Our writer transforms into a rock goddess in hopes of teaming up legendary musician Yoshiki 【Vid】

Our Japanese-language writer gets a visual kei makeover as part of her quest to join the all-female follow-up to X Japan.

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Man’s feet begin rotting following six-day online gaming binge in Chinese Internet café

Parents often worry that too many video games will rot their kids’ brains, but maybe they should be worrying about their children’s feet instead.

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Cat battles it out with home office equipment, gets scanned in the process

The digital image created captures kitty in a moment of quiet determination, with a face of uncertain triumph.

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We make French toast from castella cake, and it’s absolutely yums!【RocketKitchen】

How can you make an almost perfect food taste better? Make it with cake!

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Foreigners reveal photos they take of Japan on their phones while on holiday

From whacky, head-scratching sights to mysterious places of exotic beauty, this video clip reveals Japan through the eyes of travelling foreigners.

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Bandai opens beauty shop with Japanese anime cosmetics from popular franchises like Sailor Moon

Tokyo finally has an actual store filled with beauty and fashion goods aimed at anime-loving adults!

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Can you name all of The Many Vehicles of Studio Ghibli?

A new 63-page encyclopedic picture book provides a great reference to the whimsical rides of Studio Ghibli films.

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Japanese schoolgirl takes car salesman on test drive he’ll never forget in cool Honda ad【Video】

Sports car dealer learns that looks can be deceiving.

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Annoyed woman in mini-skirt takes nap on police car as cops arrest husband【Video】

For most women, when it comes to things to do in a one-piece mini-skirt, lying on the hood of a police car probably isn’t very high on their list…

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Yamaha gives us a glimpse into the future of transport with two awesome new mobility vehicles

A boat-inspired vehicle and a three-wheeler with built-in protection from the elements have been created in conjunction with a respected Japanese architect.

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LEGO “ball contraption” at Japan Brickfest is hypnotizing in its mechanical efficiency 【Video】

Never before has watching balls be moved around been so satisfying.

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Can you solve the case of the missing bronze statue of Sharp Corporation’s founder?

Is this the Curse of Sharp in the making?

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An insider’s look at how Salvador Dali’s beloved traditional Japanese-style umbrellas are made

Just what is it about Japanese style umbrellas that captured Salvador Dali’s heart? HIYOSHIYA may give you a hint or two.

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How many prizes can you win from Japanese arcade crane games with 10,000 yen?【Experiment】

Our resident UFO catcher expert reveals six tips for when you’ve got your eyes on the prize in the glass case.

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One Piece anime character now appears as Japanese wagashi tea ceremony sweet

Centuries of Japanese tradition welcomes a contemporary anime character to its ranks.

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Tokyo ramen restaurant’s made-to-order noodles are only the beginning of its awesomeness

Come for the fresh, hand-made noodles. Stay for literally everything else.

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Love can be real, even if your partner isn’t.

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These Game of Thrones/Pokémon hybrid designs make us want to catch ’em all!

Everybody loves Game of Thrones and everyone loves Pokémon, so why not combine the two to make awesome Pokémon characters out of the Game of Thrones house sigils?

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Tokyo Skytree to install VR viewer for rainy days

Tokyo Skytree’s operators recently announced a VR viewing experience exclusively available for rainy days, letting guests enjoy Skytree’s amazing views in perpetual VR sunshine.

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Yet another Japanese dog sleeping in weird pose makes us wonder if pooches have their own memes

Is this the canine version of planking?

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