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Rugby World Cup: Captain Michael Leitch melts hearts with the reason why he plays for Japan

Kindness at the time of a family tragedy leads Leitch to pledge his allegiance to the Japanese team as a teenager.

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Wild boars leap from river, run across rice fields like a scene from a Ghibli anime film【Video】

Unexpected post-typhoon scene in Japan is so beautiful it looks like something from a movie.

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Flood victims send SOS tweets on Twitter in wake of Typhoon Hagibis

Residents trapped by rising floodwaters use special disaster hashtags to get the attention of the Self-Defence Forces.

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Shibuya rats scuttle along streets in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis【Video】

This Tokyo area is now being nicknamed “Rat Land” by people in Japan.

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Japanese news agency under fire for announcing Nobel Prize goes “to foreigners”

They’re technically not wrong though.

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Typhoon Hagibis turns Tokyo into an eerie ghost town【Pics, Video】

In Akihabara, giant screens blared happy tunes to deserted streets as a life-threatening typhoon approached Japan.

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Typhoon warning from NHK Japan “to all foreigners” causes controversy online

There’s a fine line between kindly simplifying the Japanese language and offensively dumbing it down for foreign readers.

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Rie Tanaka may be 40 years old, but that doesn’t mean she’s too old to bare her flesh. 

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Rugby World Cup fans slammed for singing anthems, forming human pyramids on Japanese trains

Foreign tourists ignore requests by rail operators to watch their manners on trains in Japan. 

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Rugby World Cup: Ireland fans sing for Japan outside convenience store after defeat

They may have lost the match, but their sportsmanship won them fans around the country.

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Japan fans call Rugby World Cup player Luke Thompson “kawaii” for the way he speaks Japanese

An unlikely cute icon emerges from left field.

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Naomi Osaka hits back at Japanese comedians’ “too sunburned” comment

Witty response proves Osaka isn’t just a tennis pro, she’s a marketing queen. 

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Team Canada jumps off bus in yukata kimono…dressed like the dead

Embarrassing fashion faux pas has these players dressed in the same way that Japanese people dress dead bodies.

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Naomi Osaka called “too tanned” in Japanese comedy routine

Comedians and management apologise for saying the tennis pro “needs bleach”.

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Rugby World Cup fans perform lineout on floor of a Japanese train

People in Japan now concerned over what might happen on public transport during the Tokyo Olympics

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How to stop a chikan pervert from groping on a Japanese train

Japanese commuter shares a simple solution that works. 

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Seductive poses criticised for being disrespectful to Japanese culture. 

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Message to Japanese media: “Stop asking people to open their fridges during a blackout!”

As if things in Chiba aren’t bad enough, now these people have to put up with nosy parkers letting the cold air out.

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Typhoon Faxai strands thousands at Narita Airport in Japan【Pics & Video】

Store shelves stripped of goods as suspended services leave people with “no escape” at airport.

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Typhoon Faxai makes landfall in Japan, batters Tokyo area 【Pics & Video】

Haneda Airport one of the areas damaged by strong winds and torrential rain.

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