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Government study finds seniors active online more likely to feel life is worth living

Are they using the same Internet as me?

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Road in Chiba plagued by accidents involving shutterbugs seeking “Chiba-fornia” shots【Video】

Chiba-fornia dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

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Japanese jam jar lids close on their own, as if by magic

People around Japan are blown away by this bizarre discovery. 

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Japanese ambassador stayed in Ukraine to fight in his grandfather’s samurai armour? No, not true

Fake news story goes viral around the world, but the real story behind it is just as compelling.

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The top 10 poses trending with Japanese teens, as demonstrated by a couple of ossan

Two middle-aged guys look to teen culture to reignite their inner kawaii.

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Keeping up with the kids: Japanese high schoolers’ most popular slang of Spring 2022

Would you be surprised if most of these trendy words came from social media?

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Japan one of only two countries where Twitter beats Facebook in social media market share

Pinterest more of a player than Facebook in Japan too.

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Instagram ideals vs reality: “Boyfriend buys me Pocari Sweat” photo isn’t what it seems

Fashion model reveals the reality behind this image isn’t as romantic as it looks.

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Tokyo middle school leaflet asks students to write down, turn in their social media passwords

The board of education’s excuse doesn’t really hold up.

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Revolutionary technology: Japanese company’s new vertical monitor for social media browsing

New design promises benefits for content creators too.

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JR East attempts to unite train-photographing otaku with new social media group

Could this mean an end to the violence?

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Costumes from everyday life on parade once more in “Jimi Halloween 2021”

Come take walk on the plain side.

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Kyoto police using targeted YouTube ads to warn would-be voyeurs

Fighting one type of peeping with another kind of peeping.

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Survey reveals Japan’s Generation Z dresses for social media, not for self-expression

Brands are out, coordinating how you look with what you’re doing is in. 

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74-year-old Japanese politician starts Instagram account for open dialog about COVID-19

We shouldn’t rule out a milk crate challenge at this point.

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Restaurant worker putting pubes on curry heralds return of baito-terror

More than likely, they’re just getting warmed up too.

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Protect yourself from social media evils with Japanese omamori amulet capsule toys【Pics】

Or amplify the good things about it, if you’re an optimist.

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The Internet reacts to Osaka governor’s comical COVID-19 countermeasure with stunned disbelief

Japanese netizens need a little more reassurance than a cardboard mask.

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Japan Sumo Association prepares a sakura-styled sumo screenshot game for your pleasure

Use your speedy fingers to unite a sumo wrestler with his sakura mochi!

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