Saitama

“Grilled corn” and “gyoza” flavored shaved ice sold at Saitama cafe

This certainly doesn’t help the stereotype that Japan will put corn on top of anything.

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Move over revolving sushi – Japanese cafe floats desserts to you on a beautiful river counter!

Eatery delivers sweets, drinks with the elegant cooperation of flowing water.

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Penguin that fell in love with cardboard cutout anime girl now has his own drink for sale at zoo

Does it taste as bittersweet as unrequited love?

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Japanese zoo penguin falls in love with cutout of cute anime penguin girl

Humans aren’t the only ones who can have affections for 2-D characters.

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Which Japanese prefecture buys the most leopard print clothes?

The answer is o-oh my god, not Osaka?!

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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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Osaka man arrested for throwing dozens of cockroaches around at anime music event

Suspect of the “cockroach incident” fully admits to the charges.

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Jaw-dropping Japanese “sea of clouds” is a great reason to visit Tokyo’s northern neighbor

Just a few hours outside of Tokyo, but visually worlds away.

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Japanese high schooler awarded by police chief for cleaning up litter on city street on her own

She alone collected 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of garbage!

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This year’s contest to choose Japan’s greatest mascot attracting some shady characters

Call me old fashioned but I remember when mascots were meant to be cute, not demons spawned by human weakness or yam ninjas.

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Dragon Quest celebrates anniversary with enormous rice paddy art in Gyoda, Japan【Video】

The Guinness World record-holding game joins up with the Guinness World record-holding rice paddy to create a Dragon Quest artwork on a massive scale.

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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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Japan’s most sensitive bikers busted for Valentine’s Day rowdiness

Gather around and listen to the tale of Discreet Relationship; the most gosh darn precious biker gang Japan has ever seen.

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Angry customer smashes pachinko machines with hammer 【Video】

Videos have emerged of a man smashing pachinko machines with a hammer before being arrested by police.

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Japanese city’s promotional animation is an emotional roller coaster like no other 【Video】

This flipbook animation will have your heart doing flips right along with it.

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Kidnapped girl escapes from abductor after two years in confinement

A girl who was apparently held captive in Tokyo for two years has escaped and been reunited with her family.

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This photo of a train has an amazing surprise

If you look closely there’s a chance you’ll be able to see it…

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Barbapapa opens its first cafe in Japan with exclusive menu of cute characters

Joining the amazing anime café openings this month is Café Barbapapa in Saitama Prefecture, with a gorgeous lineup of sweets, sandwiches and drinks all featuring cute character details from the series.

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Stunning Saitama rice field art snags Guinness record

You may have already heard about rice field art: Those complex works that use dyed or naturally colored rice grains to create gorgeous patterns, or that turn the whole rice field into a canvas for a massive “painting” that can only be fully appreciated from the skies. Also, because Japan, Ultraman is sometimes involved.

But the phenomenon, once a niche practice for small Japanese cities that otherwise had nothing in the way of tourist destinations, has caught on to the point that the Guinness Book has actually recorded, for posterity, the current world’s largest work of rice field art.

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Saitama now offering free SIM cards to foreign tourists

Japan is well-known for its unique hospitality culture, which partially stems from the concept of “ichigo-ichie” (lit. “one time, one meeting”), the tea master’s philosophy that every encounter is a once-in-a-lifetime moment to be cherished.

Now, Japan is flexing its hospitality muscles in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by rolling out new services and products to help visitors and reduce the stress that comes with travelling in a country where things can sometimes get lost in translation. The latest display of impressive hospitality comes from Saitama City, where the city council is offering free SIM cards to its foreign visitors.

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