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The young girl starring in this cool retro-style McDonald’s Japan video is actually 62 years old!

McDonald’s Japan celebrates its 50th birthday by recreating the scene on opening day at its first restaurant in Tokyo.

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Happy ending for Japanese man whose sports car was stolen right before his eyes

Rotary sports coupe’s journey comes full circle as it’s reunited with its rightful owner.

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Giant misspelling in rice field art warms Japan’s heart, so farmers decide to roll with it【Video】

Mistake took months to be noticed, but it’ll be sticking around.

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Domino’s Pizza Japan apologizes for freaking out Londoner with fish and chips pizza, offers free pie

Tongue-in-cheek tweet leads to offer for free pizza in the belly.

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Statue of comedian Ken Shimura erected a year after death from COVID-19

A tribute to his contributions to Japanese comedy and culture.

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Japanese Mom’s son makes Mario Maker course just for her, easy to clear, impossible to forget【Vid】

Mom and young son exchange touching messages via Nintendo platformer.

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Student in Japan leaves flat-tire bike in park for few hours, finds surprising letter when he returns

“Old dude with lots of free time” has a heartwarming request.

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You can now buy text messages from “your mom” from Japanese capsule toy machines

Step aside, school girl love letter machines. It’s Mom’s turn.

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Strangers on a train – Random middle-aged guy gives Japanese high schooler great life advice

Tough-looking stranger has something to say about schoolboy’s studies.

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Japanese man anonymously donates life savings of 60 million yen to Yokosuka city

An impressive amount of savings for an even more impressive deed.

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Berserk creator’s death inspires massive memorial gatherings in Final Fantasy XIV【Videos】

Dark Knights come together to pay respects to Kentaro Miura, who was a light in their lives.

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Japanese cat owner has to sell sports car to pay for medical bills, finds best buyer in the world

A touching tale of a cat, a car, and compassion.

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Japanese woman wants office romance but has no job, figures out how to make her dream come true

A clever solution to a seemingly impossible problem.

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Japanese student writes to Arnold Schwarzenegger for English class, gets awesome reply in return

As an Austrian-born American, Arnie knows what it’s like to step out of your comfort zone when learning English as a second-language. 

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Japanese mom’s ugly curry rice has a beautiful backstory【Photos】

Sure, there are onions in there, but this curry rice brings a tear to the eye for a different reason.

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Japanese dad supports kid’s dream of becoming a dragon that school nixed, kid changes mind anyway

New dream still has plenty of fantasy to it, though.

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“Love Pixar” tweets Studio Ghibli’s official Twitter account

The two companies go way back, and apparently there’s a piece of crossover fan art hanging on the wall inside Studio Ghibli.

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All heart, no CG in beautiful, mind-bending Pocari Sweat video【Video】

You might just shed a tear watching this amazing ad from Pocari Sweat.

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Japanese girl can’t think of anything to write about for in-class essay, writes awesome one anyway

Outside-the-box thinking gets a thumbs-up from teacher.

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Teacher’s heartwarming message helps student pursue art dream

It all started with an apple in a Japanese class journal. 

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