“Pantie”-flashing anime girl Japan Self-Defense Forces recruiting poster shot down by critics

”Those aren’t panties” claims regional recruiting office, but critics aren’t convinced.

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Japanese Dragon Quest fan finds her one-button fix for composer’s questionable politics

Koichi Sugiyama’s political beliefs keep some gamers from enjoying the video game series, so this famous Japanese psychiatry expert has her own special cheat code.

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New Japanese KitKats combine ruby chocolate with everyday nuts and cranberry

Two new flavours on offer this spring. 

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Mouthwatering Pokémon KitKat “ad” has us dreaming of the future of Japanese sweets【Video】

The lovingly animated concept video is too good to be true…for now.

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Brand-new Gundam Cafe, biggest branch yet, to open in Osaka this month

Anime eatery’s first branch in central Japan offers exclusive food and merch for mecha fans.

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Feline affinity test! Can you see the kitty hiding in plain sight on this Japanese home’s floor?

Wait, do cats come with optic camouflage now?

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Japanese middle school teacher kisses her student at Tokyo Disneyland during date, gets fired

A real-world ending follows their Magic Kingdom kiss.

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Going to Disney with someone who has experienced “Disney Trauma”

Not everyone loves Disney at first, but there is still hope.

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Japanese grandpa swings golf club so hard it sets field alight, onlookers yell “fire” not “fore”

If this steel-swinging senior was in an anime, we know what his ultimate move would look like.

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SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato buys bread as big as his head at world’s biggest Starbucks

Our Mr. Sato simply loaves the bread he bought at Japan’s biggest and fanciest Starbucks store, Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo.

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Japanese schoolgirl kimono roomwear line expands with new color options for old-school comfort

Don’t know how to tie a kimono sash? No problem, because the clever design of these garments means you don’t have to.

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Osaka pickup artist arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting woman he got drunk for lesson

Student and teacher arrested following nightclub training session.

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Evangelion fans brace for another release delay as creator is rumored to be making Ultraman movie

Would chance to direct boyhood favorite franchise convince Hideaki Anno to push back the release of his seven-years-in-the-making Evangelion finale?

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Carlos Ghosn leaves jail in workman cosplay, causes hilarious Twitter storm in Japan

Japanese people go crazy for Ghosn’s bad disguise.

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We’re not sure who the intended market was for this crazy Hello Kitty toy, but we love it anyway

It’s like a fidget spinner, but amped up by about 1,000 percent.

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Anime star Captain Tsubasa takes over Tokyo train station, turns ticket gate into soccer field

Beloved anime about the beautiful game inspires awesome station.

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Fujiya’s new Mille-Feuille Burger spreads Japanese sweet tastes on crunchy, creamy cake buns

The monarch of milky munchies has managed to mix mille-feuille with all manner of classic Japanese treats!

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Tokyo party problem: Last train on most important line will soon leave almost 30 minutes earlier

Keep an eye on the clock unless you want to stay out all night.

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Vegan Sakura Burger from Tokyo vegetarian cafe gives everyone a taste of cherry blossom season

Brand new menu offers a variety of sakura-inspired drinks and meals for vegan and vegetarian diners.

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A friendly reminder from Japan Rail to please refrain from spitting in the face of staff

Apparently this is a thing that happens enough that JR East decided to print up posters about it.

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