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How to make a McDonald’s hamburger twice as delicious: Turn it into a waffle!【SoraKitchen】

Our boss’ mad genius gives birth to the Maffle.

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Japanese child in wheelchair gets teased by train passenger, other commuter comes to his rescue

Thoughtless remark prompts bystander to spring into action and earn a sweet reward.

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Japanese convenience store’s Above and Beyond Series puts our sense of adventure to the test

Combos including sweet beans & chili powder, chocolate and potato make Mr. Sato wonder if he’s just getting too old for this.

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Meat lovers, you can now satisfy your carnivorous cravings at this revolving sushi restaurant!

Who says you have to eat raw fish at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant? Sushiro has something for everyone to enjoy!

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Good Couples Day gets our Japanese writer thinking about international marriage differences

What makes for a good couple? Our Japanese-language writer muses on her own marriage to a French husband and its notable quirks.

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One thing NOT to do in Kyoto if you’re headed there during the vacation period

If you don’t want to waste a huge amount of time in Japan’s cultural capital, here’s something you’ll want to avoid.

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Spending a night in Tokyo’s most beautiful capsule hotel【Photos】

The brand-new Hotel Zen Tokyo broadens our consciousness of what’s possible in a micro hotel.

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We visit “Japan’s oldest izakaya bar” for a delightful mix of the modern and the traditional

Over a century of tradition right in the middle of Tokyo!

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New Studio Ghibli exhibition opens in Tokyo, features giant talking Yubaba from Spirited Away

We catch up with No Face, Mari Natsuki, who voiced the character of Yubaba, and legendary producer Toshio Suzuki at the limited-time exhibition.

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We caved in to curiosity and bought a mystery box from a strange vending machine in Akihabara

Each box comes with a random tale attached to it.

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How to get an amazing Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi lunch for less than 15 bucks

Often forgotten branch has amazing deals and an extremely unusual photograph policy.

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This 2,264-page manga behemoth is the biggest Japanese comic anthology we’ve ever seen【Photos】

Two of Japan’s top manga publishers team up for a special collection of 44 different series in one huge book.

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Japanese convenience stores want you to be honest and request to pay higher sales tax rate

Soon, some shoppers will be expected to say “Excuse me, but please charge me more.”

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30 ways people keep reacting to our born-in-America returnee Japanese writer

After spending his first few years living in the U.S., he’s spent the rest of his life answering the same questions over and over.

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Foreign workers being hired for Fukushima nuclear power plant decommissioning project

Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to use new visa rules to add foreign staff to its 2011 earthquake/tsunami cleanup efforts.

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“We wasted so much time in English class” — Japanese Twitter user points out major teaching flaw

One simple chart could have made all the difference.

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Japanese high school will suspend students who don’t reveal their social media account names

Schoolgirl’s teacher says that if she doesn’t like being monitored online, she can drop out of school instead.

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Maid cafe maid is in no mood to put up with complaints about guys who have girlfriends

Otaku customer thought he had an ally in his gatekeeping gripe session, but he was wrong.

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Drunken dad in Japan steals son’s cream pastry, adorable kid erupts in galactic-level anger

The sadness of a child who’s lost his dessert is too large to be contained on this earth.

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The time someone pooped next to us on the train during Tokyo rush hour, and we tried to be nice

Rush hour is a pretty unpleasant time to be on the train in Japan under any circumstances, but this was a whole new set of problems.

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