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Handsome host sushi bar opens in Tokyo with 14-year host veteran pressing the pieces

Tokyo’s biggest club district has an all-night sushi joint where the chef is also a working host.

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Gundam anime creator’s greatest sadness is not being able to “crush Hayao Miyazaki”

Father of anime’s real robot genre expresses desire to destroy/deep appreciation for Studio Ghibli directors Miyazaki and Takahata.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan recommends ice cream with tomato and avocado, so we trust them and try it

But do we regret it?

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The pros and cons of living in a share house in Tokyo instead of an apartment

Japan’s capital is seeing an increasing number of boarding house options, but is it the right choice for you?

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Vegans rejoice! Japanese vegan fair celebrates meatless meat, organic cola, vegan pet food

Just how far can plant-based meat go in terms of taste and texture? Our Japanese-language reporter tests it out in Tokyo.

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Häagen-Dazs Matcha Salon: We dine on a full course of green tea treats at Tokyo pop-up restaurant

Luxury ice cream maker treats diners in Japan to a green experience that stimulates all five senses.

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Chart breaks down how often consent is given in manga from different publishers.

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Christian groups in Japan criticize emperor’s ascension ceremony as violation of constitution

Spokesmen say this week’s ceremony, and another scheduled for October, violate the principal of separation of church and state.

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Japanese women’s magazine’s list of traits for an ideal man is both understandable and baffling

Do you have a part-time job at a cafe but are somehow also rich? Then you just might be the perfect guy.

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How do you say “Happy New Era” in Japanese?

With the imperial Heisei era over and the Reiwa period just beginning, this is the phrase to use.

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Japan’s new emperor ascends to throne, makes first speech with wish for peace, happiness

Emperor Naruhito looks back on emperors of the past before turning his eyes to the nation’s future.

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Our reporter ran into one of Tokyo’s pushy flag-selling foreigners

A tap on the shoulder leads to a flag in the hand and a request to pay for it.

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Daddy day care center with beer opens in Japan

Urban oasis offers a place where tired dads can knock back a cold one and take a nap.

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Artist says anime should be more like Marvel/Disney, can’t because of sexualized, moe content

”Moe has ruined anime.”

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Emperor of Japan abdicates throne, issues final imperial statement to people of Japan【Video】

Emperor Akihito’s 30-year reign, known as the Heisei era, comes to a close.

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ATMs in Japan are saying they’ll transfer your money back in time to 1989

Inadvertent time-travelling is thanks to the R1 bug.

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New anime fashion line combines stylish T-shirts with the glory of physical media packaging【Pics】

Do you miss the amazing box art of anime VHS tapes, laser discs, and DVDs? Here’s a way to get it back while expanding your wardrobe.

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Cook your own pink Hello Kitty noodles with her Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen set

Yup, there’s nothing quite like a bowl of pink Hello Kitty-themed ramen to make your day. 

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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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