social media

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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A warning to think twice before taking photos of a crab dinner lying in a Japanese subway station

That discarded meal might not be what it seems.

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What Pokémon Type are you? A quick look at your social media habits will give you the answer

Personality quiz reveals if you’re a fun-loving Grass Type or a relentless Dark Type.

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Kyoto admits to paying celebrities 500,000 yen per tweet to talk about how great the city is

”We expected a strong, positive reaction from young people” says city government spokesperson.

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Idol stalker figures out where his target lives from the reflection in her eyes in social media photo

Uses clue to ambush, gag, and grope woman as she returns home.

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Japan’s 10 favorite emoji for Twitter, and how they compare to the rest of the world

Only three emoji make both lists.

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Japanese service will lock your social media accounts and boost your productivity

Can’t put down your phone? This service is here to help.

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Kim Kardashian trademarks the word kimono, gets slammed by people in Japan

The hashtag #KimOhNo goes viral as the star comes under criticism for cultural appropriation.

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