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You gotta fight for your right to flash mob?

Is a flash mob protected free speech? The Japanese courts will decide.

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Cockroaches in Japan becoming 200 times more resistant to insecticide

Good News! Nature’s most unsettling house guest is getting stronger.

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Kyoto University study finds that cats have interest in phsyics

As long as it’s with regards to Newton’s laws of motion and electromagnets, research shows curiosity does not kill the cat after all.

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Naked man strolls up to Akihabara Station in Tokyo to buy a train ticket 【Photos】

Good thing he had a backpack, because where else was he going to stick his change?

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People in Japan capture images of fireball plummeting towards earth in night sky【Video】

Recordings of multiple sightings of the bright light also show the visible plume it left as it streaked down from the sky.

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Japanese cat cafe shut down permanently by Tokyo government for animal welfare violations

The discovery of more than 60 cats in a cafe space of 30 square metres (323 square feet) has prompted the first shut-down of its kind in the country.

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Popular Japanese cafe chain apologises for using detergent instead of oil to fry their doughnuts

Afternoon Tea TEAROOM is recalling the affected batch of fried items after customers complained of numbness in their tongues.

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Japan’s better farming through precision drone strikes

A team in Saga prefecture has successfully developed Agridrone, which will seek out and terminate pests with extreme prejudice.

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“Sleeping Cat” and “Three Wise Monkeys” at Nikko’s Tōshō-gū Shrine removed for restoration work

If you’re planning a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage sites at Nikko in the near future, you’ll be missing out on two of the most famous original wood carvings in the area.
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Japanese man, 37, arrested on suspicion of stealing 300 anime trading cards from even older fan

Boys will be boys. Some men will be idiots.

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Japanese high school students hatch chick without an eggshell during class【Video】

While it doesn’t answer the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, this high school class experiment is a pretty amazing one nonetheless.

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Perhaps the most expensive character bento ever has been sold for a fantastic cause

We’re talking about thousands of dollars here!

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Japanese man arrested for escorting a stranger’s daughter to the bathroom

Is this guy a creepy predator or just an unlucky, good Samaritan?

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Japan’s Harajuku Station to be rebuilt ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

East Japan Railway Company today released images of new building designs planned for three stations on two of the city’s popular train lines.

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Japanese idol singer stabbed over 20 times by fan regains consciousness

20-year-old Mayu Tomita now in stable condition following brutal attack.

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Boy abandoned in mountains of Hokkaido is found alive and safe by Japan Self-Defense Forces

Actually, he sort of found them.

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Takarazuka becomes fourth Japanese municipality to recognize same-sex partnerships

Love wins, one city office at a time.
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Hydrophobic umbrellas are here to prevent sogginess during Japan’s infamous rainy season

If only umbrellas were even MORE waterproof! Oh wait, now they are.

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Japanese department store Isetan brings back its Sailor Moon fashion line, plus a new Diana bag!

If you missed your chance to get your hands on these awesome outfits and accessories last time, it looks like you’re in luck!

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Japanese textbook tries to cleverly illustrate chemical bonds, but the internet has other ideas

“We’ll take it from here.” — The Internet.

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