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Japanese thief returns stolen bicycle, includes written apology and edible gift to say sorry

But even after all that, he still shows no intention of reforming.

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Japan reminded of the importance of making yourself happy right now by elderly couple’s story

In Japan, deferring your happiness in order to work hard is a common choice, but seniors show that it can backfire.

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Flight attendants help man transporting wife’s ashes, move Japanese Twitter to tears

How one man’s heartbreaking flight turned into one of his most memorable.

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University student saves abused child after chance encounter in the rain

A simple act of kindness during a hard rain ultimately changed the life of one young girl.

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Hot-selling Nintendo Switch at core of heart-warming tale of cross-generational gamer generosity

Put down those Joy-Cons and grab some tissues.

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Three heroes honored for miracle intervention in a highway accident in Chiba

The combined talents and bravery of three individuals narrowly prevented a traffic disaster from getting out of hand.

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A heartwarming tale of mistaken Japanese train groping

Unsolicited touching on a train involves cars, disarmingly innocent desire.

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Japanese mom comes up with ingenious way to help preschool daughter keep shoes on the right feet

Keeping right and left straight is tough when you’re little, but this kid now has a kitty helper.

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Japan’s greatest anime voice actress, one of its most popular bands team up in beautiful ramen ad

Megumi Hayashibara, Bump of Chicken, and one more contributor create amazingly inspirational anime short.

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Japanese commercial for upcoming Dragon Quest XI evokes nostalgia and excitement all at once

“Now, the time for heroes has come again” …those very Heroes who used to stay up past their bedtimes and come to dinner late when on a quest!

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Japanese man recording everything he buys for little sister, plans to ask her to pay him back

But lucky for her, he’s using some very creative math to calculate her bill.

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“Fragile” moving box design shows Japanese moving companies’ legendary dedication to detail

Japan, where movers actually care about your stuff even more than you do.

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South Korean artist captures the subtle gestures of love in a beautiful watercolor series

The series Love Is takes a look at the simpler joys in a relationship.

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Heartwarming video captures the emotion of last day at work for a Japanese rail station employee

The story of the Akihabara stationmaster is bringing tears to the eyes of commuters around the country.

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J-rocker Gackt further proves his coolness with surprise performance at middle school graduation

In what’s become an annual tradition, the star musician gave a group of teens the surprise of their young lives.

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Japanese man shows us the best thing to catch while playing Pokémon GO: Your lost cat

Long after the cat went missing, it was found while its 69-year-old owner was looking for digital wildlife.

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Japanese gang of elementary-school-age bamboo thieves let off the hook for heartwarming reason

Childhood is notoriously short in education-and-work-come-first Japan, but these tykes’ throwback idea of fun got them out of trouble with the law.

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Twitter artist chronicles man’s tear-jerking revelation about father awhile eating ramen with son

Sometimes, we don’t realize how much we were loved until it’s our turn to love our own children.

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Japanese praiseful papa’s positivity is purely precious, or possibly evil genius

This Japanese daddy found a genius scheme for a harmonious family life.

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Failed your important entrance exams? That’s too bad–here’s a steak to make you feel better

For the second year in a row, this chain of Kyoto butcher shops is offering a bittersweet deal to those whose dreams were dashed.
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