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Four photos, five years – A father’s beautiful pictures of his daughter growing up at Nara temple

Loving dad also has a heartwarming idea for what to photograph next.

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Japanese boy whom Ronaldo stood up for in 2014 becomes national soccer champion

Seven years later and still pursuing his dream.

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Words of wisdom to live by from a simple Japanese father for Coming of Age Day

Our writer received a heartfelt message from his father on his Coming of Age Day 23 years ago which he would now like to share with you.

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Nintendo’s “God-like” customer service warms hearts again, this time helping a husband in Japan

Solving a mystery and saving a marriage is all in a day’s work for this beloved Japanese gaming company.

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Okayama’s Tiger Mask makes final donation of school bags after five years of generosity

Hopes someone else will pick up the mask from here on out.

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Japanese kid asks if Santa is real, gets a detailed, heartwarming response

One person can’t deliver presents to all the kids of the world, but maybe that’s not a sad thing after all.

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Starbucks Japan releases beautiful sign-language mug at its first sign-language branch in Tokyo

Exclusive drinkware is stylish and touching, and its companion journal is even more moving.

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Someone asked Nintendo President Satoru Iwata to lay off workers, and his response was awesome

Late video game boss said the words every employee wants to hear.

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JR West comes up with brilliant plan to save turtles and prevent train delays, touches netizens

Good for the humans, and good for the turtles, too!

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City in Japan receives donation for kids with letter signed by two ultra-popular anime characters

Cash in the mail to pay for kids’ Christmas gifts supposedly comes from Demon Slayer and PreCure stars.

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Former sixth SMAP member wins motorcycle championship, fulfilling 24-year promise with bandmates

Fans dub November “The Day that United SMAP”.

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Anime figure stolen from otaku bar, owners have thief on video but give him chance to come clean

Once again, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is part of a real-life struggle between the good and evil to be found in the human heart.

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Former Empress of Japan imparts wise, moving words on talent and its loss

It’s not necessarily about what you’re born with as it is how much time you have with your distinctive talents and passions.

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Hot spring hit by manga thief continues to be awesome with wonderful thank-you gifts to donors

A touching, and delicious, gesture to show appreciation to everyone who sent in manga donations.

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One of manga/anime’s greatest love stories is the highlight of Norah Jones’ new music video【Vid】

Touching video for ”I’m Alive” stars the cast of Rumiko Takahashi’s Maison Ikkoku.

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Happy ending – Demon Slayer thief returns stolen manga to their angelic hot spring home

Yamaguchi onsen has a special request for everyone who’s angry at the thief.

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Hot spring hit by manga thief shows saintly kindness as it tries to recover its missing comics

Onsen’s management asks social media to keep hate to a minimum while it believes in the goodness of Demon Slayer fans.

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Awesome Japanese wife “kidnaps” her husband as he leaves work…for his own good

Doesn’t tell him where they’re going or why, but has a very good reason.

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Visiting the hotel half-destroyed by the 3-11 tsunami is a powerful reminder of what was lost

This preserved Tohoku building goes from completely devastated to practically unharmed in just a few floors.

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Japanese mom’s husband trash talks her for using frozen dumplings, maker fires back on Twitter

”It’s not about being lazy” says one of Japan’s most popular frozen gyoza brands.

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