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Young Japanese women like alcohol more than any other age group, almost as much as old men【Survey】

But for many, their love affair with booze doesn’t seem to last.

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Fashion model Yutaro trolls online shoppers in funny April Fools’ Day cosmetics prank

If you guessed the prank is that the model in this picture is actually a man, he makes no secret about that, and the real trick is something else.

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How old is too old for a boy to go into the women’s hot spring bath in Japan?

Child development expert weighs in on the tricky question, offers a solution from Japan’s samurai-era past.

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Japanese women prove domestic-minded men are sexy with crazy-long Twitter hashtag

After Japanese man muses that doing chores will make him less attractive to a wife, women respond that a dude who helps out in home life is dead sexy.

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Majority of Japanese men in their 20s say they want men-only train cars in survey

Older gentlemen show much greater willingness to share space with female fellow passengers.

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Tokyo school teaches cross-dressing men, transgender individuals to move and speak femininely

Classes include voice training, makeup clinics.

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Japanese department store designates female drivers priority parking spots in parking structure

”Ladies floor” implies that men should park their cars elsewhere.

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Is it OK for men cosplaying as women to use the women’s restroom in Japan? Twitter debates

Chance encounter with crossplayer at fan event prompts poll with near-unanimous response.

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Japanese women asked what they would do if they had a man’s body for one day in survey

Partial nudity involved in top answer.

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Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars

Concept receives stronger support from female commuters in the Tokyo area than males, with those in favor giving two primary reasons.

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All Japan Judo Federation drops requirement that women’s black belts have white stripe

Policy shift aligns Japan with international standard.

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Chart showing Thailand’s 18 genders challenges the idea that there is only “male” and “female”

Is 18 genders too many? Or too few?

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Tokyo Comic-Con reverses policy, will allow male cosplayers to dress as female characters

Gender-based, color-coded badges to be introduced as part of new regulations.

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Tokyo Comic-Con explicitly prohibits men from cosplaying as female characters

Event lists restriction on official website.

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Barely-legal bathroom signs confuse and amuse Japanese Twitter

“Why are the bathroom signs a pair of scissors and a fish?”

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Women-only restaurant in Tokyo suddenly reverses policy, allows male diners 【Update】

Looks like this Shinjuku eatery is a boys’ night out option after all.

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Tokyo restaurant refuses service to all-male groups of customers

Feel like having pizza for your boys’ night out? Better find somewhere else to eat it.

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Touching DoCoMo ad shines light on diversity, features well-known Japanese lesbian couple

The new ad will bring tears to your eyes while revealing some interesting statistics about Japanese society.

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Here’s what Japanese men and women think about cheating【Video】

Some harsh truths about cheating are served up in this brutally honest street interview video.

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Twitter user shares difference in how male and female anime artists draw characters in swimsuits

It’s said that men and women see the world differently, so sometimes they draw it differently too.

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