• Strange tree 'crop circles' are being spotted in Japan
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    Strange tree 'crop circles' are being spotted in Japan

    Strange 'crop circles' made of cedar trees are being spotted in Japan. While many often attribute such formations to aliens, Japan's ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries is certain these are made by humans. So how

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    First two coronavirus deaths reported from Diamond Princess cruise ship

    Two elderly passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship who contracted the new coronavirus have died, Japan's health ministry confirmed on Thursday. They are the first confirmed deaths among the more than 620 people on board the

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Take us there!

  • 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

  • Former Japanese porn star Sola Aoi reveals she is married
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    Former Japanese porn star Sola Aoi reveals she is married

    Former Japanese AV star Sola Aoi announced her marriage on Weibo. Congratulations are in order for former Japanese adult video star Sola Aoi, who just announced her marriage on her Weibo account on 1 January (Monday). Aoi, who is known to have a large following of fans in China, uploaded a photo of herself wearing a wedding ring, along with a message in Mandarin to her fans.

  • Matchmaking event in Japan requires participants to wear masks
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    Matchmaking event in Japan requires participants to wear masks

    A Japanese company specialised in planning and executing matchmaking sessions, DEF Anniversary, has been hosting a party called “Masked Matchmaking”.

  • Fewer young people in Japan are losing their virginities
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    Fewer young people in Japan are losing their virginities

    But what's the average age to lose it worldwide?

  • 5 reasons Brits are so obsessed with Japan
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    5 reasons Brits are so obsessed with Japan

    There's more to the country than sushi (but that's pretty awesome too).

  • 30 photos of Japan's (bonkers) annual penis festival
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    30 photos of Japan's (bonkers) annual penis festival

    Who knew a penis festival existed? The Japanese Festival of the Street Phallus happens every single year at the beginning of April.Kawasaki plays host to the phallus-themed celebrations which see penis floats take to the streets.The crowds partake in genitalia-carving competitions along with buying phallus-shaped lollipops and other trinkets.Apparently, the festival originated from an old Japanese myth of a woman whose vagina was home to a demon. Said demon bit off the penises of two of her husbands.The woman was forced to enlist the help of a blacksmith who crafted a steel penis that ended up breaking the demon’s teeth.Today, the festival promotes fertility, health and happiness and is a joyful occasion that also gives all proceeds to HIV/AIDS research.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read from Yahoo Style UK: Drop everything and get yourself to Japan’s beautiful Great Wisteria Festival, prontoTop 10: The best boutique hotels in Miami

  • Drop everything and get yourself to Japan's beautiful Great Wisteria Festival, pronto
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    Drop everything and get yourself to Japan's beautiful Great Wisteria Festival, pronto

    England may be beautiful in the spring, but judging by these photos, it’s not got anything on Japan.The East Asia country might be bursting with Instagram-worthy cherry blossoms at the moment, but there’s one lesser-known enchanting display that will make you want to hot-foot it to Japan immediately.Enter, the Great Wisteria Festival.Held at Ashikaga Flower Park in the country’s Tochigi prefecture (two hours by train from Tokyo), the festival has over 350 wisteria trees covered in a gorgeous palette of pink and purple hues. Visit, and you can walk through an 80-metre tunnel covered by the trees and their flowers.An lovely alternative to the country’s less family-friendly penis festival.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:20 last-minute Easter getaways for families The real-life locations that inspired Disney films

  • Husband plants thousands of flowers for blind wife to smell
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    Husband plants thousands of flowers for blind wife to smell

    Mr and Mrs Kuroki worked and lived on their dairy in the Shintomi town of Japan for more than 30 years. If you’re going to Japan any time soon, you can visit their garden too – check out their website here.

  • 'Jealous' husband doesn't speak to his wife for 20 years
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    'Jealous' husband doesn't speak to his wife for 20 years

    Otou Yumi is an elderly man from Nara, Japan, who lives with his wife, Katayama and their three children. Katayama has reportedly made multiple attempts to talk to her husband over the past two decades, but he solely responds with grunts or nods. This must have been very awkward at times since their youngest child, Yoshiki, is 18.

  • Attention Studio Ghibli Fans: Here Are The Recipes Of Your Favourite Movie Dishes
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    Attention Studio Ghibli Fans: Here Are The Recipes Of Your Favourite Movie Dishes

    There is just something about the food in Hayao Miyazaki’s films that makes me salivate. The hand drawn Studio Ghibli animations have a love for the details, whether it’s a captivating story, lovable characters or dramatic music, the movies are like nothing you’ve ever seen. I’ve only recently got into the Japanese film studio’s work, I’m unbelievably annoyed by the fact that I slept on these films for so long.

  • 12 gorgeous traditional wedding outfits from around the world
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    12 gorgeous traditional wedding outfits from around the world

    Weddings often bring to mind images of brides in flowing white gowns and men in sharp tuxes or suits.

  • McDonald’s Is Selling These Chocolate Covered Fries In Japan And They Look Amazing
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    McDonald’s Is Selling These Chocolate Covered Fries In Japan And They Look Amazing

    As anyone who’s ever sneakily dipped their McDonald’s fries into their chocolate milkshake will know, the salty potato-y snacks taste amazing with a bit of chocolate involved. 

  • Poll: What Is This OKCupid Guy Even Trying to Ask Me?
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    Poll: What Is This OKCupid Guy Even Trying to Ask Me?

    I have an OKCupid account. Most of the time it sucks, but as a single person in New York who’s kinda-sorta trying not to be single for the rest of her life, it’s just one of those necessary evils. 

  • Photos: The most outrageous nail art from the Tokyo nail expo
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    Photos: The most outrageous nail art from the Tokyo nail expo

    If it wasn’t already clear, we at Yahoo Canada have a bit of a soft spot for nail art. Sure, it can be silly and it is often impractical. But there’s something about these micro works of art that just get our hearts pumping. Earlier this week, Tokyo hosted it’s annual Nail Expo, a show that celebrates all things nails – particularly nail art. And it didn’t disappoint. Click through the gallery above to see some seriously next-level nail art. You can thank us later. Related:Ugly Christmas sweater nails: the more subtle approach to holiday dressing20 reasons to fall in love with Disney nail artNow you can apply nail art with your smartphonePress-on decals make nail art easy for amateursWatercolour nails are perfect for those who don’t do nail art