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· March, 2019

Stories about Japan from March, 2019

Outgoing baseball superstar Ichiro Suzuki's oddball t-shirts make him fan favorite

Ichiro, who has set more records than any other baseball player, recently announced his retirement.

Japanese stray cats get VIP treatment on Instagram

An anonymous photographer has befriended and taken thousands of snapshots of stray cats from an undisclosed location in Japan.

Japanese app that ‘translates’ wives’ words for husbands ignites fierce online backlash

"This app is no more than an easy way out for selfish men who want to avoid the responsibilities of housework and childcare."

Late night Japanese TV show takes aim at foreign convenience store clerks

According to Nakai, instead of saying "change in 1,000 yen notes" (釣り千円で, or surisenyende), the convenience store clerk said masturbation, or zurizen (ずりせん).

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