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You can play Tekken using a piano!!! 【Video】

You can play Tekken using a piano!!! 【Video】

Tekken is arguably one of the best fighting games out there. The series is coming up on its 20th anniversary and has been hugely successful in Japan and abroad during the past two decades. Tekken has recently been gaining a lot of buzz online, not for the game itself, but for a new way to play it. In a YouTube video titled, “Tekkenpiano Docu,” user Peter Oehler shows us how he invented a way to play Tekken using a piano.

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There’s no pleasing some of China’s netizens, even at New Year

There’s no pleasing some of China’s netizens, even at New Year

Chinese New Year may be a time for parties and celebration, but even at this festive time of year foreign embassies need to be on their toes. Perhaps counting on holiday goodwill to distract the trolls at least momentarily, the Japanese, American, and other embassies in China posted their New Year’s messages to Weibo. Rather predictably, uproar ensued.

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Valentine’s Day is coming in Japan! If you’re lucky, you just might get some blood and hair

Valentine’s Day is coming in Japan! If you’re lucky, you just might get some blood and hair

There’s little over a week until the arrival of Valentine’s Day, and if you’re a male in Japan that means we may have just enough time to rescue you. You know that girl who’s been eyeing you all year? Next week she may come to you with a box of hand-made chocolate known in Japan as honmei choco which is exclusively given to the woman’s first choice in men. The other schlubs just get store-bought stuff.

If the word floating around on Twitter is anything to go by, you may want to take that chocolate to the lab for analysis before consuming because it seems Japanese women have taken to put a little too much of themselves into making it.

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Warning: This cat is so cute it could affect your sanity!【Photos】

Warning: This cat is so cute it could affect your sanity!【Photos】

Were you starting to think, “RocketNews24 hasn’t been posting cat pictures recently”? We hear you! Here’s a cat that has been rated too cute for sanity. Are you ready to lose some marbles?

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Beautiful Korean woman earns a living with Internet videos of herself…eating dinner? 【Video】

Beautiful Korean woman earns a living with Internet videos of herself…eating dinner? 【Video】

Today, we’d like to talk to you about Seo-yeon Park, a young woman living in South Korea. Ms. Park used to have a respectable position at a business consulting firm, but being an attractive young woman, she discovered that she could attract a large audience by posting videos of herself online. Many of the people watching can’t do the things she does, others can but feel they shouldn’t. Deep down inside, though, everyone who watches Park’s videos, in which she gives herself the pleasure and satisfaction most can only dream of, secretly longs to follow her unbridled example.

Eventually, Park’s online activities, which started out as a hobby, became so encompassing that she quit her job. Her online exhibitionism is now a full-time gig for which she has adopted the stage name The Diva.

As we’re sure you’ve already guessed, Park has crossed over completely into the world of producing Internet videos of herself eating piles of delicious food, and is making a comfortable living from it.

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Creative pet “haircuts”: Funky or funny? You decide.

Creative pet “haircuts”: Funky or funny? You decide.

We’re pretty sure many of you would agree that a haircut can make or break your overall image. If you’ve been through disastrous haircut experiences that left you seething in hate and wanting to strangle your hairdresser, you’ll probably be able to empathize with these furry buddies who went through an epic FML moment.

But to be honest, some of them actually look pretty cool!

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Pictures only cat owners will think are awesome

Pictures only cat owners will think are awesome

Hardcore cat owners kind of form a special club. It’s a club filled with people who have tacky paintings of cats sitting at dinner tables in their foyers, people who enjoy the smell of catnip, and those that actually own so many felines that they only named the first dozen and then just started numbering them.

For the rest of us, the cat obsession might seem like an obscure, sort of off-putting hobby, or maybe even a kind of mental illness brought about by sniffing too many litter boxes. These pictures are not for those people. These pictures are for cat lovers. If you are a cat lover, you will be tickled pink. If you have only seen cats in Internet memes, stop reading now. This post is not for you.

