controversy

Chinese cabin attendant fired for accepting marriage proposal during flight【Video】

Romantic moment in the air results in bride-to-be getting her wings clipped.

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Japanese ad showing Mom doing all the housework and childcare has people steamed at Dad【Video】

Father is shown doing so little to help around the house some people wonder if he’s even alive.

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Japanese media watchdog group publishes complaint about people who complain about anime

Maybe they should stop worrying about what’s on TV, and start worrying about why their kids aren’t asleep, says critic of critics.

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What do Japanese netizens think about President Trump’s “I remember Pearl Harbor” comment?

Japanese netizen’s responses were fairly mixed, but most were pretty casual about Trump’s allegedly incendiary statement.

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7-Eleven thrills Japan by announcing self-serve draft beer machines, then breaks our hearts

Shockingly, a Japanese company deems it’s possible for it to be too easy for people to get beer.

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Pokémon anime TV episode will not air in U.S., blackface concerns assumed to be reason why

Episode featuring Ash disguising himself as a Passimian is missing from Disney broadcast lineup.

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School in Japan removes traditional Tanabata decorations for being incongruent with Christianity

Secular summer festival’s wishing tree gets taken down, clever complaints from students go up instead.

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Bitter Colombian soccer fan tries to insult Japan, Japanese fans respond with kindness, and memes

You can’t faze these Japanese netizens.

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One Piece manga creator’s joke about World War II soldier prompts official apology from publisher

Anime/manga legend Eiichro Oda’s joke about fried chicken touches a raw historical nerve.

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Japanese train company under fire for ad saying defenselessness is a form of femininity

Pairing statement with a picture of a young girl didn’t help.

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Radwimps singer offers apology/explanation after new song is accused of inappropriate nationalism

Song about pride in Japan and its flag has been called a military propaganda song by critics.

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Japanese scholarly society video of college girl falling in love with teacher found inappropriate

Chemistry organization’s video is full of heartache and drama, really short on science.

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MariCar Mario Kart driver mounts pavement, causes serious damage in Tokyo accident

The foreign tourist won’t be forgetting her eventful Mario Kart experience anytime soon.

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Japan Sumo Association bans girls from prohibiting in practice event as controversy continues

Stance that the sanctity of the sumo ring is tarnished by female presence extends all the way down to elementary school-age kids.

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Japanese YouTuber travels to “suicide forest” to personally stop suicide attempts, ignites debate

Months after the Logan Paul scandal, a Japanese YouTube personality offers free hugs at Aokigahara in video that claims to show a life being saved.

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Controversy as announcer asks “ladies” to leave sumo ring after elderly man collapses inside it

Video of the incident has critics saying sumo’s belief about women’s inherent impurities goes too far.

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Conveyor belt sushi chain where foreigner filmed GoPro video considers pressing criminal charges

YouTube hit has restaurant’s owners seeing red, and not because of any mouth-watering maguro tuna.

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Tokyo lesbian love anime art/photography exhibition cancelled, thighs suspected as sticking point

Cancellation of yuri event comes mere days before scheduled opening in one of Tokyo’s major anime fan neighborhoods.

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Hundreds of junior high boys swarm Japanese swimsuit model after first pitch at baseball ceremony

Startling video has commenters terrified and outraged, but the star herself has a different response.

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Genghis Khan-insulting manga pulled from major book stores amid further Mongolian protests

Three major bookstore chains in Japan stop selling CoroCoro Comic after an image defacing the ancient ruler was published.

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