All Stories by Richard Simmonds

World’s smelliest fruit in Kit Kat form? Thailand makes bid for durian-flavoured Kit Kats

Ah, the heady aromas of chocolate and sweaty feet may finally come together!

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Can you sing at least one anime song? Then you’re a step closer to a job with this company

Pass the first stage interview with karaoke! Or, by playing wink murder.

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Soon-to-open LEGOLAND Japan shows off upcoming menu to delight LEGO-lovers

Now there’s food you’re legitimately allowed to play with.

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Japan’s insane “dekotora” vehicles look like Transformers come to life【Video】

Disco trucks in the spotlight.

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Cute as can be chikuwa alien bento from Japan!

Reformed fish paste has never looked so good.

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Vietnamese Special Forces show off real-life ninja skills【Video】

No need for fancy gadgets, or safety ropes!

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Now you can walk like a robot cat from the future with Doraemon Reebok shoes

Reebok and Doraemon combine in these baby-blue shoes.

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Canned food that will never reach its use-by date discovered in Japan!

Have those ingenious Japanese invented food that never goes bad? Not quite.

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We visit the restaurant where Prime Minister Abe ate with reporters, since he didn’t invite us

If it’s good enough for the country’s elite, we deign to try its surprisingly reasonable offerings.

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Japanese company promises women the man of their (financial) dreams!

Japanese company aims to provide women with a “high-spec” man of their dreams thanks to their rigorous testing and exacting standards (no mention of looks or personality).

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Have friends? Then you can drink McDonald’s coffee cheaper in Japan!

In an age where some people have hundreds, or even thousands, of friends on social networking sites, rustling up just three of them will get you a hefty discount.

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81-year-old Japanese woman learns programming from scratch, makes cool mobile game

Programming isn’t just a young person’s game anymore.

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Clothing company to bring popular Japanese mobile games’ character costumes to life

Now you too can dress up as an irresistibly-cute game character with none of the hard work!

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More snowboarding Gundam Mobile Suits spotted in Japan!

When you’re heavily-armed and armoured, there’s no need to fear heights, falls or even cardboard bears!

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Japanese Internet users show off their myriad coffee filter-based life hacks

Coffee filters, is there nothing they can’t do? Yes, but still.

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Evidence of world’s tiniest cat? Pawprint found in ikura

Japanese twitter user finds a miniscule pawprint inside salmon roe.

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New robot moe figure is here to sing and dance for you all day long【Video】

The Internet of Things (IoT) finds its newest home in a pint-sized moe-cute figure who gyrates for your pleasure.

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The My Nintendo Store website crashes, but all is forgiven

No standard error message as Nintendo unleashes its latest cute creation: Nin-Godzilla

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Konami reveals video game heroine Bombergirl, and her new image will set off sparks

Bombs, beauty, and, as this artwork would seem to suggest, other things beginning with the letter “B” are all part of the latest installment of the classic video game franchise.

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At new Kanagawa attraction, you too can be a Ninja Warrior…sort of!

While most of us can’t build our very own Midoriyama, there will soon be a place in Japan where we can unleash our inner ninja.

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