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Japanese Twitter user’s description of the ideal boyfriend is refreshingly reasonable

Maybe a little too reasonable, even.

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Small-breasted Japanese women sound off on common thoughts and experiences of sub-busty life

Survey solicits sentiments of those with “impoverished breasts.”

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Japanese Twitter user shares the phrase a man should never say to his wife

Dinner is involved.

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Skip the peace sign – Security researcher cautions against striking Japan’s favorite picture pose

Saying cheese is fine, but flashing the peace sign could be inviting not just social media attention, but identity theft too.

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Manga artist says she’s found the reason why men won’t read comics written for women

More and more women are enjoying Japanese comics for men, but why do so many guys remain indifferent to shojo and josei manga?

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Do Japanese people kiss in Public? 【Interview】

Are Japanese people down for PDA? It depends on a surprising variety of factors!

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Same-sex couples to be recognized in Sapporo, Japanese city with population of around two million

Sapporo will become the largest city in Japan to recognize same-sex couples.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strange things Japanese people do for Christmas【Weird Top Five】

What? It’s just a knife to cut the traditional Christmas cake!

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Japan’s extremely harsh video game reviews may be the reason it gets some new releases last

Bad reviews from Japan may have lead to developers prioritizing other countries first.

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Adult otaku reflects on why it’s now easier for Japanese anime fans to be open about their hobby

Conversation with elementary school otaku provides encouraging insight.

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More than half of young anime workers live with their parents or receive money from them【Survey】

Going to work for an anime company continues to be a terrible plan if your goal is to get rich.

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Japanese schoolgirls engage in “Air Chair Battle” in railway commercial promoting manners【Vid】

Just when you thought Japanese commercials couldn’t get any weirder.

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What makes a Japanese woman think she and a guy have become lovers? Survey investigates

Physical and mental connections alike show up in the top responses.

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Top Japanese baby names for 2016 feature flowers and other flora on both boys’ and girls’ lists

Names with auspicious and beautiful meanings appear often in parents’ top picks.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strangest ways to be polite in Japan 【Weird Top Five】

Slurp, sniff, but whatever you do, DON’T pour your own drink!

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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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Survey asks Japanese women for the details of their “showdown lingerie”

When you’ve got a big day ahead of you, sometimes a little fashion-based boost can make all the difference.

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Could Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen be the start of a new form of workplace harassment in Japan?

Piko Taro has a pen? Well some young Japanese office workers have a problem.

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Amateur filmmaker’s videos are a time capsule of Tokyo in the year 1990 【Video】


Take a trip back to the metropolis at the peak of the Bubble Era with this fascinating series of candid video montages.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 crazy awesome features of Japanese restaurants 【Weird Top Five】

Five reasons why dining in Japan may be the best in the world.

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