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First worker to die from Fukushima radiation exposure officially recognized by Japan’s government

Veteran employee was involved in measuring radiation levels immediately after 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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This retro-cool Japanese sleeper train is now a super-cheap hostel right in downtown Tokyo

After carrying passengers to Hokkaido, the Hokutosei is now taking guests to slumberland with a great location and special beer.

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Japanese government announces stricter requirements for foreigner student visas

New rules aims to close loophole that lets language school students spend as much of the year working full-time as attending class.

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“Your 20s are your tutorial mode.” — Japanese dad likens each decade of life to a video game stage

From download to post-boss content, loving dad shares his mature wisdom in a way that’s easy for his much younger son to relate to.

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Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station’s west side: Quite possibly best spot in Japan for Pokémon GO

We can’t say definitively that it’s the best, but 12 shiny Eevees in three hours is hard to beat.

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Can these 500-yen (US$4.50) Daiso wigs make our 39-year-old writer look as fabulous as he feels?

There’s a party in these wigs and everyone’s invited.

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Let’s get some cash from Japan’s sexy anime men ATMs【Photos, video】

The Tokyo ATMs sound like the perfect cash dispensers for female otaku, so naturally we sent Mr. Sato to try them out.

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This is what Tokyo’s ultra-premium 12,960-yen (US$117) seaweed looks like

SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato continues to live the high life (sort of) as he pairs the most expensive nori he could find with the cheapest rice available.

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Gigantic lightning-spitting thundercloud appears in the skies over Tokyo【Videos】

Appearance of frightening but beautiful Dragon’ Nest shows that summer isn’t ready to say good-bye just yet.

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Japanese cheater learns why you should never try to lie to your train otaku girlfriend

Relationship is derailed as rail geek girl uses her amazing powers of deduction to catch her boyfriend in a lie.

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One of Japan’s dullest-looking restaurants actually has an awesome robot waiter【Videos】

Veteran employee has been quietly serving customers for decades.

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Sashimi supplement pouches are here to help your body get the nutrients/sashimi it needs

Definitely more delicious than a handful of multivitamin capsules.

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American traveler caught peeing on sleeping Japanese businessman during flight to Tokyo

Abuse of the complimentary alcohol service leads to a rude, wet awakening.

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2,500 yen for Tokyo ramen? High-end noodles in the high-rent Ginza district are totally worth it

Mr. Sato once again fails to secure a cheap meal, continues to win at lunch thanks to two gourmet ingredients.

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Japanese man complains about foreign languages on Tokyo train, Twitter drowns him in kindness

”This is Japan, you know?” he asks, but others want to show him the ways of the modern world.

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Is it legal to wear a facekini on the streets of Tokyo? Mr. Sato asks Tokyo Metropolitan Police

Eye-catching, face-obscuring fashion from China protects your skin from harsh UV rays, makes you look like a crazed criminal.

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Tokyo hotel asks guests to take their used toilet paper with them【Why Does Engrish Happen?】

Translation trouble strikes as hotel ends up making a very awkward request.

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Taste-testing Japan’s extra-expensive handmade Kit Kat Moleson line

At 500 yen (US$4.50) a stick, these are no ordinary Kit Kats.

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Japanese designers’ brilliant way to stop people forgetting their smartphones in public restrooms

Browsing while pooping is an internationally loved pastime, so here’s a clever way to make sure you never leave your phone behind.

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These Pakistani students in Tokyo had never been to the beach, and that’s something we had to fix

We hit the coast with a group of international students for a day of sun, surf…and maybe romance?

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