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Japanese prime minister accidentally asked about government’s massive “Robbery Campaign” budget

Politician from opposing party criticizes Shinzo Abe for official project, but the true crime is a linguistic one.

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Japanese politician gets caught watching a crocodile video during a parliamentary session

The politician made a snap judgement to continue watching the video.

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List of shame from Japanese government  may be next weapon in fight against coronavirus

Politician wants people to know which businesses in one high-risk industry are ignoring warnings during the state of emergency.

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Japanese Prime Minister appears with Gen Hoshino in awkward “stay home” video

Abe joins a viral trend, makes people cringe around the country. 

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Japanese prefectural government passes video game ban limiting kids’ daily play, smartphone time

Oh, but of course they’re allowed to continue studying until any time of night.

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Australian politician calls for immediate review of all anime due to depictions of “child abuse”

“They contain depictions of wide-eyed children, usually in school uniforms, engaged in explicit sexual activities and poses, and often being sexually abused.”

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Japanese politicians want to set daily limit on how much time kids can spend playing video games

Proposal also bans playing games after certain times at night depending on gamer’s age.

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X Japan’s Yoshiki’s birthday party gets extra-special with a surprise visit from Barack Obama

J-rock legend hangs out with the 44th president of the United States at birthday bash in California.

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Eating Tokyo’s most expensive pancakes required us to go through a security check

Mr. Sato eats the pancakes that won the heart of one of the most powerful politicians in Japan, but were they worth it?

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Gang of Japanese politicians chase man down street, restrain him for “obstructing campaign”【Vid】

”This is like something the yakuza would do.”

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Japan’s prime minister asks men cheating on their wives, and their girlfriends to vote for him

Votes are votes, right?

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Japanese politician’s birthrate plan: Have parents nag their kids to have “at least three babies”

Wants Grandma and Grandpa to get in on the pro-procreation propaganda too.

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Japanese right-wing nationalists send a message to Donald Trump in Japan

Propaganda trucks in Tokyo pause their racist hate speeches to play the American national anthem.

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Japanese TV broadcaster captions Donald Trump’s sumo speech in Tokyo as just “English”

But even though it looks like the laziest translation job ever, it might be justified.

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Bacon seems to have fried the brain of one of Japan’s top politicians, judging from crazy tweet

Minister for Foreign Affairs’ tweet descends into emoji madness before ending on a porky cliffhanger.

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Japanese PM Abe installing Canadian door knocker mesmerizes the globe【Video】

There’s something extremely relaxing about a world leader doing simple DIY.

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“Women, go back to the kitchen” command misogynistic election banners seen in Okinawa

Female candidate and male opponent denounce classless political message.

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Japanese Twitter users surprised that the Foreign Minister did something cool

It took about a decade, but the Abe administration is finally figuring out how to use Twitter.

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Twitter users say Japanese Prime Minister’s name is hiding in the kanji for Japan’s new era name

The new era name doesn’t have any of the kanji characters for “Shinzo Abe,” but some people saw the politician’s name all the same.

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Tokyo governor criticized for “unbelievable” rudeness of putting hands in pockets during ceremony

With midwinter-level cold and rain at the outdoor Tokyo Marathon awards ceremony, Yuriko Koike wanted to warm her hands, but started a firestorm.

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