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There’s a secret free souvenir hiding inside this Japanese train station

A limited-time memento that pays homage to a local folklore legend.

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Japan’s Bear Paw Cafe: A safe space for staff with mental health challenges

New cafe is a literal hole-in-the-wall, where you’ll be served by fluffy bears.

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Japan’s oldest McDonald’s worker defies age barriers, inspires everyone at the age of 93

You’ll find a wide range of ages at this Japanese branch of the Golden Arches. 

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Japanese shrine creates special water fountain for thirsty bees

Sweet act of kindness melts everyone’s hearts.

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Japan’s postal service: So great it’ll even deliver a single leaf to your home

Handled with care and delivered in perfect condition.

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UNIQLO’s newest commercial features AIRism casual wear and heartwarming sapphic love

Gal pals? No, gal lovers!

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Morinaga Milk’s new cuddly commercial series shows snapshots of Japanese family warmth【Video】

Second installment of a 30-second ad series shows a father bonding with his baby…and some Morinaga Milk products, of course.

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Japanese student teased for American pronunciation gets sweet revenge on classmates

Heartwarming tale of a boy who grew up to have the last laugh, and get rich off the experience as well.  

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Japanese musician violently attacked in New York for being “Chinese”

Vicious racist attack prompts an outpouring of love and support for the victim.

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Akihabara store praised for “God-like” customer service

A store that trusts customers so much they literally leave money out for them.

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City of Kawasaki to rent out entire theme park for local elementary school students

When long-distance trips are out of the question, Kawasaki looks closer to home.

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Japanese Twitter searches for foreigners who left funny photos on lost smartphone at Costco

Phone returned to owner with a surprise on the camera roll from a trio of good samaritans.

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Boy cries tears of joy after eating McDonald’s for the first time since lockdown began [Video]

Nine-year-old boy gives a new meaning to the term ‘Happy Meal’!

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Cryptic ad in Japanese newspaper reveals heartwarming message of hope for readers

Can you read the Japanese words hidden in these pictures? 

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Anything is paw-sible! Pianist holds virtual concert with a rescue dog accompanying him【Video】

You’d be barking mad not to want to see this talented pup.

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Japanese city sends heartwarming care package to out-of-town students during coronavirus crisis

Young people well up with hometown pride and tears as mayor thanks them for staying away to protect their families.

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Japanese landlord’s touching gesture to tenants during coronavirus crisis goes viral

If only we could all have landlords like this.

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Japanese artists in New York sing Sukiyaki together in heartwarming video

With lyrics like “Tonight I’m all alone” and “I keep my head up high“, this is a touching, perfectly fitting song for our times

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Quarantined cruise ship finally ready to sail again, leaves a heartwarming message of thanks

The Diamond Princess is ready to set sail again, but not without a parting message for Japan.

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Couple’s wedding cancelled due to coronavirus, so they hold it in Animal Crossing instead

That’s definitely one way to save on the honeymoon costs!

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