Aichi

Japan’s leading maker of joke knives with retractable blades ends production

A blow to fans of consequence-free stabbing.

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Japanese toilet sweets put a new twist on tradition

The perfect sweet for a potty mouth. 

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Gold-medal-biting Japanese mayor scribbles letter of apology to staff

It’s the lack of thought that counts.

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Drunk droning arrest first of its kind in Aichi Prefecture

Friends don’t let friends fly tiny helicopters drunk.

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Nagoya man driving stolen Lexus RX steals Lexus LX

Brand loyalty among thieves.

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Japanese sento bathhouse creates genius system to show how busy the baths are

Anxious over how many people will be seeing your naked body? This cute and clever system will ease your nerves.

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Sip your coffee like a yakuza boss at Nagoya’s newly opened Ninkyo Cafe

The Ninkyo Café is furnished like a yakuza office and provides opportunities to participate in special events with the staff.

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Police alerted to middle-aged man who asked woman to play catch in the park

What works for little kids, often doesn’t hold up in your 40s.

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Aichi man who stole and replaced women’s shoes set free, victims too “disgusted” to press charges

A rare example of someone being below the law.

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Japanese netizen goes ham for hanami with supersized dango and we live for it【Photos】

Some dango are built different, and some are built to destroy our jaws. 

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All aboard the Rei Ayanami Line! Nagoya train line gets makeover to celebrate final EVA film

Another reminder that anything can and will become Evangelion-ized.

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Okazaki City gives all elementary and junior high students portable Vocaloid software

Why, back in my day, we had to make music by hitting and blowing into pieces of wood!

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Ghibli Park unveils new real-life Howl’s Moving Castle!

Giant castle is one of two new anime attractions revealed in Japan this week.

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111-year-old Japanese confectionery company disappears forever due to COVID-19

Local Japanese candy stores get ready for a bittersweet goodbye.

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Mystery “nail house” discovered in Japan

One of the country’s most unusual property locations.

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Pringles unveils new regional-exclusive flavour in Japan

Tokai soul food in a can.

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Aichi man arrested for stealing 70,000 yen in toy money from safe

Crime doesn’t pay, unless you have a game of Monopoly planned later on.

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Aichi man gets 10 months in prison for saying “I got corona” in electronics store, loses appeal

The “I was talking about the beer” defense failed.

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Fireman photographs female in bath, gets chased by parents, drives off with mother on bonnet

Hero parents risk their lives to catch a predator.

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Chinese man wins 1.8 billion yen from betting on Japanese horse races — what’s his secret?

If this was a spam advert, we’d have to say something along the lines of “local gambling enthusiasts are furious!”

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