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Touching story of a Japanese “messenger cat” connects distant neighbors on social media

By tucking messages into a visiting cat’s collar, this vet got a pen pal for the ages – and social media brought them back together!

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Kura Sushi garbage-picker said to have cost company 2.7 billion yen in market value

Stupid videos continue to flood the Internet in Japan, while one company is looking to send a message.

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Japanese Twitter user extols benefits of marrying someone you follow on Twitter

Could Twitter be the place to prove your romantic compatibility? One user shares his story.

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Nine places to take unforgettable social media photos in Japan

From modern art to Shinto shrines, Data analysis group releases its list of top photography spots from 2018.

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Japanese snack food maker introduces new potato chips…for women!

Specifically women who want to share lovely photos of whatever they’re eating on social media.

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New train ad in Japan advocates for leaving texts a while without a response, sparks debate

These new train safety ads tell travelers that any friends who’d drop you for a late response aren’t friends at all.

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Locked and blocked! Japanese people don’t trust others on social media, survey finds

Japanese social media users are more wary about opening their hearts online compared to other countries — but why?

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Industry, Artists Reach Out to Support Japan Flooding Victims

Large evacuations have made their way along the western coast of Japan as heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides throughout the area.

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Osaka theme park to provide fake insta-friends for your Instagram photos

Extras will be on-hand to provide the image of a social life for your image-based social network.

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B’z guitar lost for 20 years found in 10 days using social media

They really should have thought of this sooner.

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Japanese rock band B’z re-open search for guitar lost 20 years ago

The long-running duo are hoping to harness the power of the Information Age to solve a decades-old mystery.

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“YouTuber” slides way down list of top professions Japanese kids aspire to

Japanese kids are unsubscribing from a future in content creation in favour of old-school aspirations.

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It’s selfie time! Mr. Sato wins our hearts with Instagram poses popular among Japanese women

Our crack reporter gained a handful of fans for his efforts, might have driven away more.

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Japanese invention lets you share your baby’s bowel movements online with the push of a button

The country that created the book Everybody Poops now gives you a way to let everybody know.

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“Nugget Thieves all over again.” Twitter Japan gets criticism for new anti-suicide feature

Attempt to reach out to desperate people is equated to a spammy McDonald’s campaign.

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Japanese artist reveals the truth behind all those happy photos on social media

Because sometimes people need a reminder that what you see on social media isn’t always real.

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Japanese artist shows darkness that can sit just outside of a “like”-worthy photo on social media

Oftentimes, it’s what we don’t see that tells the real story of the people smiling at the world online.

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New Japanese “friendfunding” app lets you ask your pals for money crowdfunding-style

Platform allows you to set up projects that only your friends can contribute funds to.

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“Watermelon dress” trend sweeps Japan 【Photos】

Babies, animals and popular Japanese idols get in on the hottest trend this summer.

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Japanese company offers fake friends photo service to help customers look popular on social media

Great for those looking for online admiration or a way to stick it to an ex, company says.

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