Oona McGee

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Turn rough sketches into crisp digital line art with free web service from Waseda University

The automatic service is already popular online, with Japanese artists eager to share their impressive results.

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Baskin Robbins Japan releases spicy habanero sundae and glow-in-the-dark ice cream for Halloween

We say R.I.P. to our tastebuds because they’ll never be the same again.

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Harajuku based clothing chain releases official line of Pokémon skirts and tops

The range features characters like Eeevee, Ditto, Mew, and Snorlax.

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Miniature food artist creates little Japanese festival featuring candy apples and tiny takoyaki

These photos make us want to shrink ourselves down and make a purchase at the mini festival stalls!

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Step into a fairy tale at Japan’s new Beauty and the Beast themed cafe restaurant

This new eatery is transporting diners to another world with its special menu and atmospheric rooms.

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Capybara characters ride on each other’s heads and walk home through Japanese shopping mall

Just another regular day in Japan.

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Winter 2016 Cat Punch Gloves from Felissimo come with adorable new details

Whether you’re swiping at a mobile game or making a point, these cats keep their paws on your finger everywhere you go!

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Japanese dessert lovers go crazy for crème brûlée crêpes at new Harajuku crêperie

The famous delicacy from Toyama Prefecture is now one of the most sought after sweets in the heart of Tokyo!

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Japanese gamer shares images of most realistic Pokémon Go gym battle ever

Okinawan seaside becomes the perfect setting for this Lapras vs Gyarados showdown.

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New Suntory Japanese beer tells you what time to drink it

According to Suntory Japan, different times of the day call for different types of beer.

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Japanese collector buys one of the most expensive and exclusive life-sized figurines ever made

Priced at $19,600 and with only ten ever produced, this is one special delivery you don’t get to see every day.

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Cute cat fights yearning desire to eat food on table with adorable results【Video】

The way this cat stares longingly at the dish while attempting to control her rising paw is winning hearts all over the Internet.

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We talk to Matt Damon in Tokyo about films, Tommy Lee Jones and how to be cool like Jason Bourne

On 7 October, Japan finally gets to enjoy Jason Bourne, the latest instalment in the Bourne movie series, and ahead of the movie’s release our Japanese reporters were lucky enough to enjoy some time with Matt Damon.

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Japanese cafe chain serves up purple pancakes for Halloween

The sweet stack isn’t the only brightly coloured item on the menu!

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Increasing number of women leave rice behind at revolving sushi train restaurants in Japan

Unless sushi train restaurants add a new dish to their menus, the wasteful trend looks set to continue.

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New Yorkers go crazy for taiyaki fish ice creams

This New York store has only just opened and already the Internet’s gone into meltdown over their unique Japanese-influenced ice creams!

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Japanese bookstore cafe wows customers with its unusual spy-like restroom

Using the amenities at this bookshop cafe means pulling back a shelf of books like a character from a spy movie.

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Mix childhood memories with your drinks at awesome new ball pit bar in Japan

Hang out with the cool kids at Japan’s newest unusual drinking hole!

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Japanese love hotel makes plans to apply for Guinness World Record

The reason for their entry will surprise you.

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New hemp mascot character Asamiko-chan appears in Japan

With her own official Twitter account and a town in Tottori Prefecture behind her, Japan’s first ever cannabis character comes dressed as a pink-haired shrine maiden.

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