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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. North Korea Launches Missile Over JapanThe Japanese government has issued an emergency warning, calling on residents in northeast Japan to seek shelter.
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.”
  8. The Japanese Spider-Man Was the Craziest Superhero Show Ever▶️ “An emissary from hell. Spider-Man!”
  9. childhood nostalgia
    Japan Is Getting a My Neighbor Totoro Theme ParkCan Catbus take us there?
  10. 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.
  11. it'll rough you up
    Coca-Cola Insists It Made Coke ‘Healthy’ by Putting Fiber in ItIt boasts “five grams of indigestible dextrin.”
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. There’s A Cotton-Candy-Pizza Hybrid — And It’s Actually Pretty Popular▶️ Too good to be true?
  15. show me the maki
    MLB All-Star Negotiates ‘Unlimited Sushi’ Into Japanese Baseball ContractThis may be the best contract demand of all time.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Hard-Core Brunchers Can Now Relax in Japan’s Maple-Syrup BathsAfter your coffee bath, but right before your ramen bath.
  19. weird
    Panda Sex Is Great News for Tokyo RestaurantTotenko Co.’s stocks jumped following a major mating announcement.
  20. innovation
    Japan Finally Invents Spreadable Coffee for ToastIt’s like the Frappuccino version of Nutella.
  21. video feed
    Pizza Hut Japan Is Bringing Back Its Store Run Entirely by CatsMaybe they’ve learned managerial skills since their last attempt?
  22. international affairs
    North Korea Conducts First Ballistic Missile Test Under TrumpJapanese prime minister Shinzo Abe denounced the test from Mar-a-Lago with Trump in tow.
  23. Trump and Japan’s PM Praise Alliance, Share Uncomfortable HandshakeThe leaders met at the White House before their trip to Mar-a-Lago.
  24. excess
    Here’s What a $22 Strawberry Looks LikeHint: a lot like other strawberries.
  25. stunt foods
    Nestlé Is Making Kit Kat ‘Sushi’ Bars in JapanTwo of life’s biggest cravings finally available as one.
  26. believe me it's beautiful
    BLT Steak’s Japan Outposts Are Selling a $50 Trump BurgerThe restaurant brand — which is opening inside the new Trump International Hotel — is embracing the president.
  27. seafood
    Here’s a Bluefin Tuna That Just Sold for $632,000$1,356 per pound of endangered seafood.
  28. innovation
    Japan’s Latest Burger Innovation Replaces Buns With BeefIt’s just a pile of patties.
  29. space of the week
    10 Days of Design Hunting in JapanWhat Wendy Goodman loved in Tokyo, Kyoto, and the Benesse Art Site Naoshima.
  30. loneliness
    The Strange Psychology of Why Half a Million Japanese Never Leave Their HomesHikikomori: avoidance of all social contact.
  31. Truth, Lies, and Videotape at the Kawasaki KmartJailed in Japan for a crime she didn’t commit, a young American teacher learns the meaning of the phrase sho ga nai — “It can’t be helped.”
  32. video feed
    Yet Again, a New Ramen Ad Is Better Than Anything on American TVWestworld can’t compete.
  33. innovation
    Take a Ramen Bath to Recover From This ElectionIt’s the least you deserve.
  34. collaborations
    Shake Shack Japan Will Serve a ‘Michelin-Starred’ Burger for One Day OnlyIt’s comes with bacon, marinated cucumbers, and red miso.
  35. okay
    Cutting-Edge Japanese Company Pioneers Fake Foods As Fashion AccessoriesFinally, you can accessorize with soba.
  36. wasabi attacks
    Japanese Sushi Chain Apologizes for Serving Foreigners ‘Excessive’ WasabiThe chefs claim they thought tourists were “seeking more excitement.”
  37. gimmicks
    Japan Releases Burger With a Bacon ‘Tongue’ Hanging OutIt also includes purple cheese sauce and a coffin-shaped box.
  38. the chain gang
    McDonald’s Japan Rolls Out Pumpkin-Spiced FriesThe chain chooses to ruin the one thing it sort of does right.
  39. one-click planet
    Amazon’s New Cooking Show Lets Viewers Order the Food DirectlyBut it’s only in Japan, for now.
  40. puff piece
    Japanese Company Claims It’s Developed Nonlethal Puffer FishIt argues a farmed species means laws regulating the dangerous dish can be relaxed.
  41. video feed
    This Japanese Ramen Ad Is Literally EverythingLike, actually every single thing you can think of, crammed into a single two-and-a-half-minute magnum opus.
  42. Let This Japanese Swim Team’s Majestic ‘Let It Go’ Cool You DownSo refreshing.
  43. theater review
    Theater Review: An All-Female, All-Japanese ChicagoAll that ja … pan?
  44. the chain gang
    Now McDonald’s Is Reaping the Benefits of the Pokémon Go PhenomenonEvery restaurant in Japan is about to be a gym, and the company’s stock is surging as a result.
  45. naked lunch
    Japan’s Naked Restaurant Vows Not to Put Overweight People on a ScaleGreat news: Patrons can now be any weight or age.
  46. innovation
    Ikea Unleashes All-Black ‘Ninja Dogs’ in JapanThey’re made with activated charcoal, of course, and only available in Japan.
  47. roll clip!
    Watch a Japanese Ghostbusters Music VideoPut out by four Japanese comedians — sorry, heroes.
  48. Tie-ins
    Japanese Chain Debuts Predictably Bonkers Ghostbusters BurgersOf course there’s a Stay Puft Marshmallow burger for dessert.
  49. Naked Lunch
    Japan Now Has a Naked Restaurant, TooIt’s taking things a step further by banning old and overweight customers.
  50. In Hiroshima, Obama Proposes ‘Moral Revolution’ During his historic visit, Obama met with survivors and called on mankind to get its moral progress in line with its technological prowess.
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