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Japanese jam jar lids close on their own, as if by magic

People around Japan are blown away by this bizarre discovery. 

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Hidden smartphone feature reveals a strange Japanese emoticon

Typing this Japanese word into your iPhone or Android device will introduce you to some very unusual characters.

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Business trends suggest young Japanese people just aren’t into jeans any more

Blue jeans are not their lovers.

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Is Japan’s “Hai, Cheese!” photo culture becoming obsolete?

More and more young Japanese women are saying “peace out” to old photo-taking customs.

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Do men in Japan stand or sit to urinate?

Survey reveals some surprising discoveries about men’s toilet habits.

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McDonald’s Japan’s version of the viral TikTok apple pie hack

How to create the “ultimate dessert” that’s got everyone talking on social media. 

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Mr. Sato tries boba tea from store ranked best in Japan, rediscovers his love for tapioca

Looks like the bubble tea bubble hasn’t burst quite yet!

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It takes only two simple steps to achieve this gorgeous springtime look【Pics】

Best part of it all is that it only takes one beauty product.  

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What will 2021 mean for Valentine’s Day in Japan? Survey asks teens their chocolate plans

Homemade chocolate is great and all, but are people still making it in this coronavirus era?

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Announcing the 2019 Junior and Senior High School Girls’ Buzzword Awards & 2020 predictions

Find out this year’s trendiest slang for Japanese female teenagers and you’ll be grouped in the cool crowd while strutting the streets of Shibuya.

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Yo-Kai What? Monsters of all kinds plummet from children’s favorite character rankings

Conservative trends rule this year as kids are largely sticking with what they know.

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Finger Dance Makeup: Shiseido reveals the history of Japanese makeup through finger dance【Video】

From Heian Period ladies to today’s modern girls, Shiseido finds a unique way to showcase dramatic changes in beauty trends over the years.

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Japanese Twitter falls in love with cute bowling hand craze【Videos】

Can your hand run and hit a strike on its own?

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Learn Japanese schoolgirl vocabulary with new video from Line【Video】

NHK and swastikas don’t mean what you think they do anymore.

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New sun protection mask becomes popular in Japan

Some are likening the new look to Darth Vader while others can’t stop raving about its many benefits.

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“Watermelon dress” trend sweeps Japan 【Photos】

Babies, animals and popular Japanese idols get in on the hottest trend this summer.

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Anime artist reveals the key features of handsome men in Japan

These are the features currently making people swoon across the country.

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We’ve seen some crazy trends in fashion come out of Japan, but this is definitely one of the most unusual yet.

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