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Japanese writing system gets turned into handsome anime men with Hiragana Boys video game

Feast your eyes on anime eye candy and learn some Japanese at the same time.

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Japanese organization wants stricter regulations against people smoking on their own balconies

Take it inside, says critic of Japan’s “firefly smokers.”

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Häagen-Dazs Japan unveils its next unusual ice cream flavour: orange sweet potato

This is no ordinary sweet potato offering.

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Ingenious anime T-shirt design lets cosplayers ship characters of their choice when cosplaying

Or claim all the love for themselves, if they so desire.

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Japanese idol singer has an important request for fans: Please use deodorant

Smelly handshake event prompts frank discussion and suggested solutions for common problem at idol appearances.

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5 weird and wonderful Tokyo cafés worth a visit, perfect for breaking the ice on first dates

Go fishing, do some handicrafts, or just enjoy a nice cuppa with hedgehogs at these delightfully odd cafés.

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Pikachu Outbreak event causes growing pains for Yokohama

The sheer number of people undoubtedly brought a lot of revenue to the area, but the chaos from hosting such a large crowd also took its toll on area residents and police.

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Upcoming romance film wants to eat your pancreas 【Video】

It’s a bittersweet story of two high school students. One has cancer. The other finds her diary. Romance ensues. The title? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas.

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Study shows that 61 percent of Japanese junior high students can’t use a can opener

Cats across the country lament the loss of their favorite sound.

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Awe-inspiring coin sculpture erected during boring holiday

No human being should be able to stack coins like this.

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Japanese Twitter user stumbles upon the end of a rainbow while driving

No, there was no Japanese leprechaun with a pot of sashimi waiting for him.

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“My dog ate my salary” – Japanese Twitter user captures the aftermath on camera 【Pics】

Hundreds of dollars in cash left in tatters… and beyond repair?

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We tried a colossal shaved iced dessert at Omotesando, got an equally massive brain freeze

Fancy an ice-cold dessert as big as a watermelon?

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Kimpatsu Ikemen: Gackt tops list of 10 hottest Japanese celebrities with bleached hair

Bright blond is considered a bold choice of hair colour in Japan, but there are some who can really rock the look.

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Misleading Japanese weight-loss flyer slims your body along with your room too

They say the world looks different when you’re thinner.

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New Japanese augmented-reality service lets you meet with deceased loved ones at their graves

What better way to say hi than by actually saying hi?

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Eat, drink and buy My Hero Academia exclusive goodies at the Good Smile x Animate Cafe!

Heroes and villains of My Hero Academia check in to the Good Smile x Animate Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka!

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Asahi Brewery asks: Why not mix beer and Calpis? So we do…

Everyone say it out loud now: Calpisbeer!

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Even when getting stabbed in the face, Pikachu remains cute, photos prove【Photos】

No attacks are effective at damaging Pikachu’s cuteness.

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Matcha buffet in Osaka gets ready for fall by adding delicious autumn-inspired eats to the lineup

Let your taste buds fall in love with these matcha treats coming this autumn.

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