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New Suntory beer cans feature 15 different Shinkansen bullet trains and local landscapes

Now you can enjoy the beauty of a high-speed rail journey through Japan with this collection of exclusive picture-perfect cans.

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Enjoy traditional views of Mt Fuji from your very own luxury toilet

Japanese toilets continue to lead the way with a new range of beautifully decorative models.

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Make a bold fashion statement by swapping your briefcase for a teapot bag!

This unusual teapot-shaped bag is creating quite a stir in Japan.

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No electricity required for this elegant natural humidifier from Japan

It’s simple, eco-friendly and takes its cues from nature when keeping your house from getting too dry.

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Cats made out of bread bag clips—the pointless but undeniably cute Japanese Twitter trend

Need a new desk buddy? There’s one just a fold and a doodle away!

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Noisy neighbors? Need silence to study? These tiny dogs can help!

Get the peace and quiet you need by shoving a tiny dog in your ears!

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Trending technique for breaking apart chopsticks turns out to be clever new design by Muji

A tweet seemingly suggesting a clever new way to snap apart disposable chopsticks turns out to be an awesome product prototype for Muji.

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Manga, anime and video game artists draw each other’s pictures with surprising results

Japanese artists reveal their imaginative flair by drawing each other’s pictures from memory.

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Ten common characteristics of Japanese graphic design

Ever wonder what makes Japanese design so…Japanese? Here are ten techniques observed by the graphic design world that typify Japanese style.

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Travel back in time with these tourism posters from early 1900s Japan 【Pics】

The 20th century’s version of “Cool Japan” seems a lot cooler than the 21st century’s.

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Russian artist creates mind-blowing collection of eerily lifelike dolls

With such uncannily lifelike flesh and features, it’s hard to believe these dolls aren’t real.

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Japanese vending machine trash cans come to life in cute Tokyo photo collection

Japanese vending machines always get lavished with attention but now it’s time for their trash cans to step into the spotlight.

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New glassware from Japan uses condensation to create sakura cherry blossom imprints on your table

Because you might be too old to play with your food, but you’re not too old to play with your glasses.

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What a powerpoint presentation by the Tokugawa Shogunate would look like in Edo period Japan

In an era of executions and forced suicides, this is one presentation you wouldn’t want to doze off in.

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Sugakiya ramen chain’s inventive spork design is hip enough to be sold at NYC’s MoMA Store

The ultimate ramen-eating utensil from Aichi Prefecture has found a home in the one of the world’s premier modern art museum gift shops.

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Paper cup manga: artist creates stunning 3-D moving images from the world of Doraemon【Video】

Three paper cups is all you need to create your very own moving manga.

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New Tokyo Olympic stadium architect responds to accusations of plagiarism

It seems controversy over the new National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics isn’t over yet.

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PlayStation 4 gets limited edition ‘Yakuza Kiwami’ model

Model will ship alongside Yakuza Kiwami game on January 21.

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Japanese architect turns eight one-room apartments into quirky Cubism-inspired family home【Video】

Built with wooden frames and light materials, the majority of Japanese homes are torn down and rebuilt from scratch once they begin to age. But one architect in Chiba had a slightly different idea…

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Beautiful vases sway when flowers reach for the sun or as they lose their petals

A Japanese designer has created a vase that moves with your flower arrangement.

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