Oona McGee

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North Korea missile alert manga produced by Japanese government office

The cartoon might look cute and colourful, but the message it conveys is frightening.

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Sake ads show what it’s like to have a long-distance relationship with a Japanese woman 【Video】

Your beautiful girlfriend gets changed, has dinner and drinks sake while chatting to you on a video call.

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Japanese women rank the otaku obsessions they can most forgive in a partner

From manga to figurines, this list shows how 14 otaku hobbies fare in the romantic world.

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Heartbroken visitors leave tributes to Japan’s anime-loving penguin Grape-kun at new memorial

The artist who created the penguin’s 2-D anime crush has even left a beautiful illustration in honour of their memory.

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin Grape-kun passes away at Tobu Zoo

The cardboard cut-out he fell in love with was moved from the enclosure to be with the penguin as he passed away.

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Japan’s guitar-playing samurai drops the mic after mind-blowing street performance 【Video】

This chance encounter on the street is one of the best things you’ll see today.

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The top 10 themed cafes in Tokyo, according to Shibuya’s Harajuku girls

Follow the cool crowd and head to these little-known cafes for unusual themed experiences you won’t ever forget.

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Japanese men reveal the things they notice when they see a woman without makeup

Almost half of the respondents said they experienced a sense of disappointment when they saw a woman’s unmade face.

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Five of the worst areas to live in and around Tokyo

While they might look appealing to visitors, according to residents, these suburbs can be hell to live in.

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Japanese women reveal the worst ways they’ve been dumped by their partners

Surprisingly, discovering their partner in the arms of another lover is not at the number-one spot on this list.

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Beautiful “Japanese Goddess” catapults to stardom from a humble farm theme park 【Photos】

It’s easy to see why Erika Karata has become a sensation in Japan in just a few short years.

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Budget accommodation in Japan lets you stay for less than 18 bucks a night!

Clean, new and with lots of available extras, this is a fantastic option for savvy travellers.

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Tomomi Takano will knock you out with her gorgeous form.

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Men’s size women’s cardigan smashes crowdfunding goal online in Japan

There’s huge demand in Japan for cute, girly fashion specifically designed to fit male physiques.

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“Can you drop a bomb on America?” Japanese man shocks commuters from tracks of busy train station

Reactions from onlookers and staff were just as disconcerting as the man’s behaviour.

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Japanese artist finds a way to see through manga characters’ clothing【Video】

It turns out the secret to X-ray vision is a surprising item from a 100-yen shop.

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Cosplayers around the world reveal inspiring cosplay evolutions online 【Photos】

A few years can make all the difference between ordinary and spectacular cosplay.

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We visit Japan’s only specialty toothpick store to buy products steeped in 300-year-old history

When samurai needed toothpicks during the Edo period, this store had everything they were looking for.

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Japanese cosplay gets a western twist with new Taisho Roman kimono outfits 【Photos】

East meets west in this fusion style that combines overseas trends with traditional Japanese elements.

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Japanese Twitter users share a secret hiding on platform five at Akihabara Station

A little-known milky paradise awaits those who know where to look at this busy station in the capital.

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