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Video of man throwing fireworks at an oncoming train frightens Japanese net users

Many who viewed the video worried that his behavior could escalate. 

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Mysterious guest house opens in Kyoto, features 11 different bizarre rooms full of oddities

Includes a room where you can adjust its “scare factor” and one that lets you speak with the deceased.

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Piranha Ramen arrives in Tokyo, and we try the intimidating noodle innovation【Taste test】

SoraNews24 goes face-to-face with fanged fish as food.

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Tokyo typhoon video captures amazing blackout-causing lightning strike【Video】

Bolt lights up the sky, blacks out the neighborhood.

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At this Kyoto shrine, be careful what you wish for—and how—, because you just might get it

This shrine has built up a reputation for granting wishes, but not in the way you want it to.

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Here’s a little tip from a Buddhist monk for anyone spooked by cemeteries at night

In this Japanese season of ghosts, hopefully this advice will help you see cemeteries in a new light. 

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We turn into paranormal investigators, check out the “world’s scariest” haunted spot in the U.K.

Using a Japanese ghost-hunting device, we find out if Chillingham Castle is as haunted as they say.

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We all float down here, Kitty… Sanrio’s It movie collab is more cute than creepy

Crouch too close to the sewer, and you might catch a glimpse of red…oh, it’s just her ribbon.
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Graphical glitches turn Pokémon Masters mobile game into mind-flaying horror story【Video】

Some people say Pokémon is an RPG, but maybe it’s really a horror game.

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Is this old clinic in Hiroshima haunted? Ask the ghosts inside who are playing with balloons

Balloons don’t just move on their own, right?

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Our reporter visited a dangerous torii at a Shinto shrine and almost had a heart attack

“Don’t wear headphones if you go there”: this important piece of advice will make sense in a moment.

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Our Japanese language reporter P.K. offers a spooky tale, advice to protect yourself from spirits

It’s best to be ready for the Halloween season!

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Single “haunted taxi” cruising the streets of Osaka until the end of August

It’s like a haunted house on wheels, except you can’t choose when to ride the ESP Taxi. It chooses you.

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Ridiculously powerful hot spring bath in Japan earns both our respect and our fear【Videos】

Massaging waterfall-type onsen feels more like a martial-arts pummeling.

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What would the cast of Japan’s longest-running anime look like in real life? Kind of terrifying

We keep our eyes open just long enough to photograph the 50th-anniversary Sazae-san exhibition, The Real.

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Foreigner in Japan gets “scary Cretaceous cookies” at work, Japanese wife can’t wait to eat them

Proof that one country’s horror is another’s hunger.

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Aggressive upskirt photographers terrify Chinese cosplayer to tears at Comiket【Video】

Says that next time she’ll be dealing out swift kicks to wielders of cameras that are getting too close to her legs.

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Gang of Japanese politicians chase man down street, restrain him for “obstructing campaign”【Vid】

”This is like something the yakuza would do.”

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Dream Note? Japanese Twitter user convinced to stop logging dreams after nightmarish encounter

This Twitter user had to reevaluate a harmless dream journal after it crossed into the waking world.

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Tsunami Pool at Chinese water park lives up to name, injures dozens with bone-breaking giant wave

Video shows sudden surge left no time for escape.

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