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Terrace House star Kai Kobayashi says staff asked him to touch Hana Kimura’s breasts

“Unscripted” Netflix reality TV show comes under fire following claims of housemate manipulation.

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Hana Kimura’s mother slams Terrace House castmates for partying after daughter’s death

Kyoko Kimura calls out Hana’s friends after revealing staff pressured her daughter to stage scenes on the show.

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Starbucks Japan opens first sign-language store in Tokyo

Staff at new “Signing Store” use hand signs to communicate with customers.

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Breaking: Japanese Prime Minister finally takes a day off after 148-day work streak

“Socio-economic activity has gone up a level,” he said cheerfully on TV, “So I’m pretty free now.”

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World’s first Ikea convenience store opens in Harajuku, Japan

An urban twist on the familiar Ikea warehouse, now in the heart of Tokyo.

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Minnesota riots prompt people in Japan to protest against racial profiling by police【Videos】

Shibuya protest comes eight days after a foreigner was filmed being detained by police on the road in Tokyo.

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Death of Terrace House star Hana Kimura prompts Yu Darvish to speak out against cyberbullying

Pro baseballer shares three easy phrases people can use to stop a plague of hurtful online comments.

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Sakura cherry blossoms float on breeze, land on Nara deer in perfect hanami video

Heavenly hanami landscape plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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Terrace House stars condemn cyberbullying after death of housemate Hana Kimura

Messages from Netflix reality show cast members suggest bullying contributed to the young pro-wrestler’s death.

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Harajuku crowded during coronavirus?! TV show slammed for using old footage to incite panic

Poster outside Takeshita Street McDonald’s alerts viewers to fake news on Japanese television.

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What pandemic? People in Japan crowd Ikea store, ignore requests to stay home during Golden Week

Hundreds risk spreading coronavirus for Ikea hot dogs and flatpack furniture.

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What state of emergency? People in Tokyo defy requests to stay home during coronavirus outbreak

No social distancing at parks, shops and tourist sites on a Sunny Sunday. 

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Man crosses Shibuya scramble crossing in inflatable ball

Well, that’s one way to social distance in Tokyo.
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Social distancing browser game lets you push people away as Tokyo mayor or U.S. president

Vent your anger on those who break the rules while picking up free wagyu beef and masks from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe along the way. 

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Hairs, insects and stains found in masks distributed by Japanese government

Not exactly the protection we were looking for.

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Japanese city cuts 800,000 tulips after people refuse to stay away despite coronavirus risks

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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Shoppers annihilate face mask delivery at Costco Japan【Video】

Japanese politeness firmly thrown out the window when face masks are in sight.

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Travellers sleep on cardboard beds at Narita Airport while waiting for coronavirus test results

Arrivals area now dubbed the “Cardboard Box Hotel” and the “Corona Refugee Camp“.

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Police with batons patrol Kabukicho, tell people to go home during coronavirus crisis【Video】

Imposing scene has some people now fearing the authorities. 

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Shibuya rats appear on streets as people stay home during coronavirus outbreak【Pics, Video】

When people stay away, the rats come out to play. 

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