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Old man blissfully unaware as out-of-control dump truck almost flattens him【Video】

It’s not very often we’re able to follow the line “he never even saw it coming” with “but then he casually watched it zoom over the horizon…”

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Snowboarder in Japan gets chased by a bear, has absolutely no idea【Update: fake but still cool】

Snowboard, pursued by a bear.

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How can we improve RocketNews24?【Survey now closed – thanks for your input!】

Love RocketNews24 and simply can’t get enough? Want to see more of one thing and less of another? Now’s your chance to tell us!

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Uniqlo asks women to draw pictures of their breasts, say words about them【Videos】

We can’t quite decide whether Japanese fashion giant Uniqlo’s latest promotional campaign is cute, empowering, or just plain silly.

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Announcing the winners of our RocketNews24 x TokyoTreat KitKat Collection Box giveaway!

Were you one of the thousands of people who entered our epic KitKat giveaway? Find out if you’ve won here!

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Scientists call for more education after a study finds that a huge number of Japanese people are afflicted with a condition that causes their private parts to appear blurry. 

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Win a Premium Japanese Kit Kat box, courtesy of TokyoTreat!【Contest closed】

Love Kit Kats? Wish you could get your hands on the amazing varieties available only in Japan? How about a whole box of them?

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Kitakyushu tourism video may or may not contain scenes of Kitakyushu【Video】

After repeated viewings and subsequent cold showers, the presence of Kitakyushu in this video still cannot be confirmed.

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Yukitchen presents: Jabba the Hutt Vegan Shepherd’s Pie【Recipe】

Beautiful blogger and food aficionado Yuki is back with a recipe that both looks and tastes out of this world.

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Is this your lucky day? Announcing the winner of our Kyoto book and DVD giveaway!

Did you enter our recent contest to win “Exploring Kyoto” and “Kyoto—Heart of Japan”? Well, now’s the time to find out if you’ve won!

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Gives the phrase “dress to impress” a whole new meaning…

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America is “the land of the free,” but what does that mean? Japanese commenters weigh in

The USA is known as “the land of the free,” but what exactly does that mean? Some Japanese commenters recently discussed this online, and their answers were…unique.

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Win “Exploring Kyoto” and “Kyoto—Heart of Japan” by answering this simple question! 【Closed】

Heading to Kyoto soon? Simply want to know more about Japan’s ancient capital? We have the perfect book and DVD for you—and you could win them by answering one easy question!

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Ask Mr. Sato Episode 2 is here!【Video】

Episode 2 of our new video series, Ask Mr. Sato, is here! Join us after the jump to hear the advice of RocketNews24’s very own agony uncle!

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Yuki teaches us how to make our very own Domo-kun Christmas pudding!【Recipe】

Why have a boring old round Christmas pudding when you could have a delicious fruit-cake version of Japan’s national broadcaster’s mascot on your table?

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How fashionable can you be with $82 at Forever 21? Mr. Sato finds out!

We sent Mr. Sato to Forever 21 with 10,000 yen (about US$82) and asked them to help him put together an outfit. The results may surprise you!

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“Supercute cooking” expert Yuki teaches us how to make Spirited Away’s “No-Face” yakisoba

So hungry you could devour an entire onsen resort’s worth of food? Time to make some noodles—with a twist!

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Ask Mr. Sato Episode 1 – Love, Dreams, Cats vs Dogs【Video】

Episode 1 of our brand new series, Ask Mr. Sato, is here! Join us at the link below to listen to the great man’s sagely advice!

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Why do Japanese gamers spend so much more money on mobile games than anyone else?

Japanese smartphone and tablet gamers spend a disproportionate amount of money on mobile games compared to the much larger mobile markets of North America and China, according to a new report from EEDAR – a video gaming analytics consultancy. This is despite the fact that the Japanese mobile gaming population is just a third of that of North America and a mere eighth of the Chinese gaming population.

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Japanese curry commercial is the weirdest thing you’ll see all week, make you cry lasers【Video】

Every once in a while a commercial comes along that so accurately deconstructs the human condition that it’s hard for any of us to not cry lasers over it. There was that one time Intel showed us the harrowing tale of a young boy whose friend was dying of cancer, and that Toyota one about a father and daughter? Well, I darn near vaporized my cat while watching that one.

Now, noodle giant Nissin and their White Curry Meshi (rice) bring us a spot titled “Sorrow of Wasteland“, which tells the story of desperate struggle between two men who were once friends. Get your tissues and ruby-quartz glasses out for this one, folks!

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