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The Strange Story of Tokyo Narita Airport’s Haunted Hotel

Mummified bodies, bizarre cults, and reincarnation—and that’s just the beginning.

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True Japan Ghost Stories from GaijinPot Readers

Things that go bump in the night and haunted English schools are amongst these ghostly encounters, just in time for Halloween.

By 9 min read

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A Ranking of the Worst Don Quijote Halloween Costumes You Can Buy This Year

Need a last-minute Halloween costume? We list this year's Donki offerings from ugly to my eyes are bleeding.

By 5 min read

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5 Spine-Chillingly Scary Japanese Anime Characters

Happy Halloween from some of our favorite horror genre protagonists.

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7 Terrifying Japanese Urban Legends That Are Based on True Stories

From human sacrifices to abandoned villages, these real Japanese legends give us the creeps.

By 7 min read

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Netflix’s The Naked Director: A Dodgy Dive into Japanese Porn and “Real” Sex

This semi-biographical ode to Japanese AV does little more than maintain the status quo—but it makes us think while doing so.

By 9 min read

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5 Classic Japanese Horror Movies You Must Watch

We dare you to watch these J-horror classics alone in the dark this weekend.

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What Do Japanese People Think About Japan’s Return to Commercial Whaling?

In an issue fraught with controversy, the reaction of locals seems just as ambiguous.

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7 Scariest Japanese Ghosts and Ghouls to Haunt Your Dreams

We hope you don’t run into any of these yurei and yokai this Halloween.

By 6 min read

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5 Updates to Know About Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! Coming to Netflix Nov. 1

The U.S. got Marie Kondo’ed. Now, it’s time for Japan to get Queer Eye’ed. Arigato, Netflix!

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5 Must-Read Manga From the 90s You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

Essential 90s manga titles for a taste of dystopia, mystery, Sci-Fi, comedy and more.

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The Popularity of Gay Manga in Japan: What are ‘Bara’ and ‘Yaoi’ and Who Are Its Fans?

Japanese manga and anime depicting gay sex have a huge fanbase here and abroad. So what's it all about?

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