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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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Hit Japanese app Crabhouse forced to change name on iOS

Crabhome is where the heart is now.

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Haruki Murakami never uses social media, bluntly explains why

World-famous Japanese author has no fear of missing out.

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Japan’s Shizuoka bans teachers from personal communication with students on social media

Teachers who violate rule will face disciplinary action.

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We try out the hot new social media app that everyone’s talking about, Crabhouse!

It’s…a little different than we were expecting.

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Japanese Internet reacts in dismay to official Olympics Twitter quietly changing its header

Netizens claim that whoever runs the account is making a call on the fate of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Japanese politician posts photo of his dinner, netizens pity him over his depression meal

If the stomach is the way to someone’s heart, might as well get constituents by… making them sympathize over what you eat?

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What will 2021 mean for Valentine’s Day in Japan? Survey asks teens their chocolate plans

Homemade chocolate is great and all, but are people still making it in this coronavirus era?

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Studio Ghibli quietly joins Twitter as anime production company creates official account

My Neighbor Twitter-o?

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Universal Studios Japan launches mask cosplay contest for Halloween

One of our own reporters has a go at making a personal Halloween-themed mask for USJ’s newest event.

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Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman

Many surprised by the arrests over 800 pro-weed comments in a veritable “crime of passion.”

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Mr. Sato gets a friend request from Yusaku Maezawa again, this time spells own name right

Second time’s the charm!

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Potential prime minister successor posts seemingly heartwarming photo, it backfires immediately

So what about this photo ticked people off?

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Downtown Tokyo hotel makes its rooms absolutely free in exchange for one small favor

All it takes is a few seconds to earn a free night, and they’ll even give you complimentary beer and sashimi.

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Japanese fried prawn becomes social media star

Ebi fry food model comes to life, plays guitar, barbecues and longs for the sea.

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Theft victim uses social media to catch suspects, suspects use social media to convict selves

Instacrime and Punishment.

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