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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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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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