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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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The method to save a seat in Japan shows how awesomely safe the country is【Video】

Leaving your belongings unattended to save a seat doesn’t mean you’re sure to lose your stuff, experiment shows.

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Otaku dating service advises singles to have interests other than anime

Tough love from Akihabara-based matchmaking service reflects the changing nature of anime fandom.

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Japanese woman punches boyfriend, charms Internet following his terrible restaurant manners

Just one more example of why you should always be nice to food service employees.

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An often-forgotten part of Japanese train etiquette that we should all keep in mind

Twitter manga reminds us that if you’re standing in this part of the train, you might be making the ride unpleasant for your fellow passengers.

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Interview with a “happening bar” customer: “I was getting repulsed by the whole atmosphere”

We ask the difficult questions, like what the hell is a “happening bar?”

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“Nine grooming steps guys need to do to be popular with woman in Japan” sparks online debate

According to the list, the guy in the photo above already has two strikes against him.

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Japanese tabloids teaching seniors how to find adult videos online

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta get grandpa to his girls gone wild.

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New smartphone app helps lonely women in Japan make female friends, forbids date requests

Asking someone out on a date, even for same-sex romance, will get users banned.

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Female body types men like vs. female body types women like, according to Japanese Twitter

Two popular idol singers held up as example of differing preferences between sexes.

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