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Piko Taro hams it up on the red carpet and has the time of his life at the Grammy Awards

The Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer was surprised by his popularity in the US, with kids, artists and famous celebrities all wanting a photo with him.

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Starbucks Japan adds new Sakura Raspberry Milk flavour to its chilled cup range

The gorgeous new release, which comes with milk pudding pieces, was unveiled at a special cherry-blossom event space in Tokyo yesterday.

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New Japanese reference book helps artists draw lazy characters

The “Pose Catalogue” contains 800 photos of men and women lazing about in casual outfits and underwear.

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Music video shows what it’s like to stay indoors too long in a Japanese room

This mesmerising video gives us a unique perspective of what it’s like to be a Japanese “hikikomori” social recluse.

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Japanese photographer wows Internet with stunning action shots of superhero figurines

From Harley Quinn terrorising Captain America to Deadpool stealing Thor’s hammer, these creative scenes are brimming with superhero personality.

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Iwate Prefecture uses samurai pictograms to help educate and inform foreign tourists

From “Charge OK” to “Watch Others When Washing“, this set of downloadable icons for businesses is informative and hilarious at the same time.

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Japanese Internet goes wild for new “stop-the-sleeve” game

Test your hand-eye coordination with this clever, cute, and simple game!

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Japan’s onsen amusement park begins crowdfunding campaign with awesome returns for investors

The Mayor of Beppu is delivering on his promise of a hot spring amusement park with tickets, fireworks and home-delivered onsen water for patrons.

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Bottles containing flying fish now available from Japanese vending machines in Tokyo

Now you can get your flying fish soup stock at any time of the day or night in Japan’s capital.

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New matcha Pocky from Japan is a heavenly treat for green tea lovers

This limited-edition flavour tastes just like the matcha you would get at a formal Japanese tea ceremony!

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New sakura cherry blossom Coca-Cola bottle available only in Japan

The beautifully designed item looks set to be one of this spring’s most popular beverages.

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Lotteria Japan reveals delicious limited-edition sakura menu for spring

Spring has sprung at the Japanese fast food chain, with cherry blossom hot pies, sweet drinks and a delectable-looking pink burger.

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Japanese gamer shares heartwarming encounter with Miami online, restores our faith in humanity

This tale of kindness and camaraderie will put a smile on your face and have you reaching for the tissues at the same time.

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Justin Bieber teams up with Piko Taro for new Japanese Softbank commercial【Video】

The bromance is strong between these two singing sensations.

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Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival reveals amazing snow sculptures for 2017

Fans of Star Wars, Final Fantasy and Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen have fallen in love with this year’s breathtaking giant displays.

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Knitted cat scarves: the latest trend to take the Japanese feline fashion world by storm

It’s the hottest item to add to kitty’s winter 2016-2017 collection.

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Make a splash with new Japanese sailor suit school uniform swimsuits

These racy costumes come from a fetish design brand that knows how to accentuate the details.

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Fukushima rebuilds its future with fish, tomatoes and hula-dancing girls

It’s amazing to see how far the region has come just six years after the 2011 tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new lineup of sakura beverages and drinkware for 2017

The global coffeehouse chain gives us a taste of spring with two new beverages and a drinkware range containing over thirty cherry blossom-themed items.

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Japanese artist creates short manga about heartwarming act of kindness on the train

Two foreign passengers are the star characters in this true story that touched the heart of a Japanese commuter.

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