Anti-Groping Smartphone App is Popular in Japan
  • 22 May 2019
Women in crowded trains and other public places in Japan often face sexual harassment, but...
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School Shootings in Christian Texas vs. Non-Christian Japan
  • 16 October 2018
A viral tweet, offered in response to remarks made by the Republican candidate in a...
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Big Quake Hits Northern Japan, Leaving 9 Dead, 30 Missing
  • 6 September 2018
A powerful earthquake shook Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, causing landslides that crushed homes,...
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Are These Skiing Ostriches Real?
  • 16 May 2018
Digital effects, professional skiers, and ostrich costumes were used in an advertising campaign promoting tourism...
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Six ‘Facts’ About Healthcare in Japan
  • 25 April 2018
We fact-check a series of claims about Japan's healthcare and medical insurance system.
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Oldest Man Likes Soaking in Japan Hot Springs, Eating Sweets
  • 10 April 2018
Masazou Nonaka received an award from Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man...
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Japan Public Grade School Under Fire over Armani Uniform
  • 9 February 2018
A Tokyo public school adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms, triggering criticism in a country where hefty...
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Did Taylor Swift Say ‘We Should FORGIVE’ YouTube’s Logan Paul?
  • 8 January 2018
A Twitter account posing as the E! cable network fabricated "forgiveness" statements by both Swift...
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Trump Says “All Options Are on the Table” After North Korean Missile Launch Over Japan
  • 29 August 2017
North Korea earlier fired a midrange ballistic missile that flew over Japan and fell into...
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Man Looks Like Mountain?
  • 21 August 2017
A photograph purportedly showing a supine man on a beach near a mountain resembling his...
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North Korea Announces Detailed Plan to Launch Missiles Toward Guam
  • 10 August 2017
Japan and South Korea have vowed a strong reaction if North Korea goes ahead with...
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Fukushima "exclusion zone"
Japan to Dump Deadly Fukushima Waste into Pacific Ocean?
  • 27 June 2017
The claim that Japan has announced plans to dump 920,000 tons of nuclear waste into...
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