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Our team of five reporters try to turn themselves into Japanese heartthrob Kimutaku【Photos】

The desire to achieve cultural icon status drove our team to undergo hair and clothing makeovers for hefty transformations. How were the end results?

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Over 30,000 goldfish on display at Art Aquarium, Tokyo’s newest Instagrammable spot

Art gets a bit more aquatic in this new museum!

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Is this Tokyo, or Final Fantasy? Rainy season night makes for incredible Skytree view【Photos】

Nighttime photography specialist is in the perfect spot at exactly the right time.

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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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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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Now you can order insect ramen to eat at home

If you’re bored with the regular tonkotsu or miso ramen, why not give this a try?

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Fossilized forms of Pokémon found in Uniqlo’s Daniel Arsham x Pokémon T-shirt collection【Photos】

The contemporary artist’s unique concept of “fictional archaeology” paves the way for these new illustrations of Pokémon monuments lost to time.

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Japanese student dons full protective gear to return to school during coronavirus pandemic

Shutting the virus out when your school won’t shut down

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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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Ueno Park looks eerily deserted in the midst of the coronavirus 【Photos】

The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, but there’s no one around to enjoy them. 

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Snow falls on sakura cherry blossoms in full bloom around Tokyo 【Photos & Videos】

Surprise snowfall in Japan transformed springtime hanami into a winter wonderland on the weekend.

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Hanami cherry blossom viewing season begins in Japan as cities around the world shut down

Questions about complacency are being raised as people gather at popular sakura spots in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Tokyo’s Kabukicho turns into a deserted ghost town during coronavirus outbreak【Photos】

Looks like a yakuza fight is about to go down in Kamurocho. 

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Tokyo’s amazing Takarazuka-style photo studio can transform you into a famous anime star

Makeover turns our reporter into Lady Oscar, heroine of The Rose of Versailles and the all-female Takarazuka theater troupe.

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Seijinshiki 2020: Kitakyushu’s Coming of Age Ceremony dazzles in the Year of the Rat【Photos】

Kitakyushu welcomes its first Coming of Age Ceremony of the Reiwa Era in its typical outrageous fashion(s).

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Ramen and sweets served together at this stylish ramen cafe in Shibuya【Photos】

An unlikely gourmet combo makes for an “un-unforgettable” experience for our reporter.

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The Japanese ‘80s are back at this Tokyo photo studio that turns you into a Bubble Era-idol【Pics】

Fire up your city pop playlist for a visit to Asakusa’s legendary Marubell, where the ’80s never totally went away.

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Miniature purikura photo booth from Japan lets you feel like a Japanese schoolgirl from the ’90s

New palm-sized machine actually takes real purikura photos.

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Understated costumes celebrated at “Jimi Halloween” event in Tokyo 【Photos】

The anti-cosplay cosplay event that’s low-key stealing the show in Shibuya every Halloween.

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Typhoon Hagibis turns Tokyo into an eerie ghost town【Pics, Video】

In Akihabara, giant screens blared happy tunes to deserted streets as a life-threatening typhoon approached Japan.

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