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Can one man blow 10,000 yen at Tokyo’s cheapest Italian restaurant? The human otter finds out

Is one man plus 80 mussels a recipe for disaster, or just a really good dinner?

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Starbucks’ brand-new Meccha Matcha Frappuccino: 20 years in the making, 50 percent more green tea

The numbers don’t lie as we taste test the new dessert drink exclusive to just one prefecture in Japan.

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An illustrated guide to the proper way to give and receive business cards in Japan

If you want to look suave and polite, these are the four steps.

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Maguro sushi meets soba noodles for a one-of-a-kind, unbelievably delicious combo in Tokyo

This Asakusa restaurant has two of Japan’s greatest foods, paired in a way nobody ever did before, and the result is amazing.

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Following the Find Seiji a Girlfriend Project, our reporter now has to meet his girlfriend’s mom

Seiji’s greatest fear: Having his girlfriend’s mom ask “What do you do for a living?” when the answer is “I work for SoraNews24.”

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Which American-inspired Japanese McDonald’s sandwich stacks up? We munch all four to find out!

The Texas and Idaho burgers and McMuffins have hit branches across Japan, and we send our man on the ground to tear into them.

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Suspects arrested for 100-million yen Kyoto home invasion robbery after eight-year search

One of the accused was a government-paid politician’s secretary at the time.

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Why do Chinese characters in anime say -arimasu/-aru ALL the time?

Linguistics professor explains the centuries-old background of the omnipresent anime and manga verbal tic.

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We did battle with this two-foot tall parfait at Kanariya in Osaka…and finished it!

There is no such thing as “too much parfait” for the SoraNews24 team.

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Japanese government to outlaw carrying unbound knives on trains starting next year

No-more-knives rule comes after bullet train slashing in which passenger lost his life.

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Sailor Moon super-collector gathers 140 fans to give voice actress an unforgettable birthday card

After Sailor Neptune touched their hearts, these anime fans pooled their powers to give a touching present to the voice of the iconic character.

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49-year-old Japanese shut-in spends weeks living with corpse of mother who died at home

”I couldn’t do anything,” says hikikomori in written statement.

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Hello Kitty visits SoraNews24 HQ! Traditional Mongolian wrestling starts four seconds later

She may not have started it, but she sure as heck ended it.

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Fast food sukiyaki: One of the greatest things about autumn/winter in Japan!

Want to try Japan’s most famous hot pot, but don’t want to drop big bucks for it? Yoshinoya, plus one other amazing budget-friendly restaurant, are here to help.

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We interview voice actress Shoko Nakagawa, learn what gave her the greatest shock of her career

The prolific voice actress dishes on her experiences dubbing the Japanese-language version of Venom and in the anime voice acting industry.

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Is it possible to run up a 100,000-yen (US$885) bill at Tokyo’s cheapest Italian restaurant?

We gave our hungriest/thirstiest reporters a stack of cash for all the wine, prosciutto, and steak they wanted, but did they hit the six-figure mark?

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How much private info can a thief glean from a stolen smart phone? We investigate

Our resident scam investigator turns criminal to see how much information he can steal from a stranger’s smart phone.

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“I am actually a homosexual”: Memories of when a Japanese boss came out to his subordinate

P.K. Sanjun thinks back to his first full-time job, and the boss who told him everything.

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New line of modern samurai fashion for fall/winter will make you warm and cool

Whether you’re going completely old school or just want a touch of swordsman chic, Japanese fashion label Trove has you covered.

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A visit to a cat theater in Tokyo as cat cafe holds movie night【Photos】

The audience is asked to refrain from talking during the movie, but purring is totally OK.

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