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Cover commanding Japan “stop staring at smartphones and read a book” doesn’t really hate tech

Contents are actually an ironic jab at Japan’s holier-than-though critics of digital media consumption.

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Shogun arrested in Japan for being a peeping Tom

Months-long investigation ends with police officers taking Shogun Kigawa into custody after he fails to resist his fetish for peeing women.

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Cheki meshi: The deliciously delusional way Japanese idol fans eat with their favorite singers

Japanese idol singers usually have a no-romance clause in their contracts, so fans hoping for a dinner date have to get creative.

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Even Japanese people are frightened by the concealed anger in Kyoto compliment foreigner received

African-born president of Kyoto Seika University was told his parties sounded fun, but there was a hidden meaning.

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There’ll be hell toupee after devil winds cause hair-raising mayhem across Japan

Last week, Japan was buffetted by dust-flinging devils winds leading to many a cancelled event, toppled bicycle, and… a flying hairpiece

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Anime fan shows his hatred for Love Live! by dragging anime idol behind his itasha car

Itasha brings the pain to plushie from rival of owner’s favorite anime series.

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Genius shares the magic phrase to instantly shut down sales pitches in Japan

Four little, and polite, words are all you need to instantly convince a pushy salesman to move along and leave you alone.

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The worst way to watch anime, explained in manga form

Aren’t hobbies supposed to be fun?

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Japanese idol group disbands after debut concert, citing members’ excessive individuality

But there’s a comical silver lining that has heartbroken fans drying their eyes.

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Hilarious chase ensues as tiny dog chases Google Street View car in Kagoshima

Japanese social media users fall in love as dog chases down Google Street View car many times its size.

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World’s first moaning hiragana character either a stroke of genius or just plain weird【Video】

Foam shaped into hiragana word reacts to massaging, stroking, and poking with eye-raising exclamations.

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Butt Detective TV anime is exposed for the first time in video preview【Video】

In today’s world of obfuscating anime titles, the straightforward Butt Detective is a puff of fresh air.

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Japanese candy factory plays “thank you” constantly over speakers so its snacks will taste good

Video shows how 1,500 thank yous per minute go into the making of Tamago Boro.

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SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato reveals the shocking truth: He’s not really Mr. Sato!

Our reporter reveals his real name, but the bigger shock comes after.

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McDonald’s reminds Japan’s young adults that length isn’t everything, and being soft is OK too

Message of encouragement to young adults provides adult inspiration and immature giggles.

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Japanese Twitter gets excited about foreigner getting excited about cherry blossoms

It seems putting on rose-tinted spectacles not only makes you feel nostalgic, it also makes the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms even better.

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Beautiful Kyoto snapshot of graceful heron in a swirl of sakura has much less artistic backstory

Simple urge leads to extremely Japanese photo-op.

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Japanese prefecture introduces a Pokémon as its governor in start-of-the-month political shakeup

Video shows first appearance of unexpected political dynamo Slowpoke.

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To combat declining birth rate, Japan to begin offering “Breeding Visas” to foreigners

Later this year, Japan will attempt to induce its own baby boom.

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Breakup story has perfect response to Japanese women who treat their boyfriend like an ATM

Love is complicated. Math is simple.

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