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Tokyo’s biggest ramen secret? This restaurant just might be the next Michelin star winner

It doesn’t have a star yet, but our research points to this Shinjuku restaurant getting the honor soon.

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Illustration shows difference in how Japanese men and women think of different women’s body types

Artist thinks men have a much narrower view of what’s attractive.

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Happy Pokémon Day! Pokémon GO celebrates with debut of special Party Pikachu

Party Pocket Monsters in the game!

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20 percent of Japanese junior high students score a zero on nationwide English writing test

Government test reveals huge gap in proficiency of third-year middle schoolers.

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New York City’s Yuji Ramen is coming to Japan’s Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum next month

In an instance of “reverse importation,” the American eatery’s noodle soup will soon be featured at Japan’s preeminent ramen museum. 

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Two men stab themselves to get out of going to work in separate incidents

When calling in sick just won’t do, a couple men took ditching work to a whole new level.

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Iron Man masterfully rendered in suiboku-ga style evokes ancient feelings

Even in ink-wash, this Marvel hero looks ready to rumble.
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Clothing company to bring popular Japanese mobile games’ character costumes to life

Now you too can dress up as an irresistibly-cute game character with none of the hard work!

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British artist gives us awesome 3-D art of life-like Pokémon! 【Pics & Video】

So this is what Pokémon might look like in real life!

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A crime of jealousy? Horrific scene emerges after cat attacks princess doll

The house apparently wasn’t big enough for the both of ’em.

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New bar coming to Tokyo lets you melt and roast your drinks from baby bottles or lightbulbs

Craft Cocktail is pushing the limits of mixology with drinks that appeal to all senses and smashed their crowdfunding goal as a result.

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Gucci’s Japanese-style “owl fan” is kind of cute, and also baffling expensive

Mundane materials belie an eye-popping price.

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Coco Chanel Cafe in Tokyo is THE spot to test out the latest Chanel makeup product

Chanel is hosting a limited-time cafe in Ometesando, but you won’t just be ordering coffee here.

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Sliced chocolate is coming back to Japanese grocery stores, and it’s bringing a new flavor!

Somehow, chocolate sandwiches are about to become even more awesome.

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The beautiful booth models of Japan’s CP+ camera expo【Photos】

We were inspired to take more than a few pictures on our visit to the ongoing trade show taking place south of Tokyo.

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Yoshinoya, Japan’s biggest beef bowl chain, is now serving fried chicken in Tokyo

Not satisfied with dominating only Japan’s cow cravings, Yoshinoya adds karaage to its menu in Akihabara.

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Early-blooming sakura cherry blossoms create pink-tinged wonderlands in Japan

People around the country are sharing stunning photos of the early-blossoming sakura in full bloom.

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Toilet teaching – Japanese programmer explains key concept with clever bathroom snapshot

This may look like a bathroom crisis, but it’s actually an educational opportunity.

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More snowboarding Gundam Mobile Suits spotted in Japan!

When you’re heavily-armed and armoured, there’s no need to fear heights, falls or even cardboard bears!

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Miss Manners: A pro gives us pointers on Japanese dining decorum

Uh oh, have you been behaving like an oafish gaijin?

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