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Cherry Blossom Season has started in Tokyo 2019
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Cherry Blossom Season has Officially Started in Tokyo

They’re expected to be in full bloom this Friday. Let the hanami begin!

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Real Rainbow Lines Up with Tokyo’s Famous Rainbow Bridge

And Twitter was filled with joy.

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The Best Japanese Tweets About Carlos Ghosn’s Prison Bail Outfit

Ghosn leaves jail disguised as a workman, blesses Twitter with excellent joke material.

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Uniqlo Announces New Street Fighter Collaboration

Choose your fighter!

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A Trans Woman’s Marriage in Japan is in Jeopardy Over Legal Limitations

"We've effectively broken the system."

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Nescafe Opens Their First Nap Cafe in Oimachi, Tokyo

Offering a customizable chair or bed, pillow, and lighting, plus more coffee than is probably safe to drink.

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This Website is Giving Away Copies of Successful Job Applications to College Students

One Career has launched a new ad campaign that aims to make the "shukatsu" process more transparent.

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Two Years On, ‘Premium Friday’ is Still a Laughing Stock

This political program should have reformed Japan’s poor working conditions. Instead, it's getting roasted online.

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‘Ohmu-raisu’ The Punny Food Trend on Twitter Inspired by Studio Ghibli

One bad dad joke has created a terrifying new version of Japanese omelet rice.

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World’s Biggest Starbucks Opens in Tokyo

The fifth Starbucks Reserve Roastery has landed in Nakameguro — just in time for cherry blossom season.

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NHK Fee Collector Leaves Note Threatening Impending ‘Crackdown’

The estimated 20% of households who don't pay are apparently in trouble.

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Here Are The Most Shared Submissions from Twitter Japan’s Cat Photo Fail Contest

In celebration of Cat Day on Feb. 22 in Japan we now have these gems.

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