Thoughtful message on Starbucks cup saves customer from a day of embarrassment

They’ll butcher the spelling of your name, and their drinks might not be especially good for you, but Japanese Starbucks employees have got your back…and your front.

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IBM Japan recruiting alpha-testers for actual VR Sword Art Online game 【Video】

IBM Japan wants 208 people to be scanned into 3-D avatars and put into a virtual world designed after the one depicted in anime Sword Art Online (and hopefully return).

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Hideo Kojima huggy pillows keep showing up at American anime and game conventions 【Photos】

Now you and the director of such video game hits as Metal Gear can snuggle all through the night.

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Japanese Twitter user’s ridiculously detailed ballpoint pen art goes viral

If you’ve got the talent and the passion you can use pretty much anything to illustrate your vision, like this piece of art that’s been making the rounds on Japanese Twitter, drawn using only two ballpoint pens.

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Hang a Japanese city on your wall with these amazingly detailed 3-D printed maps

These beautiful scaled dioramas let you walk the streets of Tokyo or Hiroshima again and again.

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Thirsty buyer trolled by Japanese “mystery” vending machine, gets a liquid, but not one to drink

Man learns the dangers of playing vending machine Russian Roulette.

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11-year-old guitarist Li-sa-X appears in new commercial, rocks out using a debit card as a pick

Because normal guitar picks are for babies!

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Rilakkuma Cafe opening in Tokyo, with an extra side of cuteness

For a limited time during March and April, the Harajuku’s Rilakkuma Cafe in a Honey Forest Cafe will be serving up adorable Rilakkuma-inspired dishes and desserts.

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This is what happens when a crowded escalator suddenly reverses【Video】

This escalator has apparently had enough of being walked all over.

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“Gentlemen” thieves punch man in face, run away with $27 after refusing his female friend’s money

It just goes to show that even lowlife muggers want to look cool when there’s a pretty girl nearby…

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Sony’s Xperia Projector turns any surface into a smartphone interface【Video】

The electronics giant recently showed off a prototype device that can project an interactive, smartphone-like display onto any surface.

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Combining the new Pocky and “Teagurt” brings you kisses and the taste of cheesecake

These are just two of the reasons to love this awesome collaboration from Japan.

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Matcha green tea pancake mix coming to Japanese grocery stores next month

Move over, maple. There’s a new pancake flavoring in town!

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Tokyo specialized school’s new department will teach you to be an Akihabara professional

Courses include maid cafe management, idol production, and dojinshi promotion.

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Music video featuring the winners of blackboard art contest is “chalk” full of imagination【Video】

These budding artists are giving us some serious goals.

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Japan getting special spring caramel flavor, but this time it’s not sakura

Here’s a hint, this fruity flavor comes before the cherry blossoms.

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R2-Dora2: Model maker turns iconic Star Wars characters into the stars of Doraemon!

Because the magical blue cat can make even the weirdest scenarios a reality.

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Japanese police arrest 44 in three days for alleged file-sharing

Arrests conducted with prefectural police in 29 prefectures.

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Man strips down to Sailor Moon cosplay outfit to disrupt Donald Trump political rally 【Video】

Maybe the U.S. presidential candidate doesn’t have as much otaku cred as some people think he does.

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Wearing a white mask will make you less attractive, according to Japanese researchers’ experiment

Experiments’ results found similar effects for men and women.

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