Japan

East meet West in kitchen as Japanese ingredient makes Western-style cream stew more delicious

Our stew-loving reporter says a quick dash of one of Japan’s staple seasonings, added at just the right time, boosts the flavor of this cold-weather favorite.

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Study reveals staff shortage in Japanese firms, suggests a need to accept low-skilled foreigners

60 percent of small and medium-sized companies in Japan are understaffed, and it’s time to take a hard look at the situation.

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Final Fantasy event lets riders unlock goodies and battle bosses on Tokyo’s Yamanote Line【Pics】

Unique wallpapers and boss fights are waiting to be discovered by brave heroes wielding smartphones

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Naruto Manga Gets Kabuki Play in August 2018

Minosuke Bandō, Hayato Nakamura star in play that will run in Tokyo.

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Poster ad has had enough of people not undergoing cancer screening, unleashes fiery hell on them

In Japan, even the Demon King wants you to take health issues seriously.

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World’s first artificial shooting stars gearing up for debut over Hiroshima

When you wish upon a star, make a reservation from where you are. ♪

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Handy tip restores clumpy and knotted faux fur back to its fluffy glory in an instant

Breathe new life into your faux fur bags, coats, and plush toys using just two items.

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Tokyo’s Tsukiji Hongan Temple opens a cafe, breakfast set has 16 side dishes!

This 400 year old temple invites you to worship their wide array of cakes and teas.

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Japanese genius shares perfect way to shut down blowhards who ask “Do you know why I’m angry?”

Seven simple words to put the brakes on someone’s righteous anger express.

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New line of cozy kimono-style roomwear smashes crowdfunding goal, could still be yours

Mocolle’s crowdfunding hit parade keeps on going with four beautiful new “loose hakama” outfits.

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Anime fans object to plan to plant cherry blossom trees at movie’s real-life location in Japan

Fans of handsome swimming boys anime Free! don’t think gardeners should be free to plant sakura wherever they want.

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Anime voice actress for Dragon Ball’s Bulma passes away under mysterious circumstances in Tokyo

Hiromi Tsuru, voice of multiple anime icons, leaves behind incredible body of work, startling prescient statement in her final spoken dialogue.

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Will P.K. do it this time? One middle-aged man’s genuine attempt at a low-carb diet

Find out the first month’s results as our Japanese-language reporter P.K. Sanjun attempts yet another diet.

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Breakfast donut sandwiches are now one of Japan’s cheapest, craziest morning meal options

Mr. Donut looked at a donut and said, “You know what would make that better? If we stuck some ham in it.”

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Japanese woman gives us a steamy lesson in how to embrace the topless anime character.

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Japanese anime fans turn Twitter emojis into their favourite characters

Get ready for angry and smiley faces like you’ve never seen them before.

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Starbucks Japan announces its second round of festive holiday drinks, coming soon

‘Tis that time of year, for red and green Christmassy cheer!

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Manga-based game show ups the ante with part-time jobs offering $805 for two days’ work

Get 91,000 yen for wearing a black suit, tie and sunglasses in special one-off job offer from new variety TV show based on manga and anime series Ultimate Survivor Kaiji.

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Line messaging app adding unsend function to save us from our embarrassing selves

Good news for all of us who’ve sent a message to the wrong person, or sent a message that’s just plain wrong.

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An illustrated field guide to the myriad marvelous uniforms of Tokyo Disney Sea

Disney’s second Tokyo-area theme park is all about the aesthetics, as this collection of more than 20 outfits shows.

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