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Top 10 Japanese baby names of 2020 revealed

If you’re looking for inspiration for your little bundle of joy, maybe this will give you some ideas.

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Fashion magazine Egg’s 2020 Japanese Buzzword Awards are here to bring out your inner teen

The number one pick is derived from the lyrics of a song that’s sung in neither Japanese nor English. 

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Tokyo is the best city in the world to live in, study says

Japan’s capital gets a boost in this year’s global rankings for a very 2020 reason.

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Kandaba, moui, and sakuna: We have fun taste-testing Okinawan fruits and vegetables

Our reporter samples 11 types of produce unfamiliar to her in order to crown the overall victors and losers of the island diet.

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Kyoto voted as the Best Big City in the world by international travelers, beating out Tokyo

Condé Nast Traveler readers think Kyoto is the best city for travel.

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New survey ranks top ten fan favorites among over 50 Kyoto Animation productions

Did your personal favorite make it into the top ten?

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Japanese survey takers go back to school to vote on their favorite school lunch menu items

We’ve outlined the top five elementary school lunch menu items that reigned supreme in the people’s collective memory. 

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Seiji holds the Grand Prix of Marumiya Furikake【Taste Test】

Which flavors were crowned the Elite Four out of 16 total entries? 

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Which convenience store has the best kakuni Japanese braised pork? We find out【Taste test】

This taste test was nothing short of a porky paradise.

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Online survey sheds light on prefectural personality rankings of Japanese people

Ranking reveals Japanese impressions of which prefectures seem to boast residents with the best personalities.

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The top 10 (plus one) Shonen Jump manga protagonists, as decided by Japanese netizens

Believe it or not, Naruto didn’t make the top cut.

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Our male otaku reporter reveals his top 3 best buddy characters in Japanese dating sim games

Who’s the most relatable character in a dating sim? Why, your male best friend, of course!

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Who is Final Fantasy VII Remake’s best female character? Japanese fans vote【Survey】

The top 10 heroines from Cloud’s days in Midgar.

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Online poll ranks Japanese netizens’ favorite series from anime powerhouse studio Kyoto Animation

Kyoto Animation has a library of celebrated classics: which one came out on top?

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Japanese fans pick their top 10 fave dastardly anime protagonists in online poll

Japan’s netizens club together to crown fictional stars who are flies in your soup, pebbles in your shoes, peas beneath your bed, or just plain evil!

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Where’d the time go?! Top anime series that finished ten years ago, ranked by Japanese netizens

Seriously, it’s been a long, long time since these series aired, and now we feel really old.

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Where are all the beautiful women in Japan? Survey investigates

Top 10 results suggest you’ll have to travel outside of Tokyo to find the most beauties. 

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Survey ranks Tokyo as the most desirable Japanese prefecture to live in, bumping Kanagawa to #2

Top 10 results reveal the special places around Japan that people most want to live in.

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Arashi’s greatest hits named world’s best-selling album of 2019

The veteran boy band becomes first Japanese artists to achieve such a ranking.

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Meow’s this? 2020’s ranking of the top cat names and breeds in Japan

The most popular cat breed in Japan has clinched the title for the twelfth consecutive year. 

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