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The Most Popular Sushi Ingredients: How Japanese & Foreign Tastes Differ

How does Japan like its sushi? Here are the most popular ingredients for the dish - and how its consumption differs abroad.

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Separate Spousal Surnames: Japan Business Group Says Law Must Change

Japanese spouses can't legally have separate last names. The head of Japan's most powerful business group says that's a real problem.

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When Eating Kaiten Sushi, Don’t Make This Fatal Mistake

It's easy to breach etiquette when traveling. But even 1 in 10 Japanese people say they've made this error with revolving (kaiten) sushi.

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Susukino Beheading: What Drove Tamura Runa to Murder?

Tamura Runa beheaded a man in a hotel in Sapporo - and her parents are now standing trial along with her. What happened?

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Tokyo’s New Dating App Wants All Your Personal Information

Would you disclose your annual income to find the love of your life? Tokyo's new dating app is betting a lot of people will.

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In First, Gay Couple in Japan Wins Common Law Marriage Designation

For the first time in Japan, a local government recognized same-sex spouses as a common-law marriage. It could start a trend.

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Are Japan’s Transportation Cards at Risk of Going Extinct?

IC transportation cards are an easy way to get around Japan. But five companies in Kumamoto say they can no longer afford to accept them.

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New Reports on Manga Author Ashihara Hinako’s Death Poorly Received

Authors and fans alike are criticizing reports from TV station NTV and publisher Shogakukan on the death of manga author Ashihara Hinako.

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What Does Japan Think About All These Foreigners?

A survey released earlier this year reveals what Japanese citizens think about increased immigration - and shows a substantial split by age.

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Is Tokyo’s Expensive Tokyo Projection Mapping Tourist Draw Worth It?

Godzilla and others take center stage in a projection mapping exhibit in Tokyo that some say isn't worth its hefty price tag.

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Japan Idol Who Went Viral Quitting Group Gets Best Revenge

Former Idol Onodela Popko made waves when she quit her group after just one week over bullying. What's she up to now?

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Original Fujiko Voice Actress From ‘Lupin III’ Passes Away

Masuyama Eiko, 88, has passed away. As Fujiko in Lupin III, she voiced one of the most recognizable female anime characters in history.

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Renho’s Tokyo Gubernatorial Candidacy Inspires Excitement – and Racism

A popular Japanese politician with Taiwanese roots made waves when she announced her bid for the governor's office of Tokyo.

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Controversial Chinese Influencer Desecrates Controversial Japanese Shrine

Japanese police are after a notorious Chinese social media influencer who defaced Yasukuni Shrine to boost his own reputation.

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Thanks to Weak Yen, Japanese Timeshare Owners In Hawaii are Screwed

The weak yen means many Japanese people can't easily travel abroad. That's left those who bought timeshares in Hawaii losing money.

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Japan Might Be Fishless In 2050 As Catch Declines To Lowest

Japan is known for its seafood. But for how long? Experts warn that the island nation could find itself fishless in the next three decades.

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As Prices Rise, Japan’s Ramen Shops Break “1000-Yen Wall”

It used to be common wisdom in Japan's restaurant industry that you couldn't sell ramen for over 1000 yen a bowl. That's changing quickly.

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Tourists are (Literally) Poking Holes in the Mt. Fuji Lawson Curtain

One town in Japan put up a giant curtain to deter overtourism at a famous Mt. Fuji tourist spot. But where there's a will, there's a way.

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Japan Host Club Shut Down for Trapping Women In Debt

For the first time, authorities in Japan have shut down a host club for using a debtor's system that's forced many women into prostitution.

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eSIM for Japan Travel: The Easy Way to Data

Got data in Japan? Here's why an eSIM for Japan travel is a hassle-free way to stay connected while seeing the sights.

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Are Foreign Tourists to Japan The Only Ones Behaving Badly?

Media reports blaming foreign tourists for bad behavior in Japan abound. But some say they're just imitating what the locals do.

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Why Couples Should Avoid These Cursed Breakup Spots in Japan

Going to Japan as a couple? Then you might want to avoid the following locations that urban legends say spell doom for your union.

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Japanese Staff Struggle as Rude Tourists Insist on Their Mother Tongue

Some Japanese service staff say they're struggling to cope with visitors who don't make any effort to find linguistic common ground.

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Japan May Solve Elderly Population Problem by Redefining “Elderly”

How do you solve the problem of a rapidly aging population? Japan's government has a novel answer: change what "elderly" means.

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Japan Railways Pauses Plan to Make Buying Train Tickets Harder

JR East cut over half of its ticket service counters as a cost-cutting strategy. All it achieved was angering its customers.

