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Nissin joins up with Final Fantasy XV for awesome “Cup Noodle XV” promotion【Video】

Produced by the XV development team, this is the first-ever official mashup TV commercial in the history of Final Fantasy.

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Sting pictured backstage with Piko Taro during recent trip to Japan

Japanese Twitter is loving this hilarious photo.

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Japanese cosplayer wows crowds by dressing as one of the anime world’s strongest stars【Pics】

Run for your lives! Shizuo Heiwajima’s coming through with a massive, life-sized street sign.

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Yamanote Line train temporarily suspended after carriage fills with smoke in Tokyo

According to reports, a mobile phone battery pack fire was the cause of the incident.

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Booth babes and cosplayers come out to play at world’s first-ever Tokyo Comic-Con 【Pics】

Superheroes rub shoulders with air hostesses and futuristic Japanese idols at Tokyo’s inaugural Comic-Con event.

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Stan Lee impresses audiences in Japan at Tokyo Comic-Con

The revered comic book writer impressed everyone at Comic-Con with a joyous energy that defied his 93 years.

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Buzzword Awards: Top 10 buzzwords used by Japanese high school girls in 2016

How many of these words have you heard before?

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Traditional Japanese architecture proves too irresistible for curious cat

We all know what it’s like to want a closer look at the beautiful adornments in a traditional Japanese home, but this kitten got a little too close for comfort.

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Starbucks Japan releases delicious baked apple drinks for the holiday season!【Taste Test】

The cool Frappuccino and its hot counterpart are some of the sauciest, best looking drinks we’ve ever tasted.

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Second ramen restaurant in Tokyo receives Michelin star for 2017

Now there are two Michelin-starred ramen restaurants in the capital, and we lined up to try the signature dish from the latest award-winning eatery.

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Japanese train conductor surprises everyone on board with his English skills

Passengers on board this Tokyo train said they felt like they were in an aircraft when they heard the live English announcement.

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Japanese fan blown away by J.K. Rowling’s reaction to his Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts drawing

It’s not every day that one of the world’s most renowned authors sits up and takes notice of one of your illustrations.

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Sleep in a bookshelf at the new bookstore-themed hostel in Kyoto

This brand new space has 5,000 books for guests to read, a special bar stocked with local beers, and bunks inside the shelves to sleep in.

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Japanese teams use orange flags as a tsunami alert signal for swimmers and surfers

The new orange flag warning system aims to help those at sea become aware of an earthquake or tsunami before it’s too late.

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Hip hop trio dance to Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, teach us all that age is no barrier to anything【Vid】

They might have an average age of 59 years between them, but these ladies show they can still kick it with the young crowd in this new dance video.

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Japanese mayor responds to public after “spamusement park” onsen video reaches 1 million views

The mayor who pledged to create an onsen amusement park if his video received a million views now has another message for the public.

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Japanese chocolatier astounds with super realistic life-sized men’s shoe collection

From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.

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November snow falls in Tokyo for first time in 54 years, causes chaos for peak hour commuters

Peak-hour delays caused such overcrowding that some commuters were unable to enter stations in the nation’s capital.

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Piko Taro’s PPAP gets a South Korean makeover in ad for fast food chain Lotteria

This crazy parody of the original video clip centres around the length of this man’s cheesy stick.

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We try the new Christmas doughnut range from Krispy Kreme Japan before its release

Come with us as we take a look inside the cream-filled presents and snowman-shaped doughnuts ahead of their official release.

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