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Japan now has “Gyoza for Athletes”, thanks to figure skating Olympian Yuzuru Hanyu 【Taste test】

Gyoza suppliers to the Tokyo Olympics create a cheat meal that’s no longer a cheat meal.

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Sumo wrestler loses 104 matches in a row, retires as holder of longest professional slump

Shonanzakura steps away from the ring, but not without high praise from his coach and fans.

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Gold-medal-biting Japanese mayor scribbles letter of apology to staff

It’s the lack of thought that counts.

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Team behind Paralympic opening ceremony kept secret for fear of past scandals coming to light

Once bitten, twice shy.

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Japanese mayor who bit softball athlete’s gold medal to forfeit three months’ pay

Nagoya politician also attends harassment awareness workshop, says comments he made about dating and marriage to medalist were inappropriate.

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Piko Taro holds virtual Pikofest to help kick off Paralympics in its official video game

Punch perms and leopard print for everyone!

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Sailor Moon uniforms and theme music wins Uzbekistan gymnasts new fans at Tokyo Olympics

”Moonlight Densetsu” plays while rhythmic gymnastics team performs dressed as anime’s most famous magical girl.

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Tokyo Olympics comes to a close with anime opening ska remix at closing ceremony 【Video】

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Takarazuka theater troupe provide music as 2021 Tokyo Olympics wrap up.

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“It’s a GUNDAM!” BBC Olympics learns that RX-0 at Tokyo Olympics is not a Transformer

Not all transforming robots are Transformers, anime fans are quick to explain.

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Olympic athlete gets special Tokyo memory competing at site of one of her favorite video games

British swimmer and JRPG fan spots some familiar scenery in Odaiba.

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Japan’s daruma dolls seem to be causing problems for horses at the Tokyo Olympics

Creative touches appeared to cause culture shock for four-legged competitors in equestrian event.

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TV audiences in Japan surprised to see “Pikachu,” “Raichu” as members of U.S. Olympic team

Siblings look to electrify the badminton competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Gigantic Gundam steals the show at the Tokyo Olympics triathlon

Some of the world’s greatest athletes hang a left at the life-size anime robot in their race for Olympic gold.

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Japan’s perception of skateboarding could change thanks to Olympic wins, pro skater says

Skaters in Japan hope that they’ll be able to skate in public without fear of stigma. 

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Nihon? Nippon? What’s the correct name for “Japan” at the Tokyo Olympics (and in general)?

Japan, the country so nice they named it twice?

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13-year-old Japanese girl becomes first-ever women’s skateboarding Olympic gold medalist【Video】

Junior high school student and street skateboarder Momiji Nishiya puts herself in record books as youngest Japanese athlete ever to win gold medal.

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Google made a free-to-play ninja cat RPG to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics, and it’s awesome!

The Google Doodle for the Tokyo Olympics’ start offers retro fun, insight into Japanese culture, and a skateboarding tanuki.

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The only woman managing a high school baseball team in Osaka does things a little differently

And she’s making a big difference for her players.

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Naomi Osaka’s dream of having her own Barbie doll comes true

The designer got the Olympic athlete right down to her freckles.

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Going over the top with a lesson at Tokyo’s top arm wrestling dojo【Photos】

Some of Japan’s strongest “arm sumo” competitors show us how it’s done.

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