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Bring the gaming world into your home with these amazing tissue box treasure chests from Japan

Now you can feel like an adventurer chancing upon riches every time you reach for the tissues.

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Platform 13½ set to open at Ueno Station in Tokyo

Like Hogwart’s Express, a new Japanese train is now getting its very own mysterious in-between platform.

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88 year-old Japanese grandmother becomes photographic art director for new Adobe campaign

Kimiko Nishimoto is a master at photoshopping herself into cute and hilarious situations.

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Chic samurai coats from Japan are here to keep fashion warriors warm through the winter

Because it takes more than a heart full of Bushido to fight off the cold.

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Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto performs Mario theme with hip hop’s The Roots 【Video】

Legends of video game design and music team up for awesome live performance.

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Wizard Parkas from Japan finally re-released in new colours!

Whether you’re good, evil or racy, now there’s a parka to suit your wizardly personality!

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Add some ninja warrior cool to your wardrobe with the new Ninjacket from Japan

The team who brought us the samurai armour hoodie is back with a brand new outfit for all the shadow warriors out there.

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Japan’s 500-yen coin has two hidden messages, and here’re where to find them 【Photos】

The country’s largest coin has something to say to you.

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Photographs of mysterious globe cloud in Japan causing quite a storm online

Perfectly spherical cloud looks like it was lifted straight out of a manga panel.

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Japanese rock balancing artist is so amazing he’s now the star of a new ad for Sony【Pics, Video】

It’s hard to believe that the only thing keeping these rock towers from toppling over is an incredible centre of gravity.

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The mesmerizing art of stacking Japanese coins 【Photos】

Here’s a beautifully compelling reason to hang onto your change when you go shopping in Japan.

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New “Love Dance” takes Japan by storm, thanks to a Japanese drama and a handsome J-Pop star

Even gold-medal winning figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu has been caught on film performing the infectious dance moves.

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Japanese cosplayer wows crowds by dressing as one of the anime world’s strongest stars【Pics】

Run for your lives! Shizuo Heiwajima’s coming through with a massive, life-sized street sign.

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Goodbye, Gundam. Life-size mecha statue is leaving Tokyo next spring

But could the sudden farewell have a silver lining?

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Japanese actress wows in stunning edible dress made of vegetable slices【Video】

Why just eat your vegetables when you can wear them too?

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Humongous Dragon Quest Slimes appear at park in Japan【Photos】

Slimes draw near following conclusion of rice field art project.

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Sleep in a bookshelf at the new bookstore-themed hostel in Kyoto

This brand new space has 5,000 books for guests to read, a special bar stocked with local beers, and bunks inside the shelves to sleep in.

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Japanese chocolatier astounds with super realistic life-sized men’s shoe collection

From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.

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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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Transform into a Hylian or an elf with cute elf-ear headphones【Pics】

Perfect for any music-loving Zelda and Link cosplayers out there.

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