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U.S. Marine Corps posts sympathetic message over burned Shuri Castle, Twitter debate ensues

Did this one particular response cross a line?

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Crowdfunding campaign opens to rebuild fire-ravaged Shuri Castle, raises over 290 million yen

Governor of Okinawa gives hoped-for target date for repair of symbol of Okinawa.

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Fire breaks out near Japan’s Shirakawa-go World Heritage site【Videos】

Hidden sprinkler defense system activates to help protect beautiful traditional thatched-roof farmhouses.

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“We will, absolutely, rebuild Shuri Castle” Okinawa governor promises after devastating fire

Castle’s main hall, two other buildings completely consumed by flames.

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Fire at Shuri Castle destroys sacred shrines at World Heritage Site in Okinawa

Blaze broke out during castle festival period. 

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Names of 10 Kyoto Animation arson victims released, family and friends offer words of remembrance

Victims include a 61-year-old anime veteran and fresh-faced newcomer who just graduated from college.

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Kyoto’s awesome fire ramen: A one-of-a-kind dining experience our reporter Mai just tried【Video】

Bring your appetite and courage to Menbaka Ichidai.

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Kyoto Animation studio in arson attack found to have been in compliance with all fire codes

Rooftop was accessible, and the company had even received a certificate of commendation from the city of Kyoto for excellent fire safety.

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We get a haircut by a stylist who cuts with katanas and fire at “Samurai Salon” in Spain

Our reporter travels all the way to Spain to meet an artistic hair stylist whose technique is a little sharper than usual

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Japanese grandpa swings golf club so hard it sets field alight, onlookers yell “fire” not “fore”

If this steel-swinging senior was in an anime, we know what his ultimate move would look like.

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Explosion in Sapporo injures dozens following gas tank fire at real estate agency【Video, photos】

Explosion occurred during dinner rush at second-floor restaurant.

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Seven arrests, restaurant fire occur during Tokyo’s Halloween night Shibuya street party

Scary sights, and not because of any ghosts or goblins.

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Overambitious diners set restaurant ablaze trying to grill all-you-can-eat yakiniku

There’s a reason why greed is considered a “deadly” sin.

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Huge fire breaks out at Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market【Videos, photos】

Flames spread through the world’s most famous place to eat raw fish.

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Japanese cafe tops its shaved ice with fire for an impossibly delicious treat【Video】

It’s not often that you find a dessert that can give you a brain freeze and third-degree burns, so we had to try it for ourselves.

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Kong: Skull Island premiere in Vietnam shows how they would fight the giant ape【Video】

What’s that phrase? Break a leg? Catch on fire? Uh oh, Macbeth? Macbeth!

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Yamanote Line train temporarily suspended after carriage fills with smoke in Tokyo

According to reports, a mobile phone battery pack fire was the cause of the incident.

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Quick-thinking truck driver takes burning vehicle to fire fighters instead of calling them to him

“Hello? Yes, my truck seems to be on fire… No, don’t worry, I’m bringing it to you. See you in five!”

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Awesome cosplay tour offers photos shoots with explosions and blazing flames! 【Photos】

Don’t try this at home!

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Taiwanese festival tries to put itself on the map, or blow itself up trying【Video】

Anything worth doing in excess is worth overdoing in excess. Or at least that seems to be the motto for this gathering in Taiwan. An entire street is covered in what looks like red scraps of paper, or if you’re feeling more poetic, flower petals. Turns out it’s neither of those things, and as the following video will show, “Boom Boom Pow!”

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