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Petition Against Forcible Hair Dyeing in Japanese Schools Receives Nationwide Support

Should students have to dye their natural hair to go to school? These 17,730 signatures say no.

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Dragon Quest Walk: Square Enix Challenges Pokémon Go with New AR Mobile Game

Here's a sneak preview of the game everyone's talking about. Plus the answer to that all-important question: Will it need microtransactions to play?

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Nintendo Releases Free VR Update To Popular Games Including Smash Bros.

But does the Internet approve?

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Uniqlo’s Pokémon T-shirt Contest Winners Announced Then Disqualified

This is why you always read the fine print.

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Shibuya to Ban Public Drinking for Halloween 2019

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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This Japanese TV Show Panelist Is Being Praised for Calling Out An Offensive Segment about Gender

Koji 👏 Wakaichi 👏 deserves 👏 an 👏 award 👏.

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Golden Week in Japan Starts Tomorrow But Many People Aren’t Happy

Widespread closures and sky-high prices mean that 45% aren't happy about this year’s extra-long holiday.

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Japan’s Noisy but Entertaining Local Elections Are Finally Over

Campaign vans have ended their 12-day reign of megaphone terror but that means no more naked politician posters.

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Documents Reveal Japan Has Considered a Female Monarch Since the 90s

Could we see an empress rule Japan in the next era?

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Starbucks Japan Launching New Frappuccinos with Ridiculous Hashtag Names

Tomorrow Starbucks will start selling its #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO__RED and #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO__WHITE proving that actual words no longer have value.

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Here’s What Japanese Twitter Thinks of the New Era Name

From political musings to lewd jokes, "Reiwa" has got people talking.

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