Saitama

Attempted murder at a Japanese train station

Suspect says stranger “was in my way”.

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We enjoyed Saitama’s finest hot springs, saunas, and views for less than 3,000 yen

Looking for a cheap self-care destination? This could be it.

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Free bus tours of Japan’s famous “Disaster Prevention Underground Temple” underway

Take a free ride to one of the most famous storm drains in the world!

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It’s time for a Hawaiian Hurricane Senbero from Yaoko in Saitama【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

This senbero is out of this world!

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Saitama Prefecture scores its first Pokémon manhole covers in Tokorozawa City

These Pokéfuta pay homage to a family of beloved Dragon-types and Flying types.

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Kawaguchi’s mascot Cupolan doesn’t mind that you think it looks like a turd

It really is thick-skinned.

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Japanese video game arcade entrance takes visitors on an adventure from the front door【Video】

Like clearing levels in a game before you get to the main boss. 

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Overly honest taiyaki restaurant flooded with customers after admitting to reducing sweet beans

Honesty is the best store policy.

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We try fresh orange juice squeezed for us by a vending machine in Saitama【Taste test】

Does fresh OJ taste even sweeter when it’s squeezed by a machine?

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We check out Films Wako, a “social apartment” building with a movie theater inside

And the price for a room is actually super reasonable!

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We take a trip around the archetypal rich kid house from anime, music videos and movies

It’s time to congregate around the entrance gate and gasp in awe at how big and cool this house is.

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Saitama Police chief arrested busted for stealing toilet paper

Pillar of the community caught with five lines of the white stuff.

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Saitama welfare official threatened into giving out executive-level-salary worth of benefits

“Relentless threats” resulted in person or persons getting over 12 million yen in benefits.

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En garde! Fencer Taxi begins in Tokyo, Saitama, and Kanagawa

“Pointless” you say? Touché…

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City Councilman Super Crazy Kun’s election victory ruled invalid by commission

Toda City representative vows to fight like super crazy to retain his position.

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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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We visited Saitama’s Pokémon GO-themed cafe to live the Pokémon trainer dream【Photos】

Finally, a cafe specially designed for Pokémon GO trainers!

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Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators

They’ve become the first prefecture in Japan to do so.

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Japanese school lunch noodles fried so hard that children and teachers chip teeth, go to hospital

Underneath those vegetables lies a mass of crunchy nightmares.

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Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators, prohibit walking up and down

Although walking is common practice, support for banning it is strong online.

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