Parents Abandon Son in Mountains As Punishment




Police are currently searching for a lost 7-year-old boy who was abandoned by his parents in the mountains as punishment, arousing widespread outrage in Japan and beyond as a rather flagrant case of child-murder.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 5, 2016 17:02

    Leave the attributing to those who study this stuff; the handheld gadgets have nothing to do with it. They have have just become the new babysitter; before that it was TV. The problem is that... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 5, 2016 16:58

    "My parents beat me and I turned out great." Words uttered by people who usually only turned out to be mediocre at best.... More

Snow Miku 2017 Design Poll Anything But Frigid



Voting for the design of Hatsune Miku‘s snowy iteration for Snow Miku 2017 is currently underway, with the selection of impressive designs being narrowed down to a mere six for both the twin-tailed diva and her rabbit accomplice Yukine.

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  • Miharu Sena Kanaka commented on May 24, 2016 04:41

    I'm somewhat surprised that supposedly first well known Fuyu No Yoru design didn't make it to finalists. More

  • Anonymous commented on May 22, 2016 03:41

    Hard to choose for Miku, but monocle bunny wins hands down!... More

Kitano Kamui’s Musical Debut


Kei-designed Hokkaido mascot Kitano Kamui is set to make her musical debut courtesy of Nippon Colombia – although this will likely slip under the radar of all but the dedicated of fans considering her insignificant existence.

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  • Octopi commented on January 8, 2015 06:31

    Cross a cat and a Christmas Tree.... More

  • Octopi commented on January 8, 2015 06:30

    reminded me of clothing wore by AV IDOLS.... More

Snow Miku 2014 More Bewitching Than Ever




Hatsune Miku’s 2014 winter incarnation Snow Miku is proving more of boon than ever for Hokkaido’s tourism industry, with her 5th anniversary being accompanied an even greater array of festivities than in previous years.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 7, 2014 23:58

    Miku pussy (not the cat), here I go again.... More

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Cops Bust JS Kidnapper on “Shoujo Manga Possession” Tip



Police have arrested a man for kidnapping a 9-year-old girl after he was reported as a suspect by the public “for having shoujo manga” and “looking like an otaku” – finding both a shoujo and as many as 4 volumes of shoujo manga in his possession.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 9, 2014 08:27

    You never read Shoujo Manga, do you?. Lets just say some of those Mangas are at "To-Love-Ru Darkness" niveau and are not your typical "child´s Manga" like "One Piece"... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 8, 2014 14:31

    Lol, time to ship some mangaka into better condition and rights, move to Australia guys, we have free health services.... Providing that it was a legal move... Hate what abbots done to fleaing boats... Basterd... More

Maori Thrown Out of Onsen for Tattoo


An onsen which denied a 60-year-old Maori woman entry on account of its no-tattoo policy finds herself the latest victim of Japan’s uncompromising attitude to ink, but as ever rigid application of the rules for no clear reason seems to enjoy substantial support.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 2, 2013 08:44

    In case you did not know, smoke also slowly kills people around the one who is holding the cigarette. It's not comparable in the least.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 2, 2013 08:36

    You know, tattoos don't explode, that's kind of a plus.... More

Lone Father Dies Protecting Daughter From Blizzard


The harrowing news of a lone father who sacrificed himself to save his 9-year-old daughter after becoming lost in a blizzard has been harrowing Japan amidst one of the coldest winters in years.

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  • jinx2k commented on March 21, 2013 09:36

    Father of the decade.... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 13, 2013 15:04

    Staying in your car is definitely the best thing to do when stuck in the snow with poor visibility, or in a remote location. And yes, you should periodically check to make sure your... More

Snow Miku Back in New Chitose Airport


Hatsune Miku’s winter incarnation has once again taken over New Chitose Airport, Japan’s third busiest, in some force, much to the delight of her fans.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 20, 2013 13:56

    The kids were probably scared off by Mikudayo.... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 8, 2013 06:43

    So is there a miku for each season now?... More

Snow Miku Tram Cuter Than Ever


Yet another annual ritual is going strong – Snow Miku’s descent onto the streets of Sapporo, as she again graces the city’s tram lines with her crushing cuteness.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 29, 2013 02:08

    its difficult to ride it, it's just one car amongst the others.. have seen it twice passing by.... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 21, 2013 17:01

    Miku seems to get cuter every year.... More


Japanese are outraged that mere foreigners would dare to criticise their culture of eating live animals after seeing a video of a vivisected squid struggling for life on a plate, even if many of them appear to be of the opinion that it is the very acme of bad taste.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 10, 2015 03:10

    It's pretty hard for that to become a cultural tradition because it's not sustainable. But if you spend money and time raising cats with the sole intention of cutting their heads off and then sell... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 10, 2015 02:52

    Then is abortion more acceptable if you eath the unborn baby, or use his or her organs for transplants?... More

Cops Bust Cop in Nude BDSM Club Raid


Police have busted a naked policeman found tied up on stage in a BDSM sex club, charging him with public indecency – apparently on the grounds that the club was not a properly lisensed brothel.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 4, 2012 20:02

    You personally know wrong, then. By most classifications, they're not disorders anymore and scientific evidence for such claims is absent.... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 7, 2012 02:34

    the club is considered a public place because it is open to the public. It offers a club service to the public = public place. Shops, dance clubs, bars.. all are public places... More

Snow Miku Takes Over Family Mart


Snow Miku, Vocaloid goddess of winter, has descended upon Hokkaido Family Mart stores to allow Miku fans the chance to more effectively impoverish themselves in a low temperature environment.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 7, 2012 12:41

    I am in Sapporo right now, and you only get the goods at sapporo factory. I literally went to every family mart here and even only one of them was decorated. They had a bunch... More

  • meiling commented on January 31, 2012 01:55

    I want Luka booze!! I wonder how she makes it? ^_-... More

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