Tokyo

Tapioca fad on the way out in Japan

Now is the winter of tapioca’s discontent.

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Japan’s first-ever capybara cat cafe opens in Tokyo

The only cafe in Japan where you can enjoy the company of a capybara, the world’s largest living rodent.

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Japanese police officers increasingly forgetting their guns in public restrooms

At least they didn’t forget to flush… we hope.

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New multi-use park facility in the heart of Shibuya set to open in June 2020

A change of scenery in one of Tokyo’s busiest districts.

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Japan now has Mt Fuji bread!

Made with fruit and water from the mountain area.

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Top Japanese university racks up fourth voyeur arrest in as many months

Japan’s oldest university continues to produce the best and the worst that the country has to offer.

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Tokyo man arrested for abandoning father’s remains in a subway station men’s room

That probably wasn’t mentioned in the will.

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Tokyo florist’s “flower subscription” service lets you choose new blossom to take home every day

Cafe offers a beautiful way to start your day.

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Eat your burger with a Japanese sword at Shogun Burger in Tokyo

Each blade is made by a craftsman from Seki using centuries-old traditional swordsmithing techniques.

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Japanese salaryman creates jaw-dropping model of Shinjuku from paper

From towering skyscrapers through to the world’s busiest station, this sprawling Tokyo ward took years to recreate in miniature.

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Mr. Sato hunts for New Year’s lucky tablets in the wilderness of Akihabara

No one puts the “fuku” in “fukubukuro” like Akihabara.

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Ramen and sweets served together at this stylish ramen cafe in Shibuya【Photos】

An unlikely gourmet combo makes for an “un-unforgettable” experience for our reporter.

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Akihabara’s forgotten history reveals surprising basketball court at the station

People in Japan can’t believe the otaku haven looked so different just a few decades ago. 

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KFC Japan holds annual memorial services for its chicken

Execs pray for chickens of the past and future on “Chicken Thanksgiving.”

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Tokyo’s biggest street party spot bans public drinking on New Year’s Eve

Site of Tokyo’s liveliest street parties, and most embarrassing drunken mayhem, will be a soft drink-only space on New Year’s Eve.

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Man at Ichiran ramen receives frightening note from man in the next booth

Slid under the dividing partition, the handwritten note begins with “Don’t say anything”.

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We cooked Japan’s 2,000-yen mail-order Ramen of the Year, but was it worth it?【Taste test】

If you’re a die-hard ramen fan, you’ll understand our need to find the truth.

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Akihabara bar’s secret menu beer is a massive treat in the world’s biggest otaku culture center

An ura menu treat for those in the know.

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Pokémon hotel rooms spawn in Tokyo and Kyoto

Spend the night in a Poké Ball with some of your favourite Japanese pocket monsters.

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New Tokyo fashion store has free coffee thanks to a kind, extremely generous charity donations

The location is within easy walking distance of JR Shibuya Station in one of Tokyo’s most popular youth districts.

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