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Diarrhea-inducing mushrooms send three Japanese men to hospital after weekend-ruining barbecue

Sticking to Japanese barbecue mainstays like sausages and yakisoba noodles would’ve been the smarter move.

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Katana of four of Japan’s greatest samurai turned into gorgeous scissors

Merciless warlords and noble reformers serve as inspiration.

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X Japan’s Yoshiki to be the first Japanese male to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan

The musician flew cross-country for the photo shoot just weeks after surgery.

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Tokyo’s new life-size Gundam giant robot statue to be completed, open to public next month

Tokyo will once again be able to boast a giant anime robot come September.

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Give some Japanese schoolgirl style to your pet with the adorable schoolcat collar

Cats may not be crazy about water, but that doesn’t mean they don’t look unbelievably cute wearing sailor suit fashion.

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One of China’s most loved ramen restaurants takes on Japan, we try it out on opening day

Mazilu Beef Noodles of the respected Lanzhou Lamian family lands in the fierce noodle battleground of Tokyo.

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Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom to include awesome save and replay features 【Video】

Those “Man, I should have saved my game before this boss!” are no more with Nintendo’s new system.

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Famous characters celebrate special occasions in your life with personalized letters

What’s better than friends wishing you a happy birthday? Having One Piece’s Luffy or Ash from Pokémon personally doing it instead!

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Tokyo Metro’s official mascot stirs up debate with eye-catching appearance

The city’s subway operator can’t decide whether their mascot should look like a muppet or a sexy service manager.

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Spirited Away No Face soy sauce bottle and rice scoop will bring taste of Ghibli to your kitchen

Iconic character from Hayao Miyazaki anime is ready to terrify and/or charm you at mealtime.

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Anime classic Marmalade Boy to become live-action movie

Lead roles already cast for adaptation of one of anime’s most famous “teens with crushes on each other live in the same house” franchises.

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Forget coffee breaks, science says take video game breaks!

As if gamers haven’t gotten enough great news from the scientific community, here comes more!

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Avengers film’s Japan scenes look just like the real Japan…if you haven’t spent much time there

Marvel Cinematic Universe joins the long tradition of Hollywood productions flubbing the details when setting scenes in Japan.

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Sexy Japanese actress strokes turtle head in tourism promotion video drawing complaints【Video】

Controversial video expected to be taken down shortly.

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Proof that Japanese Twitter users have Dragon Quest on the brain 【Pictures】

Brain-addled fans of the hugely popular Dragon Quest game series see it in everything around them.

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Now you can buy cough-drop flavoured Kit Kats in Japan

Containing real throat lozenge powder, this new release is one of the most unusual Kit Kats seen in Japan to date.

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Japanese stationery company creates dissolving marriage certificate with water-resistant ink

Oddly romantic gift, or hilarious April Fool’s Day prank? You decide.

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McDonald’s Japan has free smiles on its delivery menu, but does asking for one make a difference?

Genuine service, or meaningless marketing ploy? We conduct an experiment to see what happens if you pass on the Golden Arches’ offer to see some pearly whites.

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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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