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Mr Sato steps inside the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo【Photos】

A number of embassies in Japan are opening their doors to the public for a limited time. 

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How do Japanese husbands show they love their wives? Survey answers include cooking and toilets

Ten ways to say “I love you,” sometimes without saying a single word.

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Japan is too soft on sex offenders, vast majority of survey respondants say

Critics say ordinarily tough-on-crime Japan isn’t tough enough.

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There’s a new Zelda game on the way, and you can help make it, even if you’re not Japanese

Nintendo posts help-wanted ads for staff to work on upcoming Legend of Zelda game, and fluency in Japanese isn’t a requirement.

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In downtown Tokyo, we talk to a guy who says he’s from Orion’s belt, get called an “idiot”

And this alien man told us that Earth’s sci-fi movies are completely wrong.

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Official Tokyo Olympic volunteer nickname chosen by the public, public doesn’t seem to like it

Despite winning with a total of 16,187 votes, the remaining 126,980,511 aren’t overly enthused about the chosen nickname.

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Travel hack: Trying out the Japanese net café with a free breakfast buffet of cheap delicacies

A super-cheap way to satisfy your morning hunger and taste buds when traveling in Tokyo on a budget.

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We summon the Devil’s “sushi roll” in Tokyo because we need to eat this 6,000-calorie thing

Dark forces can’t intimidate us, or our stomachs.

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Ninja burglar arrested in Japan, brags to police about how much he can bench press

Do you even burgle, bro?

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Maximum matcha! Tokyo sweet shop sells the strongest green tea chocolates physically possible

We taste test the newest desserts from a 112-year-old Japanese tea company.

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Chocolate-fed sushi fish set to become a Valentine’s Day treat in Japan

One of the country’s most popular revolving sushi chains has a sweet idea.

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Foreigner and skiing pals get lost in Japan, call cops for help, ignore them when they call back

Lost off-piste skier says answering his phone was too much of an inconvenience.

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Tokyo subway bribes people with free noodles to get them to take earlier, non-rush hour trains

Reward tiers promise better toppings if more people take the off-peak trains.

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7-Eleven Japan wants to stop selling adult magazines, cites concern for foreigners, female customers

Company cites desire to avoid giving Japan a bad reputation as visitors from overseas come for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Japanese women encouraged to give boyfriends sexy underwear and loaf of bread for Valentine’s Day

The Pan Pan present set is a steamy, strange way to show your affection this February.

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Still using water to make your instant noodles? You’re missing out on amazing green tea noodles!

We taste test a brand-new way to make the age-old favorite food of students, loafers, and busy people.

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Japanese subway conductor sues city for legal right for his beard to exist, monetary compensation

Verdict handed down in multi-year fight between facial hair and Municipal Transportation Bureau.

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American fan meets his idol under the Shinjuku Godzilla, Mr. Sato apologizes for his photos

SoraNews24’s ace reporter Mr. Sato meets with another one of his international fans–an encounter that was a year in the making.

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Prior owners of Keiunkan ryokan, the world’s oldest hotel, liquidate company

Hot spring inn, founded in 704, has fallen on hard times.

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Japanese woman finds out fiance she met when he “found” her lost phone is the man who stole it

Debate ensues as to whether he’s a creepy stalker or clever romantic.

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