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Japanese dad/otaku worries he’s an embarrassment to his kids, son tells him exactly how he feels

“Aren’t you embarrassed to have people know that your dad is an otaku?” asks hardcore One Piece figure collector.

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Japanese dad opens bar inside his house just for him and his kid【Videos】

Parent and child bond over oden, all-age drinks.

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Secret fireworks festivals take place across Japan to lift spirits during coronavirus crisis【Pics】

An iconic part of summer in Japan gets a throwback to its 18th century samurai-era roots.

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Man finds adorable lost “puppy” on roadside in Japan, turns out to be adorable something else

A short but sweet time together saves the animal’s life.

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Overseas otaku make huge donation of masks to real-life Japanese Love Live! town

Love Livers also turn down any compensation for their generosity.

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Cryptic ad in Japanese newspaper reveals heartwarming message of hope for readers

Can you read the Japanese words hidden in these pictures? 

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Japanese train station installs chalkboards for people to write their post-corona hopes and dreams

Old-school design feature promises that happy days will come again and encourages community to share what it’s looking forward to.

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A message from the future: Doraemon tells us what will happen if we stay home and wash our hands

The fun-loving anime robot cat gets serious as he delivers a message from the post-coronavirus pandemic world.

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No school lunches? Tokyo boxed lunch stand says kids have to pay, but doesn’t care when, to whom

Open-ended IOU is a tear-jerkingly literal application of paying it forward.

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Japanese company has employees-only capsule toy machine in its office for an awesome reason

The best thing you can get from a gacha machine? An instant reminder that the work you do has value.

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City in Aichi reduces water and sewage bills for four months, easing residents’ financial strain

People were grateful for the assistance and expressed appreciation for the government’s role in easing coronavirus stress.

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Sheltering-in-place Japanese schoolkids form “Neo-Chorus” choir to refresh our hearts【Video】

Pocari shows they’re the kings of both sports hydration and sentimentality — and want other school kids to get singing, too.

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Retro game group in Japan donating 100 Super NES systems to families with kids sheltering in place

Heartwarming package also includes two of the most popular games ever made.

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J-rock star Yoshiki donates 10 million yen to coronavirus relief, asks everyone to stay home

“I’m making my donation with the hope that it can help, even if it’s just a little.” the rock god said.

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Japanese city sends heartwarming care package to out-of-town students during coronavirus crisis

Young people well up with hometown pride and tears as mayor thanks them for staying away to protect their families.

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Final Fantasy funeral procession for coronavirus victim draws hundreds for online goodbye【Video】

A tearful farewell as the real-world pandemic creates a hole in Final Fantasy XIV’s online realm.

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Japanese landlord’s touching gesture to tenants during coronavirus crisis goes viral

If only we could all have landlords like this.

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Japanese artists in New York sing Sukiyaki together in heartwarming video

With lyrics like “Tonight I’m all alone” and “I keep my head up high“, this is a touching, perfectly fitting song for our times

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Idol-turned-ramen restaurant owner has great plan to make sure her staff is paid during pandemic

Former AKB48 idol channels her faith that ramen fans will be back at her restaurant in the future into making sure workers get paid in the present.

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Japanese husband falls in love with telecommuting wife all over again as they both work from home

No coronavirus divorce worries here.

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