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Takeout ramen broth: A new Tokyo winter noodle trend that’s worth the hype? 【Taste Test】

A whole new way to appreciate ramen. 

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Japanese train conductor flips off rail fan photographer, prompts apology from JR

Conductor flips the bird on snowy night in Tokyo.

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At at-work, on-the-desk oden maker is exactly the office morale booster we need

Actually, we think we need one at home too.

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Japan’s Moonlight Nagara train service ends, leaving a hole in overnight rail travel

A sad day for travellers, especially Seishun 18 ticket holders.

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We learn the dark secret of Japan’s Woodstock rice balls, still want to eat them【Taste test】

This curry onigiri might not be quite as cute as we thought.

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Japan’s legal age of adulthood dropping by two years, but do teens understand what that means?

Survey sees if high school students know what they can and can’t do under the accelerated end of childhood.

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Ippudo serves up plant-based tonkotsu ramen in Japan for a limited time

Popular ramen chain creates a meat-free version of its acclaimed pork-broth noodles.

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Tokyo airport’s new train line to make getting into, out of the city easier for JR pass holders

East Japan Railway wants to cut travel time to Tokyo Station in half.

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Loaded gun found in convenience store restroom in Japan, cop’s on-duty poop to blame

That wasn’t the only piece of police equipment left behind either.

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Starbucks unveils limited-edition Valentine’s Day drinkware collection in Japan

Celebrate the romantic holiday with some lovely Starbucks goods.

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Woman asks for eight-hour taxi ride in Japan, arrested when she doesn’t pay gigantic fare

Driver should have spotted multiple warning signs as soon as she said where she wanted to go.

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Our boss becomes the father of a gigantic chocolate egg, raises it with love【Photos】

What can the biggest chocolate egg we’ve ever seen teach us about parenthood?

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Man kicked out of Japan’s national college entrance exam for improper mask-wearing technique

If you can’t handle wearing a mask properly, you’re probably not ready for higher education.

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Pringles now comes in karaage flavour in Japan

Japanese fried food gets even more addictive.

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Japanese politicians want workers across country to have option for three-day weekends every week

Shorter workweek would help fight coronavirus, allow more time for family and education, proponents say.

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7-Eleven under fire in Japan for mysterious holes in their onigiri rice balls

Customers wonder if the chain is now selling “air” as a new rice ball filling.

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Japan’s crazy Air Shield face shield gets strapped to Mr. Sato’s head【Photos】

Our man of many masks tries out this inflatable shield.

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NHK announces “substantial” fee reduction, Japanese Internet reacts with jeering

Most people wonder why they still bother charging any fee at all.

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Does your butt get cold in the winter? Try this butt heater cushion to keep you warm and cozy

Complete with a cushion and a heat pack, this set is great for the office, at home, or for outdoor events!

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Tokyo’s latest plan to boost birth rate: Pay people 100,000 yen per baby they give birth to

Critics are already calling the idea shortsighted.

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