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Why One Couple Fighting For Marriage Equality In Japan Sees Better Days Ahead
By Satoko Yasuda and Jun Tsuboike, HuffPost Japan
Thirteen LGBTQ couples sued Japan on Valentine’s Day over the country’s same-sex marriage policies.
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Japan Court Upholds Sterilization To Register Gender Change
Under a 2004 law in Japan, people who want to register a gender change must have their reproductive organs removed.
The World’s Oldest Man Dies In Japan At 113
Masazo Nonaka credited sweets and soaking in his family's hot springs for his impressive longevity.
P&G: Pantene Japan
Baby Who Went Viral For Her Majestic Mane Is Now A Hair Model
Pantene has recruited Baby Chanco, whose mom-managed Instagram account has over 300,000 followers.
STYLE & BEAUTY
Marie Kondo Explains Why Tidying Up Is Such Big Part Of Japanese Culture
The "decluttering guru" is sharing her tidying magic in a new Netflix series.
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Hard-Pressed American Farmers Left Out In The Cold By New 11-Nation Trade Treaty
Aussie, Canadian farmers celebrate treaty Trump nixed, while U.S. wheat producers fear Japan market collapse.
Japan To Launch Commercial Whaling Again After Withdrawing From Treaty
Nation's decision is bashed by environmentalists and Australia.
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Shirtless Vladimir Putin Calendar Is No. 1 With Japanese Women
Apparently, many women in Japan are attracted to the Russian autocrat's unashamed machismo.
U.S. Military Ends Search For 5 Missing Marines After Crash Off Japan Coast
The crew of a KC-130 Hercules refueling plane were officially declared deceased.
Search Underway After 2 US Warplanes Crash Off Japan Coast; 1 Rescued, 6 Missing
By Mari Yamaguchi, AP
The U.S. Marines said the midair collision happened during a regular training.
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Conan O'Brien Rents Fake Family In Japan And Gets His Money's Worth
"You are my favorite son!" the late-night host's father-for-hire tells him before they tour Tokyo.
Japan’s New Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Doesn't Actually Use Computers
Yoshitaka Sakurada obviously needed no experience for the role.
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Japanese Groom Spends $18,000 To Get Married To A Hologram
Akihiko Kondo points out that he never has to worry about his virtual wife cheating or dying.
BTS Gig On Japanese TV Canceled Over Member's Atomic Bomb T-Shirt
An international incident erupted ahead of the K-pop band's Japanese tour.
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Donald Trump Mocks Japanese Reporter: 'I Really Don't Understand You'
The president also asked the reporter to "say hello to Shinzo," referencing Japan's prime minister.
Japan's Princess Ayako Surrenders Royal Status For Love
Princess Ayako has surrendered her royal status as she marries for love.
STYLE & BEAUTY
Japanese Princess Ayako Marries Commoner Kei Moriya At Meiji Shrine
By Yuri Kageyama, AP
Women who marry into the imperial family become members of the family, but those who marry commoners, like Ayako, must leave.
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Typhoons Trick Japan's Cherry Blossom Trees Into Blooming 6 Months Early
The powerful storms sparked a warm snap and turned the trees unseasonably pink.
Kim Kardashian Blasts Sisters For Looking Like 'F**king Clowns' During Japan Trip
"I’m so disgusted with my sisters’ crazy outfits," the reality star said.
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Prince William's Japanese And Chinese Food Mixup Is Truly Cringeworthy
The Duke of Cambridge quickly corrected himself.
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Japanese Earthquake Triggers Deadly Landslides, Knocks Out Power To Millions
By Kaori Kaneko, Chang-Ran Kim, Reuters
The quake was the latest in a string of natural disasters to batter Japan after typhoons, flooding and a record-breaking heat wave within the past two months.
Conan O'Brien Is Headed To Japan To Visit 'Conan Town'
The mayor of Hokuei welcomes the late night TV host.
What Does Japan Know About Women's Baseball That The U.S. Doesn't?
Americans aren't the favorites at the Women's Baseball World Cup they're hosting. One reason? Infrastructure.
Toru Hanai / Reuters
Searching For A Cure For Japan's Loneliness Epidemic
As traditional family-based communities fracture, robot companions are becoming much more common.
Beachgoers Stunned After Dead Baby Blue Whale Washes Up On Japan Shores
Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science said there is no record of this happening before in the country.
Guinness World Records
Chiyo Miyako, World's Oldest Person, Dead At 117
Her family called her "the goddess," and she was known for patience and kindness.
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