Oona McGee

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Passengers evacuate train during typhoon after it gets hit by lightning and fills up with smoke

This video shows what happens inside a train when lightning strikes a carriage.

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Japanese ninja proficiency test to be held in Tokyo

Do you have what it takes to become a certified shadow warrior?

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Japanese Emperor abdication date revealed by government officials in new report

The date will bring an end to Japan’s current Heisei era.

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Low-priced Sailor Moon fashion returns with new winter pieces from Uniqlo sister brand GU

The lineup includes showstoppers like embroidered boots and velour pants, all with new motifs that everyone will want to get their hands on.

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Ghibli film secret revealed as Japan Self-Defense Forces soldier deciphers secret code in Laputa

According to this former soldier, the message that director Hayao Miyazaki hid in morse code has never been revealed until now.

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Japan’s top 10 dog names for 2017

Looking for a name for your pooch? Take some inspiration from these adorable Japanese pet monikers.

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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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