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90-year-old Japanese granny is learning English from her grandchild, and it’s extremely precious

This granny might be starting late, but that is not going to stop her!

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Japanese woman adorably/accidentally tells workplace supplier about her massive poop

Those aren’t hearts the penguin is dancing around.

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Messaging app LINE experiments with service to help pregnant women find seats on trains

The app connects expectant mothers looking for empty seats with passengers wanting to relinquish theirs.

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Line messaging app adding unsend function to save us from our embarrassing selves

Good news for all of us who’ve sent a message to the wrong person, or sent a message that’s just plain wrong.

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Friending Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party will get you free Shinzo Abe stamps for Line messenger

The LDP wants YOU… to be their Line friend!

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Learn Japanese schoolgirl vocabulary with new video from Line【Video】

NHK and swastikas don’t mean what you think they do anymore.

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Cardcaptor Sakura LINE theme available now!

Transform the app into an environment perfect for Clow Cards and our heroine, Sakura.

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LINE Messenger pleases Nintendo fans with new Kirby, 8-bit Pokémon backgrounds

Nintendo friends old and new are here to add some fun to your LINE messages.

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New Pokémon Line app message stamps raise money for children in Japan’s disaster-struck regions

Artists from around the country took part in the project, which sees Pikachu saying thank you in forty different ways.

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time leaps into Line messaging app as an awesome anime stamp set

Cast of Mamoru Hosoda’s hit anime is here to add some time-travelling charm to your messages.

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Studio Ghibli releases new batch of Line app anime stamps, this time for Kiki’s Delivery Service!

Let the magical star of the Hayao Miyazaki classic deliver your messages with a personal touch.

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Enhance your texting with new Line stamps featuring Totoro, Catbus, and more!

Let Totoro do the talking next time you’re at a loss for words!

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Is it acceptable to break up via instant message? Japanese men and women weigh in

As hugely popular instant messaging app LINE supplants most other forms of communication in Japan, a poll asks young Japanese people: Is it okay to break up with someone by IM?

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Thieving made easy! Japanese smartphone service lets you order duplicate keys by taking a photo

Breaking into people’s houses is a snap with this new app!

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LINE sticker creator Kanahei’s cute characters come to life in theme cafe

Have you heard of Japanese illustrator and social media sticker creator Kanahei yet? She’s behind one of the most popular sticker collections on the LINE app, and now her cute critters are set to adorn dishes in their very own theme cafe in Tokyo!

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Play an edible Tsum Tsum mobile game with individually wrapped Pino ice creams!

If you love Japan’s bite-sized Pino ice creams as much as you love Disney’s range of adorable Tsum Tsum characters, then this special collaboration is sure to bring you joy this holiday season.

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Japanese gamers’ heads explode as they learn Super Mario’s Goombas are mushrooms, not chestnuts

Japan may love Mario, but they have a couple wrong ideas about the series. For example, did you know that in the Japanese versions of Mario, Goombas are called “kuribo,” which translates to “chestnut guy?” For three decades now, it has been widely believed in Japan that the Goombas are, indeed, chestnuts.

Until now. Thanks to the official Nintendo Line Messenger bot, Japanese netizens have learned the shocking truth about Mario’s oldest enemy: they’re not chestnuts, they’re shiitake mushrooms!

Read on and see for yourself the aftermath that shocked Japanese gamers all over the internet.

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“Nintendo president assassinated by Freemasons” conspiracy theory floats around social networks

It has been five days since Satoru Iwata, the much beloved president of Nintendo, tragically passed away, and fans have been dealing with the sudden loss in numerous different ways – some with written messages, some with heartrending art.

They say there are five stages of grief that people may go through in times like this: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. However, according to an anonymous dissertation circulating around Line, someone found the magic whistle and warped all the way to grief stage 6: accusation of an omnipotent clandestine society.

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Even as discourse over how best to eliminate revenge porn grows overseas, the first criminal case involving the messaging app Line has emerged in Japan. Police have arrested two men for sharing topless images of a woman in her 20s without her permission in April.

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Make way for “yankees” dutifully paying their highway tolls…in the cash line!

Waiting in line to pay your highway toll while on a tight schedule can be one of the most frustrating experiences of any driver’s life. Waiting in line behind a chain of noisy motorcycles could be even worse–but you’d better not complain, because that line could be full of (law-abiding) juvenile delinquents!

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