Japan

Mop up your spring sniffles with Rose of Versailles-themed tissues (plus, merchandise range)

Blowing your nose doesn’t have to be boring! Take advantage of the hayfever season and soak up the snot with these cute, shojo-manga-themed tissues.

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Newly opened restaurant in Osaka boasts a new evolution of okonomiyaki

Your mind will say, “How beautiful,” but your stomach will say, “Let’s eat!”

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Japanese police departments show comedic and dramatic sides while luring new graduates

Police departments in Osaka, Fukuoka, Oita, and Tokyo are reminding potential recruits that a career in law enforcement promises drama, power, mystery and yes, monkeys.

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Look for one of the weirdest looking buildings in Tokyo to find some very delicious pineapple cake

You would never be able to guess it’s a pastry shop from the outside.

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New dietary supplement from Japan will make your farts smell “like a flower garden”【Video】

Because when your ad contains the line “It’s like cherry blossom comes out of your ass hole!” you know it’s going to be a game-changer. 

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McDonald’s Japan is unleashing the Giga Big Mac, with 2.8 times the beef of a regular Big Mac

New sandwich is part beefy indulgence, part sandwich-based challenge.

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It’s almost time for Japan’s “flower rafts,” one of the most beautiful parts of sakura season

Even when their brief time comes to a close, the cherry blossoms continue to be breathtakingly beautiful.

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We try “The Dream,” Asahi’s new, purportedly “perfect” beer【Taste Test】

The beverage giant recently released this canned brew in direct response to consumer surveys asking the Japanese public to name its most desired qualities in a beer…

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Just looking at these beautiful edamame and beer candles will make you hungry and thirsty!

Who doesn’t love beer and edamame? But you can’t eat or drink these … because they’re candles!

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Kidnapped girl escapes from abductor after two years in confinement

A girl who was apparently held captive in Tokyo for two years has escaped and been reunited with her family.

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Japanese government encouraging hot springs to ease tattoo restrictions

Change could lead to a significant increase in foreign visitors, proponents argue.

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Yamaha shows off their routers with sexy gravure-style calendar

“My packet switches bring all the boys to the yard…”

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Mamametal is here to headbang, not be your stinking maid【Video】

We don’t know who cleans up after Babymetal, but we’re pretty sure it’s not Mamametal…

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Five bewildering ways beauty is measured in Japan

How do you define beauty? If you live in Japan, the yardstick for doing so may look a little bit different…

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From the Up Up Girls to Polysics: The five weirdest Japanese music videos this year so far【Video】

When your trying to sell your music in this day and age, it helps to get a little creative with your videos.

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Final Fantasy XV is getting its own anime series and CG movie 【Videos】

The animated series will be free to watch on YouTube, and the movie will see release later this year.

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Forget cups and cones – Krispy Kreme Japan is sandwiching its ice cream inside doughnuts!

Just think of all the time you’ll save with delicious dessert multi-tasking!

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Short story from online forum gets rendered as a manga, has netizens in tears…

Some of the best short stories from Japanese online hangout 2Channel were recently turned into a manga by a very talented artist, with one tale in particular hitting netizens right in the heart.

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This clothes-wearing rescue cat will win your heart with its adorable fashion and touching story

Maru is becoming an Instagram sensation thanks to the adorable clothes it wears every day.

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Japanese government awards its first-ever working visas to foreign professional gamers

Move applauded by industry members as a boon for e-sports in Japan.

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