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Soccer star Keisuke Honda encourages kids not to play video games to become pros

While an eager audience of children hung onto his every word, his pep talk appears to have ruffled Japanese net users for an amusing reason.

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A talking butt solves crime: the anime

Toei Animation has launched a new site and announced a new Net Anime series based on the popular children’s picture book series, Oshiri Tantei.

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McDonald’s now has a Calpis McShake on the menu in Japan

One of Japan’s most distinctive flavours is blended into a McDonald’s milkshake for a limited time.

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The peek-a-boo details on the back are said to be particularly thrilling for a certain subset of Japanese fetishists.

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Woman robs own convenience store, becomes the greatest “bakkura” of all

Let’s take this rare sighting of an S-Class bakkura to learn a little about what being a bakkura is all about.

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Test your boy’s love knowledge! Can you pick the “uke” and “seme” in each relationship?

Sometimes figuring who’s on top and who’s on bottom isn’t easy.

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Incredible Final Fantasy XIV building-projection in Yokohama will make your jaw drop 【Video】

Watch a party of adventurers take down an evil dragon on the wall of the InterContinental Yokohama Grand.

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Japanese animator ordered to pay 900,000 yen before quitting company

The world of Japanese animation is a harsh one.

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High-speed Japanese sumo robots duke it out in quick and intense skirmishes 【Video】

With each battle lasting less than five seconds, these merciless machines are perhaps the future of sumo.

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Crazy cockpit desk configuration is every lazy gamer’s dream come true

It’s so comfortable, you’ll be fighting enemies as you fight off sleep.

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How dirty is your mind? Find out with this innocent picture of a Japanese bunny

This bunny may need to wash your mind, it’s been in the gutter too long.

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New Kyoto Starbucks has the beauty, historical pedigree to be a sightseeing attraction itself

Century-old teahouse starts new life with tatami floors, zabuton cushions for customers.

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With new Country Ma’am cookie-scented lip cream, you can enjoy the delectable cookies all day long

Forever on your lips, never on your hips!

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AKB48 mega-fan creates labour-saving CD packaging-opening machine【Video】

Although presumably created at great expense and effort.

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First ever Dragon Ball Run jogging event to be held in September this year!

Here’s your chance to run in the spirit of Dragon Ball with fellow fans this September! 

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Hayao Miyazaki turns down offer to watch new anime film from former Studio Ghibli director

Anime icon says “I won’t watch it,” but at least offers words of encouragement to director of Mary and the Witch’s Flower.

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Pokémon fans can now get married with Pikachu marriage registration forms in Japan

Document features newlywed Pikachu couple and, yes, the words “I choose you!”

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Japanese artist cuts insanely detailed Alice in Wonderland-inspired kirie paper art by hand

We’re pretty sure even a machine wouldn’t be able to cut finer lines!

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How to polish a knife: Watch as a rusty piece of Japanese metal becomes a sharp, shiny blade

The story behind this traditional Japanese knife makes the dramatic restoration even more satisfying.

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Samurai chef serves ramen with a side of history at awesome restaurant in Japan

Ramen and samurai, two of Japan’s biggest cultural icons, combine forces.

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