Heartwarming video captures the emotion of last day at work for a Japanese rail station employee

The story of the Akihabara stationmaster is bringing tears to the eyes of commuters around the country.

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Sexy Shinto shrine maiden swimsuit aims to turn fantasy into reality【Photos】

Crowdfunding campaign’s backer rewards include photo shoot with swimsuit’s official cosplay model.

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This 12-tie series lets you wear Japan’s history around your neck, from the Jomon to Meiji era

A perfect gift for the history buff in your life!

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strangest Japanese home goods【Weird Top Five】

There’s something in this person’s kitchen and I don’t know what it is.

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Potted plant that grows tiny leaping dolphins is the latest botanical muse to enchant Japan

Adorable houseplant is a relative of the hot dog cactus.

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New “rich girl” schoolgirl roomwear arrives to celebrate the start of the academic year in Japan

The Ojo-sama is the newest addition to the growing field of schoolgirl-style pajamas.

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Non-Japanese people attempt to fill in map of Japan with hilarious results

Prefecture names include: Pikachu, Teriyaki, and The Mushroom Kingdom.

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Shin Godzilla visual effects team creates new monster video for Japanese tourism campaign【Video】

A fearsome giant is no match for a powerful travel spot in this impressive video.

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What happens when you try buying 5,000 followers on Instagram? Our reporter finds out【Experiment】

Our reporter Go Hattori takes the plunge into the greasy underworld of buying social media followers.

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Arrestingly beautiful policewoman serves and protects Malaysia, wows the Internet【Photos】

Kuala Lumpur law enforcement officer is commanding attention far beyond her jurisdiction.

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Now visitors can gaze at the beauty of Japanese thighs in a more tropical environment.

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Enjoy the beauty of sakura cherry blossoms at new onsen hanami event in Tokyo

One of the most magical events of the season combines traditional bathing with the iconic blossoms of spring.

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Sword of one of Japan’s last samurai discovered in house in America

Progressive samurai was denied his dream of crossing the ocean, but his tanto still made it to California.

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Osaka police continue trend of creating extremely unique (and effective?) recruitment posters

Nothing screams “Apply to our law enforcement office” more than a child berating you for littering.

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Sailor Moon official fan club taking applications for 2017, with English-language sign-up support

Fans from over 120 countries now have the opportunity to join the Pretty Guardians.

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Cola-flavored mochi sweets are half Japanese tradition, half jiggly Pop Rock

Warabi mochi is usually flavored with soybean powder, but not in the case of these treats from Osaka.

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Japan’s Twitterers show off more clever ways to transform 100-yen store items

These are the best “wrong” way to use those 100-yen purchases.

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Latest Japanese lifehack shows how to store exercise balls … with nothing but a corner ceiling

It might look like magic, but these balls can actually be stored in the ceiling without the use of any racks, hooks or netting.

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The ita-bag contest showcases your favorite anime characters in the most painful way【Photos】

The results are a bright kaleidoscope of repetition and fandom that makes our eyes burn.

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Japan’s version of a ouija board: We try to summon Mr. Kokkuri

Three grown men dabble in black arts typically reserved for pre-teens.

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