Japan

Drop the soy sauce and grab the salmon roe! Net users rave about ham sushi bento from Hokkaido

If you have an adventurous palate, get ready to entertain your taste buds with this new take on sushi!

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Nissin joins up with Final Fantasy XV for awesome “Cup Noodle XV” promotion【Video】

Put together by the XV development team, this is being billed by its producers as the first-ever official mashup TV commercial in the history of Final Fantasy.

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Your Name becomes second-highest grossing Japanese film ever, has Harry Potter in its sights

Makoto Shinkai’s hit continues to surpass Hayao Miyazaki anime in box office earnings.

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Sting pictured backstage with Piko Taro during recent trip to Japan

Japanese Twitter is loving this hilarious photo.

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PaRappa the Rapper returns in remastered version of iconic ‘90s video game 【Video】

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next generation of consoles now.

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Japanese cosplayer wows crowds by dressing as one of the anime world’s strongest stars【Pics】

Run for your lives! Shizuo Heiwajima’s coming through with a massive, life-sized street sign.

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Tokyo man awarded 40 million yen for winter jacket “defect”

Court victory gives new meaning to the phrase “embarrassment of riches.”

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Japanese actor accused of using cocaine may actually have been eating little girls’ candy

Twitter comes to the aid of Hiroki Narimiya days after a tabloid accuses him of drug use.

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Teen born and raised in Japan faces deportation to a country he’s never been 【Video】

Unfortunately, his case is not unique either.

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Yamanote Line train temporarily suspended after carriage fills with smoke in Tokyo

According to reports, a mobile phone battery pack fire was the cause of the incident.

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Universal Studios Japan announces 2017 line-up of Cool Japan attractions

“Big” is looking to be the operative word for next year’s Japanese pop culture themed attractions.

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Booth babes and cosplayers come out to play at world’s first-ever Tokyo Comic-Con 【Pics】

Superheroes rub shoulders with air hostesses and futuristic Japanese idols at Tokyo’s inaugural Comic-Con event.

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Amateur filmmaker’s videos are a time capsule of Tokyo in the year 1990 【Video】


Take a trip back to the metropolis at the peak of the Bubble Era with this fascinating series of candid video montages.

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These delicate sake glasses decorated with ukiyo-e style cat art are simply delightful

Let adorable traditional ukiyo-e cat art add to your drinking pleasure! 

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Fashion brand Diesel is now selling curry in Tokyo thanks to latest stylish cuisine crossover

Sure, Diesel can make a nice pair of jeans, but can it handle curry and deep-fried ham?

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Stan Lee impresses audiences in Japan at Tokyo Comic-Con

The revered comic book writer impressed everyone at Comic-Con with a joyous energy that defied his 93 years.

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Japanese women in survey reveal surprisingly low hurdle men have to clear to get a Christmas date

Majority say a guy just has to do one thing, and no, it’s not “be handsome.”

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Determine the characteristics of a country based on how passports are stamped!

Could this be as accurate as horoscopes, blood-typing and how we make a fist? How could anything match their exact precision?

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Second anime cafe based on films of Summer Wars’ Mamoru Hosoda now open in Japan

After spending the summer in Tokyo, the cafe moves to another major Japanese city.

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Nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a stuffed, cooked turkey plushy

It looks so delicious, but if it’s soft and cuddly, we’ll take that too!
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