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What our anti-Goro Miyazaki reporter thought of “From Up on Poppy Hill”

Can Hayao Miyazaki’s son’s second Studio Ghibli film prove us wrong?

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Which convenience store has the best kakuni Japanese braised pork? We find out【Taste test】

This taste test was nothing short of a porky paradise.

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How to make an awesome Japanese summer dessert using only things you can buy at Daiso【SoraKitchen】

Summer sweets for cheap.

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Writer’s retreat ryokan — Tokyo inn treats you like novelist on deadline, with strict “editors”

Learn what it feels like to be a novelist with an editor hounding you about your manuscript!

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Immigration Bureau relaxes work restrictions for foreigners trapped in Japan during pandemic

Revised visa regulations aim to help interns unable to return home and who need a job in Japan.

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670 pigs have been stolen in Japan this summer, and thieves are stealing cows too

“It feels like our children were taken” says victim of rustlers’ crime spree.

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We visit a new Tokyo bar where nobody speaks and writing is the only way to communicate

In amongst the noise and bright lights of Shinjuku’s Kabukicho is a quiet oasis where you can hear the sound of pencil on paper.

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This is NOT a capsule toy here – Testing out Japan’s fully functioning mini iron【Photos】

Because what really matters isn’t how big your iron is, but what you do with it.

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Japanese government to lift ban on reselling masks and hand sanitizer, citizens express concern

Is it too soon to allow people to resell hot public health commodities?

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Completely unmanned 24-hours clothing store found in Tokyo

Behold the future of retail!

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Menya Musashi’s shaved ice ramen is the perfect dish to beat the Tokyo summer heat【Taste Test】

Because ramen doesn’t always have to be steaming hot.

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Unit K-1, Japan’s brand-new ramen waiter robot, is bringing the future to our stomachs

Innovative ramen chain creates contactless service system.

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Japan’s Dragon Quest Slime fish cakes draw near, and possibly for free【Photos】

It’s time to treat yourself to a new experience point with some extra-adorable Slime and She-slime kamaboko.

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Pokémon manhole covers finally come to Tokyo with awesome Gen-1 designs【Photos】

A new batch of Kanto Pokédex Pokéfuta for the real-life Kanto region.

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What’s the top country people want to visit after the pandemic? Japan, survey says

One of Japan’s least-populated prefectures is also one of its most desired destinations.

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Japanese police ask drunk people to please stop sleeping in the middle of the street

Liquored up naps, sometimes in car lanes, are so common in one part of Japan that there’s a new vocabulary word for it.

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Make fluffy Japanese omelettes in the microwave with this handy kitchen gadget

The key ingredient for the ultimate Japanese egg sandwich.

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Take a trip down south in Japan — five hidden gem places to visit in Kyushu

Escape from the hustle and bustle with these spots in Kyushu!

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High-ranking yakuza member shot on the street near his home in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Police unsure if man claiming responsibility is the actual gunman or just a fall guy.

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Tokyo bicyclist arrested for splashing woman with urine as he rode past her

Ride-by splashing is the third to occur in the same area in recent months.

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