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Visual kei band Golden Bomber puts fans to sleep for White Day 【Video】

Like dozing off with Cloud at the campfire on a Final Fantasy adventure.

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Black rain falls over parts of Saitama Prefecture

This is fine. Everything’s fine.

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Outrage sparks as investigation on burned Shuri Castle is closed with no conclusive results

Many can only speculate as to what happened to Okinawa’s beloved castle.

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Japan has a festival where they straight-up throw dudes into a fire【Videos】

Getting married or having a kid? Then into the flames you go!

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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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