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Out of 144 countries, Japan ranks 142nd in the world for helping strangers

Also ranks 128th in overall “World Giving Index.”

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“Top 20 Best Breakfast Hotels in Japan 2019” ranking has our mouths watering in anticipation

With the exception of the #1 spot, one Japanese prefecture is clearly dominating the breakfast game. 

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The top 10 mobile games that Japanese people spent the most money on in 2018

You won’t believe how much money these games are making.

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Japanese netizens list their top 10 choices for ’90s anime remakes — What’s your pick?

Now that we’re two decades on from the ’90s, what shows would you like to see receive a modern day make-over?

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Clash of the Coffees! What was our number 1 Starbucks Frappucino for 2018?

2018 brought us a whole host of delicious iced drinks, but what was the firm Frappucino favorite in our office?

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Let’s talk about chips: Japanese netizens weigh in on the ten best potato chips in the country

Latest chip ranking reveals a preference for simple flavors.

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2018 Top 20 Day Trip Onsen Hot Spring and Spa Ranking in Japan

No trip to Japan is complete without a dip in one of the country’s quintessential hot springs.

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Scandals and weird statues dominate the Japan Buzzword Awards for 2018

Annual ranking takes a look back at the things the Internet was discussing the most in Japan this year.

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10 best rest stops in Japan ranked by customer satisfaction for 2018

Seems the people of Japan are listening to their stomachs when choosing the best of the nation’s roadside attractions.

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We taste makunouchi bento at four Japanese convenience store chains【Taste comparison】

Our reporter shares which version of this classic style of bento (all for 430 yen/US$3.83 or under) overwhelmingly stole his heart and stomach.

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What time appears most in Japanese and English song lyrics?

Seven p.m.? Eight in the morning? What time of day inspires the most crooning?

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Japanese net users react to the results of the 2018 Global Liveability Index

Two Japanese cities made this year’s list of the Top Ten Most Liveable Cities in the World.

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Yo-Kai What? Monsters of all kinds plummet from children’s favorite character rankings

Conservative trends rule this year as kids are largely sticking with what they know.

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Cup Noodle Championship: Which convenience store tantanmen is the most delicious?

Meg ranks four new broth-less, Szechuan-style cup noodle bowls to find out which ones will have the best taste of China.

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10 stalled Japanese game franchises that deserve a sequel, according to gamers

There are a lot of oldies but goodies on here!

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Ultimate Gundam ranking being held nationwide including all series and movies, voting on now!

It’s time to stand up and be counted, and help choose the coolest stuff to ever come out of the entire 40-year universe of Gundam.

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Survey picks the eight best Tokyo-area neighborhoods to live in, and number one isn’t in Tokyo

Tokyo’s much-ballyhooed Kichijoji only makes it to number-three, while an outsider with easy access to Tokyo takes the top spot.

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UNICEF: Japan safest country to have a baby

Although it includes high praise for Japan, the entire UNICEF survey is a sobering report.

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Japanese netizens rank the top 10 most memorable Final Fantasy bosses

Which bosses over the years left the biggest impression on Japanese Final Fantasy fans?

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What is Japan’s most used on-demand video streaming service?

In the relatively new market of video services in Japan, one clearly stands above the rest. But you might be surprised what it is.

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