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Carlos Ghosn leaves jail in workman cosplay, causes hilarious Twitter storm in Japan

Japanese people go crazy for Ghosn’s bad disguise.

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Chinese news agency unveils world’s first A.I. news presenters in jaw-dropping video clips

We would not blame you if you mistook them for real newscasters.

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Record number of people injured by deer in Nara this year

Foreign tourists among those sustaining serious injuries from the native animals.

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California student Julian Adame remains in jail eight months after breaking lamp in Tokyo

Adame’s mother sets up crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for her son.

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Naomi Osaka shuts down reporter who asked her to speak in Japanese following Australian Open win

People in Japan slam the reporter’s request and rush to the tennis pro’s defence.
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Twitter’s most retweeted tweet of all time: New record set by Zozotown billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

The new world record comes with the offer of 1 million yen each for 100 lucky people.

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Tuna sells for record 333.6 million yen at Toyosu Fish Market auction in Tokyo

The prized catch was served up at Sushi Zanmai branches around Japan.

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Japanese monks go viral with online protest against police claim that robes are a driving hazard

Buddhist monks juggle, box, dance to show their garments are no hindrance after monk refuses to pay fine for driving in his robe. 

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Man strips, makes it rain atop stone lantern at Ise Jingu shrine in Japan

New Year’s Eve gets out of hand at Japan’s most holy shrine.

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Shibuya Scramble Crossing New Year’s Eve Countdown event report【Pics & Videos】

Crowds gathered at the city’s most famous intersection for a massive street party as police looked on.

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Nine injured in Tokyo after man drives car into pedestrians on Takeshita Street in Harajuku

Police are investigating whether this was an act of terror in retaliation for the execution of Aum Shinrikyo cult members last year.

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Shinkansen breaks down, causes all-day commuter chaos at Tokyo Station

Thousands stranded for hours during Japan’s peak holiday travel period. 

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Elderly woman drives at speed on sidewalk in Japan 【Video】

The scene was captured on video until she disappeared from view.

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Which one is former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn? Japanese students surprised by test question

Perhaps Freddie Mercury or Mr Bean were really in charge of the Japanese car company.

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Commuter chaos at Shibuya Station after glass window breaks on door of crowded Japanese train

Crowds came to a standstill at rush hour as staff inspected the damage.

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Foreigner attempts to fend off six Japanese police officers at Tokyo Starbucks 【Video】

The violent scuffle and eventual arrest was captured on camera by an eyewitness.

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64-year-old man arrested for stealing a roll of toilet paper from hospital toilet

Japanese authorities take a hardline approach to taking something that isn’t yours, no matter how insignificant it might seem.

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Japanese ex-pro wrestler Chigusa Nagayo saves woman from assault in carpark

The female wrestler, who injured her finger during the altercation, is being hailed a hero for her actions.

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Toyosu fish market opens with tuna auction, traffic jams, accidents, and turret truck fire

Photos and videos from first day at new fish market in Tokyo show a very different scene to Tsukiji.

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