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Japanese woman dreams of her late grandfather eating noodles, gets a sweet surprise in the morning

Nothing tastes as good as a home-cooked meal.

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Japanese woman finds wallet with 1 million yen, does the right thing, then something even better

If you ever happen to drop your wallet, keep your fingers crossed that someone like this picks it up.

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Japanese woman helps grandma look for insurance card, finds even more precious treasures instead

Unfortunately forgetful granny’s hidden treasure box did not contain tissues, so you’ll want to grab some of your own.

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Japanese teen saves elderly woman’s home from fire, credits love of anime for his heroism

Late-night convenience store run takes a dramatic turn.

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Cat owner who sold car to pay for pet’s treatment gets huge surprise from world’s best buyer

Turns out the happy ending to this story was actually just the happy middle, with more kindness to come.

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Utada Hikaru’s son says he doesn’t like being called “handsome,” J-pop star has wise advice

Sometimes the simplest reaction can feel like the hardest.

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If Fast and Furious was about 1970s Japanese truckers, this dekotora would be the star【Photos】

The hero car from “Truck Guys” is now a real-life hero too.

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“I need to talk with you,” Japanese worker tells boss, gets sweet reaction to “serious” problem

Boss fears the worst, shows that he’s the best.

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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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Fashion icon Naomi Watanabe has a reassuring anecdote for Japanese people in the U.S.

Watanabe acknowledged anti-Asian sentiment in the States on her livestream but consoled viewers with a kind tale from the streets of New York.

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Japanese mom’s son crashes her piano recital, melts the Internet’s heart【Video】

Mom’s big moment turns into an unforgettable family memory.

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Pokémon Store closing down gives fans big old Poké-tears with heart-melting receipt message

Okayama branch has more to say than just goodbye.

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The young girl starring in this cool retro-style McDonald’s Japan video is actually 62 years old!

McDonald’s Japan celebrates its 50th birthday by recreating the scene on opening day at its first restaurant in Tokyo.

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Happy ending for Japanese man whose sports car was stolen right before his eyes

Rotary sports coupe’s journey comes full circle as it’s reunited with its rightful owner.

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Giant misspelling in rice field art warms Japan’s heart, so farmers decide to roll with it【Video】

Mistake took months to be noticed, but it’ll be sticking around.

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Domino’s Pizza Japan apologizes for freaking out Londoner with fish and chips pizza, offers free pie

Tongue-in-cheek tweet leads to offer for free pizza in the belly.

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Statue of comedian Ken Shimura erected a year after death from COVID-19

A tribute to his contributions to Japanese comedy and culture.

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Japanese Mom’s son makes Mario Maker course just for her, easy to clear, impossible to forget【Vid】

Mom and young son exchange touching messages via Nintendo platformer.

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Student in Japan leaves flat-tire bike in park for few hours, finds surprising letter when he returns

“Old dude with lots of free time” has a heartwarming request.

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You can now buy text messages from “your mom” from Japanese capsule toy machines

Step aside, school girl love letter machines. It’s Mom’s turn.

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