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An Empress of Japan? New Poll Shows a Majority Support It

Will the next emperor of Japan be an empress? A new poll shows a clear majority support it - but there are obstacles.

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Report: Tokyo is the World’s Hottest Trending Tourist Spot

A travel site says Tokyo is the top trending destination for travelers. Here are the popular - and less popular - spots they're visiting.

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Want to Climb Mt. Fuji? You’ll Need a Reservation Now

In a bid to stop overtourism, Yamanashi Prefecture has launched a website and registration system for would-be Mt. Fuji climbers.

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Japan Considers Making Childbirth 100% Free

As Japan continues to face rapid population decline and aging, its government considers a new tactic to grow families.

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New Scam Target Chinese Nationals Living In Japan

A disgusting new scam in Japan is explicitly targeting Chinese nationals. The threat? Pay up - or get deported.

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Japanese LGBTQ Couple Win Political Asylum in Canada

A lesbian couple in Japan say conditions for them were so bad in their home country that Canada has granted them refugee status.

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“Smell Harassment”: Japan’s Newest Workplace Controversy

It may not get you fired, but many on Japanese social media say "smell harassment" lowers productivity and team collaboration.

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Tourists Are Flocking to Japan – and Leaving Their Luggage

Tourists to Japan are leaving a lot behind - in some cases, including their broken luggage. One hotel found a neat solution to the problem.

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Japan’s New Bill to Strip Permanent Residency Based on Shaky Data

Japan's government is pushing a new law to strip permanent residents of their status - but it's based on incomplete data.

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Could You Get Trapped in a Japanese Subway Station Without Cash?

What happens if you're in a Japanese subway and your fare card stops working? Some folks found out the hard way recently. Here's how to avoid finding yourself…

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Learn This 83-Year-Old Japanese Grandpa’s Secrets to Washboard Abs and Happiness

People in Japan have a reputation for their health and longevity. But 83yo Nanri Hiroshi takes it to the next level.

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One Japanese Company Entices Workers with $1.22 Bottomless Steak

How do you incentivize workers? One company in Japan thinks they've found the answer: subsidized steak at the corporate cafeteria.

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Would You Buy This $25K Japan Tour? No One Else Would, Either

It was supposed to be a luxury tour of a beautiful area of Japan for the world's elite. So why did no one end up buying it?

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New VTuber Bar Opens First Location in Tokyo

We paid a visit to a new VTuber bar in Tokyo's Ikebukuro - and asked an expert on Japan's night life what it bodes for the future.

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Review: Tokyo Noir, Jake Adelstein’s Satisfying Follow-Up to Tokyo Vice

With the HBO adaptation of Tokyo Vice now popular the world over, journalist Jake Adelstein returns with a long-awaited sequel: Tokyo Noir.

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Japan Had an Especially Negative Reaction to Apple’s “Crush” Ad

Apple's controversial "Crush" ad received a negative reaction worldwide - and especially in Japan. Here are some reactions from social media.

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Welcome Suica App Aims to Make Tourist Travel in Japan Easier

A new app from Japan Railways East set to debut next year will make it easier for tourists to get around before they even leave their homes.

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Japan’s Most Popular Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurants Among Foreign Residents

It may be under fire in Japan but conveyor belt sushi is still a popular way to grab a quick bite without breaking the bank.

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This Shinto Shrine in Tokyo Appeals to Runners, Foodies, and Manga Fans

Planning a run? One shrine in Tokyo, made famous by a long-running manga, has a protective charm just for you.

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Review: ‘Snack Sakura’ Doc’s Expert Imagery Illustrates Ambiguity of Japan’s Fading Nightlife

In his new short documentary, "Snack Sakura," photographer Greg Girard embraces the retro charm and social ambiguity of Japan's ubiquitous snack bars.

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Hanko Seals Become Hot New Japan Tourist Souvenir

Hanko seals may one day go obsolete due to digitization. But thanks to tourists buying them as souvenirs, they're more popular than ever.

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90% of Japanese Pet Food Company’s New Employees Quit Within Weeks

In Japan, 30% of employees resign from their first jobs. But at Inaba Pet Food, they're setting new records for attrition.

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“Learn Japanese”: Tokyo Izakaya Closes After Owner’s Social Media Outburst

A restaurant in Tokyo had to close temporarily after its owner ranted on social media about a non-Japanese couple who came to the store.

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Are You Holding Your Backpack on the Japanese Subway Wrong?

Common wisdom holds that there's a polite way to hold your backpack on a crowded train in Japan. But is common wisdom wrong?

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Japan Railways Says It’s Cracking Down on “Customer Harassment”

In Japan, they say "the customer is god." Lately, more customers are angry, wrathful gods - and one Japanese company says it's had enough.

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