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Distressed moms and dads on Japanese trains getting help from child assistance volunteer badges

In a country where asking for, and even offering, help can be culturally difficult, these kindhearted badges aim to make a difference.

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Mr. Sato rocks a 40-year-old vintage Japanese outfit with a heart-melting backstory【Photos】

There’s a feel-good reason for our crack reporter looking this good.

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KFC Japan is heart-warming and finger-licking good with new food donation program for poor kids

Becomes first major restaurant chain in Japan to provide cooked food to “children’s cafeteria” facilities.

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Kyoto Animation has a touchingly kind plan to distribute its 3.2 billion yen in arson donations

Company continues to put people first as it meets with victims’ families and refuses to use funds for business recovery.

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Anime fan gets maybe the nicest letter of noise complaint ever from his neighbor

You don’t need a sharp tongue when you’ve got sharp ears, plus the power of magical girl Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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Controversial busty manga girl Red Cross poster’s artist donates blood

And it wasn’t the Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out creator’s first time, either.

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Japanese man finds abandoned kittens being attacked by crows, becomes a hero to protect them

Finds a way to permanently protect them from birds of prey.

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Over 80 percent of Kyoto Animation employees injured in arson attack have returned to work

President promises upcoming anime movies are still in production, but says “Things are still very far from normal.”

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Elderly Japanese couple’s cute restaurant anecdote brings smiles and “d’aww”s to the table

A cute Twitter observation shows that romance is like fine wine – it gets better with age.

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Funeral undertaker takes departed father on one last trip to his beloved sea

One thoughtful gesture touches a family forever in this heartwarming story.

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Japanese boy knows the one thing he needs when evacuating from typhoon, and it melts our hearts

”We’re only taking the most important things with us,” dad says before Typhoon Hagibis, and son knows exactly what that is.

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Canadian rugby team volunteers in typhoon-struck Japan following cancellation of World Cup match

Typhoon Hagibis brought Team Canada’s World Cup campaign to an early finish, but the kindhearted athletes still had one more thing to do in Japan.

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Hello Kitty blames herself for guys feeling embarrassed about liking her, offers apology【Video】

”I haven’t been strong enough,” Sanrio star says.

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Pregnant woman takes teen boys to task for calling their friend “lame” for offering her his seat

Pays thoughtful youth a compliment while demonstrating how sometimes “kindness flies like a boomerang.”

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Kyoto Animation will use none of its arson donations for business recovery, all of it for victims

The company has received over one billion yen (US$10.1 million), and plans to use every single one for human beings, not business.

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Japanese Twitter rallies around user who was betrayed by their family with touching sympathy

Japanese Twitter shows that the Internet isn’t all savage memes and fighting about politics.

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Kid’s mom says video games are pointless, kid grows up to be part of new Zelda game’s soundtrack

26 years after having to hide under his bed sheets to play Link’s Awakening, this musician is part of the game’s remake.

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Things go from scary to sweet when Japanese traveler meets tattooed man on bus overseas【Manga】

A true story of coins, buses, and Pokémon.

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Naomi Osaka brings kindness and tears to stunning sportsmanship display at US Open

Tells rising star it’s OK to cry, and does plenty of it herself.

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Anime’s rudest little boy, Crayon Shin-chan, helps pledge support for hardworking moms

Kasukabe station’s anime ad campaign is hitting close to home for many Japanese mothers.

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