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Rare calendar featuring crossdressing Japanese sumo wrestlers spotted in ramen shop

Lets customers bask in the amazing pairing of femininity and traditional wrestling.

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Earthquake-resistant pads double as a lifehack to remove all pain from wearing high heels

High heels killing your feet? Perhaps some seismic shock absorbers designed for natural disasters might be the solution.

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Mr. Sato retires from being the first person in Japan to buy iPhones, watches this guy instead

Meet Butch, an old friend of Mr. Sato’s who is carrying the torch in the noble pursuit of iPhone launch notoriety.

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Fulfill your dreams of becoming Goku with a Flying Nimbus cushion and Kamehameha ball

These Dragon Ball accessories will send your power level skyrocketing.

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Otaku dating service advises singles to have interests other than anime

Tough love from Akihabara-based matchmaking service reflects the changing nature of anime fandom.

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Mr. Sato marries a handsome anime man in VR at Tokyo Game Show 2017

They say VR is a powerful tool, but is it enough to make our grizzled reporter swoon like a blushing bride?

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The lovely booth ladies of Tokyo Game Show 2017

Dozens of beautiful women give Mr. Sato an unforgettable day in the real world.

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Turn your iPhone into a Sheikah Slate with official Nintendo Zelda: Breath of the Wild phone case

Now we can finally take Sheikah selfies.

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Brock and Misty return to Pokémon anime, strike fan service poses triggering 20 years of memories

To newcomers the anime art may simply look cool, but for veteran video gamers it’s a delicious slice of well-aged nostalgia.

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Pokémon plushie of “Ash’s butt” enthralls the Japanese Internet

But the question of whether this piece of anime merchandise is actually a piece of tail is a matter of perspective.

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Japanese sign uses the power of spirits to strike fear into passers-by and stop them from littering

Forget putting the fear of God into someone; this graveside sign calls on spirits to ensure people mind their manners.

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Invasion of privacy? Survey asks workers about social media friend requests from the boss

You have one new friend request: Survey answers reveal workers’ dilemma and bosses’ motivation.

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Namie Amuro’s retirement announcement re-sparks debate on who should sing at the Olympics

With Japan’s Queen of Pop set to end her career, many are left wondering who the front-runner for the opening ceremonies is now.

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Cardcaptor Sakura’s new anime character design, premiere date for sequel series revealed

We now know exactly how long we’ll have to wait to see Sakura again, and what she’ll look like when we do.

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Final Fantasy art exhibit to be held in Tokyo to honor the tear-jerking good-byes between heroes

Fans have met a lot of memorable characters in the video game series’ 30 years, which also means a lot of bittersweet farewells.

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Poisonous blowfish ramen restaurant in Tokyo is death-defyingly delicious【Taste test】

Fugu, one of Japan’s most gourmet foods, is the ramen star of the classy Ginza neighborhood.

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Mr. Sato dials a mysterious phone number he found tied to a lamppost in downtown Tokyo【Video】

After spotting a suspicious stranger in Shinjuku, Mr. Sato is connected with someone he’d never have expected.

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Japan’s “All-Alone Tent” lets you cheaply, easily set up a secret computer room inside your home

Withdraw from human society in just 30 seconds with the latest offering from one of Japan’s craziest companies.

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Universal Studios Japan’s new Final Fantasy attraction is a VR roller coaster

Set to open this winter, the ride takes fans on an adventure through multiple worlds from the Final Fantasy video game franchise.

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J!NS and Japan Rail East collaborate to bring a small piece of train history to your face

Having a face like the back-end of a bus is less than desirable, but how about a face like the front of a train?

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