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World

Revenge Motive Suspected For Kyoto Attack

2 min read

A man suspected of torching an animation studio in Japan, killing 33 people in the country's worst mass killing in two decades, planned the attack because he believed his novel had been plagiarised, media reports say.

National

National

Japanese Beer Company Asahi Buy Carlton & United Breweries In Huge Multi-Billion Deal

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Japanese beer company Asahi has agreed to a takeover deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev for Carlton & United Breweries.

News

News

Man Stunned To Find His Picture On Cigarette Packs

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

Updated

Updated

Japanese Anime Studio Up In Flames, Dozens Killed In Suspected Arson

2 min read

A man shouted "die" as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation's worst mass murder in nearly two decades.

News

News

Japan To Begin Commercial Whaling Again After 30 Years

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On Monday, Japan will resume commercial whaling for the first time in 30 years. Its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which regulates whaling globally, formally takes effect July 1.

Politics

Politics

'How Good Is Modi!': Scott Morrison's Most Popular Tweet Is In Hindi

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Scott Morrison appears to have developed a new-found friendship with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, during his time in Japan.

News

News

#KuToo: Thousands Of Japanese Women Sign Anti-Heels Petition

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Japanese women are digging their heels in, protesting workplace rules that force them to wear heels in the office.

News

News

Japanese PM Asks For Everyone To Get His Names The Right Way Around

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Turns out the man above’s name isn’t actually Shinzo Abe.

News

News

The Weirdest World Records Set So Far This Month

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A giant pack of instant noodles, a stack of doughnuts, a massive AF frame and a speedy tuk tuk have all been etched into the record books so far this May.

News

News

Man Jumps Off Bridge In Celebration, Accidentally Lands On Passing Boat

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A video has gone viral after a man jumped off a bridge in celebration but landed on a boat instead of the water like he anticipated.

World

World

Japan Just Had Its First Emperor Abdication In 200 Years

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito prayed to a Shinto sun goddess on Tuesday, starting a day of ceremonies to mark the end of a three-decade reign.

Sport

Sport

Who Wins A Football Match Between 100 Kids And Three Pros?

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It's chaos.

World

World

Professor Allegedly Solicited His Students To Produce MDMA In Class

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It's Breaking Bad turned real.

Tech

Tech

Move Over Steph Curry, Robo-Ballers Are In Town

1 min read

Cue3 stands at 208cm tall, can nail a half-court shot and has already sunk more three-pointers than Ben Simmons.

World

World

Japanese Virgins Are On The Rise Because They Can't Afford Marriage

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One in four Japanese adults in their 20s and 30s is a virgin, according to a new study.

The Project

The Project

Is There Such A Thing As Too Many Holidays?

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Japan is about to experience 10 days of public holidays in a row, but not everyone’s happy about it.

Sport

Sport

Footballer Tumbles Down Huge Drop While Celebrating A Goal

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Brazilian footballer Anderson Lopes came crashing back to Earth very quickly while celebrating a goal in Japan's J-League on Saturday.

World

World

The World's Smallest Baby Boy Finally Leaves Hospital

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A baby boy who weighed just 268 grams when he was born has been sent home from a Tokyo hospital.

World

World

'Rental Sisters' Are Helping Over A Million Reclusive Men Re-Enter Society

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About 1.5 million Japanese men have shut themselves off from society, often not leaving the house for months on end. Now work is underway to coax these men out of their isolation.

The Project

The Project

Japan Celebrates Its 510th Year Of The ‘Naked Man’ Festival

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Find a lucky stick? You bet your lucky stick they did!

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Films Man Allegedly Raping Her On Dance Floor

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

World

World

Japanese Convenience Stores Scrap Porn Magazines Ahead Of 2020 Olympics

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Two of Japan's largest convenience store chains have confirmed they will stop selling pornographic magazines in time for two major sporting events set to take place in the country.

World

World

100 Naked People Plunge Into Freezing Water To Purify Their Souls

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All they were wearing were loincloths as they sank into the freezing cold water in the name of cleansing their souls.

Good News

Good News

Monkeys Tightrope Walk On Powerlines To Stay Out Of The Snow

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A group of monkeys has gone viral after their high-wire balancing act was filmed outside a home in Japan.

World

World

Mag Rates Unis Based On How Easy It Is To Have Sex With Female Students

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Japanese men's magazine Spa! has issued an apology after publishing a list of universities ranking how easy it is to persuade women to have sex at parties. 

World

World

These Buddhist Monks Used Twitter To Protest A Driving Fine

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Japanese Monks have used the power of social media to show their support for one of their own.

World

World

Japan Announces It Will Resume Commercial Whaling Next Year

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Japan is to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling from July, abandoning a decades-old campaign to persuade the commission to allow it to hunt whales commercially.

World

World

Enormous Restaurant Explosion In Japan Injures 42 People

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More than 40 people were injured in an explosion on Sunday night at a Japanese restaurant in northern Japan, authorities said.

World

World

Five U.S. Marines Missing After Mid-Air 'Mishap' Off Japan Coast

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U.S. Marine Corp refueling plane and a fighter jet carrying a total of seven U.S. troops collided and crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast early Thursday.

News

News

Terrifying Child Scaring Demon Icon Named On UNESCO's List

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Want to make your kid regret every moment they misbehaved this year? Want to make sure they never misbehave again? Well, the world's latest cultural deity ‘Namahage’ is at your service.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Shinzo Abe In Darwin And May Faces No Confidence Vote

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

World

World

Powerful Typhoon Bears Down On Flood-Battered Japan

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A powerful typhoon has hit areas of Japan's main island still recovering from a typhoon last month.

Tech

Tech

Japanese Rovers Successfully Land On Asteroid

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Two rovers have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu, as part of Japanese mission.

Good News

Good News

The Story Behind The Inspiring One-Armed Violinist

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Nurse, Paralympian and violinist -- the one-armed woman inspiring thousands.

Updated

Updated

Homes Engulfed In Landslide After Powerful Quake Hits Japan

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Agency officials have warned residents to take precautions for potential major aftershocks in coming days.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Aged Care Assault, Bishop Calls Out MPs' 'Appalling Behaviour'

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Everything you need to know this Thursday morning.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Au Pairs Inquiry Kicks Off, Childcare Workers Protest Low Wages

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday morning.

World

World

Penguins And Dolphin Left To Die In Abandoned Aquarium

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A lonely dolphin and 46 penguins are among the dozens of marine life abandoned.

World

World

Japan Is Enduring Its Worst Weather Disaster In Decades

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At least 155 people have been killed after torrential rain unleashed floods and landslides in the country’s west last week,

Sport

Sport

Former AFL Player Brian Lake Was Arrested In Japan

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Lake was arrested following an incident at a bar in Osaka.