Let the cat love begin:

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52 seemingly naughty photos and GIFs to liven up your Sunday!

52 seemingly naughty photos and GIFs to liven up your Sunday!

While we here at RocketNews24 usually focus on stories coming out of Asia, sometimes we find things on the Internet that are just too funny not to share here. Recently we stumbled across 52 hilarious pictures that look incredibly risqué at first until you go in for a closer look, only to laugh at the unintended naughtiness of it all. Of course, to fully appreciate the scandalous yet naughty pictures, you will need a healthy dose of immaturity and a suspension of good taste.

We also included 3 scandalous gifs showing the sexier side of the weather forecast. So get ready and click below to start laughing at a variety of double entendres, unfortunate camera angles and poor word choices!

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Adam Smith or Aerosmith? 21 tweets from Japanese university economics students

Adam Smith or Aerosmith? 21 tweets from Japanese university economics students

Ahh, economics! Adam Smith, worlds with only two types of fruit, and an abundance of calculators–what’s not to love? Everyone seems to have different opinions on the study of commerce, but there’s no denying that it might, possibly, make the world go round. Maybe? We’re still confused about whether or not Karl Marx was a Marxist.

But one thing we do know is that economics is a major subject of study around the world–and especially in Japan! While the subject isn’t exactly know for being exciting, it turns out that there’s a lot of humor to be found among its students. Here are some of top “aru-aru” moments from Japanese econ students.

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Samurai Vodka’s bottle design is a cut above the rest

Samurai Vodka’s bottle design is a cut above the rest

Back in 2009 an interesting design for a bottle of Samurai Vodka was posted on Behance, a website where graphic artists and designers can showcase their works. More recently, it was picked up by a Reddit user, thus sending the clever design by Arthur Schreiber viral around the world. And quite frankly it deserves to be seen in all four corners.

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10 house points to the boy or girl who can correctly identify this bizarre bread beast

10 house points to the boy or girl who can correctly identify this bizarre bread beast

Twitter user Zarame25 shared the above photo on earlier this week along with the comment: “My mother bought this bread, but I have no idea what it’s supposed to be. Is it a character or something? It’s some kind of weird animal.” Having spent the best part of this morning staring at it and throwing suggestions around, we have to admit we’re not sure what it’s supposed to be ether.

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Nails looking duller than a sack of potatoes? Brighten them up with Smart Nails!

Nails looking duller than a sack of potatoes? Brighten them up with Smart Nails!

Smart products seem to be emerging left and right these days with smart wigs getting a patent by Sony and smart sushi restaurants already on the streets. With all this smartness to be had, why not give your nails the same intelligence. They deserve it. All you have to do is pick up some Smart Nails recently released by H2L.

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16-bit Final Fantasy XIII story recap will make you weep big fat nerd tears

16-bit Final Fantasy XIII story recap will make you weep big fat nerd tears

Put on your nostalgia glasses, people: Square Enix has seen fit to grace us with one of its greatest non-playable endeavors of all time with a Final Fantasy XIII story recap done up in Super Nintendo-era graphics a la Final Fantasy VI – otherwise known as Final Fantasy III or The Best JRPG Ever.

Because this video compresses hundreds of hours of gameplay and hard-earned story revelations into a little under eight minutes, we must issue the most urgent spoiler warning we’ve ever issued, so JRPG fans who have for some reason not yet played the latest Final Fantasy be warned.

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We wish all Gundams were snowboarding Gundams

We wish all Gundams were snowboarding Gundams

The RX-78-2 Gundam is cool on its own. No question about that. But we think we would just die of coolness overload if we saw that familiar red, white, and blue mobile suit gliding down the slopes on a snowboard. A few lucky boarders at an undisclosed location were treated to just that, as this photo proves. Snowboarding Gundams do exist!

