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Scandals and weird statues dominate the Japan Buzzword Awards for 2018

Annual ranking takes a look back at the things the Internet was discussing the most in Japan this year.

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MLB pitcher Yu Darvish throws a curveball of sensibility into the Yasuda hostage controversy

And now a lesson in Internet civility from the American League strike-out leader of 2013.

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After more than three years as a terrorist hostage in Syria, Japanese reporter is on his way home

Jumpei Yasuda also explains why he said he was a South Korean man named Umaru in a video filmed by is captors.

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Japanese journalist missing since 2015 appears in terrorist video: “Please send help immediately”

Journalist Jumpei Yasuda, missing for three years, was seen in a terrorist hostage video pleading for help, but under a different name and nationality.
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