The Beloved Cat Stationmaster In The Southwest Japan City Of Taketa, Died In An Accident

Nya, the beloved cat stationmaster in the southwest Japan city of Taketa, died in an accident on the night of June 8. Nya, whose name means “meow,” began to appear around Bungo-Taketa Station on the JR Hohi Line in the Oita Prefecture city more than 10 years ago. With a friendly and gentle character, the …

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The Japanese Flying Squirrel Is Possibly One Of The Cutest Animals In The World

Japan| Have you ever seen these cute little furry animals? These are the Japanese flying squirrels, small mammals capable of soaring from branch to branch thanks to a furred membrane (patagium) located between the front and rear legs. Although they do not fly, these pretty mammals can hover a distance of 100 meters. This remarkable …

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Stressed Japanese Women Can Rent Handsome Men to Wipe Away Their Tears at the Office

A cool new service in Japan is meant to help busy career women cope with the stress of their hectic lifestyles. For about 7,900 yen ($65), they can hire ‘Ikemeso’ – cute men – to wipe away their tears, quite literally! Here’s how it works: You call the company and pick one of seven Ikemeso, …

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Lose up to 3 pounds in a week with this Japanese banana diet without exercises

What do you know about Bananas, besides that they’re extremely tasty? Well, it could possibly be a revelation for you but they’re extremely nutritious and will provide the system with all the essential energy it needs. What’s more peanuts can accelerate your metabolism and so assist the procedure for weight reduction. You might wonder what …

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50 Illustrations Showing The Cultural Differences Between Japan And Other Countries

Eva is a comic artist who studied in Tokyo from 2010 to 2014. During her stay in the country, the artist noticed many cultural differences between her home country and Japan. To deal with this sudden cultural shock, Eva started creating funny comics about it. The artist hopes her comics will not only help foreigners …

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Japanese Sentence Structure: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Most people find Japanese sentence structure to be difficult and confusing. This is completely understandable considering how fundamentally different it is to other languages, but the truth is that Japanese grammar is actually incredibly logical – it just needs to be looked at from the right angle. Usually, the basic structure of Japanese sentences is …

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Japanese Male Geisha Called the ‘King of Hosts’ Reportedly Makes $370,000 a Month

A 26-year-old man has been called the “King of the Hosts” in Tokyo, Japan for a good reason. Roland started working at host clubs — where people meet modern geishas — at 18. At the time, Roland had just dropped out of a prestigious Tokyo University, according to Maison de Beaute. He quit school simply …

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Get curves with just a week of hula hooping? Actress Oto Abe tries the challenge

About Oto Abe Upcoming actress Oto Abe (no connection to the Prime Minister) has recently been expanding her range of activities. In addition to her performances as a key member of Four Dollars Fifty Cents, the theater troupe established by AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto, she has appeared in TV dramas such as “Ossan’s Love” and …

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Japan’s Copper Fiber Face Mask Can Destroy COVID-19 Particles in 4 Hours

Japan’s Gunma University has collaborated with textile company Meisei Industry to create copper fiber material that can “kill” coronavirus in 4 hours. This can be used for making face masks, gloves, and other items which could be useful in combating COVID-19. A university in Japan has teamed up with a local textile manufacturer to create …

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Meet Japanese Schoolgirl Gangs of 70’s That Become a Menace to Patriarchy

Nearly 50 years ago, Japan’s schoolgirl ga‌‌n‌‌gs known as the “sukeban” successfully defied the immaculate image of the Japanese sch‌oo‌l girl. The subculture of sukeban (loosely translated as the slang “girlboss”) emerged in the late 1960s and persisted throughout the 70s in Japan. While the term itself mainly refers to the female g‌a‌n‌g leader of …

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China lodges protest after Japanese PM refers to Taiwan as a country

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo on May 28, 2021, as the government expanded a coronavirus state of emergency. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, sparked an uproar of Chinese outrage this week when he referred to Taiwan …

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Japanese Boy Masters the Art of Makeup to Become Female Cosplay Goddess

Makeup is an incredibly powerful tool in the right hands, and if you’re wondering just how powerful, this Japanese young man has been using it to cross the gender barrier and become a female cosplay idol. Looking at the photos posted by @Makina_Jeanne, a popular cosplay enthusiast from Hokkaido, you could swear she was a …

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Japan Is Working To Create The First Ever “Space Elevator”

Advances in science and technology are taking us by surprise yet again! New and innovative pieces of technology are getting us closer and closer to space, including the recent development of a “space elevator”. A team of scientists in Japan are working to create the first ever “space elevator,” that will launch us nearly 60,000 …

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Saitama police chief resigns after drunken theft of 5 rolls of toilet paper

The chief of the Fukaya Police Station has resigned after an investigation revealed his alleged theft of toilet paper last month, police said on Thursday, reports TBS News At around 8:00 p.m. on May 29, Takashi Tanaka, 60, allegedly stole five rolls of toilet paper — valued at around 170 yen — from a toilet …

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Creative Cosplayer Crafts Hilariously “Low Cost” Costumes That Are Brilliant

You might think that to dress in cosplay, you’ve got to have a lot of fancy supplies to make your costume. But as Anucha Saengchart (aka Lonelyman) shows, you just need some basic materials and creative thinking. His hilarious Low Cost Cosplay is a wildly popular project in which he documents how he transforms into …

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Japanese “Cosplay Queen” Shocks Fans by Revealing That She Is Actually a Man

A popular Japanese cosplayer known for transforming herself into real-life versions of hot female anime characters, recently came out as a man who uses makeup, wigs and various accessories to achieve a shockingly feminine look. With over 65,000 followers on Twitter, and several other thousands on Instagram, Rei Dunois can safely be described as a …

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Photos Of 1908 Japan, Before Wars And Devastation

Back in 1908, a German photographer Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) spent six months in Japan, documenting the everyday life of the Japanese during the Meiji period. Genthe was known for his photo series, documenting San Francisco’s Chinatown. After his death, the Library of Congress acquired approximately 20,000 never before seen photographs from his studio, and buried …

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