Kabukicho

The time we (almost certainly) got scammed by a dating app in Tokyo’s bar district

“Hey, let’s play a game,” she said, but maybe it was our reporter who got played.

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Tokyo store that only sells black shirts sheds light on why it’s opening mid-pandemic

We chat with the minds behind this specialty store about its unusually uniform niche and learn to appreciate the plain.

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Shinjuku arcade breaks Guinness World Record for having the most crane games

If you want it, this arcade’s probably got it.

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Dine out and isolate at the same time at Tokyo’s Prison Restaurant: The Lockup

The Lockup is ringing in the holidays with a very special skull-themed hotpot!

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Japanese “Ichiban Street” recreated at new shopping mall in China

Complete with a Japanese bus stop, Japanese road signs, a Japanese taxi, and a Japanese car park

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Tokyo tourist sites look eerily quiet without tourists 【Videos】

Empty streets at Sensoji and Shinjuku have us seeing the capital in a very different light. 

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We visit a new Tokyo bar where nobody speaks and writing is the only way to communicate

In amongst the noise and bright lights of Shinjuku’s Kabukicho is a quiet oasis where you can hear the sound of pencil on paper.

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Random man attempts to punch female reporter on Tokyo street【Video】

Journalist attempts to continue report as attacker persists.

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Soon-to-be-demolished, historical host club opens up its doors to family-friendly fun【Pics】

Next time the kids complain that they never get to do anything cool on the weekends, just take them to this host club.

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Police with batons patrol Kabukicho, tell people to go home during coronavirus crisis【Video】

Imposing scene has some people now fearing the authorities. 

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Tokyo’s Kabukicho turns into a deserted ghost town during coronavirus outbreak【Photos】

Looks like a yakuza fight is about to go down in Kamurocho. 

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Foreign tourist comes to Japan hoping to see yakuza from Yakuza video game series

People are falling in love with the wide-eyed visitor from abroad who discovers Kabukicho isn’t really like it is in video games.

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Eat your burger with a Japanese sword at Shogun Burger in Tokyo

Each blade is made by a craftsman from Seki using centuries-old traditional swordsmithing techniques.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger plays taiko drums with Terminator: Dark Fate cast at Tokyo premiere

Rev-9 and the T-800 beat drums in traditional happi coats under a giant Godzilla in Japan.

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“Otaku” YouTuber confronts Tokyo tough-guy litterers, who’ve got no idea who they’re dealing with

Litterbug smokers aren’t so eager to brawl once they find out they’re picking a fight with a guy who beats people up for a living.

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Tokyo host club host headbutts woman after being told he “sucks” at karaoke

”It pissed me off” host tells police.

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The host who lived? Stabbed host in Shinjuku miraculously recovers from life-threatening injury

The host now known as Phoenix Luna has figuratively risen from near death in Tokyo not much worse for wear.

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Handsome host sushi bar opens in Tokyo with 14-year host veteran pressing the pieces

Tokyo’s biggest club district has an all-night sushi joint where the chef is also a working host.

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Homeless dropout becomes Lamborghini-driving ladies’ man and top host in Kabukicho 【Video】

Akaya Kunugi owes it all to his rich “princesses” who spend up to US$35,000 a night on him. 

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