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Supermarket sushi becomes a hot topic with foreigners on Reddit, but is it any good?

Is this Japanese supermarket sushi really worth the hype?

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The best Japanese curry in Japan isn’t eaten at a restaurant

This curry is so good it’ll weaken your senses.

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McDonald’s at Shibuya Center-gai becomes a hotspot for foreign tourists…but not for the food

If you’re looking to take the red pill and see the real Shibuya, this place will help you get there. 

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Japanese bento shop becomes a hot topic with foreigners on Reddit, but is it any good?

An ordinary bento store by Japanese standards is gaining popularity with international tourists.

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Ichiran ramen restaurant in Shinjuku has a unique system that’s captured hearts on Reddit

Great display of customer service makes noodle chain even more tourist-friendly.

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Takoyaki store in Osaka becomes a hot topic on Reddit, but is it any good?

What’s good for a visitor isn’t always good for a local. 

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Japanese curry chain is highly recommended by foreigners on Reddit, but is it any good?

We find out if this curry joint is worth visiting or if it’s an overhyped tourist joint. 

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English-language Reddit falls in love with curry restaurant– Can it win our taste tester’s heart?

Joto Curry comes from Osaka to Tokyo, and then to our stomach.

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Japanese curry chain becomes a hot topic with foreigners on Reddit, but is it any good?

CoCo Ichibanya isn’t the only curry chain you can visit in Japan.

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Japanese ramen chain becomes a hot topic with foreigners on Reddit, but is it any good?

The Ramen War offers you the choice between Peace, Freedom, Pistole or a Rusty Blade.

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Japanese convenience store sandwich becomes a hot topic on Reddit, but is it any good?

7-Eleven sandwich wins foreign fans so we head out to try it.

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Noodle joint in Harajuku becomes a hot topic with foreigners on Reddit, but is it any good?

Let’s find out if this Tokyo restaurant is a foreign tourist trap or a place that’s truly worth visiting.

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Eel vendor in Asakusa becomes a hot topic with foreigners on Reddit, but is it any good?

We find out if this is a foreign tourist trap or a truly great place to eat eel in Tokyo.

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Entire Internet bonds over a “smashing” gesture of kindness from Japanese online game seller

An unexpected gift causes one online buyer to joyfully relive Christmas Day of ’99 again.

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English name in Zelda: BotW credits shows happy ending for one student’s 10 year Japanese journey

Corey Bunnell, the most unexpected and unintentional inspiration to aspiring game designers.

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Olympic swimmer’s candid shot makes the best Photoshop Battle fodder

The Games may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun is.

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Can you spot the cat? The picture puzzling the world is now driving Japanese people crazy too!

Yes, there really is a cat hiding somewhere in this picture.

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Japanese kids’ show a big hit overseas for strangely moving Rube Goldberg machine story【Video】

I often enjoy watching the educational programming of NHK’s E-Tele in the mornings with my family while we get ready for the day. It’s full of fun and educational shows that teach everything from English to geography, and Pitagora Switch (Japanese pronunciation of “Pythagora Switch”) is a big crowd favorite. It showcases cute little machines similar to Rube Goldberg devices where a ball travels along an array of painstakingly arranged cups, springs, ramps, pulleys and whatever else they can cram in to get to the other end.

My two-year-old daughter always gets a kick out of its blend of physics and fun, and now apparently so does much of the Western world after a segment of the show posted onto YouTube has received rave reviews on Reddit for its unique combination of story-telling and Rube Goldberg machinations.

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Clever photographer snaps the “real” Sailor Moon, but Netizens debate just how real it is

You don’t have to look far these days to find something related to Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and her Sailor Scouts. It’s so popular that you can find just about any kind of merchandise you could ever want.

Despite the ubiquitous image of the Sailor Scouts, one photographer snapped what he thinks is the true representation of Sailor Moon, but his shot is causing an uproar on the Internet.

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What’s wrong with English education in Japan? Pull up a chair…

When you speak to foreign English educators in Japan, one thing becomes crystal clear: English education in Japan isn’t working. It’s just awful. While English classes are mandatory in Japanese schools, the percentage of students who emerge with actual English abilities are surprisingly low. Students in China, Korea and Japan are in an arms race to see who can produce students with the best English, and Japan seems to be trailing far behind in third place.

With the Olympic Games coming up in 2020, the Japanese government has proposed changes to increase the level of English ability in their students. Changes like starting introductory English classes in 3rd grade elementary school and making the subject compulsory from the 5th grade. Are these changes really going to help? We’ve gathered opinions from both foreign teachers and Japanese citizens about issues with the system and what might improve it.

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