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Four misinformed fantasies men have about Japanese women, according to university students

Wait, you mean some women can’t cook?

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Traditional Japanese cultural trivia of the day: Bonseki rocks! (literally)

You’re probably familiar with bonsai, but what exactly is its other traditional art form cousin, bonseki?
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What do Japanese people think of “weeaboos”?【Video】

Weeaboos often get a bad rap for being out of touch with reality and over-idealising Japan. But what do ordinary Japanese people think of them?

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Nearly one in four Japanese adults admits to crying in the office bathroom in new survey

Heading to the office in Japan? Don’t forget your bento boxed lunch…and your tissues.

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New Shibuya capsule hotel targets women visiting from overseas with gorgeous bath and more

Looking for an inexpensive, relaxing place to stay in Shibuya? Nadeshiko Hotel Shibuy may be just what you want!

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YouTuber conducts social experiment to test Japanese people’s legendary honesty 【Video】

How many Japanese passerby return the lost wallet to its owner?

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Japanese people react to “But we’re speaking Japanese!” video, and it’s kind of stunning

What do ordinary Japanese people think of a viral video which depicts a situation wherein a Japanese person is unable to process foreigners’ fluent Japanese?

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You know you’re in Japan when…【List】

“You know you’ve been in Japan too long when you start bowing on the telephone” is an old classic. But how about those things that, even if you haven’t been here long, still make you stop and think, yup, this is definitely Japan!

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Even Japanese people sometimes think bowing can be needlessly complicated, video shows 【Video】

If you’re starting a new job, you might want to stretch out your back before showing up at the office for your first day.

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Five awkward moments that prove you’ve finally nailed that whole “living in Japan” thing

Here are five awkward, bittersweet moments that’ll make you realise you’ve finally become a seasoned expat…

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The top five surprising observations of a Japanese student visiting an American university

A Japanese university student shares her most memorable observations after a short visit to an American university town.

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A rare look at Beijing in the 1920s【Video】

What did China’s capital look like before everyone had a camera in their pocket? This rare historical footage gives us all a unique look at Beijing just under a century ago.

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30 Photos that perfectly capture everyday life in the Philippines【Photos】

We spent a day taking photos from the back of a pick-up truck in the Philippines. This is what we saw…

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Picture scrolls reveal chibi-fied art of horrific event from over four centuries ago

We’re not art experts, but the disproportionate figures have us pretty convinced that they’re early super deformed art.

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Samurai photo studio is coming back to Tokyo this spring, just in time for cherry blossom season

Time to strap on your katana and kabuto, history buffs.

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7 things Japanese people in international marriages wish they’d known before tying the knot

Is your Darling a Foreigner? Then you might want to read this list of seven things to think about before putting a ring on it.

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Sword enthusiasts, here’s the katana documentary you won’t want to miss! 【Video】

This ultra high-definition documentary is scheduled to come out this year. You can help support its production, and get some pretty cool things for doing so too!

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Images of 1930s China emerge online, leave us wanting more【Photos】

Twenty-four enchanting images of China now available to us thanks to quite the unexpected source.

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Gorgeous traditional Japanese chest of drawers is also a rolling suitcase 【Video】

Centuries-old aesthetics meet modern travel convenience.

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Meiji-era Japanese “Hell Picture Book” is far more hilarious than horrifying 【Pics】

Having beans thrown at you, being glared at while sitting in a flower…what horror!

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