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How to shrink an empty pizza delivery box – Japanese Twitter shares hydro life hack

Keep your stomach full of pizza without your kitchen being buried in empty boxes.

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Japanese otaku now have special trash box just for merch of their former anime and idol crushes

“I don’t love my crush anymore, but I want someone else to give them their love,” says message on Kyoto container.

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“Otaku” YouTuber confronts Tokyo tough-guy litterers, who’ve got no idea who they’re dealing with

Litterbug smokers aren’t so eager to brawl once they find out they’re picking a fight with a guy who beats people up for a living.

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Shibuya Halloween cosplay cleanup crew wants your help this year!

Become a real-life hero in Tokyo.

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Tiny Tokyo apartment lifehack: How to stop trash stank on a hot summer day

Living in a cramped Japanese home means living close to your trash, but there’s an easy way to make the situation easier on your nose.

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Volunteers cleaned up 45 tons of garbage from Manila Bay beach, restored it to its former glory

Humans have the power to make things right again.

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Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival results in one ton of garbage strewn on the beach

Shocked net users lament the beachside paradise littered with garbage–an uncommon occurrence in usually tidy Japan.  

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The must-have item to avoid being a jerk at Tokyo’s biggest Halloween street party

Bring a bag, and no, not to put candy in.

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Now even countries that aren’t playing against Japan are cleaning their stadiums at the World Cup

Movement started by Japanese soccer fans spreads beyond Japanese team’s opponents and group, could be changing the face of sports fandom.

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Samurai trash collectors clean streets of Tokyo in dramatic fashion 【Videos】

If you dare to litter in Tokyo, you’d better watch out, because there’s a team of fearsome samurai warriors ready to admonish you.

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Japan’s top sakura cherry blossom viewing spots littered with trash after hanami picnics

People in Japan are appalled at the piles of rubbish left behind by visitors this year.

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Travel tip: 100 yen shop solves the “What do I do with my trash?” problem visitors face in Japan

A clever solution to one of the biggest annoyances about traveling in Japan.

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Japanese Twitter manga artist highlights continuing problem of post-Halloween aftermath 【Photos】

Online artist takes a swipe at Halloween party-goers and the sea of trash they leave in their wake.

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Japanese sign uses the power of spirits to strike fear into passers-by and stop them from littering

Forget putting the fear of God into someone; this graveside sign calls on spirits to ensure people mind their manners.

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Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens

Sometimes help can come from where you least expect it… like, REALLY least expect it.

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Osaka resident follows Twitter suggestion and befriends neighborhood crows with shocking result

Don’t mistake crows for being dumb birds. They will remember your face and never forget you!

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Jack-‘o-lantern trash bags being handed out to fight litter during Tokyo Halloween parties

Celebration’s image tarnished in recent years as partiers leave huge amounts of trash on the streets.

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Other than a thief, who puts a cracked safe in the garbage? Japanese Twitter would like to know

Especially when he blatantly disregards the law by putting it out on the wrong day for recyclables.

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You party, we tidy — Volunteers, kids hit Shibuya streets to clean up after Halloween hijinks

Remember when everyone’s minds were blown by images of Japanese fans tidying up their section after the World Cup? Well what might seem amazing to some is totally atarimae (obvious and expected) to the typical Japanese mindset. As your mother may have told you as a kid; you make the mess, you tidy it up! And the day after the massive Halloween party at the famous Shibuya crossing last weekend, volunteers were out in droves this year again with plastic bags and gloves to make the streets all sparkly again.

But just how many of them actually even contributed to the mess to begin with? According to reports on Twitter, not too many—and boy, are they angry…

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The morning after: The trash-ridden aftermath of the iPhone 6 release in Hong Kong

The insane queues for the release of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus were reported by media outlets around the world, but what fewer of them have picked up on is the aftermath of the hype, and what was left behind once Apple fans had got their mitts on the latest slinky gadgets.

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