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Tokyo Olympic committee comes up with clever way to let blind children help select Games’ mascots

Organizers find a way to let vision-impaired kids express their opinion of which of the adorable characters best represents Japan.

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Japanese Twitter artist creates emotional anime advertisement posters, leaves netizens in tears

A tribute to the most touching moments in manga and anime.

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Tough national exam question for elderly care workers in Japan hits netizens right in the feels

Life will come to an end someday, and it takes a special individual with a big heart to support those nearing the last legs of a long journey.

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Taiwanese ice skating fans come to the rescue when power blacks out during skaters’ performance

What do you do when the power goes out during your favorite sport? Bust out your cellphone, of course!

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Nintendo and Pokémon Company help grade-school boy get over bullying incident, earn lifelong fan

Want to know why Nintendo fans are so loyal? Because of touching stories like this.

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Japanese son handmakes Buddhist altar for deceased mother out of deeply touching materials

Lovingly appropriate choice by wacky inventor asserts that mom isn’t gone, she’s just resting.

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Touching Twitter manga shows how all the bad things about having a cat make having one wonderful

Illustrations show that sharing your life with a feline is one of our world’s happiest heartbreaks.

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The kind of boss Japanese millennials wish they had, shown in touching workplace manga

Managers in Japan often use the phrase “Imadoki no wakai mono ha…” to gripe about young people, but this time there’s a twist.

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U.S. Marine hit by car rescuing Japanese driver from traffic accident in Okinawa, fractures skull

Local media makes no mention of father-of-three’s sacrifice, triggers angry, embarrassed reactions from Japanese nationals.

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Fan shows Nintendo Animal Crossing characters will always remember you in heartwarming screen cap

Took a decade off from Nintendo’s forest lifestyle simulator? Doesn’t matter, because your in-game friends haven’t forgotten you.

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Pikachu speaks English in newest Pokémon anime movie, freaks out audiences【Video】

Fans in Japan have very different reaction to famous Pokémon’s first intelligible dialogue.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! collector parts with ultra-rare cards worth more than $5,000 each, for his daughter

What price can you put on your child’s education? One Yu-Gi-Oh! fan finds out.

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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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Nintendo Switch has hidden NES emulator, accessed with two tributes to the late President Iwata

Two years after his passing, Satoru Iwata remains an important part of Nintendo’s video game vision.

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Heart-breaking plea from kids looking for their mama convinces Tokyo subway station to bend rules

Unauthorized notices beg woman who left girls behind to “Please call home.”

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With youth suicide spike looming, Tokyo zoo offers itself as a place of refuge

Ueno Zoo reminds youths that they don’t need anyone’s permission to run away from a dangerous situation.

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Bedridden Japanese elderly home residents transformed into stars of the silver screen

Bedridden senior home residents pose for photos like stars of the silver screen.

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Nagasaki Starbucks marks anniversary of World War II’s end with powerful message of peace

Coffeehouse chalkboard encourages customers to think about situations in coffee-growing regions of the world.

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Twitter manga shows four stages introverts go through when making plans to meet up with friends

There are ups and downs aplenty when you’re a person who likes to be alone but have plans to see people you like.

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Japanese thief returns stolen bicycle, includes written apology and edible gift to say sorry

But even after all that, he still shows no intention of reforming.

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