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Creator of Japanese manga Bleach searches for fan to thank him for his dying message

Get out the tissues because this hand-drawn thank-you manga from creator to fan will hit you right in the feels.

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Pokémon GO helping tsunami-damaged communities in Japan recover with cool promotion going on now

We traveled to the disaster-stricken Tohoku region to see the effects of Pocket Monster Lapras’ real-world healing powers.

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Mr. Sato’s dad gives him some tough love when asked if he knows what his son does for a living

The elder Mr. Sato tells it like it is. Plus: an appearance by the Sato family cat!

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Japanese train station staff offers heart-warming encouragement to college entrance examinees

Reminds them that they’re not alone, and that even if things look bleak now, they might be just about to take a turn for the better.

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Twitter manga shows why “Quit your job” isn’t such an easy solution for suicidal workers in Japan

Author found himself waiting on a subway platform, with the train aproaching, thinking “If I just take one little step forward, I won’t have to go to work tomorrow.”

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Beautiful fan-made Pokémon tribute is as moving as any official Nintendo ad for series 【Video】

In just over one minute, video takes us on an emotional journey through 20 years of Pokémon passion.

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Japanese airline takes us on a feels trip with commercial focusing on family togetherness 【Video】

Kids are given one less plane ticket than there are members of their family, and their responses are heartwarming.

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Eating a rice ball? You could feed five hungry kids just by sharing a photo for charity campaign

Onigiri Action World Food Day campaign is donating meals to children in Africa and Asia for every rice ball photo shared online with its hashtag.

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Tubes, Sieves, and Boxes: Three ways of dealing with stress, according to Japanese Twitter artist

One variety proves to be particularly common among online commenters.

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Japanese video 18-Year-Old Grandpa has important, moving message behind its silly-sounding title

Story looks back on special relationship between much younger woman and her elderly ward.

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Japanese Twitter tears up over touching tale of why bullied child never contemplated suicide

Tormented grade schooler didn’t have to look far for proof that someday things could be better.

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Pokémon GO preserves the memory of building lost in Japan’s 2011 tsunami by making it a PokéStop

The Okada Theater was swept away in 2011, but Pokémon GO players are still visiting its location, and learning a little about this tsunami-ravaged city in the process.

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Poké-feels: Sibling visits grave of younger brother who loved Pikachu, gets tear-jerking surprise

Japanese Twitter users react to this bittersweet Pokémon GO discovery.

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Japanese Twitter user’s sad memory of when school literally refused to look at bullying problem

Pain of heartbreakingly clueless ethics lesson continues years later.

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Japanese man extends heart, covers eyes for blindfolded free hug experiment in China 【Video】

Moving results offer hope for improved relations between the two nations.

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Japan in tears over elementary school teacher’s emotional homework assignment about love and loss

”Make your parents cry” may not have been the assignment, but it was definitely the result of this important lesson.

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Hand-drawn Sayo and Ko’s Departures short animation hits us right in the feels 【Video】

This delicately crafted story is ideal for viewers who want to change themselves for the better but just need to take that daunting first step.

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Kumamoto kids thank Self-Defense Force for earthquake relief work with touching handmade awards

Little youngsters’ moving gesture has us ready to cry big old tears.

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Two of Japan’s biggest chains travel to disaster-stricken Kumamoto to hand out free beef bowls

Mobile kitchens provide comfort food, in the truest sense of the word, for thousands of earthquake victims.

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Beautiful, heartwarming anime short is also a commercial for miso 【Video】

Brief glimpse at multigenerational family has viewers reaching for their tissues and chopsticks.

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