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Japanese Twitter user shares darkly compelling take on sushi restaurant’s advertisement

Once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee the backstory some think lies behind this picture.

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Prime Minister Abe and President Donald Trump lock gazes in long, awkward handshake【Video】

Reporters’ request for eye contact goes awry.

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Japanese artist draws how to identify four types of gamers by how they sit at the arcade

Are you a serious forward-bender or more of a considerate head-cocker?

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Mr. Sato installs a cardboard toilet in his workspace for maximum efficiency

Mr. Sato overcomes his greatest foe in the battle for time: his own bowels.

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Odawara welfare officials in trouble for calling cheats “Dregs,” calling selves “SHAT”

It’s unclear if this rogue group of city workers were fully aware of the acronym they made for themselves or not.

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Alone on Valentine’s Day? Thai photographer shows how to make it look like you have a date 【Pics】

“Hey cutie, you have a little smidge on your cheek. Here, I’ll get it for me.”

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We investigate a haunted rail crossing and get chased by a 156-year-old ghost!【Haunted Tokyo】

This time, we got not just one but TWO spirits on camera… kind of.

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Clever Japanese mom creates unbeatable iPad ad-blocker that requires no downloads or updates

No programming skills? No problem for this inventive mother.

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Legendary chicken-loving Japanese yodeler releases new music video: “Chicken Attack”【Video】

Yodeling, chickens, ninjas, and more! What else do you need?

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How to deal with sushi harassment in the workplace

The following story is an important example of how one person’s holiday cheer can be another’s form of abuse in the workplace.

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“Crazy” new mascot for Kure City is an impressively good dancer with a slick TRF cover【Video】

Mr. Kure may not know karate, but he knows ku-re-shi!

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We troll Japanese adult video site scam artists, because our reporter backs down from nobody【Vid】

An epic tale of pornography, revenge, alcohol, and pumpkins.

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This all-rice meal is the dream dinner for carb loading

Can you have too much of a good thing?

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Snowboarding anime fans hit the slopes while cosplaying as Gundam mecha【Video】

They’re called “mobile suits,” and snowboarding is a form of mobility, after all.

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Japanese store advertises with novel photography tip: wear adult diapers

I’m all for being passionate about your hobby, but that’s a wee bit over the top, don’t you think?

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Foreign shop clerk and Japanese customer fail to communicate because of Japanese language quirk

The Japanese language’s lack of a definite article was definitely the cause of this cross-cultural convenience store misunderstanding.

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Applying beauty photo filter app to the woman on Japan’s 5,000-yen bill has freaky results

Perhaps it’s for the best that famed writer Ichiyo Higuchi lived her whole life in the pre-Photoshop era.

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Japanese train passenger’s dangling earphone shows off musical style in amazingly unexpected way

Unused earphone may not be all about that bass, but it is all about the music.

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We investigate Sendagaya Tunnel and get a message from beyond【Haunted Tokyo】

Do you believe in ghosts, Rocketeers? A bloodstained woman with long hair is said to haunt this Tokyo tunnel.

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Goalie kitty possibly gearing up for the 2018 Winter Olympics drives the internet wild【Video】

This little kitty could very well become Japan’s ice hockey ace at the next Winter Olympics.

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