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We head to Japan’s biggest electronic entertainment event to check out its incredible real-world visuals.

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Japanese teen offers to catch purse snatcher for elderly woman, but is actually helping rob her

Police catch fake hero who didn’t even try to catch thief for 73-year-old victim.

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Tokyo Olympics organizers offer to pay volunteers 125 yen 【US$1.13】 an hour, critics unimpressed

Will the equivalent of one vending machine drink an hour be enough to gather the 80,000 volunteers the event is seeking?

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Awesome Tokyo restaurant caps diners’ dinner price, and after that anything you order is free!

This Ikebukuro izakaya just gave us an 8,000-yen discount, and they’ll happily do the same for you.

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We crunch into autumn with Starbucks Japan’s new Crispy Sweet Potato Frappuccino【Taste test】

The Japan-exclusive dessert drink is topped with a traditional snack that’s been loved by Japanese people for generations.

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Young Japanese adults in survey don’t even want to live to Japan’s average life expectancy

Most would call Japan’s famously long life expectancy a good thing, but for these Japanese women it’s more than a decade more than they want to stick around.

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Five tips to stay stress-free and comfortable as you walk through Tokyo’s crazy-crowded streets

Being in the biggest city in Japan means you’re probably sharing the walkway with more people than you’d like, but here’s how to make things easier.

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We try out the R-rated “world’s smelliest burger” from a Tokyo burger cafe

Does this washed cheese burger smell as bad as advertised, and if so, what does it taste like?

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Three different types of mystery meat fill the latest Cup Noodle flavor from Nissin

Because just one type of murky meat isn’t mysterious enough anymore.

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Osaka World Expo “Fist” statue stirs controversy for being “incredibly gaudy”

Some angered over Osaka’s three-finger-ring-fever in its bid for the World Expo 2025.

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From Tokyo to Hokkaido for under 50 bucks in train tickets–Part 2 of our Japanese rail voyage

The conclusion of our slow-life adventure to Japan’s northernmost prefecture with trains, hot springs, and so muh delicious seafood.

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Man reported missing after 2011 Tohoku earthquake found alive and well

Shows up exactly seven and a half years after the tragic earthquake and tsunami in a town half-way across the country.

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SoraNews24 quiz: How men deal with unexpected urine leaks determines their personality

Will you wipe up the mess or let sleeping snakes lie?

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A funny thing happened on the way to Japan: Guess that anime song!

A Japanese musician describes his delightfully surprising encounter with a fellow music and anime lover from Europe.

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Starbucks new CRISPY Japanese sweet potato Frappuccinos have us ready to fall in autumn love

The crunch doesn’t just come from the ice in this dessert drink made with traditional Japanese imo kempi sweets.

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How to rob an idol singer otaku: Look up the birthday of his favorite idol

Momoiro Clover Z supporter gets robbed by fellow fan for having an easy-to-crack ATM card code.

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Studio Ghibli Ponyo dessert now available at Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo

Totoro and Ponyo are waiting for you to eat them at this beautiful Hayao Miyazaki-endorsed cafe.

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Our Korean-Japanese reporter’s thoughts on people asking “Is Naomi Osaka really Japanese?”

P.K. Sanjun takes a look at some of the common criteria used to define what makes a person “Japanese,” and whether they’ll still be used in the future.

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From Tokyo to Tohoku for less than 25 bucks? Our epic Seishun 18 Ticket Japanese train voyage

Skip the Shinkansen and savor the journey with Japan’s ultra-affordable unlimited-use one-day rail passes.

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Japanese politicians want to make it easier for foreigners to get anime assistant work visas

Ministry of Justice proposal aims to let foreign students stay in Japan after they finish school and work their way up the professional ladder.

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