Oona McGee

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Rilakkuma appears in Japan as a 24-karat solid gold charm with a diamond belly button

This relaxed bear comes with a very expensive price tag.

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Japanese shrine maidens in Osaka spotted wearing unusual costumes during winter

One shinto shrine is making news around Japan for dressing their miko in a garment many had never seen before.

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Female anime fans reveal the Studio Ghibli character they most want to date in real life

Surprisingly, the male stars of Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away don’t top the list, according to this survey.

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KFC releases luxury Japanese-style teriyaki hamburg steak burgers

The restaurant chain famous for its finger-lickin’ fried chicken now serves up a beefy Japanese specialty inside a burger for a limited time.

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Japanese temari woven balls appear as limited-edition chocolates for Valentine’s Day

These sweets are so delicate and time-consuming to make that only five sets will be produced each day.

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Adult colouring book from Japan lets you add colour to famous kabuki scenes and characters

A Japanese manga artist and a legendary kabuki actor worked together to produce this visually stunning new release.

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Tokyo restaurant serves up unusual ramen with blue chicken broth

It turns out that blue ramen tastes surprisingly delicious!

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Japanese convenience store serves up steamed buns…with a whole custard pudding inside

Steamed pork buns get a sweet companion that’s grabbing everyone’s attention in Japan.

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Japanese confectionery giant Glico adds three new flavours to their regional Pocky range

Now there’s a delicious vegetable and two more fruit flavours to add to our Pocky collection.

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Sakura 2017: Japan Meteorological Corporation releases first national cherry blossom forecast

Find out when the sakura are set to blossom and peak around Japan this year.

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Japanese spray toilets receive new standardised symbols to help foreign tourists

These eight pictograms will be used from April to make functions easier to understand for toilet users.

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Donald Trump playing cards exist in Japan thanks to McDonald’s

The words “Donald Trump” are even printed in katakana at the top of the packet.

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Capybaras around Japan compete to find out which one can bathe the longest

How many hours do you think a giant rodent can bathe for?

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Famous Chunkies: Artist shows us what characters would look like if they overate

This cast of stars from video games, movies and anime retain all their cuteness while packing on the pounds as a lesson to kids.

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Amazingly creative sculptures appear on streets around the country as heavy snowfall hits Japan

Cute characters from Studio Ghibli, Pokémon and even viral videos have been emerging from the Japanese snow this winter.

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Japan’s respected National Theatre surprises everyone with traditional rendition of PPAP【Video】

PNSP combines serious musicians with crazy lyrics and hilarious costumed character dance moves.

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Heavy snowfall in Kyoto creates scenes of breathtaking beauty at tourist sites around the city

According to locals, this much snow only falls once every two years in Kyoto.

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Japanese maid displays awesome sword skills in the snow【Video】

With impressive moves like these, this is one maid you don’t want to double-cross.

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Crowdfunding campaign aims to revitalise disaster region by opening abandoned theme park in Japan

The eerie ruins of this once-thriving amusement park look set to become Japan’s next unusual place to visit.

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Cute cats melt hearts online by sleeping in beds like humans【Pics】

Japanese Twitter has fallen in love with this collection of blissful, tucked-in kitties.

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