Japan

A couple of costumed Pokémon are the newest additions to Pokémon Sun and Moon!

Pokémon Go isn’t the only Pokémon game around, as two brand new Pokémon are revealed, and they’re both a little scary.

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Japanese politician’s election plan: Put a gigantic, adorable cat on his campaign poster

Cute like a kitty, and also maybe crazy like a fox?

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Japanese government reveals new hot spring symbol for foreign tourists ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Opinions are divided over the new pictogram for hot springs.

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Confusion as Imperial official denies rumors that Japan’s Emperor Akihito plans to step down

It’s been a whirlwind day in the Japanese media amidst rumors that Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate in the near future, but an Imperial official is now denying these claims.

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Poké-feels: Sibling visits grave of younger brother who loved Pikachu, gets tear-jerking surprise

Japanese Twitter users react to this bittersweet Pokémon GO discovery.

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KFC now sells sauce by the bottle in Japan!

You can now stock your pantry with a supply of the chain’s famous honey maple sauce.

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Studio Ghibli letter sheds new light on Spirited Away mysteries

Many of us thought some mysteries in Spirited Away would never be solved. But now a letter from Studio Ghibli has surfaced giving us some incredibly detailed explanations!

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Japanese raccoon stands tall to steal zoo visitors’ hearts as his “pals” steal his treats 【Video】

”Hey! Over here!”

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Crazy-buff Pikachu is back, and some of his fellow Pokémon have also caught power-lifting fever

Rival from Yo-kai Watch also starts packing on muscle to keep up with the pumped-up Pokémon.

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Japan’s Grimoire Bag lets you carry your stuff like a magical boss

Stylish satchel looks like a book of spells and is specifically sized to hold manga.

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Japanese cat watching scary scene in Pixar movie has internet in stitches

Which Pixar movie could make kitty react this way?

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Japanese dad wows internet with amazing watermelon art

No celebration is complete without a decorative watermelon.

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Underwater Knee High Girls appear in new exhibition celebrating soft thighs and kaiju monsters

Nobody combines classic monsters and knee-high socks like Japan.

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Out-of-cash otaku? In Japan, you can exchange your blood for cool anime posters this summer

If you’re an anime fan, it turns out you’ve got red gold pumping through your veins!

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Where’s Waldo? In Japan! Live the dream of being inside a Where’s Waldo book in real life

At Wally Run, you can finally become the striped-shirt-wearing hero we all adore.

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Sounds like Universal Studio Japan’s Nintendo zone is going to be huge!

Park reveals project is bigger than Wizarding World of Harry Potter, gives tentative opening date.

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Japanese lingerie brand brings out new line of swimsuits for women with petite breasts

The gorgeous lineup includes “Twinkle Angel” and “Petite Swan” designs.

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Study and play with Pikachu-sensei in Yokohama!

Pokemon Go isn’t the only way to get in some quality fun time this summer…

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Japanese cat shocks owner with scary impression of Sadako crawling out of television

The freaky feline is giving people chills with its uncanny resemblance to one of Japan’s most terrifying horror movie stars.

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Survey reveals disturbing statistics about if Japanese people wash hands after going to bathroom

Young women found to be surprisingly blasé about using soap.

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