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Japanese anime store giving special presents to customers who come shopping with their moms

Being open about your otaku status has an economic upside this month.

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TV report on “World’s Youngest Idol” causes her to break down in tears, miss school for two days

Six-year-old Ai-chan is getting the full idol experience at a young age: the singing, dancing, meeting fans, and even the occasional hatchet-job by the media.

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Japanese vending machine panties aren’t dirty at all when they’re keeping your furniture clean

The new year brings a new set of underwear options for plastic drinking bottles.

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Tokyo restaurant serves up unusual ramen with blue chicken broth

It turns out that blue ramen tastes surprisingly delicious!

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“Dust” in your Japanese green tea? Relax — It might just be freshness

Even some young Japanese tea fans mistake this mark of fine quality for insufficient cleanliness.

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Japanese convenience store serves up steamed buns…with a whole custard pudding inside

Steamed pork buns get a sweet companion that’s grabbing everyone’s attention in Japan.

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Gourmet manga takes beautiful mermaid and transforms her into semi-cannibalistic fish eater

This mermaid princess apparently forgot the adage “Fish are friends, not food.”

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 most hilarious Japanese euphemisms 【Weird Top Five】

“Tee hee! Your window to society is open.”

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Official English version of anime Your Name’s theme song sounds cool as Japanese original【Video】

Sneak preview released for new version of mega-hit rock song that will appear in U.S. theatrical screenings.

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Permanent residency in Japan now possible after just one year

The Justice Ministry’s new rules could cut your wait by years.

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Pikachu cosmetic compacts have an awesome surprise waiting inside

Manufacturer combines hot new makeup trend with cool tie-in to the anime/video game franchise.

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Piko Taro to perform in legendary Budokan arena, sadly the musician who plays Piko Taro will not

Piko Taro is the creation of a real musician with real talent named Kosaka Daimao, but unfortunately for him, Piko will be the one playing the Budokan this March.

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Japanese confectionery giant Glico adds three new flavours to their regional Pocky range

Now there’s a delicious vegetable and two more fruit flavours to add to our Pocky collection.

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Sakura 2017: Japan Meteorological Corporation releases first national cherry blossom forecast

Find out when the sakura are set to blossom and peak around Japan this year.

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We investigate Tokyo’s most haunted spot, Kohoku Bridge

At the risk of sounding clickbaity, you really won’t believe what we found.

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The 10 most attractive Japanese women’s names, as chosen by dating app users

Some ask what’s in a name, but women with these monikers proved to be more popular than any others on one well-known dating app.

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Samurai sword and ninja star chocolates from Japan cut open a whole new way to eat sweets

The worlds of katana and candy collide just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Is Life Accordion to Trump the best video on the Internet? Japanese Twitter seems to think so!

The president-elect might want to adopt this instrument in real life.

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How expensive is the Nintendo Switch, really? Japanese Twitter compares it to 35 other consoles

Is the price too high or does it make sense? Let’s find out… using history!

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Your Name reportedly becomes highest worldwide earning anime film of all time

American website’s number-crunching puts Makoto Shinkai’s hit ahead of anything from Studio Ghibli.

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