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Poo sakura are in full bloom at Unko Museum’s cherry blossom festival in Tokyo

The only place in the world where you can view weeping poop cherry blossoms, but you have to sing and dance to make them bloom.

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Japan’s Homo Sausage now comes with cheese

What a way to celebrate a birthday.

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McDonald’s adds a questionable Butterscotch Pie to its menu in Japan

New commercial explains “Butter Scotch?” to the nation.

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Studio Ghibli releases The Boy and the Heron merchandise in Japan【Pics】

Finally, the collection we’ve all been waiting for!

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Shibuya McDonald’s closes its doors after 39 years in business

Announcement follows a number of recent closures in the Shibuya area. 

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Studio Ghibli closes its official Twitter account at short notice

Could this be the end of Ghibli as we know it?

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Shibuya locks down Hachiko statue for Halloween 2023 while Burger King Center Gai shuts its doors

Shibuya City is serious about stopping the Halloween street party this year.

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Shibuya City cracks down on Halloween 2023 with massive “Stay Away!” campaign

The vibe around Shibuya is tense right now, as the city attempts to abolish “the craziest Halloween in the world”.

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McDonald’s releases new Come on Baby New York Burgers in Japan

Limited-edition collection takes our taste buds on a trip to the Big Apple. 

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McDonald’s changes its packaging in Japan for the first time in six years

New designs look way more enticing than the previous ones.

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This 7-Eleven convenience store causes a buzz with foreigners online

No other 7-Eleven in Japan can compete with this branch’s claim to fame.

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Fake monks scam foreign tourists out of their cash in Tokyo

A reminder to be careful while sightseeing at famous tourist spots in Japan. 

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Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki gives up driving, donates beloved car to Ghibli Park

Octogenarian walks the walk when looking out for the safety of others. 

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Mayor tells people not to come to Shibuya for Halloween

You are no longer welcome to celebrate Halloween in Shibuya.

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Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki has ideas for a new film after The Boy and the Heron

Out-of-retirement director is no longer looking for retirement. 

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7-Eleven apologises for cockroaches in onigiri rice balls

Recall issued for thousands of rice balls following customer complaints. 

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Barbenheimer posts cause backlash in Japan, prompting two-sentence apology from Warner Bros.

U.S. studio attempts to dodge backlash by keeping apology low-key, driving #NoBarbenheimer to trend in Japan.

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Tokyu Kabukicho Tower backtracks on its gender-neutral toilets, rejigging them to appease public

New complex in Tokyo refashions its restrooms following public backlash.

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Japan’s newest vending machine absorbs CO2 from the environment

Eco-friendly system turns vending machines into metallic trees. 

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Ghibli Park visitors caught in lewd acts with anime character figures

The silence from Studio Ghibli regarding the matter has landed it in hot water.

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