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No more porn–Japanese convenience store chain to phase out adult magazine sales by end of year

New policy follows increased complaints from female shoppers.

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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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Tokyo train company’s apology for 20-second-early departure is one of the best things about Japan

Taking the time to sincerely think about the question “Who cares?” after a minor screw-up is part of what makes life in Japan great.

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Japanese women list the things men do that make them look cool without even realizing it

Tiny gestures can make big differences in how these women see a man.

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Twitter user’s photo comparison blows up the idealized image of Japanese motherhood

Manga artist says motherhood has fewer about quiet moments, more about sudden impacts than people imagine.

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Four frustrating “middle-aged man rules” that dictate life in a Japanese office

Are you an innovation-loving young professional? Brace yourself for the chance you’ll run into this aggravations working in Japan.

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Manga’s touching take on pressuring non-black-haired kids to dye hair in some Japanese schools

Even if no one’s a straight-up villain, life can still give you a chance to be a hero.

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Japanese women prove domestic-minded men are sexy with crazy-long Twitter hashtag

After Japanese man muses that doing chores will make him less attractive to a wife, women respond that a dude who helps out in home life is dead sexy.

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The top 10 traits of “domestic” women in Japan, according to Japanese men

Survey respondents see subtle signs of potential for a happy home life in female coworkers’ desks, lunches.

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Majority of Japanese men in their 20s say they want men-only train cars in survey

Older gentlemen show much greater willingness to share space with female fellow passengers.

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10 types of people Japanese women hate sitting next to on public transportation【Video】

Porn, drool, and body odor all identified as major problems.

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Team of loincloth-wearing men helps clean up one of Tokyo’s dirtiest streets【Video】

Scantily clad spokesmen in Shibuya also help give a second chance to juvenile delinquents.

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Tokyo school teaches cross-dressing men, transgender individuals to move and speak femininely

Classes include voice training, makeup clinics.

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10 times Japanese train passengers aren’t so polite【Survey】

Even in famously polite Japan, sometimes guys forget their manners.

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Japanese custom of bowing to cars at crosswalks keeps locals safe, warms Internet’s hearts【Video】

Even people born and raised in famously polite Japan are amazed by Iwate Prefecture’s manners.

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Lists of what gives Japanese women a good or bad first impression of men are confusingly similar

Look but don’t stare, be relaxed but energetic, and other seemingly conflicting advice has bachelors wondering if it’s all just about looks in the end.

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The pros and cons of having otaku parents, according to Japanese anime fans

”I wish my mom would stop trying to make me a boys’ love fan,” laments frustrated son.

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Japanese father worries his son is being bullied at school, gets a dirty, funny surprise instead

Cause of middle schooler’s depression is linked to one of teens’ deepest sources of joy.

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A piece of Japanese business manners that many Japanese people could do without

Farewells can be sad, but in a Japanese business saying good-bye can be a pain because of the country’s elevator etiquette.

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Japanese requirement for tattoo artists to have medical licenses may be nail in industry’s coffin

Osaka district court ruling says tattooing isn’t art, it’s a medical procedure.

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