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We eat all-you-can-eat monster burgers at Burger King

One slender Japanese man ate six of these four-patty burgers in 30 minutes

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Woman sues Tokyo company after having to work 48 days in a row with limited bathroom breaks

Labor Standards Office recognizes treatment as workplace psychological injury.

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Studio Ghibli unveils new “chopstick letters” to send to loved ones

Share the joy of eating with the help of some beloved anime characters. 

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Newest tool to help Japanese people learn English: An all-English isekai light novel

Fantasy tale provides best of both worlds with a story that students both can and will want to read.

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We splurge at the new Blue Bottle Coffee vending machines in Tokyo

Mr Sato tells us what he thinks of US$6 canned coffee.

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Entire building of restaurants/bars staffed by Japanese adult film actresses to open in Tokyo

Soft on Demand says its five-floor complex will be “a theme park for adults.”

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What’s for dinner? A US$113/3.3-pound sushi bowl from one of Japan’s favorite cheap restaurants

Kappazushi is usually a friend to our budget…and maybe it still is with the Mega-size Crab and Salmon Roe Sushi Rice Bowl.

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All-you-can-eat Burger King is coming to Japan with a monster burger on board

Diners will find it hard to eat more than one burger in 30 minutes, but this is a food challenge our Mr Sato has been years in training for. 

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Making igisu, a traditional Japanese food even most Japanese people don’t know about【SoraKitchen】

A taste of Tottori that looks very different at the start from how it ends up.

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Sushi chain renames “anime character bukkake” menu item after inevitable giggles

Sure, a Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba tie-up is meant to get fans excited, but not like this.

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Japan’s public broadcaster renames “correct way” to hold chopsticks, gets nods of approval

Those who struggle with the orthodox grip are happy for a bit of validation.

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People who won’t wear masks have to dig graves for COVID-19 deaths in this Indonesian town

If you’re going to be part of the problem, you’re going to have to be part of the clean-up too.

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Japanese airline leaves passenger behind at rural island airport after he refuses to wear mask

He might have still had a shot at flying to his destination, but he blew that too.

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Panty thief gets an unexpected surprise after police reveal thong is not what it seems

Teenager learns a lesson he won’t ever forget. 

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Does Burger King’s Ugly Beef Burger taste as bad as it looks?

We try the ugliest looking burger in Japan.

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We get a surprise offer from “Yusaku Maezawaa,” with an extra “a” for “a whole lot of money”

But don’t worry it’s “not in a real scam.”

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Japanese student athletes facing criticism for selling pro baseball team’s gifts of dirt online

Recent events dig up the question: is it alright to sell a gift from your heroes?

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Tokyo’s number-one Halloween party spot asks people to stay away this year

Scary fun preempted by scary reality of pandemic.

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Tour our Japanese-language reporter’s apartment, a wonderland of 100-yen trinkets

The best things in life are priceless, but the most useful things tend to only cost about 100 yen (US$0.90).

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Japanese survey ranks Hokkaido as the most desirable prefecture to settle down in

It turns out that a lot of Japanese people can stand the cold, after all!

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