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Why Japanese Empress Masako is called Oriental Princess Diana

Every girl seems to dream of meeting her prince. One of them is the current Empress of Japan, Masako.

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Mimizuka: the dark secret kept by a strange Japanese monument with a cute name

The Mimizuka is a memorial in Kyoto, Japan, dedicated to the severed noses of Korean soldiers and civilians killed during…

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A place scarier than Bermuda Triangle, which sailors call the Devil’s Sea

Bermuda Triangle has earned a notoriety for ships, planes that disappeared without a trace, but there is an equally sinister…

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Life of a Japanese man who spent 2 million to turn into a collie

Some quite adults seriously want to turn into a four-legged pet. And one of these eccentrics completely got into a…

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Sokushinbutsu: how the Japanese mummified themselves

In Japan, Sokushinbutsu refers to Buddhist monks who practice austerity until the point of death and then undergo mummification.

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Where does the tradition of kneeling come from?

Kneeling is a primitive action used to demonstrate reverence by making the kneeling person seem smaller than the other.

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The Hachishakusama: A scary tale of eight feet tall woman

Hashishakusama is a Japanese urban legend about a tall woman who steals children. She is eight feet tall, wears a…

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Tetraphobia: why people in East Asia are afraid of the number 4

Tetraphobia is an irrational fear of the number four and it's common in a lot of east Asian countries like…

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Why do Chinese and Koreans dislike Japanese whom rest of the world admires?

There are enough examples in the world of neighboring peoples treating each other with contempt. In the East, to this…

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Global

Inside North Korea: Japan imposes further sanctions on North Korea

After North Korea's latest missile test, Japan imposes additional sanctions on the country. The government announced this on Friday.

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History

How the weather has changed world history

Whether it's forced migration or the outcome of a war, weather has had a role in significant events throughout human…

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History

8 bad events that led to positive consequences

Although bad events are seen as completely negative, they are sometimes followed by positive improvements that partially compensate for the…

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