Japan in tears over elementary school teacher’s emotional homework assignment about love and loss

”Make your parents cry” may not have been the assignment, but it was definitely the result of this important lesson.

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Japanese candy craftsman creates new line of lollipops with traditional summer themes

Designed to resemble traditional uchiwa fans, these exquisite lollipops are amongst the prettiest sweets in Tokyo.

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Kyoto temple grants love wishes to visitors who discover their heart-shaped hydrangeas

People in Japan are heading to the ancient temple to hunt for the flowery hearts.

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Keep your smartphone safe in a pouch styled after Japanese Shinto/Buddhist protection amulets

Phone accessories come embroidered with declarations of protection against online flaming and low batteries.

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Balloon stuck in a tree? This looks like a job for…Heavy Machinery Girl!

If you only watch one construction equipment themed superhero series today, do yourself a favor and make it Heavy Machinery Girl.

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How does 27-year-old coffee taste? We find out with another fearless taste test 【Video】

What else are we supposed to wash down our 16-year-old ramen with?

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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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How do you make a capybara even cuter? Put another capybara on its head! 【Pics】

The most capybara per square capybara you’ve ever seen.

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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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Bandai’s bakery/cafe to offer a variety of character themes — starting with Rascal the raccoon!

Yup, you can never go wrong with adorable character-themed bread and coffee! 

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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 association loses faith in users following non-return of 1,100 free loan umbrellas

Loan services could be set to disappear with organisations now running dangerously low on stock.

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of Art Aquarium any time you like with this miniature home version

When art meets goldfish, it’s a beautiful thing.

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And the winner of the Pokémon General Election is…

…not Pikachu?!?

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Taekwondo team shows off their moves in more ways than one【Video】

Is this a martial arts demonstration or dance off? You decide!
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The Obama Bowl — Hiroshima restaurant’s newest dish salutes visit by U.S. president 【Taste test】

Thanks, Obama (for lunch)!

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Frogger this is not – teens caught on traffic camera playing chicken with cars【Video】

In a case of “teens who don’t think things through” versus trucks, we’re guessing the trucks might win…

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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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Is this cute coin bank the ultimate expression of Hello Kitty’s true reason for existing?

Cynics would say yes, fans would say maybe.

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Krispy Kreme Japan adds cute anime-style horse doughnut to their range at one store only

There’s just one store in the world that sells these and they’re available for eight days only.

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