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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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We eat at the legendary Negidon, a Tokyo soba restaurant that’s only open for lunch on weekdays

Their location is also pretty inconvenient, so is their leek and meat soba worth calling in sick for?

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High school boy in Kobe shows his love for older woman by spreading his poo on her bicycle

An important reminder to always heed the old advice, “When you want to tell her how you really feel, don’t, for the love of God, tell her with poo.”

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The morning after: Volunteers clean up the litter from Tokyo’s Halloween street party

Mr. Sato heads back to Shibuya, and is startled by what he sees.

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Hello Kitty’s Retouch Design Series pumps up the 1970’s nostalgia

 

Who knew that Hello Kitty could stay so cute at 45 years old?

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The beautiful cosplayers of Tokyo’s Halloween night Shibuya street party【Photos】

A costume party in one of Tokyo’s most fashionable neighborhoods brings some beauty to the scary celebration.

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SoraNews24 hits Tokyo’s biggest Halloween party dressed as one of Japan’s most popular characters

Mr. Sato takes our team to Shibuya’s Halloween bash, but not before setting us up with coordinated kawaii costumes.

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Criminally studious Japanese schoolgirl caught stealing dozens of educational books in one night

Educators might applaud her motivation, but the police arrested her anyway.

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The reason why the best spouse for an otaku might not be another otaku

It might sound like a match made in heaven (or at least a lovey-dovey romance anime), but two otaku don’t always make the right combination.

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Celebrate TGK Day with a classic of Japanese kitchens, but with some luxurious ingredients

We take tamago kake gohan to new heights on its special day.

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Taste-testing Japan’s crazy-expensive 3,240-yen (US$29) persimmon

We bought one of Japan’s shockingly expensive gift fruits as a gift for ourselves.

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The beautiful, awesome cosplayers of Tokyo’s OTHER Halloween hot spot: Ikebukuro

While the Shibuya celebration is as much about getting drunk with friends as it is anything else, in Ikebukuro it’s the costumes that take center stage.

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