social media

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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Boxing reflex balls are the best way to make you a hit on social media

It’s the Instagram of the tiger; the thrill of the likes.

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New Japanese social media platform promises positive responses only for users’ posts【Video】

But won’t there always be terrible people online? Not on this social media network.

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Black Lives Matter protests receive support from Japanese mascot Chiitan【Video】

Fairy baby otter has a few words to say about what’s happening in the U.S. right now. 

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How to deal with Internet trolls, as taught by Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’s singer

Some might call Piko Taro/Daimaou Kosaka’s strategy “running away,” but it’s just common sense, he says.

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Tokyo Disneyland’s Twitter lets you feel like a guest without setting foot in the park, and fans are thrilled

“We hope we can bring a little cheer into your day,” the official account posted.

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Eye reflection stalker who assaulted idol says he “would like to do everything he can” for her

Not home-invasion groping her in the first place seems like it would have been the nicer thing to do.

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