Mainichi Daily News: WaiWai

In a record-breaking 19 tournaments -- held over a period three years and two months -- Kaloyan Stefanov Mahlyanov, the lanky 22-year-old from Bulgaria known inside the straw circle as Kotooshu, has soared to sumo's second highest rank.
Oh no! Otaku are on track to be outnumbered, outdone and out-powered by outspoken otome, opines Josei Jishin (2/7).
Japan has become known around the world for its sturdy exports ... cars, electronics, gadgets and even its raunchy manga.
Snakes and other creepy crawlies, body parts, divorce papers, soiled first glance, there doesn't seem to be anything in common with these items, but they all share the same trait of being among the weird and wonderful objects left behind in Japan's taxis, according to Shukan Taishu (2/6).
While much of the rest of the world went bananas over the great ape, by the time it got to Japan "King Kong" was the blockbuster that only got as far as blockbust, according to Shukan Shincho (1/26).
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face, according to the musings of an oft-quoted wit.
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Gentlemen may well prefer blondes, but Japan's not-so-gentle men seem to, as well, sparking a rapid increase in the number of South American sex workers with more yam than Yamato running through their veins to claim Japanese heritage, according to Spa! (1/24).
Japan's ancient shrines and temples are going to the dogs -- literally, according to Josei Jishin (1/31).
Buying deserted islands has become something of a talking point in Japan at the moment, according to Flash (1/31).