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New traffic safety collaboration with Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days sends mixed messages

Fans of the viral hit comic will notice a subtle and worrying detail in this well-intentioned project.

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Japanese citizen injured in Paris acid attack, Ministry of Foreign Affairs posts note of caution

Our thoughts are with the affected individual.

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Japanese “New Word of the Year” announced, sums up 2020 perfectly

We couldn’t think of a better word than this one.

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Middle-aged Tokyo man, escorted by his mother, confesses to killing elderly homeless woman

A sad tale of a homeless person being punished for taking up space. 

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Our Japanese reporter bids a fond farewell to Tokyo’s last Claire’s boutique

Goodbye, bright colors. Goodbye, glitter. Goodbye, affordable accessories.

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A shocking discovery in Sapporo as 238 cats are found living under one roof in dismal conditions

Officials were quick to move once the property owner noticed something was amiss.

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One Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask scene is less zany, much sadder to adults, salaryman learns

Postman, we’re sorry for laughing at you.

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Crushed turtle on tracks delays train in Japan, problem “not uncommon”

The turtle wasn’t hit by a train, but was still too slow to get out of the way of another source of danger.

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Possibly Japan’s worst dad reportedly sells kids’ Nintendo Switch so he can buy new golf club

Furious uncle comes to gamer kids’ rescue.

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Nara deer dies with four kilos of plastic in its stomach, tourists cautioned to feed animals properly

Increasing numbers of the nationally protected species are being affected by plastic bag consumption.

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Otaku’s beloved anime-style doll kidnapped, maybe murdered by bird of prey at Japanese beach

Doll otaku community asks anyone with information to help reunite Sakura-chan with her owner, who’s loved her for more than 20 years.

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Japanese convenience store mascot is an otaku who lives with his mom, stuck in an entry-level job

Oh, and 29-year-old Famichiki Senpai is also an anthropomorphic piece of fried chicken with beefy human arms.

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“Do you have a lot of money?” Japanese kid crushes day care worker with innocent cruelty

Care provider admits he doesn’t, and the kids aren’t at all surprised.

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Crushing workload at schools is causing more Japanese teachers to crumble from chronic depression

Teaching is merely one small facet of being a public school educator in Japan.

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Japan’s most dangerous New Year’s food causes death once again in Tokyo

Nearly a dozen Tokyoites rushed to hospital before dinnertime on New Year’s Day.

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Otaku husband returns home after argument to find wife has destroyed his anime robot collection

Broken Gundam and broken trust sparks Internet debate about whether or not her actions were justified.

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Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival results in one ton of garbage strewn on the beach

Shocked net users lament the beachside paradise littered with garbage–an uncommon occurrence in usually tidy Japan.  

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Japanese woman shares horrifying experience of having her phone number exposed on the Internet

Having your phone ringing incessantly for six months will drive most people crazy, but not this woman.

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Thai mother endures more than 30 hours of labor to deliver stillborn baby in the name of science

May her noble act one day help eliminate a rare genetic disease that occurs in one out of every 6,000 pregnancies.

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Chinese cabin attendant fired for accepting marriage proposal during flight【Video】

Romantic moment in the air results in bride-to-be getting her wings clipped.

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