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Japan’s Shizuoka bans teachers from personal communication with students on social media

Teachers who violate rule will face disciplinary action.

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Eating Burger King’s “hottest meat wall” ever    【Taste Test】

Will we be able to defeat the meat and heat of the Strong Magma?

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This is the absolute worst train to fall asleep on in Tokyo…or wait, maybe it’s the best?【Pics】

Oversleep and miss your stop on this train and you’ll be stranded in the middle of nowhere, which might just be the start of a beautiful adventure.

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We buy oysters from a Japanese vending machine

Raw seafood and a microwave is today’s weird vending machine find of the day. 

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Surprise someone with an exlusive rental of a super V.I.P rooftop sauna, complete with sushi chef

Spend a luxury evening with up to three other people with this Finnish-Japanese sauna!

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It’s too hard to sell Japanese people on romance dramas nowadays, says broadcasting president

According to BS Fuji’s top dog, there’s a reason why making romance dramas in Japan is an uphill battle.

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Tokyo Olympics losing volunteers even after president’s resignation for sexist remarks

Games are scheduled to start in less than five months.

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Heavyweight Japanese convenience store ramen festival! Three bowls of guilty pork pleasure

Lawson, 7-Eleven, and Family Mart aren’t holding back with their new noodles.

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Japanese vending machines now sell pearl jewellery

But are they good enough to pass as a White Day gift?

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Burger King Japan’s Strong Magma Super One Pound Beef Burger has us quaking in our boots

This is the “hottest beef wall” ever made by the chain.

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Tokyo police stopped us for random questioning, so we asked them to recommend a good restaurant

They wanted to know what we were doing in Ueno. We wanted to know where to eat lunch.

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Our Disney expert explains why Mickey Mouse sounds the same in Japanese as he does in English

There’s more to it than just technique, says our Disney maniac. 

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Which prefecture has the most chilled young people? Survey asks 20 year olds “what are you worried about?”

How do you say ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Japanese? Maybe people from these prefectures can tell you!

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How much money do you need for a studio apartment in downtown Tokyo?

Daydreaming about getting a place in Japan’s capital? You might be able to make it a reality.

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Japanese whisky sweet potatoes: A super-easy, super-delicious snack you can make in seconds

Save a splash of whisky for your spuds.

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Tokyo Electric Power Company admits it knew earthquake sensors are broken at Fukushima power plant

Sensors were installed last spring at Reactor 3 building, registered no shaking in this month’s 7.1-magnitude quake.

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Mt Fuji Shiba-sakura Festival, where beautiful “lawn sakura” blossom

A unique hanami event right next to Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Instant vs. Restaurant Ramen Project: Ippudo spicy miso tonkotsu battle【Taste test】

Can the 7-Eleven version match the majesty of the Hakata original?

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Takigyo, Japanese waterfall meditation, is a sure way to shock yourself out of your winter rut

After one too many lazy Saturdays, we find ourselves standing at the foot of an ice cold waterfall.

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Brown-haired girl sues Japanese school for telling her to dye hair black, court makes decision

Four-year lawsuit ends with win for former student, but not the one she was hoping for.

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