Oona McGee

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Meets Parkour in Real Life 【Video】

Pikachu runs and leaps over obstacles as he chases after Team Rocket in this epic Alola Island adventure.

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New anime film from former Studio Ghibli director takes over ads and packaging at the supermarket

Characters from Mary and the Witch’s Flower team up with prominent brands for a spectacular promotional campaign.

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Japanese elementary school students smash Guinness World Record in team skipping

Their amazing speed has them joining the ranks of other incredible record-holding skippers from Japan.

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McDonald’s now has a Calpis McShake on the menu in Japan

One of Japan’s most distinctive flavours is blended into a McDonald’s milkshake for a limited time.

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The peek-a-boo details on the back are said to be particularly thrilling for a certain subset of Japanese fetishists.

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How to polish a knife: Watch as a rusty piece of Japanese metal becomes a sharp, shiny blade

The story behind this traditional Japanese knife makes the dramatic restoration even more satisfying.

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Piko Taro is back with a new Professor Layton puzzle version of PPAP 【Video】

Can you figure out the answer to Piko Taro’s Q-U-I-Z?

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Starbucks Japan brings out Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea for a limited time

With so many refreshing ingredients hidden inside, this new beverage looks set to be the drink of the summer.

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Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners!

As long as you fill certain requirements, you too can be a maid in Japan.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan releases Japonais Double Matcha Condensed Milk and Brown Sugar Syrup ice cream

The new limited-edition Japonais ice cream is filled with all sorts of surprising flavour details.

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Japanese company creates new “Kimono Pyjamas” designed to be worn indoors and outdoors

One of Japan’s favourite cosplayers models the range on the streets of Kyoto.

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Ghibli theme song for My Neighbour Totoro gets an electronic makeover in Japan

New version of the classic melody is making news with Ghibli fans around the country.

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Cute cats come out to play as traditional Japanese geta sandals

Three gorgeous kittens are waiting to dress up your summer outfits.

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Japanese gay community at the centre of new “Tokyo Neighbors” web series 【Video】

The webisodes explore what it’s like to be gay in Japan.

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Wonder Woman x Hello Kitty collaboration is coming to Japan

This is the first time ever for Sanrio’s cute cat to team up with a western-made film.

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Japanese company creates scratch and sniff cards that smell like the bellies of cats and dogs

Hours of testing went into replicating the unusual scent.

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Your Name pyjamas, parkas and accessories let you dress up as characters from the anime film

Relive the magic of the fantasy body-swapping adventure with items and clothes seen in the animated movie!

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Yukata summer kimono separates allow you to mix and match traditional outfits with everyday wear

This innovative new collection includes kimono that look great with jeans and tops too.

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Starbucks Japan releases matcha scones and doughnuts with their new matcha Frappuccino

Come with us as we eat and drink our way through the newest green tea treats from Starbucks.

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Green tea ice cream from Nara combines everything we love about the city into one cute dessert

There’s so much to like about the city’s new signature sweet.

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