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To eat or to play? Do both with a somen noodle slider from Japan!

No need to resolve the timeless dilemma when meal-time comes, as you can do both at the same time, and all in the comfort of your own home!

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Just-married Japanese gamers’ quest for love ends with Final Fantasy/Dragon Quest-themed wedding

Creative celebration includes a tip of the hat to one more beloved Japanese RPG franchise too.

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Awesome website allows you to make your own Dragon Ball character, battle other fighters

Don’t let a lack of artistic skill stop you from creating the ultimate anime martial artist!

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Modern samurai coats from Japan keep you cool in summer with new styles and fabrics

Enjoy samurai-inspired fashion year-round with this new lineup of lightweight Japanese-style garments.

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Wait, anime IS like reality? How to recreate Ghibli’s Spirited Away “name-stealing” magic【Video】

You don’t need Hayao Miyazaki-level drawing skills or magical powers, as long as you’ve got some basic office/school supplies.

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These aren’t drawings – They’re amazingly painted anime models that look totally 2-D!【Photos】

Labor of love makes the latest Gundam mecha look like something from anime’s heady hand-drawn peak.

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Bonrama combines Japanese bonsai-style scenery and railroad tracks to spiff up your room

You can now own a little part of Japan to have in your own room!

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Free onsen! Kyushu resort shipping hot spring water to homes across Japan in thank-you program

Travelers have been visiting Beppu for its natural baths for years, but now the onsen is coming to them instead.

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Japanese theme park now offering fake thugs you can “beat up” to impress your girlfriend【Video】

Flash mob scenarios include one seemingly inspired by anime hit Your Name.

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Pretty in pink: Sakura curry available in Japan for a limited time

Not quite ready to say goodbye to the cherry blossoms? Then it’s time to enjoy some sakura curry.

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Sleep like a samurai – Travel provider offers one-night stay in a Japanese castle

Free package includes dinner modeled after meals eaten by feudal lords

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Cosplayer makes impressive replica of a remote bomb from Zelda: Breath of the Wild

It looks just like the real thing, without the risk of explosion.

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Japan’s samurai armor bag collection expands with new designs, colors【Photos】

Now there are even more ways to mix old-school aesthetics with modern fashion.

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Japanese AI app features robot that can communicate like a “real girlfriend”

The Japanese smartphone application and artificial intelligence engine SELF, which features a highly-detailed female robot named Ai Furuse, has just added upgraded conversation functionality, promising, “communication close to that of a real girlfriend or partner.”

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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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Tokyo Disneyland employees are willing to take your bloody tissues off your hands, guest reveals

Hardcore hospitality recalled in comical recreation.

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Anime legs fly high in the sky, look just like a video game glitch come to life in Japan【Video】

These legs turned heads on the weekend as they ran on the wind like a character in a video game.

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Creating a cat island – Japanese organization plans to buy island turn it into kitty paradise

Cat cafe operator Neco Republic comes one step closer to founding its own country.

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Japanese origami vending machine makes news around the country

The unusual machine with the sweet folded paper designs is warming people’s hearts around Japan.

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Japan’s hot spring amusement park announces first rides, and onsen merry-go-round makes the cut!

Kyushu amusement park will also have “artificial intelligence duck races.”

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