• Drinks from around the world you can savour in your living room
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    Drinks from around the world you can savour in your living room

    Pick your preferred drink and transport yourself and spouse to your country of choice in the comfort of your living room.

  • Thousands of men take part in Japan's nudity festival: What is Hadaka Matsuri?
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    Thousands of men take part in Japan's nudity festival: What is Hadaka Matsuri?

    The men compete to become “luckiest of the year”.

  • Cheapest holiday destinations for 2020 revealed
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    Cheapest holiday destinations for 2020 revealed

    Tokyo has been in the spotlight for keen travellers across the world.

  • 20 top-rated hotel stays at a discounted price in Asia
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    20 top-rated hotel stays at a discounted price in Asia

    We’ve gathered some of the greatest hotel deals going so you can give yourself that well-deserved break and start creating those memories with your loved ones.

  • Japanese women protest after being told not to wear glasses at work
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    Japanese women protest after being told not to wear glasses at work

    A number of employers in Japan forbid female staff from wearing glasses – but not men.

  • Social media users shocked by topless Ronald McDonald advert
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    Social media users shocked by topless Ronald McDonald advert

    Willard Scott’s original Ronald McDonald character appeared to have undergone an X-rated rebrand in Japan.

  • The Japanese have a strange tradition of eating croquettes during typhoon season
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    The Japanese have a strange tradition of eating croquettes during typhoon season

    Supermarkets market this scrumptious potato snack as “typhoon croquettes”.

  • Japanese women campaigning to stop wearing heels at work
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    Japanese women campaigning to stop wearing heels at work

    Some 20,000 women have signed a petition to change the law.

  • Japan raises movie ticket prices for the first time in 26 years
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    Japan raises movie ticket prices for the first time in 26 years

    Standard admission prices have stood at ¥1,800 (just under £14) since the last price hike, way back in 1993.

  • Spending time with trees really will improve your health
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    Spending time with trees really will improve your health

    Did you know you could get sick if you don’t have enough access to nature? Yes, it’s true. There is even a medical term of it - psychoterratic.

  • Cherry blossoms in Japan projected to bloom earlier than usual in 2019
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    Cherry blossoms in Japan projected to bloom earlier than usual in 2019

    'Sakura' season is expected to fall earlier than expected this year 2019. While cherry blossoms peak during springtime, some time April to May onwards in the northern parts of Japan, travellers should expect an early blossom this season. 

  • Review: 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' delivers with a super humongous fight
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    Review: 'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' delivers with a super humongous fight

    "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" is exactly what the title states it to be — a grand Super battle against new character Broly.

  • Inside the world's oldest hotel in Japan
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    Inside the world's oldest hotel in Japan

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  • From Queen Elizabeth II to the Imperial House of Japan: Royal families around the world
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    From Queen Elizabeth II to the Imperial House of Japan: Royal families around the world

    Whether it was cooing over Prince Louis‘s Lindo Wing debut or the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first kiss, the world’s love affair with the British royal family continues to flourish.But what if we told you that there are another 25 monarchies across the globe?Yes, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have some serious competition if they wish to hold on to every self-confessed royalist’s fandom.From Queen Letizia and King Felipe of Spain to Japan’s Imperial Family, take a trip across the globe to meet some of the lesser known crown-bearers.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: From Harry and Meghan to Charles and Camilla: Where each member of the royal family livesClog dancing, pretzel making and DJing: The surprising skills the royal family’s picked up on their tours abroad Fit for a Queen: The royal residences you can spend the night at

  • New Don Don Donki outlet at 100 AM mall will have mobile food section for working crowd
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    New Don Don Donki outlet at 100 AM mall will have mobile food section for working crowd

    Japanese discount store Don Don Donki’s second outlet in Singapore will have a new “mobile foods” concept to cater to busy workers in the CBD area – and don’t worry, the baked sweet potato, one of the store’s most popular items, is still on the menu. It will have a Japan Mobile Foods section, which offers takeaway items such as yakitomorokoshi (Japanese-style grilled sweet corn), takosen (octopus takoyaki sandwiched between Japanese crackers), watagashi (fruity and colourful cotton candy), and gelato. Unlike the store’s flagship Orchard Central store, which is open 24-hours, the new outlet will operate daily from 8am to midnight, although it will open at 10am on its first day of operation.

