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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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Japanese baseball teen refuses walk after getting hit by pitch, follows up with home run【Video】

Blames self for bean ball in Japan’s most competitive high school sports tournament.

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Video game maker/Kyoto Animation creative partner Key donates 10 million yen to arson relief fund

Clannad creators hope Kyoto Animation will continue to “give courage to people in Japan and throughout the world.”

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Kyoto Animation arson victim returns to work, calls it “ultimate counterattack” to arsonist

Says “We were friends, and we were a family,” in remembrance of fallen coworkers.

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Japanese Twitter user reminisces about the tobacco box that led to her being born

A tiny twist of fate can have big repercussions – this woman owes her life to her grandfather’s metal cigarette box.

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Real-life high school from Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium wins gold medal at band competition

Brass band which assisted artists from arson-struck anime studio puts thoughts for the fallen into their performance.

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Animated manga about an old woman caring for husband with dementia has us reaching for a tissue

A touching story made using a few pencils, paper, and a sprinkling of ingenuity.

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Japanese doctor’s amazingly simple way to keep kids from crying before and after they get a shot

Skipping the white lies and asking a single question is a better way to deal with tiny patients’ great big fears.

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Ad featuring high school girls reconnecting with each other makes us feel warm and fuzzy【Video】

Estranged childhood friends, a blackout, and a mobile app are the perfect ingredients for a marvelous story line.

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Free treatment for Kyoto Animation arson burn victims offered by Japan’s leading cosmetic surgeon

Doctor offered similar philanthropy following previous national disaster.

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Animation Studios, Fans Share Messages of Hope After Kyoto Animation Studio Arson

Includes donation page to help victims set up by another animation company.

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Is there still something love can do? Radwimp’s song soothes hearts after tragic anime arson

The theme song for Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You anime asks tough questions and gives important answers in the wake of the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation.

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Manga shows true life-changing encounter between Hawaiian surfers and paralyzed Japanese man

A 16-panel manga shows how easy it can be to change a person’s life.

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