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Tokyo tapioca tea takeover continues with a new massive boba drink stand in Shibuya【Photos】

Mr. Sato refuses to back down from gigantic sweet tea challenges.

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What’s the best part of Tokyo to live in, and why? Survey gives the top six picks

Three in the suburbs, and three in downtown.

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Pregnant woman takes teen boys to task for calling their friend “lame” for offering her his seat

Pays thoughtful youth a compliment while demonstrating how sometimes “kindness flies like a boomerang.”

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Angelina Jolie reunites with son Maddox, Japanese musician Miyavi at Tokyo Maleficent 2 premiere

Hollywood actress visits Japan for the first time in five years with her two eldest children in tow.

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Starbucks Japan launches new coffee-buying pen, and SoraNews24 tries it out

Touch the Pen lets you pay for your coffee without using cash or cards.

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Melon Dr. Pepper appears in Japan, but is it just what the doctor ordered?【Taste test】

SoraNews24’s in-house Dr. Pepper fan tries the mysterious new flavor, plus how to duplicate it at home.

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Japanese system engineer uses kitty power to keep angry customers from yelling at him

Ingenious idea turns system errors into something to look forward to.

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Japan Travel: What it’s like to go on a solo journey on a Japanese restaurant train

Who needs company when you’ve got a Japanese kaiseki feast laid out in front of you? 

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This is Japan’s oldest oyakodon chicken-and-egg rice bowl restaurant, and it’s awesome

The birthplace of one of Japan’s favorite lunches is still in business in Tokyo after more than 200 years.

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Krav Maga Tokyo Training Center trains SoraNews24’s Meg in no-holds-barred combat arts【Videos】

Meg goes from Frappuccino fan to fists of fury.

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Last chance for sushi before leaving Japan: Narita Airport’s amazing Sushi Kyotatsu restaurant

When it’s time to say goodbye to Japan at the end of your trip, don’t forget to say goodbye to the sushi too.

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Captured Tokyo panty thief denies having any interest in bras

”I’m interested in women’s butts.”

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Nara’s “deer cookie” rice crackers get their first price increase in 28 years

Makers of iconic tourism treat cite rising costs and sales tax hike as reasons.

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Chance to feel a shark’s nards and more at Sunshine Aquarium’s “Lots of Sex” Exhibit

Limited time event teaches us about how our deep-sea friends like to get down.

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Tapioca tea is the biggest thing in Tokyo right now, so we try Tokyo’s biggest tapioca tea【Pics】

Mr. Sato follows the lead of trendy teens with a little tapiru time with a giant boba drink.

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Japan’s first alcohol-free and tobacco-free yakiniku restaurant a hit in Osaka

Seems a lot of people want to cut the BS and get right to the bull slices.

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Japan’s new mayonnaise ice cream doesn’t taste like you’d expect【Taste test】

A different surprise than the one we’d braced ourselves for.

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A case of culture shock: Japanese summer vacation isn’t much of a vacation at all

Our Japanese-language reporter had his world turned upside down when his German wife commented on his childhood memories.

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Why this American can’t stand Japanese bookstores

There’s something about local bookshops that irks even Japanese people

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Stranger sticks 1,000 yen in man’s hand in Japanese train restroom, for a very good reason

Forcefully given, unsolicited gifts aren’t usually what anyone wants in a public bathroom, but this was an exception.

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