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Japanese gamer “God of Akihabara” plays Taiko no Tatsujin Drum Master game with back to screen

One of Japan’s most famous gamers tops all other performances we’ve ever seen by marching and drumming up a storm, clearing the song without looking at the screen.

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Pets get mouse ear makeovers thanks to trending app in Japan

The popular app is sweeping through the country, transforming dogs and cats into cute new creatures with round and furry mouse-style ears.

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: Hands free “Poké-Han” device gets a rainy day edition

Having trouble playing the game with one hand holding onto your umbrella? Now we’ll show you how to stay dry while keeping both hands free for catching Pokémon!

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Happiness is these two dogs playing on a park slide in Japan

Watching the adorable pups take turns sliding down the slippery dip is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

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Cute Miniature Shiba Inu dog sisters from Japan never leave each other’s side

Whether they’re sleeping, travelling or playing, the way these sisters face the world together will melt your heart!

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Kyoto temple becomes Pokémon Go gym in Japan, provides special phone chargers for players

Centuries of tradition meets the modern-day world of gaming and culminates in a beautiful display of kindness.

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New green tea Japanese Kit Kat released to raise funds for earthquake-damaged Kumamoto region

Kit Kat joins forces with regional mascot Kumamon to help people in the affected area.

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Pikachu cosplayer delights Pokémon Go gamers in Japan

Get out your Poké Balls! It’s time to catch a cute Pikachu!

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Pokémon Go players can now keep phones charged with hand-made Poké Ball portable battery charger

Japanese gamers weigh in on the device, sharing their first impressions.

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Cat blows everyone’s minds by looking at goldfish character in Pokémon Go game

This cat is freaking everyone out with the way it interacts with Pokémon Goldeen as if the fictional character were really hovering there in real-life.

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Mass stabbing in Japan leaves 19 dead and dozens injured

According to local media reports, the incident is one of Japan’s worst massacres since WWII.

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Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan take over parks in huge crowds on first weekend of game’s release

Amazing scenes over the weekend show hordes of trainers catching Pokémon in two well-known parks, and one of those parks has a Fountain Tower area shaped like a Poké Ball.

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Japanese gamer turns room into awesome home game centre

The before-and-after photos of the room after a year of refinement show a gamer totally dedicated to his craft.

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Japanese artist creates eerie 3-D magnet head of Yukichi Fukuzawa, the man on the 10,000 yen bill

It’s hard to touch money when the person on the note is popping its head out, glaring at you from the bill.

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Let Japan’s beloved anime cat keep an eye on the road for you with the Hello Kitty Drive Recorder

It’s the cutest dashboard camera we’ve ever seen!

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Pokéball Aimer 3-D printed iPhone case makes news among Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan

With data for making the 3-D case available online, now everyone can get a little help with making the perfect throw.

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Reebok releases limited edition Instapump Fury Road sneakers to celebrate upcoming Godzilla movie

Step out in a pair of Godzilla kicks featuring a number of awesome beastly details.

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From Squirtle to Jigglypuff and Lickitung, now you can see what your favourite character would look like as a PokéGirl pin-up model!

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New Yume Twins “Kawaii Monthly Box” from Tokyo ships cute Japanese items worldwide!

Now you can get a monthly supply of cute featuring characters from Sanrio, Neko Atsume, and Sailor Moon, all delivered straight to your door, no matter how far away you live!

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Make waves at the beach in a high-cut Totoro swimsuit

The loveable furry character from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro gets a skin-tight makeover for summer.

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