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Shinkansen travel tip: A clever way to keep your suitcase from rolling around on the bullet train

Quick and clever maneuver eliminates one of the few hassles about high-speed rail travel in Japan.

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Creeps bugging saleswomen at anime convention? Here’s a clever plan to discreetly call for help

System is easy for allies to understand, but invisible to everyone else.

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Cosplay catastrophe countermeasure: How to keep your makeup nice at a sweaty anime convention

Many fans say anime isn’t for little kids, but this cosplay solution makes use of something that is.

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Sinisterly simple math puzzle for elementary school kids stumps Japanese Twitter adults

Get out your thinking caps, and get ready to possibly lose some of your grown-up pride.

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There’s plenty of skin on display, but not from where most people were expecting.

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Luggage service lets travelers drop bags at cafes and shops in Japan via English-language website

Boasts a number of advantages over taking your chances with coin lockers at the train station.

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Never misclick on your smartphone again with Japanese Twitter user’s awesome life hack

Tip is a God-send for Net surfers and illustrators alike, and all you need is a pen (but you won’t be using it as a stylus).

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Keep cockroaches at bay with Japanese bug-hater’s clever, non-chemical idea

Home-made “bombs” aren’t lethal, let you swap insect invaders for a pleasant smell.

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Low-tech idea yields high-tech-looking results.

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Japanese supermarket sushi becomes even more awesome with cool new packaging innovation

Sushi from the grocery store gets an extra touch of class thanks to one tiny tweak.

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Clever cosplay trick hardly costs a cent, will give you slender yet muscular anime hero shoulders

If you’re looking to bulk up for a cosplay or crossplay session, you don’t have to hit the gym as long as you raid the cupboard.

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Japanese gamer shows off the absolute best configuration to play the Nintendo Switch in

Why isn’t Nintendo marketing its new system like this?

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Toilet teaching – Japanese programmer explains key concept with clever bathroom snapshot

This may look like a bathroom crisis, but it’s actually an educational opportunity.

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Clever Japanese mom creates unbeatable iPad ad-blocker that requires no downloads or updates

No programming skills? No problem for this inventive mother.

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Artist discovers way to strip his anime-style characters’ clothes off using a hair dryer 【Video】

That’s pretty hot.

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Twitter user finds incredibly clever way to reuse Japanese capsule toy containers

Sure, the toys are cool, but it turns out their cases can be pretty useful too.

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Clever trick fights soy sauce stains, is a godsend for people clumsy with chopsticks 【Video】

Method involves no chemical cleaners, one household appliance.

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Fan makes awesome, interactive Pokémon GO Halloween costume that lets you capture Pikachu【Vid】

Usually we think of costumes as something to sew, but some clever construction was required for this amazing Pokémon outfit.

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New Japanese app bribes you with free coffee for putting down your smartphone when driving 【Vid】

If you’d like more coffee and fewer traffic accidents in your life, this safe driving app is for you.

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Japanese woman shows quick-thinking, marginal courage in clever cockroach-fighting plan【Photos】

You don’t have to kill your foes to claim victory.

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