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Someone Illegally Drove A Real-Life Mario Kart Over Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge

Police are still on the lookout for the driver, who had disappeared into the night by the time they arrived.
Gavin Butler
a day ago
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Indian ‘Yogi’ Wins an Election in Japan

The first Indian ever to win an election in Japan decided to take up the cause after serving curry to locals affected in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters.
Shamani Joshi
2 days ago
Drugs

A Japanese Uni Professor Allegedly Taught Students How to Make Ecstasy

The 61-year-old could face 10 years in prison for showing students how to manufacture MDMA.
Gavin Butler
4.18.19
Technology

This Medical School in Japan Uses Facial Recognition for Attendance

Students take turns using tablets to take photos of themselves to confirm attendance.
Lex Celera
4.15.19
japan

Sawanobori | Why Climbing Waterfalls is Sacred in Japan

One of Britain's best climbers went out to give it a try.
Chris Sayer
4.11.19
Photography

Photos of Japan's Office Workers During Their 60-Hour Weeks

Sleeping on the street is socially acceptable in Japan, where nightly overtime is normal.
Laura Woods
4.9.19
Art

No Matter Your Flaws, This Artist Wants You To Embrace Your 'Pureness'

We spoke to Japanese comedian and artist Nikuguso Tarou as he gears up for Artexpo in New York
Yuichi Abiko
4.8.19
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Japanese Workers Are Very Upset About Their Upcoming 10-Day Holiday

"To be honest, I don’t know how to spend the time when we are suddenly given 10 days of holidays," said one worker.
Gavin Butler
4.4.19
Food

Disturbing Video Shows Clam Sushi Still Moving as It's Being Served

Behold the squirming surf clam that has divided Japanese Twitter.
Mayukh Sen
4.1.19
Drugs

Japan's Psychedelic Baker Turns Bread into Astrological Art and Drinks Immortality Cider

"There are a lot of connections between the world of yeast and the universe," says Junpei Katsumi of Paradise Alley Bread & Co.
Reed Dunlea
4.1.19
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Watch This Bizarre Slo-Mo Video of Trump's Asia Trip

Another masterpiece from the White House video team.
Drew Schwartz
3.29.19
Burn-Out

Hong Kong Now Has Its Own 'Hikikomori' Problem Where Young People Are Shutting the Door on Society

Why some people are trying to disappear in one of the world's most-densely populated cities.
James Durston
3.18.19
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