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  1. look book
    The Model Who Started Her Career in Japan“A couple years ago, I got a DM asking if I wanted to sign with this agency in Japan. I was pretty sure it was a real agency — but not really.”
  2. cool
    Tokyo Medical School Admits to Tampering With Test Scores to Keep Women OutOfficials were apparently worried women would get pregnant, and thus wouldn’t be able to work long hours in the hospital.
  3. Blogger Stabbed to Death After Giving Lecture on Dealing With Internet TrollsKenichiro Okamoto worked for a cybersecurity consulting company and was a dark-web expert.
  4. now smell this
    This Perfume Is Impossible to Find, and I Love ItThis is all your fault, Le Labo.
  5. Japan Just Lost 80 Percent of Its AirbnbsBad news if you had a trip to Japan planned.
  6. Japan’s Shinzo Abe Quote-Tweets Trump Bashing Jeff FlakeIt was probably an accident.
  7. Trump Unites U.S. Allies — in Opposition to His Trade PoliciesSix of the G7 countries are furious at Trump and his tactics.
  8. nothing can terrace apart
    The Final Scene of This Episode of Terrace House Is a Great Piece of TelevisionA recap of your favorite Japanese reality show.
  9. nothing can terrace apart
    This Episode of Terrace House Ends on a Cliff-hangerWe finish on an apparently fraught trip to the grocery store.
  10. infrastructure
    Unacceptable: Japanese Train Leaves Station 25 Seconds EarlyA travesty.
  11. news you can booze
    Get Ready to Feel the Pain of a Japanese Whiskey ShortageSome of the country’s best distillers have started rationing supplies.
  12. u good?
    Is Katy Perry Okay?She had an interesting appearance on the Japanese morning show Sukkiri.
  13. What It’s Like to Watch Isle of Dogs As a Japanese SpeakerWhat’s the experience of watching Isle for a person who can speak and understand Japanese? Is the metaphor — and the film — just not made for you?
  14. too real tv
    Nothing Can Terrace Apart: A Terrace House RecapLet’s discuss your favorite Japanese reality show.
  15. tie-ins
    Uniqlo’s New Ramen Shirts Are Actually Pretty GreatThe company has incorporated eight famous ramen logos into “playful” wearable designs.
  16. news you can booze
    Coca-Cola Will Finally Start Adding Alcohol to Its SodaThe company will roll out its version of chuhai in Japan.
  17. winter olympics 2018
    NBC Apologizes for Olympics Opening Ceremony Japan CommentThe network issued a statement on analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo’s suggestion that South Korea credits its “transformation” to Japan.
  18. let's makeup
    11 Japanese Drugstore Products Loved by a Makeup ArtistWhat Fiona Stiles had to buy on her last trip to Tokyo.
  19. who among us?
    Japan’s Princess Postpones Wedding Because of ‘Immaturity’She’s giving up her royal title to marry a commoner but now says the couple “rushed various things.”
  20. health concerns
    Japanese City Activates Emergency Alert System After Store Sells Deadly BlowfishFive packages went out, and so far three have been recovered.
  21. Japan Sends False Alert Over Impending North Korean Missile AttackThe mistake comes just days after a similar snafu in Hawaii.
  22. the chain gang
    KFC Has Engineered ‘Low Smell’ Chicken in JapanIts ostensible purpose is not annoying fellow commuters on the train ride home.
  23. How the ‘Twitter Killer’ Lured His VictimsPolice found nine dismembered bodies in a home outside of Tokyo, Japan, earlier this fall.
  24. seasons greetings
    This Holiday Season, You Don’t Not Need Cake-Flavored White PepsiChristmas Cola is coming to town in Japan, even if you’ve been nice this year.
  25. shaken not stirred
    Why Hope Hicks Wore a Tuxedo in JapanHow the Trump women used their bodies as decoys in Japan.
  26. everybody loves his tastes
    Japan Immediately Sold Out of the Fast-food Cheeseburger Trump AteCurious crowds were quick to consume all of Munch’s Burger Shack’s food.
