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24-karat gold Pikachu card released to celebrate Pokémon card game’s 20th anniversary

The game’s golden anniversary is still 30 years away, but you can get your hands on a pure-gold Pokémon card this winter.

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Hyundai turns kids’ car drawings into drivable realities at Brilliant Kids Motorshow【Video】

How do you get kids excited about cars? By letting them design their own real ones.

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Diabolically clever Kyoto style of writing “No bike parking” has Japanese Internet impressed

The famous hospitality of Japan’s old capital is being put to intimidating use to combat inconsiderateness outside this building.

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Japanese company makes jewellery from voices

Whether you’re in love with your partner or an anime star, now you can capture their vocals forever with some very personal jewellery.

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Scientific study from Japan proves ninja hand gestures sharpen the mind and reduce stress

Next time you’re feeling stressed, act like a ninja and perform these nine simple hand signals.

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Final Fantasy characters become giant plushies, take over Tokyo’s Shibuya Station 【Photos】

Some of the video game franchise’s greatest heroes appear in promotion for its latest title.

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Evangelion kimono are an awesome blend of modern and traditional Japanese beauty 【Pics】

Survey being held to determine which of six different furisode designs will go into production.

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Japanese company creates range of stylish outfits for modern day samurai

Traditional fashion meets contemporary cool in a variety of eye-catching fabrics and patterns.

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Animated GIFs of traditional Japanese woodworking joints are mesmerising to watch

Exploring the many ways wood pieces can slot into each other is the most strangely satisfying experience we’ve had today!

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Life hack from Japan unveils a clever way to display anime figurines

Keep your figurines dust-free and set up in beautiful environments with this easy idea from Japan!

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Japan’s amazingly realistic CG schoolgirl learns how to kiss 【Video】

Saya puckers up while showing off a variety of uncannily lifelike facial expressions.

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New “All Night Cat Watch” toy series created in Japan to keep late sleepers company

You’ll never be lonely burning the midnight oil with one of these exhausted kitties diligently working by your side!

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Japanese cosplayer steals the show at New York Comic Con with awesome Iron Man costume 【Photos】

Iron Man’s photo account of Comic Con in New York is a beautiful reminder of the bonds that tie fans and cosplayers together.

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Internet goes crazy for custom-made desk built by Japanese animator

The DIY project, complete with an embedded graphics tablet, is inspiring digital illustrators everywhere.

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Pokémon becomes fine art with series of two hand-crafted Pikachu woodblock prints fans can buy

Pokémon look more distinguished than ever in authentic ukiyo-e that pay homage to a pair of feudal Japan’s greatest artists.

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You can now make chocolate scrambled eggs, blur breakfast/dessert line with Japan’s Choco Tama

”How can we get more chocolate in our eggs?” is a question we’d never have thought to ask, but we sure are glad this Japanese company did.

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Modern samurai coats from Japan are back for winter with new colors, fabrics, and paired pants

Contemporary take on traditional fashion will have you looking cool while fighting the cold.

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Beautiful cherry blossom-shaped Japanese pencils have a special surprise when sharpened

You might think they’re too gorgeous to use, but then you’ll miss half the fun.

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Pokéball terrariums are just as adorable and hard to catch as the Pokémon who inhabit them

Now you can see what your favourite Pokémon gets up to inside that mysterious Pokéball.

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Japan’s hyper-realistic CG schoolgirl moves for the first time in new video【Video】

Saya is now one step closer to her creators’ goal of having her become a full-fledged actress.

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