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Hayao Miyazaki eulogizes Isao Takahata, remembers purposely subjecting him to second-hand smoke

One anime legend looks back on 50 years of friendship with another in memorial service held at Studio Ghibli museum.

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Japanese company is so kind it mails out condolence gifts if it can’t give applicants a job

Getting turned down for a job hurts, but one company wants to do what it can to help job-hunters bounce back from a rejection.

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Japanese dad reimburses wife for six months’ worth of breast milk, moves her to tears

New father makes mental note of the economic upside of breastfeeding, passes those savings on to his beloved wife.

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Elderly Japanese man goes Pokémon Go hunting at wife’s grave, offers sweet tribute to lost love

Some say the Pokémon GO craze is over, but the bond between true lovers is eternal (and in this case kind of weird).

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81-year-old Japanese man leaps into river to save drowning 86-year-old woman

Because you’re never too old to be a hero.

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Japanese advertising agency breaks tradition by recruiting people who got held back in school

When a company ensures that everyone deserves a second chance, it’s a company worth working for.

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McDonald’s reminds Japan’s young adults that length isn’t everything, and being soft is OK too

Message of encouragement to young adults provides adult inspiration and immature giggles.

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The dramatic conclusion to the Find Seiji a Girlfriend Project【Video】

This is it. Two years after the start of the project, SoraNews24’s most consistent bachelor takes one last shot at romance as he meets Mimi.

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Japanese idol singer holds memorial concert for 55-year-old fan who died alone and had no funeral

A final farewell after a decade of devoted support.

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On the 7th anniversary of 3.11, Japanese netizens reflect on the story of the tsunami motorcycle

The story of the Harley Davidson that traveled across the Pacific Ocean is warming hearts again.

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NHK slips touching hidden message into TV listings on March 11

A subtle way to let certain people know they’re still on your mind.

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Seven years after earthquake, Fukushima teen says March 11 is an “ordinary day” in the prefecture

High schooler hopes the prefecture will shed its disaster zone image, and that the rest of Japan will start to see Fukushima as normal again.

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Amazing ad from Japan stars 72 actresses each showing one year of a woman’s life in one second

Maker of Pocky reminds us that life moves fast, but it’s the slow moments that make it beautiful.

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Japanese father celebrates son’s new job with awesome cake that’s an edible dad joke

Also serves as a reminder to his son to be careful what he wishes for, because he just might get it.

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Japan’s most famous hot spring resort runs ad telling us to go to…a different hot spring resort

No reverse psychology here, just some straightforward, heartwarming compassion.

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Tokyo Olympic committee comes up with clever way to let blind children help select Games’ mascots

Organizers find a way to let vision-impaired kids express their opinion of which of the adorable characters best represents Japan.

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Japanese Twitter artist creates emotional anime advertisement posters, leaves netizens in tears

A tribute to the most touching moments in manga and anime.

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Tough national exam question for elderly care workers in Japan hits netizens right in the feels

Life will come to an end someday, and it takes a special individual with a big heart to support those nearing the last legs of a long journey.

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Taiwanese ice skating fans come to the rescue when power blacks out during skaters’ performance

What do you do when the power goes out during your favorite sport? Bust out your cellphone, of course!

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Nintendo and Pokémon Company help grade-school boy get over bullying incident, earn lifelong fan

Want to know why Nintendo fans are so loyal? Because of touching stories like this.

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