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We visit a restaurant called ‘Otaku’ in France, eat some otaku sushi

We expected the Parisian restaurant to be overflowing with anime goods, but the reality was something quite different.

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“More Japanese than Japan” – Kodawari Ramen Tsukiji in Paris lives up to every part of its name

The wisdom of “Long line equals great ramen” turns out to be as true in Paris as it is in Tokyo.

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Japanese confectionery store Toraya serves up a surprising meal in Paris

Wagashi suppliers to the Imperial Family offer a different experience to customers overseas.

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We visit the Paris branch of Muji in search for some minimalist products only found in France

Parisian branch of Muji is perfect blend of European and Japanese tastes.

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What are the most popular Gundam model kits in Paris? French Bandai Store gives us the answer

And we learned a lot about Gunpla in the process!

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We stumble across hidden gems at Paris branch of Japanese second-hand bookstore Book Off in Paris

Japan’s biggest chain of used books and other media blends right in with the City of Lights.

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President of France meets with manga, video game royalty in Tokyo【Video】

Head of state also picks up an amazing One Piece souvenir that any fan would treasure.

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We try chain restaurant miso ramen in Paris and find a slice of home overseas【Pics】

Sometimes the most familiar things in life spring up in the most unexpected of places.

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Japanese citizen injured in Paris acid attack, Ministry of Foreign Affairs posts note of caution

Our thoughts are with the affected individual.

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We visit the Paris branch of Japanese ramen chain Ippudo and eat the most unusual ramen

We’d meant to compare French tonkotsu with Japanese tonkotsu, but we couldn’t resist trying a brand new kind of ramen!

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Rugby World Cup fans slammed for singing anthems, forming human pyramids on Japanese trains

Foreign tourists ignore requests by rail operators to watch their manners on trains in Japan. 

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Rugby World Cup fans perform lineout on floor of a Japanese train

People in Japan now concerned over what might happen on public transport during the Tokyo Olympics

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Inuyasha manga author Rumiko Takahashi nets prestigious French award, gets “weird” French praise

Takahashi was awarded the 2019 Grand Prix at France’s Angoulême Festival, but fans in her native Japan were confused by how her work was framed.

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Got Talent series regular Wes-P tries again, this time in the land of Voltaire and Sartre.

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French woman with epilepsy has been missing in Japan since July 29, police announce

Single traveler spent two nights in Japan before disappearing while in mountainous sightseeing town.

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French shonen manga “Radiant” to receive Japanese anime adaptation

The series by Tony Valente is slated to begin airing this fall on NHK.

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Japanese woman publishes book about being groped on the train for six years, from age 12 to 18

Her attackers were many, and her helpers were few.

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French artists transform World War II blockhouse into Dragon Ball’s wish-granting dragon【Video】

Shenron is summoned on the Normandy beach.

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McDonald’s Japan adds limited-edition French macarons to their menu

Four macaron flavours, imported directly from France, now come packaged in cute McDonald’s takeout boxes.

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Does this instant “Japanese” soup from France really taste Japanese? We find out

Authentic or a knock off? Let’s find out.

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