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What’s it like to pole dance on a rooftop in Tokyo?

The truth behind these photos is not as glamorous as it seems.

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Amazing castle photo ever shows why you shouldn’t skip this often-overlooked part of Japan

Breathtaking night sky shows the beauty of this landlocked prefecture.

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Nephew receives SD card after his uncle passes away, finds treasure trove of gems from the past

Over 16,000 newly discovered photos show the beauty and hardships of old Japan. 

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Your search for free-to-use photos of buff shirtless Japanese dudes in a hotel is over!【Photos】

Japan’s best source of muscularly macho stock photos debuts new genre: Hotel Macho.

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Mr. Sato proves it’s never too late to be living your best life.

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Japanese jam jar lids close on their own, as if by magic

People around Japan are blown away by this bizarre discovery. 

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Japanese ambassador stayed in Ukraine to fight in his grandfather’s samurai armour? No, not true

Fake news story goes viral around the world, but the real story behind it is just as compelling.

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The top 10 poses trending with Japanese teens, as demonstrated by a couple of ossan

Two middle-aged guys look to teen culture to reignite their inner kawaii.

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Ukrainian Ambassador to Japan dresses as samurai in show of strength against Russia

In the words of one Twitter user, “WTF IS GOING ON”?

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Is Japan’s “Hai, Cheese!” photo culture becoming obsolete?

More and more young Japanese women are saying “peace out” to old photo-taking customs.

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Cosplay costume room tour by Japan’s number-one cosplayer Enako is an eye-opener【Video】

A look at the anime and manga character costumes that earn Enako millions of yen.

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Tokyo’s Ikebukuro is looking very different, and also pretty sad, these days【Photos】

Our resident otaku reporter’s Ikebukuro homecoming is bittersweet.

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Twintail Day 2022: A round-up of the best photos from Japan

It’s a party, and all types of characters are invited!

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Japanese Twitter user documents month-long crusade to buy a drink from a vending machine

Epic tale about a disappearing machine comes with a twist ending.

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Olympic gold medalist skateboarder wears a kimono on the half-pipe【Video】

Furisode means “swinging sleeves” and boy, do these sleeves swing. 

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A room so huge it’s more like a warehouse.

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Photo of snowy Japanese temple wows people around the world

Silent serenity speaks volumes with its overwhelming beauty.

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Christmas photo hack: Create magical images with oil from your body

You don’t need a partner to add romance to your surroundings this holiday season.

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Is it still cosplay if you can’t even see the costume anymore?

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Instagram ideals vs reality: “Boyfriend buys me Pocari Sweat” photo isn’t what it seems

Fashion model reveals the reality behind this image isn’t as romantic as it looks.

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