Japan

6 things people in Japan should watch out for when Pokémon Go lands in the country

With the augmented reality world of Pokémon Go on its way to the Land of the Rising Sun, here are six things people in Japan should watch out for when the game hits its shores.

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Roomba relishes freedom while zipping at ridiculous speeds across a park

This family decided to take their Roomba for a walk — but this Roomba doesn’t do walking!

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Awesome “Poké-drone” video shows how to catch the monsters in Pokémon Go from the air【Video】

As if flying a drone around isn’t cool enough, imagine flying a drone that helps you catch the Pokémon in Pokémon GO that you couldn’t otherwise reach.

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A curry a day keeps hair on your head: Japanese nutritionist claims curry helps prevent baldness

Add spice to your life – and hair – at the same time!

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Free Wi-Fi announced for Tokyo Monorail

Good news! Tokyo Monorail has announced this week that it will be providing free Wi-Fi on the Haneda Airport Line later this year.

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Watch an 80-year-old toymaker handcraft beautiful, retro wooden toys

80-year-old Masaaki Hiroi has dedicated his life to handcrafting gorgeous wooden toys the old-fashioned way.

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Five life hacks from Japan to help combat those summertime ailments with used tea bags

Turns out that tea bags are pret-tea handy!

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Kirby’s “you are what you eat” transformation is even better when applied to real life

Lovable Kirby gives all of us who enjoy eating some life goals.

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New range of Japanese randoseru school backpacks turns heads with cute and crazy details

The classic Japanese school backpack hits the street with unusual materials and cutting-edge designs.

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This chubby robot puppy from Japan is equal parts amazing and adorable【Video】

Osaka University’s PnueHound looks as excited to see us as we are to see it.

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We go crazy for 500 yen all-you-can-eat sweets and snacks at Tokyo Dagashi Bar

If you ever wanted to step back in time to a nostalgic corner shop where just 500 yen (US$4.85) gets you over a hundred different types of signature Japanese snacks and candies, this place is definitely for you.

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Have your dessert/drink in a bowl of melon — at revolving sushi restaurant Sushiro!

We aren’t sure whether to call it a dessert or a drink, but we do know you can have it at a conveyor belt sushi chain!

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Godzilla and his monstrous co-stars become desserts in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood

Kaiju cuisine is now on the menu at Namja Town!

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We stuff our faces with Wednesday night all-you-can-eat fried chicken from KFC Japan

How many pieces of finger-lickin’ chicken do you think our Japanese reporters will be able to finish by the end of the 45-minute feast?

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These awesome Japanese alley cats think they’re street fighters too 【Photos】

Every kitty was kung fu fighting!

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We make a huge 12-litre chunk of jelly in a giant Starbucks mug to celebrate “Jelly Day” in Japan

Ever wondered what it would be like to shove your mouth into a three-gallon mound of glistening, wobbly jelly? We’ve got all the crazy photos after the break!

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Japan’s most sensitive bikers busted for Valentine’s Day rowdiness

Gather around and listen to the tale of Discreet Relationship; the most gosh darn precious biker gang Japan has ever seen.

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Japanese designer of samurai chino pants extends range with beautiful tweed kimono for men

Gorgeous samurai styles can be delivered to your door as the maker of the famous samurai chino pants now offers international shipping for his entire collection.

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Fix holes made by cats on screen doors and windows with cute new patches from Felissimo

Cover up damage left by your kitty with these tiny feline decorations!

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Telecom company DoCoMo turns vegetables, camera flashes, and pressed shirts into an orchestra【Video】

It all begins with chopping some onions and blowing into some carrots.

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