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Man dies after participating in onigiri speed-eating contest in Japan

The incident occurred at a festival in Shiga Prefecture last week.

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Sailor Moon fights against the spread of STIs on behalf of Japan’s health ministry

The animated high school heroine will now appear on posters and condom packages in a bid to thwart the spread of sexually transmitted infections in Japan.

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Fukuoka City aims to resume traffic at site of road collapse less than a week after accident

Following days of around-the-clock work by construction workers, all eyes are on the city again following reports that the road will be fit to drive on by today.

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UPDATE: Situation remains serious at scene of road collapse in Fukuoka

Our Japanese correspondent in Fukuoka brings us the latest images from the scene of the road collapse that occurred on the island of Kyushu.

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People evacuated as major road caves in outside station in Japan

Dramatic photos show the extent of the damage that occurred in the early hours of this morning.

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Unexpectedly cute stowaway on JR train causes delays, smiles

Usually commuters get upset by train delays, but this time they were all smiles.
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Swarms of insects cause chaos on bridge in Japan

Incredible photos show an extraordinary number of insects wreaked havoc on drivers, closing a bridge and causing accidents on the weekend.

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Japanese fans fund “Animator Dormitories” to help young anime artists working in Tokyo

The crowdfunding project has received huge support to assist new talent, who start out in the industry on notoriously low wages.

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Dramatic scenes at Harajuku Station as Typhoon Mindulle makes landfall in Japan

Tokyo’s Yamanote Line was suspended for hours in both directions today due to the incident.

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Korean man wins lottery, family stages City Hall protest demanding he split the money

The 58 year-old winner’s mother and daughter say they’re entitled to part of his winnings and went as far as to stage a protest at the local city office.

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SMAP, one of Japan’s most famous pop boy band groups, have announced they will disband at the end of this year.

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Emperor Akihito hints at abdication of throne in new video message

The Emperor’s decision to break his silence on the controversial issue has sparked considerable debate and contemplation in Japan.

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Female high school students continue to be banned on baseball field at Koshien Stadium in Japan

Baseball tournament officials defend the ban on female students as a necessary measure to help protect their safety.

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Lightning storms pound east Japan, turn Kawasaki into a giant rain puddle【Photos】

Mother Nature gave the Tokyo-area a dynamic wakeup call this morning.

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Carry your laptop inside your clothes with the new “Packable Parka” from Japan

Leave your bag at home and fill up the pockets of this denim hoodie with all your tech instead.

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Mass stabbing in Japan leaves 19 dead and dozens injured

According to local media reports, the incident is one of Japan’s worst massacres since WWII.

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Confusion as Imperial official denies rumors that Japan’s Emperor Akihito plans to step down

It’s been a whirlwind day in the Japanese media amidst rumors that Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate in the near future, but an Imperial official is now denying these claims.

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We finally know the age of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un

US officials closely monitor North Korea’s activities, so it might come as a surprise that we’ve been missing some basic information on its leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Bear attacks, disappointing anime ending causing concerns about Japanese animal park event

Bears have been getting bad press for both their real-life and anime actions this month, which has some bristling at the idea of a Kuma Miko-themed promotion in Akita.

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You gotta fight for your right to flash mob?

Is a flash mob protected free speech? The Japanese courts will decide.

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