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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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Starbucks Japan’s pre-hashtagged strawberry sibling Frappuccinos are ready for their taste tests

Simultaneous launch of two new drinks makes Frappuccino fans’ day twice as nice.

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A way to savor your anime sweetheart’s scent! Shop clerk helps out a swooning Japanese fangirl

A perfume saleswoman gave this fangirl some great advice to keep her fantasies fueled through fragrances.
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Starbucks Japan releases cat tumblers as part of new drinkware range for summer 2019

Tumblers with cat ears and whipped cream lids are just some of the new designs in this gorgeous limited-edition collection.

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Starbucks Japan releases the ridiculously long-named Double Ristretto Nonfat Breve Non-vanilla Mocha Non-whip Extra Chocolate Sauce Vanilla Frappuccino【Taste test】

We try the newest Japanese Frappuccino, with a name so long that even Starbucks’ own employees can’t remember it.

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Why was the 2,000-yen bill left out of Japan’s yen redesign, and how does it feel about the snub?

We interview Japan’s least-popular form of currency and the only bill not to be getting a slick new face-lift in the near future.

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Tokyo has an exclusive curry restaurant for members only to eat in, and we’ve tried its food

An exclusive restaurant in an exclusive part of the city.

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