted wasn’t real.

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Pokémon Valentine’s Day chocolates from Japan are just the thing for lovers who love Pokémon

Pikachu and Eevee have never looked sweeter.

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Testing out the Evangelion Test Type Drink Holder and huge Spear of Longinus plushie【Photos】

Or “that time our otaku reporter almost caused Third Impact.”

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Japan’s craziest Coming of Age Day is back with Kitakyushu Seijin no Hi 2021【Photos】

All of Japan has Coming of Age Ceremonies in January, but nowhere has them quite like Kitakyushu.

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English mistake on new Japanese beer leads to suspension of sales before its release

Exciting Family Mart and Sapporo beer collaboration goes straight in the can after the error was discovered.

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Japanese high school students arrested for robbing pachinko parlour at knife-point

Surely there’s a better way to start 2021 than this.

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Eight things people realized were pointless about Japanese work culture during 2020

The coronavirus has disrupted everyone’s lifestyle, but it’s disrupted some of the bad parts too.

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