  27. well-done threat
    Trump’s Steak–and–Ice Cream Terror Continues Across AsiaHe kicked off his trip to Japan with the “best quality” steak and a chocolate sundae.
  28. Trump Under Fire for Improper Fish-Feeding TechniqueIn the first etiquette snafu of his Asia trip.
  29. memes
    Trump Followed Japanese PM’s Lead in Feeding Fish ImproperlyA misleading photo caught what seemed like the first etiquette snafu of his Asia trip.
  30. politics
    Looks Like No One Wanted to Hear Ivanka Trump Talk About Women’s EmpowermentVery few people showed up to her Friday speech in Tokyo.
  31. the chain gang
    KFC’s New Beauty Product Is a Bath Bomb That Smells Like Fried ChickenYour whole palm or arm will be lickable after this relaxing bath.
  32. Do Americans Know Where Our Troops Are and Why They Are There?The deaths of U.S. troops in Niger opened up a whole series of bigger questions about troop deployments and the strategies used to justify them.
  33. keeping up with the royals
    Japan’s Princess Mako Will Officially Give Up Royal Title for LoveJapanese Imperial law requires women to leave the royal family if, like Princess Mako, they want to marry a commoner.
  34. North Korea Launches Missile Over JapanThe Japanese government has issued an emergency warning, calling on residents in northeast Japan to seek shelter.
  35. candy
    Rest of World Simply Cannot Get Enough of Japan’s Kit Kats“We have Kit Kat back in Germany, but it’s not the same.”
  36. Japan’s ‘Black Widow’ Admits to Killing Her Fourth Husband in Court“I will laugh it off and die if I am sentenced to death tomorrow.”
  37. The Japanese Spider-Man Was the Craziest Superhero Show Ever▶️ “An emissary from hell. Spider-Man!”
  38. childhood nostalgia
    Japan Is Getting a My Neighbor Totoro Theme ParkCan Catbus take us there?
  39. today in fruit
    A Man Ordered an Airline’s Gluten-Free ‘Meal’ — and Got a Single BananaThe salt is what made it a complete breakfast.
  40. it'll rough you up
    Coca-Cola Insists It Made Coke ‘Healthy’ by Putting Fiber in ItIt boasts “five grams of indigestible dextrin.”
  41. North Korea Vows to Destroy U.S. Carrier, China Urges RestraintAs a Navy strike group heads toward North Korea, Pyongyang promises to turn “arrogant aircraft carriers” into “scrap metal” if they get too close.
  42. China Warns U.S. and North Korea That ‘No One Will Win’ If War Comes“We urge all sides to no longer engage in mutual provocation and threats,” China’s foreign minister said on Friday.
  43. There’s A Cotton-Candy-Pizza Hybrid — And It’s Actually Pretty Popular▶️ Too good to be true?
  44. show me the maki
    MLB All-Star Negotiates ‘Unlimited Sushi’ Into Japanese Baseball ContractThis may be the best contract demand of all time.
  45. North Korea Threatens U.S. and South Korea With ‘Merciless’ StrikesAs the U.S. and South Korea ramp up war games in the East Sea, North Korea is responding with trademark bluster.
  46. food art
    These Fruit Carvings Will Make You Feel Terrible About Your Knife SkillsJapanese mukimono master Gaku eats his art once he’s done, too.
  47. Hard-Core Brunchers Can Now Relax in Japan’s Maple-Syrup BathsAfter your coffee bath, but right before your ramen bath.
  48. weird
    Panda Sex Is Great News for Tokyo RestaurantTotenko Co.’s stocks jumped following a major mating announcement.
  49. innovation
    Japan Finally Invents Spreadable Coffee for ToastIt’s like the Frappuccino version of Nutella.
  50. video feed
    Pizza Hut Japan Is Bringing Back Its Store Run Entirely by CatsMaybe they’ve learned managerial skills since their last attempt?
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