politics

South Korean president’s hot bodyguard responds to worldwide attention, comments on viral fame

With his chiselled jaw, steely gaze, and model good looks, this bodyguard has been stealing the spotlight wherever he goes.

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The strongest passport in the world! Which nation’s citizens can freely visit the most countries?

The “strongest” and “weakest” passports may surprise you.

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Eva tie-wearing Japanese minister resigns after saying “it’s a good thing the tsunami hit Tohoku”

People in Japan responded to the remark with a heartwarming hashtag that immediately went viral, showing support for the Tohoku region.

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Hackers to Gundam: 5 rumors about failed North Korean missile launch surface on Japanese Internet

We cannot say with 100 percent certainty that a giant robot did not intervene at the last minute.

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Musician Ian McCulloch flees Japan amid US-North Korea tensions, show cancelled without warning

You know things are getting serious when the lead singer of Echo & the Bunnymen throws in the towel.

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Outburst by Japanese minister at press conference overshadowed by…his Eva anime tie

Viewers were shocked to see the Reconstruction Minister rip into a journalist but then they couldn’t tear their eyes away from his necktie.

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Japan elects its first openly transgender man to public office

25-year-old politician draws on his own experiences of isolation during campaign.

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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 government gives examples of what qualifies as “hate speech” in anti-discrimination law

Critics still likely to find problems with legislation.

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Japan announces plans to take in 300 Syrian refugees over the next five years

Efforts will double the number of refugees taken in previously.

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Japanese student translates Trump’s tweets to practice English, accidentally gets 60K+ followers

Making English-learning great again.

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Residents of Karatsu City struggle to vote when two candidates have exactly the same name

It’s a tale of two city councilmen like no other.

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Taiwanese politician’s funeral procession honors him with dancing… pole dancing 【Video】

Years from now he may not be remembered for his life, but he will definitely be remembered for his death.

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Japan’s Prime Minister has team of gloved officials that operates as his personal turn signal【Vid】

Here’s how the Prime Minister of Japan going for a drive is different from when you or I do it.

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Should Japan become the next Vegas or Macao? 57% of Japanese people say “no thanks” in new survey

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democrats intensify their push for legalized casinos in Japan, but a majority of Japanese people are calling their bluff!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the comedy stylings of Vladimir Putin 【Video】

Russian President Vladimir Putin shows his playful side by only making a veiled threat against neighboring countries.

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Cosplay organization receives official government grant from Tokyo’s Ota Ward

”Cosplay is a form of expression,” asserts anime-loving politician.

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Donald Trump’s granddaughter performs cover of Japan’s “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” 【Video】

Her grandfather may have just become America’s president-elect, but it looks like it’s Japan’s Piko Taro who’s in her thoughts.

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Japanese news program criticized for translating Lady Gaga’s protest message as “I hate Trump.”

Liberal translation of statement at protest against conservative politician has fans wondering what happened to the love.

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Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump reportedly to be appointed next ambassador to Japan

The prospect has Japanese netizens, quite surprisingly, very excited.

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