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Otaku crime: Kyoto police arrest man for selling counterfeit ultra-rare Yu-Gi-Oh! card

Woman who bought the card noticed coloring flaw, setting off hunt for culprit that ended halfway across Japan.

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Japan’s Uncle Fist loses money every week selling takoyaki to kids for just 10 yen, doesn’t care

Actually, he does care, but about kids from impoverished homes, not about making money from his octopus dumpling business.

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Let Uncle Tashiro show you the perfect way to enjoy Tokyo Disneyland with young kids

The following is essential reading for parents, and possibly mental health professionals too.

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The must-have item to avoid being a jerk at Tokyo’s biggest Halloween street party

Bring a bag, and no, not to put candy in.

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Restaurants, Roads, Rats: How has Tsukiji changed after the fish market move?

Our reporter investigates.

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Taste-testing Tokyo’s 100-times spicy, and sweatiest, udon noodles【Photos, video】

Noodles are so hot you have to get a special permission ticket before ordering them.

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Our male reporter cross-dresses for second time, learns more about how hard it is to be a woman

They always say that you should try to walk in someone else’s shoes if you really want to understand them.

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The Japanese language has a special honorific suffix just for talking to athletes

Soccer star wants more fans to mind their manners and remember to use it.

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10 signs you might not be an otaku anymore

The fires of hard-core anime fans’ passions burn bright, but that doesn’t mean they always last forever.

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Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe has a new lineup of Halloween menu items, and we’ve tried them【Photos】

We dine on Gastly Burgers and Pikachu Donuts, plus create our own zombie Pikachu.

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Posters of SoraNews24 ace reporter Mr. Sato appear in one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations【Pics】

Mr. Sato isn’t a doctor, but he plays one in these posters.

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Tokyo accommodation: Capsule hotel offers unique sleep and sauna stay for women

Do-C provides Löyly and a warm pillar for an authentic Finnish sauna experience you won’t find anywhere else in Japan.

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Young Japanese women in survey more likely to pee in shower than any other sex/age

Result also show a huge gap in in-shower urination attitudes between men and women for one age set.

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Japan’s bidet toilet capsule toys are here, but are they strong enough to wash your butt for you?

We get our hands on the complete set of imitation hands-free backside washers.

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Japanese ramen cocktail uses tonkotsu pork broth for alcoholic noodle flavour

A delicious recipe for ramen lovers to make at home.

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Bullets on the bullet train as three men found carrying guns on Japan’s Shinkansen

Armed group turned out to have legal reason for packing heat.

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Tokyo’s famous capsule apartments now take month-long reservations from foreign travelers

Architectural landmark is in a fantastic location from which to immerse yourself in the Tokyo lifestyle while seeing the city’s sights.

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Anime voice actress tells fan there’s not a woman in the world who’d be willing to marry him

Man asks for advice on how to marry a voice actress, gets told he could be a bachelor for life.

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Tokyo has a BLUE sushi restaurant with all-you-can-eat BLUE sushi for just 400 yen (US$3.50)

Some people might say the color is wrong, but we can all agree the price is right.

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No tricks, double treats as we try Starbucks Japan’s Halloween Witch and Princess Frappuccinos

Two enchanting newcomers just showed up at Starbucks, and we’re here to let you know which is right for you.

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