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Shonen Jump manga artist arrested for ride-by groping two junior high girls in Tokyo

Publisher, stage play producers issue statements.

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The Tokyo area welcomed more new foreign residents than Japanese ones last year

Japan’s population continues to become more international, but the situation might be changing soon.

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How to turn Cup Noodle instant ramen into delicious Osaka-style dumplings【SoraKitchen】

Turns out Cup Noodles are just a few steps away from being cup takoyaki.

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Evangelion, Spice and Wolf LED manhole covers installed in otaku-friendly neighborhood in Japan

Beautiful salutes to nearly two dozen anime/manga franchises light the way to the newest otaku destination.

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Canned bento?!? We try out a cheaper alternative to canned Yoshinoya【Taste test】

But there’s one unexpected problem with this series of takikomigohan in a can.

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Making gyoza is a literal snap with this awesome Japanese kitchen gadget

A cheap and easy way to make one of Japan’s favorite inexpensive comfort foods.

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Sumo wrestlers stage group escape from dormitory over disagreements with master’s wife

With stablemaster in poor health and out of the picture, new rules were put in place, prompting escape to karaoke box.

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Japan’s sushi that’s actually cake fools the eyes, blows the mind, pleases the stomach【Photos】

Clever cake maker thinks of everything, even how to turn the wasabi and ginger that come in a sushi set into proper desserts.

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Terrace House Japanese reality show star arrested for possession of “small amount” of marijuana

Troubles continue for franchise as model is arrested in his home less than eight hours after initial questioning.

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Gacha capsule toy paradise for adults appears at Akihabara Station

We pick up some very rare miniatures from a new lineup of gacha vending machines.

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Gag or actually functional office piece? Oversized Enter key amazes us—with its uselessness

Is there a limit to the madness of IT? Apparently not.

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THAT MUCH for white rice and one tiny plum? Eating Japan’s most-expensive “cheap” bento【Taste test】

The “circle of the sun boxed lunch” is usually a friend to those with a lonely wallet, but not this one.

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Sukiya’s upcoming “Triple Garlic Mix” menu items are so pungent they come with a breath refresher

Only the brave will take on one of these super garlic dishes!

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Monjayaki in a cup is the new instant ramen everyone’s talking about right now【Taste Test】

It’s said this Tokyo dish looks like vomit, so does the instant cup version look any better? 

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Mickey Mouse gets kabuki makeover in Japanese character fashion line

♪M-i-c-k-e-y-, k-a-b-u-k-i!♪

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Boxing reflex balls are the best way to make you a hit on social media

It’s the Instagram of the tiger; the thrill of the likes.

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World’s first make-your-own KitKat shop is opening in Tokyo

Japan is filled with special KitKat flavors, but one you design and make yourself could be the most special of all.

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First look at new Miyashita Park shopping complex in Shibuya

Bouldering walls, a skate park and a 24-hour yokocho food alley are just some of the drawcards you’ll find at Tokyo’s newest shopping mall. 

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Make your Japanese snacks even more Instagrammable with these mochi ice cream backgrounds

Say goodbye to boring old plates with these adorable designs!

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Japan’s craziest train station has a giant with light-up eyes growing out of its wall【Photos】

It looks like a science fiction monster of the week, but it’s actually a salute the millennia-old past.

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