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This week, on a very special Photoshop Trolls: One grandmother’s dying wish

This week, on a very special Photoshop Trolls: One grandmother’s dying wish

For quite some time now we’ve had fun watching Asia’s Photoshop-skilled netizens have fun at the expense of others. Whether it’s putting boobs on a guy, or taking them of a woman, we’re always in for a chuckle. Still, it also makes you wonder what lies in the hearts of those anonymous artists. Do they have some sort of grudge against humanity as a whole to make us look as if we can fly by the power of our own farts with the mere click of a mouse?

Photoshop trolls’ souls were put to the test recently when a resident of Taiwan uploaded an old family photo along with his dying grandmother’s request: “Could anyone colourize this photo? Please grant this dying wish of my grandmother. All she wants is to be able to clearly see how her family once looked, one last time.”

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It’s not me, it’s you: Japanese netizens offer brilliant ways to reject unwanted date requests

It’s not me, it’s you: Japanese netizens offer brilliant ways to reject unwanted date requests

Man or woman, sexy or frumpy, unwanted romantic advances and date requests are probably a serious hassle. We wouldn’t know because the last time someone asked us on a date was 1972, but we’re fairly certain if someone we didn’t like asked us out, we’d struggle to come up with a tactful rejection.

So, for those of you who are asked out with any kind of regularity, you can commit the following awesome rejection lines courtesy of Japanese Internet users to memory so you’ve always got a snappy response to let your jilted would-have-been stalker down easy.

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Don’t forget to wash your hands! Funny tweets from Japanese bathroom【Photos】

Don’t forget to wash your hands! Funny tweets from Japanese bathroom【Photos】

Though not something we usually think about in our day-to-day lives, toilets are actually kind of awesome. In addition to the wonderful sewer systems that keep our living environments clean and us healthy, the toilet can be a magical place of undisturbed tranquility. Jun’ichio Tanizaki even dedicated a significant portion of In Praise of Shadows, a landmark essay about Japanese aesthetics, to why he thought Japanese bathrooms were so great.

Tanizaki’s writing was published over 80 years ago and things have changed a lot since then–but Japanese toilets can still be awesome. Or least pretty funny. Here are 19 of the best toilet photos tweeted in Japan!

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A mother’s cell phone: Probably the most moving story you’ll read today

A mother’s cell phone: Probably the most moving story you’ll read today

Filial piety isn’t just an empty phrase–it’s a very important cultural concept throughout Asia and, if we’re being honest with ourselves, the rest of the world. While not all of us have the best relationships with our parents, most of us would probably admit, under pain of torture if nothing else, that we do love them. Even with all the embarrassment they put us through in our teens!

While most of our readers are still young enough that your parents are likely still healthy and spry, it’s never too early to take some time to stop and appreciate them and everything they do. If you’re thinking we’re being melodramatic, then we’d challenge you to take a look at this incredibly moving story…

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School kids in Japan learn about bugs, terrifying miniature horse-beasts and baby Ohmus

School kids in Japan learn about bugs, terrifying miniature horse-beasts and baby Ohmus

Back when I was a kid growing up in Liverpool, we studied only the subjects that were essential for daily life: namely Numbers, Words, Throwing, and of course a selection of moves from the 1983 romantic drama Flashdance. There was no time for art or creativity, and we were only ever allowed outdoors to collect firewood or when the time came to offer up a sacrifice to The Beast.

So it’s great to see that school kids in Japan are given a chance to learn the things that really matter, like identifying a Japanese rhinoceros beetle from a lineup of frightening, hopefully imaginary, creatures.

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Japanese airline ANA causes controversy by airing “racist” commercial

Japanese airline ANA causes controversy by airing “racist” commercial

All Nippon Airways has landed in some hot water thanks to a recent commercial advertising the company’s new international routes to Vancouver and Hanoi. The 30 second clip features a Japanese actor speaking English and wearing a fake nose and blonde wig. But is the commercial inherently racist? It seems the vote is split in this particular case.

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