  • Japan Park at Suntec will be a cultural and entertainment extravaganza
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    Japan Park at Suntec will be a cultural and entertainment extravaganza

    Come August, a Japan-themed festival will be exhibiting the best offerings from the country's 47 prefectures in Singapore’s first-ever all-in-one event for die-hard and casual fans of Japan.

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    Muscle hunks flex their guns for customers at Japanese restaurants

    While cafes and restaurants tend to make use of mascots and cartoon characters to promote their food, in Japan, you can actually call up muscular hunks to strut their stuff at your food outlet. These well-built entertainers are known as Macho 29, who have been flexing their bulky muscles from restaurant to restaurant.

  • Bread-ception? Curry-pan is a sandwich filling in Japan
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    Bread-ception? Curry-pan is a sandwich filling in Japan

    Japanese curry has been made into a filling for breads in Japan for some time now, a treat more commonly known as curry-pan. You saw it correctly — the deep-fried food cut into half and sandwiched between two slices of white bread as shown on the packaging is curry-pan! According to @onose_negiice who tweeted about the curry-pan sandwich, the unusual double-carb delicacy turned out to be pretty delicious.

  • This 'shadow boyfriend' helps protect you from stalkers
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    This 'shadow boyfriend' helps protect you from stalkers

    A Japanese company has created a device that offers a sense of security for women who live alone, by projecting a moving shadow of a man onto a window curtain. In Japan, many working adults move out of their parents’ home and live alone, or relocate from the countryside they grew up in to work in the city. In order to help protect women from creepy stalkers, Leo Palace 21 recently announced a possible solution “Man on the Curtain”.

  • Optical illusion makes these anime illustrations look like computer graphics
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    Optical illusion makes these anime illustrations look like computer graphics

    The Japanese never fail to impress us with their artistic and quirky creations, such as these beautiful and life-like portraits, an unbelievably smooth and shiny ball made of aluminium foil, or even these creepy “snowmen”. In the tweet, @mina_naya posted some of her amazing creations, which are inspired by the characters from “Kantai Collection” and “Magical Girl Madoka Magica”. For the skeptics who don’t believe these are really flat images, @mina_naya had provided photos of the same illustrations at a different angle.

  • Find out how safe Japan is with this interactive crime map
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    Find out how safe Japan is with this interactive crime map

    A low crime rate has always been one of Japan’s plus points. It can be hard to tell what to watch out for in various areas of Japan, especially for transient visitors. The Gaccom Safety Navi is an interactive map that allows you to zoom in on an area, all the way from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south.

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    Japanese builds creepy 'snowmen' inspired by Noh masks

    While Japan was hit by heavy snowfall recently, Fukui prefecture reached a record-high of more than 1.30 metres last week. For some, it was a good reason to snuggle up in warm blankets at home, or to never leave the kotatsu — a low, wooden table covered by a futon, with a heat source underneath. For others, it was prime time to build snowmen, snow Pokemon, snow Totoro, and in some instances, chillingly eerie snow Noh masks. 親の車埋め尽くしたった pic.twitter.com/zfxbxkICYU

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    Japanese rank the 10 most iconic characters from their country

    Japan is well-known for producing a variety of anime characters and mascots. As to which character is the most representative of Japan, it differs from one person to another. Is it the cute electric mouse Pokemon Pikachu?

  • Immerse yourself in Japan with this 360-degrees VR tourism video
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    Immerse yourself in Japan with this 360-degrees VR tourism video

    It seems that in recent times, virtual reality has been applied to multiple facets of our lives, more notably in games and on roller coasters. Otherwise known as VR, virtual reality can help to enhance our experiences, making it feel as though we are in a different space.