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Survey reveals surprising age trend among paid subscribers of electronic comics in Japan

The age group that reads the most e-comics is perhaps not the one that you’d think, for a few reasons.

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What ever happened to Premium Friday? Japanese government looks set to pull the plug

Not so premium now, are you, Friday?

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Shedding some light on the crazy bright flashlights advertised on Twitter

These lights promise to kill darkness with extreme prejudice.

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Major Japanese news site won’t let anyone post comments without providing a phone number

Hey, Yahoo! Japan. If you want to ask me on a date, just say so.

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Movie about Japan’s file sharing pioneer Winny coming in March 2023

A story of innovation lost.

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Shiga woman defrauded 4.4M yen by man asking for money to fly down from the ISS and marry her

Ground control to major fraud…

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Government study finds seniors active online more likely to feel life is worth living

Are they using the same Internet as me?

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Nominations revealed for Japan’s 2021 New Words and Buzzwords Awards

Who knew that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would also spawn so many neologisms?

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The Internet reacts to Osaka governor’s comical COVID-19 countermeasure with stunned disbelief

Japanese netizens need a little more reassurance than a cardboard mask.

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Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward enlists the help of internet cat characters to remind us to wear masks

This new Working Cats x Shinjuku Ward campaign clip draws from cuteness for coronavirus preventive measures.
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Japanese temple puts up three messages of wisdom the Internet should take to heart

The monks know us better than we do.

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Internet trolls may not be the type of people you think they are, according to Japanese research

Study shows that those who participate in online abuse have surprising characteristics.

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Survey reveals 70 percent of Japanese adults believe corporal punishment is necessary

In light of an upcoming law, this survey sought adults’ attitudes towards broad topics related to disciplining children and child abuse.

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B’z guitar lost for 20 years found in 10 days using social media

They really should have thought of this sooner.

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Top April Fools’ Day prank news stories from Japan

Our roundup of the country’s craziest April Fool’s Day products and services we actually wish were real.

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Japanese Twitter falls in love with cute bowling hand craze【Videos】

Can your hand run and hit a strike on its own?

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Protect yourself from that dastardly Internet with a KFC Internet Escape Pod

$10,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Dislike receiving emails? Then the Internet Escape Pod is for you!

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“China’s ugliest girl band” gets the last laugh against cyber-bullies 【Videos】

Sunshine, the Chinese high school girl band branded “China’s ugliest perfomers” shoots to stardom, briefly.

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Japanese tabloids teaching seniors how to find adult videos online

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta get grandpa to his girls gone wild.

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Sapporo man arrested for posting URLs to “obscene material” on website

Suspect facing criminal charges for simply copying and pasting three web addresses.

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