Zero Fighter to fly above Japan once more in demonstration this month

Kyushu event will be iconic aircraft’s first flight in Japan since the end of World War II.

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Japan’s train otaku ruin the sweet story of the lone schoolgirl and her train station

Japan’s feel-good story of the year takes a depressing turn as the lone passenger who made headlines is harassed by camera-toting otaku.

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AKB48 and Nogizaka46 songs to be played as subway train departure melodies in Tokyo

You can probably tell which stations they’ll be played at, but can you guess which songs have been chosen?

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We try new yakisoba noodles with chocolate sauce (Spoiler: it’s awful)

Food manufacturer Myojo recently released a special version of their popular Ippei-chan instant yakisoba noodles that includes a chocolate sauce topping. We tried it… so you don’t have to.

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Original Taiwanese mecha anime smashes crowdfunding goal

This awesome-looking original mecha anime from Taiwan is killing it on the Asian equivalent of Kickstarter.

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Saga Prefecture’s hidden gem of a soba restaurant offers scrumptious, full course soba meals

A soba restaurant tucked away in the mountains of Saga Prefecture is known for every one of its menu items making use of the soba (buckwheat) plant.

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What’s furry and wet and irresistibly cute? Otters … in your bath! [Video]

Ever wonder what it would be like to take a bath with some cute otters? Well, this lucky Twitter user gets to do exactly that — right in his own home!

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Life-sized Lum could be yours for only 1 million yen

Got a spare US$8,500 lying around? Here’s something to spend it on!

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New glassware from Japan uses condensation to create sakura cherry blossom imprints on your table

Because you might be too old to play with your food, but you’re not too old to play with your glasses.

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Young Japanese women sound off on what does and doesn’t constitute cheating on their boyfriend

Where do women in their 20s and 30s draw the line?

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Political commentator says Donald Trump supporters whack off to anime 【Video】

MSNBC discussion takes a suddenly dirty/creamy turn.

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Elementary school student’s “wish to become a smartphone” breaks Japanese internet’s heart

Get ready to break out the tissues for this one.

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Demon pants and dog butts coming soon to Japanese mouths

If Sunkus’ Red-Oni-Pants-Lookin’ Bread and Pom Pom Purin’s Purin Purin! Butt Cakes are any indication, 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for baked goods. 

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Pop quiz, anime lovers! Do you know what the name of this iconic hairstyle is?

If you’re stumped, ask a gearhead for help.

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New York Public Library releases digital images of valuable ukiyo-e and photographs of old Japan

From breastfeeding mothers to merchant towns and an evening party with kimono-clad girls in Kyoto, these newly released artworks and photos of old Japan are simply captivating.

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Cheeky seal gets sled ride at Japanese zoo, decides he’s pretty much done with walking 【Video】

He’s either lazy, impatient, intelligent, or adorable…or maybe all four!

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Here’s what Koreans think of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump【Video】

Of course, the hair got plenty of attention… 

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Fairy Tail hero’s abs are as hot as his flames in first cast photo of anime’s upcoming stage play

The real-life Natsu is sporting fire magic and a six-pack.

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An increasing number of pets are being left to fend for themselves as Japan’s population ages

Japan’s ageing population is resulting in more and more pets being left to fend for themselves after their elderly owners pass away.

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Japanese confection maker offers students support with lucky four-leaf clover rice cakes!

Confectionary maker Suehiroan is hoping these daifuku rice cakes decorated with a four-leaf clover will provide encouragement for students taking entrance exams!

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