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Japanese child’s sad story of learning that “goodwill” is sometimes just “self-satisfaction”

It’s a hard truth they learned early on in life.

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Tough-as-nails bullied Japanese schoolgirl stays home from school, but not because she was sad

After standing up for classmate and becoming bully’s target herself, elementary schooler decided to send a message that took years to be heard.

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Love blooms after loss: Japanese netizen commemorates grandparents’ romance, gardening skills

Twitter user is taking the gorgeous blossom that bloomed after her grandmother’s passing as a token of her grandfather’s deep and abiding love.

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The sad story of this painfully nerdy anime itasha will make your heart AND eyes hurt【Photos】

Tragedy strikes a man who loves his car and two anime porn game girls.

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What happens to unsold manga? Some of it becomes toilet paper, these photos show

Manga author relates the depressing tale of seeing the ignoble fate of his leftover comics.

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Man selling ring intended for girlfriend who dumped him gets no sympathy from potential buyer

Japanese man dumped just before Christmas hopes for a sympathetic ear, gets emotionally punched twice more in the gut instead.

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Man in Osaka lures housecat into street with food before shooting at it with BB gun【Video】

Owner asks for Internet’s help in tracking down man behind drive-by attack.

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Money-less Japanese diner offered chance to pay later, phones police himself

When store manager refuses to call the cops, man who can’t pay for his meal does it for him.

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Over 1,000 fish and other marine creatures die at Tokyo aquarium after failed medical treatment

Heartbreaking loss of life occurs at one of the city’s most popular aquariums.

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Heart-breaking plea from kids looking for their mama convinces Tokyo subway station to bend rules

Unauthorized notices beg woman who left girls behind to “Please call home.”

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin turned to comfort of a 2-D girl after being scorned by his 3-D wife

Lost his real-life penguin wife, gained an anime waifu.

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Golden retriever watches his human until he falls asleep for the most heart-wrenching reason

Chinese owner had to dig up the dog’s past to find the reason for the strange behavior.

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Sorrowful swan can’t get over losing helpful human buddy

Meet the new winged Hachiko of the field. You could probably stage a ballet out of this story somehow.

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Japanese Twitter user gets surprise, heartfelt message from beloved cat that passed away

A final thank you from a cat that led a love-filled life.

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Pokémon GO preserves the memory of building lost in Japan’s 2011 tsunami by making it a PokéStop

The Okada Theater was swept away in 2011, but Pokémon GO players are still visiting its location, and learning a little about this tsunami-ravaged city in the process.

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Poké-feels: Sibling visits grave of younger brother who loved Pikachu, gets tear-jerking surprise

Japanese Twitter users react to this bittersweet Pokémon GO discovery.

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“My dad is less useful than our Roomba”—Japanese 5th-grader’s brutal honesty on family in Japan

If your child has a better relationship with the robotic vacuum cleaner than with you, then you might have a problem.

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Short story from online forum gets rendered as a manga, has netizens in tears…

Some of the best short stories from Japanese online hangout 2Channel were recently turned into a manga by a very talented artist, with one tale in particular hitting netizens right in the heart.

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This Thai ad is making the internet cry with its “Hachiko-like” story【Video】

People seriously need to stop chopping onions in here…

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Cow herd gathers and mourns after fellow bull hit by a car in Hong Kong

With much of the world’s population being separated from the farming process these days, it’s easy for us to forget that the hamburger we just ate came from a living, breathing, thinking, and possibly even emotionally engaged cow.

Pictures and videos emerged in Hong Kong last week after a motorist struck a bull. While that is sad in itself, what gained media attention is that the rest of the bull’s herd gathered around to push him to safety and then mourn the tragedy. 

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