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One Piece anime character now appears as Japanese wagashi tea ceremony sweet

Centuries of Japanese tradition welcomes a contemporary anime character to its ranks.

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Create meals like an anime character from a Studio Ghibli film with new cookware from Japan

Bring some Ghibli magic into the kitchen with Calcifer from Howl’s Moving Castle and the famous fish pie from Kiki’s Delivery Service.

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Starbucks Japan brings us a Coffee Jelly and Creamy Vanilla Frappuccino this summer

The beautiful four-layered Frappuccino is filled with jelly made from Starbucks’ roast espresso blend.

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Nara deer takes a stand against upcoming Japanese election by eating electoral poster

And Japanese Twitter users are quick to provide us with some hilarious political commentary.

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New Häagen-Dazs ice cream: Salty Vanilla and Caramel and Japonais Black Syrup Kinako Red Bean

Both these limited-edition Japan releases contain new ingredients used for the first time ever in the history of the company.

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Japanese artist creates amazing paper art filled with delicate details

From well-known anime characters to traditional Japanese imagery, this artist creates an astonishing amount of detail with card and a paper cutter.

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Meet Uni, the smiley Japanese Shiba Inu who loves to ride on playground equipment

The look of happiness on this adorable pup’s face makes us want to run out to the park and act like kids again.

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World’s first “Monster Slider” coming to Japan this summer

The gigantic new waterslide combines several thrilling slide elements into one monster experience.

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Time to vote for your favourite in Japan’s Sanrio Character Curry Election

As you’d see in any election race, there are sweet characters, stern faces and some crazy candidates you’d never think would win…

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What is Teru Teru Bozu? The tragic history behind the Japanese fine weather doll

While many believe the tradition of making the ghost-like doll can be traced back to a bald-headed monk, history suggests it actually began with a small girl.

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Japanese readers rave about new book illustrating differences between Kanto and Kansai regions

Kuraberu Tōzai presents an easy-to-understand compilation of regional differences between Tokyo and Osaka in terms of cuisines, art, and cultural traditions.

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Japanese superhero Ultraman spotted going to work on the Yamanote train line in Tokyo

Will station staff let him give up his kaiju monster-fighting days and allow him to commute like an ordinary Japanese salaryman?

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The fastest mochi maker in Japan reveals secrets of his technique【Video】

The man who kneads rice at incredible speeds of three hits per second lets us into his world and tells us why he lives for making mochi.

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People in Japan capture images of fireball plummeting towards earth in night sky【Video】

Recordings of multiple sightings of the bright light also show the visible plume it left as it streaked down from the sky.

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Japanese cat cafe shut down permanently by Tokyo government for animal welfare violations

The discovery of more than 60 cats in a cafe space of 30 square metres (323 square feet) has prompted the first shut-down of its kind in the country.

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Japanese photographer captures the lives of cats in Tokyo with beautiful results

It’s amazing to see what a cat can get up to in the city during the night and day.

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Japanese family lives and works in a milk carton house in Hiroshima

Forget the little old lady who lived in a shoe; there’s a Japanese family who lives in a milk carton.

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Popular Japanese cafe chain apologises for using detergent instead of oil to fry their doughnuts

Afternoon Tea TEAROOM is recalling the affected batch of fried items after customers complained of numbness in their tongues.

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Turn heads with new Japanese sailor-style school uniform swimsuits

Whether you’re a man or a woman, now you can swim like a sailor thrown overboard and look cute while you do it.

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Japanese restaurant serves up noodles in stunning ice cube bowls

Sometimes there are restaurants you want to keep a secret all to yourself, and this is definitely one of them.

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