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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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Fireman photographs female in bath, gets chased by parents, drives off with mother on bonnet

Hero parents risk their lives to catch a predator.

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Chef at top Tokyo sushi restaurant wins lawsuit after being fired for maybe having a tattoo

High-end sushi restaurant ordered to pay thousands of dollars in damages.

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Osaka loses a beloved icon as giant pufferfish disappears in the middle of the night 【Video】

A sad day for fugu blowfish everywhere. 

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Japanese drama set in New York is your next binge-watch series

HodoBuzz shines a spotlight on women in the media with a cast of characters that redefines what it means to be Japanese.

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Japanese grandmothers create “Monkey Busters” group, fight primates with airguns

Who you gonna call? Monkey Busters!

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Japanese man rides 1,000 kilometres on stolen mamachari bicycle to see Tokyo for first time

Epic journey stopped by police just short of completion. 

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Woman in short skirt arrested after inciting upskirt photography in Tokyo

Police have been told her partner was the driving force behind the scam. 

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Japanese mouthwash effective against coronavirus, according to Osaka Governor

Press conference sparks immediate panic buying across the country.

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AKB48 member tests positive for coronavirus

Japanese idol now receiving treatment in hospital.

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Japanese actor Haruma Miura found dead at home in Tokyo

Award-winning actor who starred in the hit film Koizora has died from a suspected suicide. 

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Hana Kimura’s mother requests evidence of hate tweets cyberbullying her daughter after her death

Kyoko Kimura is building a case to bring down her daughter’s cyberbullies. 

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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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