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Behold the most realistic miso soup novelty smartphone stand known to man

The modern Japanese art of fake food samples has given birth to this stand which beautifully merges the heights of both elegance and kitsch.

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Test your wits and courage together in Tokyo haunted house where you must solve puzzles to escape

Escape from an Urban Legend looks to perfect the intriguing combination of scare houses and escape games.

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Anime artist reveals the key features of handsome men in Japan

These are the features currently making people swoon across the country.

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Move over square watermelons – Japan now has square watermelon bread!

Beautiful and delicious, both inside and out.

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Post-ramen poo troubles solved by Japanese restaurant chain’s crazy bathroom design

Ramen chain is committed to stellar customer service through all parts of the digestive cycle.

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Naked bodies invade streets of Japan in bizarre new “Time for Sushi” video

Sometimes you find crazy things on the streets of Japan, but this is just insane.

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Baskin Robbins sandwiches are going on sale in Japan

These aren’t ice cream sandwiches, either, but an all-new treat.

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Travelers can go back to school at cool Japanese hotel converted from rural schoolhouse

Come for the retro architecture, stay for the bath and swimming pool filled with onsen hot spring water!

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Meets Parkour in Real Life 【Video】

Pikachu runs and leaps over obstacles as he chases after Team Skull in this epic Alola Island adventure.

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After years of stomping on enemies, Nintendo’s Mario becomes a stamp series in Japan

Peach and Luigi featured too, but one series regular is left off the postage.

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Japanese quality! Antique 70-year-old battery still works great to power a modern calculator

This WWII-era battery still has what it takes to tumble with modern devices.

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Tokyo cafe’s rainbow cheesecake is only the beginning of its crazily awesome dessert lineup

Menu includes “unicorn” and “rainbow” flavors, the latter of which looks like nothing we’ve seen and tastes nothing like what we expected.

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18 year-old Japanese man spotted in Germany with amazing top skills 【Video】

That’s “top” as in a “spinning top” not like “top class,” but then again, he probably is… Ah, just watch the darn video.

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Japanese elementary school students smash Guinness World Record in team skipping

Their amazing speed has them joining the ranks of other incredible record-holding skippers from Japan.

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Incredible Final Fantasy XIV building-projection in Yokohama will make your jaw drop 【Video】

Watch a party of adventurers take down an evil dragon on the wall of the InterContinental Yokohama Grand.

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High-speed Japanese sumo robots duke it out in quick and intense skirmishes 【Video】

With each battle lasting less than five seconds, these merciless machines are perhaps the future of sumo.

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Crazy cockpit desk configuration is every lazy gamer’s dream come true

It’s so comfortable, you’ll be fighting enemies as you fight off sleep.

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New Kyoto Starbucks has the beauty, historical pedigree to be a sightseeing attraction itself

Century-old teahouse starts new life with tatami floors, zabuton cushions for customers.

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Samurai chef serves ramen with a side of history at awesome restaurant in Japan

Ramen and samurai, two of Japan’s biggest cultural icons, combine forces.

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Classic anime Magic Knight Rayearth kicks off new cosmetic line with sword, gauntlet items

“Sword of rouge” sounds like a fantasy weapon, but it’s an actual part of this makeup collection inspired by the hit Clamp anime.

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