Sapporo

Sapporo man attempts to rob store with lighter, goes as you’d expect

A story on the lighter side of crime.

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Busy morning in Sapporo as bear attacks coincide with naked man walking around town【Videos】

Hokkaido’s capital city gets a whole day’s worth of craziness in before noon.

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Sapporo Snow Festival now officially open online!

Enjoy all the fun of Japan’s biggest winter festival from the comfort of your own home.

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Sapporo releases a limited-edition Adult Choc Mint beer in Japan

Japanese beer lover submits the idea to the company and it gets a small-batch commercial release.

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Sapporo decides to sell new Japanese beer with English mistake on label

Spelling error looks set to make this uncancelled release a hot new collectors’ item.

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English mistake on new Japanese beer leads to suspension of sales before its release

Exciting Family Mart and Sapporo beer collaboration goes straight in the can after the error was discovered.

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Flying in Japan? Your flight may soon be arriving at “Hatsune Miku Airport”

Virtual idol queen might get an entire airport named after her in one of Japan’s largest cities.

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Sapporo Snow Festival moves to effectively cancel event for first time in history

Next year’s exhibition venues look set to be empty for the first time in 71 years.

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Japanese police car stolen by hooligans? Sapporo Halloween stunt baffles bystanders【Video】

Officers seen running after a police vehicle with a passenger waving from the front seat.

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Sleeping with the noodles – Ramen-themed hotel room now accepting guests in Japan

Amenities set travelers up with enough ramen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Sapporo Marathon moves online, becomes way more chill about it all

Eh, just run wherever you want, whenever you want. It’s all good.

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Sapporo Zoo sells “lion-ripped jeans,” “beaver-gnawed coasters” and more to stay open amid COVID

For when you want to walk on the wild side.

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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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Large bat species discovered to be breeding in Japan for the first time

Wildlife photographer discovers Japan’s first-ever baby Alashanian pipistrelle while observing bats near a local school.

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Talented Japanese railway worker gives commuters serendipitous surprise on station piano

This railway worker is pulling more than just heart strings!

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Twin-tailed flasher in Japan’s coldest prefecture may not understand how flashing works

Heavyset man exposes himself on sub-zero night.

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Many people are siding with the perpetrator, saying they’ve been annoyed with hair on public transport too. 

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Real-world Pokémon arena battle park found in Japan【Photos】

Intentional or not, there’s no way to see this park in one of Japan’s largest cities and not think of Pikachu throwing down.

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Silky golden ramen recommended by Michelin Guide is so good, we felt like royalty eating it

Only $9 for some of the best noodles in the country.

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Tokyo loses 2020 Olympic marathon as IOC shifts race to another part of Japan

Heat and humidity in the capital judged risks to athletes’ safety and performance, so another Japanese city with an Olympic past will play host.

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