Friends cafe set to open in Tokyo for a limited time!

Channel your favourite character on the Central Perk couch with special menu items and Japan-exclusive goods.

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Ruined Doraemon doll is repaired by friend in heartwarming story

It’s amazing what a little TLC from a friend can do for your childhood memories.

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Reports suggest that some Japanese players are quite distressed over Pokémon GO’s newest event

Rare Pokémon or not, making new friends is the biggest hurdle for some it seems.

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Osaka theme park to provide fake insta-friends for your Instagram photos

Extras will be on-hand to provide the image of a social life for your image-based social network.

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New smartphone app helps lonely women in Japan make female friends, forbids date requests

Asking someone out on a date, even for same-sex romance, will get users banned.

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Have friends? Then you can drink McDonald’s coffee cheaper in Japan!

In an age where some people have hundreds, or even thousands, of friends on social networking sites, rustling up just three of them will get you a hefty discount.

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Very literal answer for 2+1 provides perfect dose of kid humor【Video】

We see what you did there! And we can’t stop chuckling.

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Thai cat “adopts” litter of chihuahuas, protects them adorably 【Pics】

“We may not all look alike, but we’re still family.”

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Beijing man lives in an unbelievably accurate reconstruction of the sitcom Friends

The man pictured above is Beijing, China resident Gunther. You might be wondering why Gunther appears to be on the set of the hit ’90s sitcom Friends complete with the two leather Lazyboy recliners and over-sized handmade entertainment center owned by Chandler and Joey for much of ten seasons.

That is not a set from the award-winning comedy, however. This is Gunther’s apartment, painstakingly decorated to be nearly identical to that famous Manhattan room. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Gunther attachment to Friends.

However, before you go thinking “Could he BE any more insane?” emulating Friends actually may have been the best thing to happen to him.

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The top 10 kinds of posts that make Japanese users want to block their friends on Facebook

Since smartphones hit Japan a few years ago, there’s been no stopping the social networking services (SNS) explosion. While there are plenty of prolific Vine and Instagram posters, the Twitter and Facebook addicts reign supreme.

Facebook has been around for quite some time now, but it’s still going strong. It’s great for staying connected with friends, “Facebook stalking” old high school boyfriends and sharing photos and RocketNews24 articles. There are downsides to Facebook though, mainly those people who post statuses that you really don’t care about and/or drive you nuts.

We questioned some Japanese people to see what kind of posts make them want to block their Facebook friends. Today we present to you the top 10 most common Facebook irritants for Japanese people.

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Woman’s best friend: Possibly the sweetest photos of a grandma and her cat you will ever see

For over a decade, Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been capturing the amazing bond that has developed between her grandmother, Misao, and Fukumaru – the white, odd-eyed cat her grandmother found as a stray kitten. The two have remained nearly inseparable, and the bond they share shows in the beautiful photos that Ihara takes.

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Japanese women dish about being betrayed by their female friends

To all of our lovely women readers out there – have you ever felt betrayed by another female friend? Perhaps you were deceived and taken advantage of. Perhaps the coworker you trusted as your confidant was surreptitiously spreading scandalous rumors about you behind your back. Whatever the situation was, it was sure to have been an unpleasant experience.

A recent survey on popular Japanese site Mynavi Woman asked its female readers the same question as above. Dozens of women shed light about backstabbing friends and unbelievable scenes from the past. Have any of the following situations ever happened to you?

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