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Aichi police on lookout for scoundrel who stole public toilet’s flushing handle

Be sure to check your toilets first while this fiend is still at large!

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best egg sushi?【Taste test】

Looking for egg-celence at Japan’s big four kaitenzushi restaurants.

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Speedruns to open packs of gummies trends on Japanese social media【Video】

The Olympics really slept on this hit sport.

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Starbucks Taiwan’s new Mango on the Beach Frappuccino is full of fun, summery vibes

A delicious tropical dessert drink with a beachy appeal…the perfect drink for summer!

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American visits Japan, wonders why McDonald’s only sells beef bowls, not burgers

A visit to this unusual branch reveals the mystery behind the burgerless McDonald’s.

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Japan to start easing entry restrictions for foreign travelers next month, prime mister promises

Says Japan’s coronavirus countermeasures have proven successful.

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Sailor Moon celebrates 30 years with beautiful purse, accessory lines from Samantha Group【Pics】

Four Samantha brands are participating!

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We visit a mysterious pagoda near Yomiuri Land, turns out to be an incredibly sacred spot

An enigmatic-looking building turns out to be much more.

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Why are almost all women you see riding rickshaws in Japan cute? We ask a pro, learn two reasons

Our Japanese reporter has his impression confirmed.

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No more neckties! Japanese prefecture abolishes necktie dress code for government employees

Decision is a plus for workers and the environment.

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Matcha Fair comes to Ikea with all things green tea

Home furnishings have never been so bittersweet.

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Travel off the beaten path to a secret spot in Japan where bamboo grows wild on an old train line

Like the bamboo grove in Kyoto, but with less tourists and more beauty. 

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We retreat for a day of rejuvenation at Green Hill Yatsugatake recreation facility in Yamanashi

The rec facility is open to anyone for reservations and boasts grounds that are 7.5 times the size of Tokyo Dome.

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Shigeru Mizuki’s world of Japanese yokai comes to life in new exhibition in Tokyo

“Betobeto-san” © 水木プロダクション (Mizuki Productions)

A parade of monsters is coming to Roppongi Hills this summer, and it sounds like a treat! 

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Tickets on sale for exhibit of every book Ghibli producer has ever read, boyhood room recreation

Want to produce great anime like Toshio Suzuki? Read more books.

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Tokyo losing landmark bookstore, giant bookmark created to mark its place【Photos】

Special displays, sales, and even book fortunes commemorate Sanseido moving on to its next chapter. 

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A creepy, unplanned visit to a Japanese ghost town…with ice cream!【Photos】

A trip to Kiyosato on “the train line closest to the heavens.”

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1:1-scale Ultraman artwork appears on headquarters of Japan’s biggest toymaker【Photos】

Other anime and tokusatsu heroes can be seen on the sidewalk below.

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New spreadable melon pan changes the way we eat toast in Japan

Making melon bread, and curry bread, just got a whole lot easier. 

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How do Japan’s host club hosts get their professional names? We talk with five Kabukicho pros

Interviews reveal backstories behind the genjina.

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