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Strong earthquake hits Japan as anniversary of Fukushima disaster approaches【Photos, Videos】

Footage shows the strength of the tremor as it hit and the aftermath it left behind.

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Foreign Reuters journalist in Tokyo spreads mutant strain of coronavirus

People like this are giving foreigners in Japan a bad name.

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Japanese train driver falls asleep while operating train

Approximately 700 passengers were on board at the time of the incident. 

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Japan searches for the Yamazaki pan girl, who lived in Tokyo when she was three years old

Do you know where Suzy is? 

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Mt Fuji railway project receives approval from Yamanashi officials

A railway up the mountain aims to eliminate vehicles on the road to the fifth station but the round-trip fare for passengers won’t be cheap

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Japanese restaurant from the Edo Period forced to close due to coronavirus pandemic

Serving diners since the days of the samurai and once loved by famous writers like Natsume Soseki, this long-standing business will soon be no more.

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McDonald’s releases an Oreo and Spam burger for a very limited time

Is tinned meat and chocolate cookies a hellish combination or a match made in heaven?

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McDonald’s releases Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets, but do they taste Japanese?

Panko-covered nuggs appear to be missing one vital element.

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Mask vending machines pop up at train stations around Taiwan to help commuters avoid fines

Because you’ll be slapped with a hefty fine for not wearing a mask on the subway.

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McDonald’s fries in Japan suddenly start tasting like cosmetics

Customers complain about a strange flavour and aroma in their medium-sized French fries.

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World’s first Ikea veggie dog specialty store opens in Shibuya

The only place in the world where you can try 10 different Ikea veggie dogs. 

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Middle-aged Tokyo man, escorted by his mother, confesses to killing elderly homeless woman

A sad tale of a homeless person being punished for taking up space. 

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Woman in Japan “can’t forgive” Starbucks after their hand sanitiser left her with chemical burns

Abiding by the rules left this customer with burns on her hands that lasted two weeks.

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Japanese police car stolen by hooligans? Sapporo Halloween stunt baffles bystanders【Video】

Officers seen running after a police vehicle with a passenger waving from the front seat.

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Hilariously mundane cosplays from “Jimi Halloween” 2020 in Tokyo【Photos】

Japan’s plainest cosplay event steals the show this Halloween.

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Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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Student gets locked inside Japanese station after the last train

Trapped student sends out an SOS on Twitter when staff close the shutters on him during a toilet emergency.

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Japanese musician violently attacked in New York for being “Chinese”

Vicious racist attack prompts an outpouring of love and support for the victim.

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Panty thief gets an unexpected surprise after police reveal thong is not what it seems

Teenager learns a lesson he won’t ever forget. 

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Man arrested in Kyoto after failing to return rental car over a year past deadline

Late fee works out to be more than the cost of a new car. 

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