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A Couple Are Urging Thieves to Water Their Stolen 400-Year-Old Bonsai

The tree is estimated to be worth $127,700, and the owners are worried that it won't be taken care of.
Gavin Butler
2.14.19
japan

People are Freaking Out Over Sea Serpent Creatures Washing Up On Japan's Shores

Many believe that they're a sign a tsunami is coming.
Mustika Hapsoro
2.2.19
Culture

How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women From Sexual Slavery In World War II

A local marriage tradition in the island of Timor helped these women escape becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.10.19
adventure

High Tide in Hainan | The Island Behind China’s Bid to be a Surfing Superpower

Surfing used to be a dirty pastime in the People's Republic, until Olympic dreams changed everything
Jamie Fullerton
1.8.19
Food

Is the World Ready for These Pringles-Flavoured Instant Noodles?

Mmmm… sour cream and onion fried noodles.
Nisa Kreems
1.7.19
I can do it in monk's robes

Buddhist Monks Are Flexing on Twitter to Protest a Japanese Traffic Law

The Japanese hashtag #僧衣でできるもん, “I can do it in monk’s robes,” is more than just a Twitter thing.
Sarah Emerson
1.6.19
choking

Japan's New Year's Mochi Tradition Hospitalized 11 and Killed 1 This Year

The deadly rice cakes prompt warnings from Japanese officials every year.
Bettina Makalintal
1.2.19
Culture

My Sensual Journey into Japan's $90 Million Fake Anime Boyfriend Market

Since the 90s, Japanese women have been playing otome ("maiden") games, which allow the player to pursue virtual relationships with several virtual hunks. In the interest of journalism, I spent over $60 flirting with them.
Callie Beusman
12.29.18
lifestyle

10 Incredible Japanese Houses

Brutalist concrete structures, winding vertical mazes and steel facades – anything goes in Japan
Samira Larouci
12.28.18
Conservation

Japan Is Going to Start Commercial Whaling for the First Time in More Than 30 Years

The Japanese barely eat whale meat anymore.
Alex Lubben
12.28.18
japan

My Decadent Deep-Fried Christmas with KFC Japan

What’s red, white, and involves feasting on a large fried chicken, brought to you by a jolly, overweight bearded white man? Japanese KFC.
Jessie Thompson
12.25.18
calendar

Japan’s Hottest Calendar of 2019 Features Horny Pictures of Vladimir Putin

The calendar's rampant success has been attributed to young Japanese women calling themselves "Putin fans."
Gavin Butler
12.18.18
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