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Japanese teachers confiscate students’ cell phones following Osaka earthquake, get slammed online

Even in a country that values following the rules, many say cutting off lines of communication following disaster is going too far.

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Love blooms after loss: Japanese netizen commemorates grandparents’ romance, gardening skills

Twitter user is taking the gorgeous blossom that bloomed after her grandmother’s passing as a token of her grandfather’s deep and abiding love.

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Loving Japanese son accidentally feeds dog snacks to his family on Father’s Day

Satisfied diners say the food was “delicious.”
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Japanese fathers lack appreciation on Father’s Day, urged to celebrate it for themselves

A survey revealed that more than half of adults weren’t planning to give their dads gifts, leaving them sadly un-celebrated.

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When earthquakes hit close to home, they really hit close to home

Many in Osaka have learned that there’s nothing like having the planet attack your home to remind you about the importance of togetherness.

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Japanese father celebrates son’s new job with awesome cake that’s an edible dad joke

Also serves as a reminder to his son to be careful what he wishes for, because he just might get it.

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Things get awkward as cosplayer’s dad learns to double-check his suitcase before business trips

Speech preparation goes down the drain, but at least he was ready for some crossplay.

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Tokyo train adding family-only cars to evening commuter express in March

Test program reserves space for parents traveling with kids, would possibly mean fewer crying babies on adult-accessible carriages.

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Japanese mom finds diabolically clever way to crack down on son’s excessive video gaming

Worried your kids will find a way around parental hardware locks? Then get a lock from a hardware store.

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Japanese museum dedicated to rocks with faces becomes popular with international visitors

Voldemort, Donald Trump, and Johnny Depp are just some of the famous faces you’ll find at this one-of-a-kind museum.

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Japanese son handmakes Buddhist altar for deceased mother out of deeply touching materials

Lovingly appropriate choice by wacky inventor asserts that mom isn’t gone, she’s just resting.

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Japanese dad challenges daughter’s boyfriend to video game grudge match, gets kicked out of house

“He’s not fit to be my daughter’s boyfriend,” Dad declares after witnessing junior high school boy’s lack of fighting game skills.

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Twitter user’s photo comparison blows up the idealized image of Japanese motherhood

Manga artist says motherhood has fewer about quiet moments, more about sudden impacts than people imagine.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! collector parts with ultra-rare cards worth more than $5,000 each, for his daughter

What price can you put on your child’s education? One Yu-Gi-Oh! fan finds out.

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The top 10 traits of “domestic” women in Japan, according to Japanese men

Survey respondents see subtle signs of potential for a happy home life in female coworkers’ desks, lunches.

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The pros and cons of having otaku parents, according to Japanese anime fans

”I wish my mom would stop trying to make me a boys’ love fan,” laments frustrated son.

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Japanese father worries his son is being bullied at school, gets a dirty, funny surprise instead

Cause of middle schooler’s depression is linked to one of teens’ deepest sources of joy.

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Heart-breaking plea from kids looking for their mama convinces Tokyo subway station to bend rules

Unauthorized notices beg woman who left girls behind to “Please call home.”

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Japanese dad turns daughter’s illustration into her bento lunch

The latest lunchbox from this girl’s character bento-making dad probably raised a lot of questions at school.

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Awesome Japanese dad gives son’s handmade cardboard Switch a massive, heartwarming upgrade【Pics】

Loving parent pulls the switch with Nintendo-loving son’s latest creative project.

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