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How origami changed the life of a Japanese woman in the U.S.

A lesson in how to overcome your fears and change your destiny.

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Old Enough: Netflix show sparks global debate on parenting and child safety

Wholesome Japanese TV show about toddlers going out on errands divides overseas viewers. 

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Mother and son duo dancing beneath the sakura trees will bring a smile to your day

Viral video from Japan proves you’re never too old to pop and lock. 

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Family hands in lost wallet, gets surprise Pokémon anime cels in return

Twitter user’s search for the mystery person behind the gift leads them to the original background artist 20 years later.

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The Japanese train station where staff bow to departing passengers

The heartwarming beauty of country life captured in a charming new video.

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That time a stranger gave us money on a Japanese train

We’re still not quite sure why it happened. 

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Japanese schoolgirl commended by police for helping lost child

Student says she stepped in when she saw adults walking past the young girl, who was soaked in the rain.

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Huge lock on Japanese public toilet door is true display of kind customer service

Genius idea warms the hearts of people around the nation.

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Shinjuku Station’s new mascot character gets lost at the station, in more ways than one

Cute character flies under the radar, but there’s a special prize for those who can hunt it down!

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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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