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Elon Musk’s X blocked natural disaster warning, information account for posting too much during Japan earthquake

'An account tweeting earthquake information gets rate limited for giving too much information.'

On Jan 2, 2024 by Mikael Thalen

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‘The pink mushroom cloud isn’t just a pink mushroom cloud’: Japanese users fed up with ‘Barbenheimer’ hype are making 9/11 memes

'Less about boycotting these movies and more about demonstrating their anger.'

On Aug 9, 2023 by Kristine Villarroel

TikToker calls out Japanese club with Nazi theme

‘Who’s to blame?’: TikTok blasts nightclub’s Nazi theme

'It's not like it's unknown information.'

On Oct 22, 2021 by Dan Latu

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TikToker says they lost weight after regularly eating ‘junk’ food in Japan, sparking debate over unhealthy American food

'We're being poisoned,' one commenter bemoaned.

On Aug 15, 2021 by Phil West

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Passengers enduring coronavirus quarantine on cruise ship share anxiety on social media

People are bored and afraid.

On Feb 7, 2020 by Claire Goforth

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Human-animal hybrids are about to become a real-life thing

It's not just a concept in the movies anymore.

On Jul 31, 2019 by Tiffanie Drayton


The internet cannot believe how this zoo conducts its ‘escaped lion drill’

A human dresses up in a full-on lion costume and makes a run for it.

On Jun 22, 2019 by Stacey Ritzen

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This bubble tea challenge is a balancing act

It's already inspiring a lot of fan art.

On Jun 17, 2019 by Siobhan Ball

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YouTuber assaults wife after she anonymously criticized his videos—now he’s going to prison

He tied her up. Then, he punched and kicked her in the face.

On Jun 10, 2019 by Josh Katzowitz

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People are using an app to out gropers on Japan’s subway

The number of downloads of Digi Police is increasing by 10K per month.

On May 23, 2019 by Samira Sadeque


Buddhist monks flex on Twitter to show robes don’t hold them back

Robes can't stop them from getting physical.

On Jan 3, 2019 by Alyse Stanley

Yoshitaka Sakurada is Japan's top cybersecurity official, but he knows very little about computers. Twitter thinks he's just a genius.

Japan’s cybersecurity chief doesn’t use computers—which at least means he’s never been hacked?

Ah, another government at its most competent.

On Nov 15, 2018 by Ana Valens


A man ‘married’ a hologram in a ‘cross-dimensional’ wedding

These two will likely be together until death. Literally. 

On Nov 12, 2018 by Gabrielle Sorto

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Japanese mascot drummer Nyango Star makes Western meme debut

Nyango Star is a hit in Japan—and Americans are starting to catch on.

On Oct 3, 2018 by David Britton

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The internet loves this Japanese self-pouring beer machine

Talk about a perfect pour.

On Sep 20, 2018 by Brittany Vincent