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Noriyuki Makihara shoots to the top of Amazon sales ranking because he was arrested for speed possession

Many are rushing to buy his stuff before the publishers decide to wipe him out of existence.

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In Japan, women give “obligation chocolate” on Valentine’s Day, but do guys even want it?

Is it worth feeling obligated if the gesture isn’t much obliged?

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The three ways to say “love” in Japanese, and when to use them

Because there are many different kinds of love.

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First coronavirus death in Japan confirmed by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

Victim had never traveled outside of Japan.

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Our ladylike, solo visit to the handsome butler cage of Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood【Photos】

Swallowtail offers not just good-looking guys, but an elegant home away from home.

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Shibuya capsule hotel comes with free beers, unusual beds and unique soundless wake-up system

Cheap accommodation in Tokyo offers one of the best high-tech deals in the city.

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Cheap monthly subscription to Tokyo yakiniku restaurant lets us eat intestines every day for free

And it’s an all-you-can-eat plan, too!

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Sailor Moon on ice! Skater Evgenia Medvedeva appears in costume for first official ice show【Pics】

Adaptation of magical girl anime/manga has a VERY international cast.

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“The world does not revolve around you!” Japanese shop clerk unleashes frustration on Twitter

The shop clerk implores customers to stop treating them “like punching bags” over the lack of masks on sale.

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We test the new two-in-one curry rice cooker from Japan that’s got everyone talking【Video】

Can this magical Twin Chef cooking machine deliver on taste as well as convenience? 

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We try Japan’s super affordable vegan instant cup noodles!

You don’t have to take to the streets of Tokyo to get some delicious vegan noodles.

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A warning to think twice before taking photos of a crab dinner lying in a Japanese subway station

That discarded meal might not be what it seems.

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Kyoto’s Shrine of Severing Ties does its job a little too well again…by losing jobs

This (un)lucky recipient of the shrine’s divine power also shares a list of tips to be aware of before praying at the infamous shrine.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake cafe opens in Tokyo, and we stop by for Cloud and Sephiroth mocktails!

Edible Buster Swords, Materia dumplings, and Moogle desserts are all on offer at Square Enix’s rebooted Akihabara eatery.

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Japanese otaku finds way to get the smell of a high school girl in his car passenger seat

Mother’s comment turns out to be the best endorsement for strange product.

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After eight years as a NEET, our reporter shares the one thing that helped him escape that life

How to turn that blank in your resume into the inspiring story of your life so far.

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The top nine stand-and-eat soba noodle restaurants in Tokyo

Our resident soba expert ate at over 200 soba spots in the greater Tokyo area, and here are his top picks

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Disney sushi? An adorable new way to celebrate Japan’s Girl’s Day/Doll Festival

From “Mic-key, Mouse!” to “Hin-a Ma, tsuri!”

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Japan’s “workstyle reforms” are actually making managers’ jobs a lot harder【Survey】

Less overtime for some workers means more for others if no one’s changing how much total work needs to be done.

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Kyoto tourist crowds disappearing due to coronavirus outbreak, creating travel crisis/opportunity

Local shopkeeper says drop in tourist traffic is most dramatic in over 30 years.

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