society

Japanese police ask drunk people to please stop sleeping in the middle of the street

Liquored up naps, sometimes in car lanes, are so common in one part of Japan that there’s a new vocabulary word for it.

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Hooters closing original location in Japan as large-chested chain’s downsizing continues

In a country that loves breasts as much as Japan, how is Hooters failing?

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Japanese man gets fired for lying on resume by saying he had less education than he really does

Anonymous tip ends 24-year career with city of Kobe.

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What’s the minimum amount of money Japanese women want their husbands to earn? Survey investigates

Three brackets make up the majority of financial expectations, but some women require a lot more.

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Online survey sheds light on prefectural personality rankings of Japanese people

Ranking reveals Japanese impressions of which prefectures seem to boast residents with the best personalities.

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Japanese couples who want to try living together can now rent apartments for as little as one week

Service with apartments in Tokyo, Hokkaido, and Okinawa says all genders and nationalities are welcome.

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Japanese mom’s husband trash talks her for using frozen dumplings, maker fires back on Twitter

”It’s not about being lazy” says one of Japan’s most popular frozen gyoza brands.

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The Tokyo area welcomed more new foreign residents than Japanese ones last year

Japan’s population continues to become more international, but the situation might be changing soon.

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119-year-old Japanese high school stops forcing baseball players to shave their heads

“Whether your head is shaved doesn’t matter” says team captain.

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Sumo wrestlers stage group escape from dormitory over disagreements with master’s wife

With stablemaster in poor health and out of the picture, new rules were put in place, prompting escape to karaoke box.

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Student baseball players in Japan improve with less training after COVID-19 hiatus

Less practice has resulted in faster pitches and stronger players.

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What day of the year has the most anime character birthdays? This heat map has the answer

A pattern emerges in how creators pick characters’ birthday dates, with one day in particular being a major cluster.

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Coronavirus makes popular Japanese restaurant chain raise prices by one yen, but not to earn more

Saizeriya’s price bump isn’t an economic decision, it’s a health one.

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Has five years with the dangerous haircut banned in Tokyo schools led this man to a life of crime?

Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education continues mental gymnastics and insists that undercuts cause harmful incidents and accidents.
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Japanese son tells parents he wants to quit his job, they give the best possible response

Mom and Dad buck conventional Japanese wisdom when their kid says he’s had enough of his job.

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Head of Tokyo board of education gets asked about dumb school hairstyle rule, gives dumb answer

Apparently the two block hairstyle is too dangerous for kids to have.

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Plus-size Japanese model lets her anger fly in new-type anti-train groper posters

Designer is tired of posters that focus on what women should do to protect themselves.

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Japan’s All-Alone Tents see skyrocketing demand during coronavirus pandemic

Bocchi Tent provides psychological benefits for Japan’s thousands of new telecommuters.

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Tokyo plan to give 100,000 yen to residents who get infected with coronavirus sparks backlash

“So is this the start of the Coronavirus Challenge Lottery?” asks opponent of Shinjuku program.

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Japanese women show overwhelming resistance to unisex bathrooms in survey

Over 60-percent gap between most and least accepting demographics.

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