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Nintendo announces awesome mini NES loaded with 30 games that attaches directly to your TV

Super Mario Bros. 3, Mega Man 2, Metroid, and Final Fantasy all included in save state-equipped device.

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Artist turns “untranslatable words” from various languages into beautiful necklaces 【Pics】

The jewelry shows off how gorgeous some Japanese words can be.

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French artist brings the world of Studio Ghibli to life with vibrant series of watercolour prints

The characters come to life beautifully in vivid colour.

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Toyota builds an actual Initial D concept car, plus awesome manga artwork for it 【Photos】

The carmaker’s AE86-style GT86 has racers and anime fans alike wishing for the keys.

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The differences between French and Japanese love hotels can be downright frightening

Our reporter Yuichiro Wasai visited a love hotel in Paris, France to see how they differed from Japanese ones, and left emotionally scarred.

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Finding the intersection of Japanese food and western baking with Cronut® creator Dominique Ansel

Join us as we sit down for a yummy interview with renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel, whose Tokyo bakery just celebrated its first anniversary!

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Inakaya Denim jeans are the latest farm-fresh Japanese-inspired fashion item

G-Star Raw is ready to take this design out of the fields.

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“Resident Weeaboo” – Swiss otaku’s parody of horror series features anime huggy pillows, insanity

Swiss super otaku Melonpan might just be the most bonkers Resident Evil fan on the internet…

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These “Mikoshi Dako” are the badges of honour from a Japanese festival

Rather than hiding the calluses, the bulges on these men are glorified for a very special reason.

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Babymetal shows maturity as rude U.K. award presenter repeatedly interrupts speech 【Video】

When a teenage girl from a band with “baby” in its name does a better job of acting like an adult than you do, you might want to work on your manners.

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U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s cat charms and surprises Japan by Tweeting in Japanese

Two months into his job, the feline Palmerston is already looking to expand his outreach to a global scale.

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Watch Hideo Kojima’s full Q&A session at the Nordic Game Conference

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“The Red Turtle” receives standing ovation at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

The Red Turtle may have no dialogue, but if that hasn’t stopped viewers from saying wonderful things about it.

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Color blending “Chameleon Pens” are the hottest new art items trending in Japan

These pens will change the way you shade.

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Gorgeous 2-D platform game inspired by Studio Ghibli edges closer to completion on Kickstarter

It’s the closest thing yet to stepping inside the animated world of Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away.

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Kung Fu Motion Visualization video blurs the line between reality and digital art 【Video】

Artist digitally manipulates videos of kung fu masters practicing their craft to create sequences of mesmerizing motion.

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Vans to release line of Nintendo 8-bit sneakers this summer【Pics】

We can’t wait to lace up a pair of these cool, retro-looking kicks.

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Savoring one of the stinkiest foods in the world: Sweden’s surströmming

Japan is no stranger to fermented foods with, shall we say, “unique” aromas, so how would a group of unsuspecting Japanese writers deal with a rice bowl topped with the notoriously foul-smelling Swedish staple, surströmming?

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A brief history of emoji, language standards, and why you can text piles of poo to your friends

You likely know that emoji originated in Japan, but do you know how they ended up basically everywhere in the world?

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Paris’ Japanese-style crêperie will take care of all of your cute cravings

Our reporter hops on a plane to Paris to check out Princess Crêpe, a Japanese-style creperie in the City of Lights!

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