Testing out the legendary hair growing power of kinako【RocketScience】

We investigate the widespread rumor that Japan’s beloved sweet and savory soy bean powder kinako actually has the ability to restore hair.

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Denny’s Japan puts matcha desserts, including pancakes and tiramisu, on its menu

Denny’s customers can enjoy the taste of Kyoto’s Uji matcha green tea this summer.

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Japanese cat is either the world’s laziest kitty or cutest slinky substitute 【Video】

Turns out cats aren’t always such perfect models of graceful poise.

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Twitter users claim Dragon Quest theme is eerily similar to university song, North Korea’s anthem

Observations from two users on Twitter have sparked a discussion of Dragon Quest influences past and present.

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July’s Monthly Pair Pikachu plushies are set to be the hottest/cutest couple on the beach

Apparently Pikachus aren’t such great swimmers, but that’s not going to stop these two from having some seaside fun.

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We finally find out when we can get our hands on that brilliant Vitruvian Man figure

And we find out how much it’s going to cost too!

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Manga creator explains why live-action adaptations of anime can get away with “whatever” quality

”From the very first stages…no one is thinking about the hardcore fans of the series.”

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AI learns how to colorize photos, makes old Japan pictures look like they were taken today【Pics】

And the process it uses to color them isn’t what you might expect.

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Takarazuka becomes fourth Japanese municipality to recognize same-sex partnerships

Love wins, one city office at a time.
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Ensure your dad gets a cold one this Father’s day with Yebisu’s cold-detecting cans

Nothing says, “Thanks, Dad,” like a perfectly chilled beer!

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Japan Self-Defense Forces join search for boy abandoned by parents in Hokkaido

With no sign yet of the seven-year-old, new details have emerged about the chain of events that led to the ongoing crisis.

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Hang onto your handles, because a Yowamushi Pedal live-action drama is coming this summer!

The hit manga-turned-anime is about to receive its first live-action adaptation for television.

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Gluten-free ramen now on the menu at Japan’s ramen museum

An aversion to gluten doesn’t have to interfere with your gluttony for ramen at the collection of prestigious restaurants specializing in the delicious noodles.

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Japan’s centuries-old Mino ware pottery tradition embraces anime stars from Naruto and Gintama

The stunning new plate series brings iconic imagery from the modern-day world of manga and anime to a revered traditional art.

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Spirit of Ghibli lives on in gorgeous short anime promoting locally-sourced Japanese food 【Video】

Animators with ties to Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney Japan team up for mouth-watering anime ad.

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Amazon Japan responds to man’s tweet about his furry online purchase, internet is in love

An adorable tweet and a playful reply from Amazon has the Japanese net talking about both the cat and Amazon’s customer service.

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Street Fighter V game posts Ibuki reveal trailer

Series veteran returns in Street Fighter V as DLC character.

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Four surefire ways to lose Instagram followers

Our reporter P.K. Sanjun can drive them off in droves!

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Hydrophobic umbrellas are here to prevent sogginess during Japan’s infamous rainy season

If only umbrellas were even MORE waterproof! Oh wait, now they are.

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New film about Japanese historical swords, forging techniques is now playing in select theaters

This one is sure to please all of the historical sword buffs out there.

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