Japan

Chocolatier Max Brenner welcomes spring with pavlova, cherry blossom & delicious green tea pizza

Because there’s no better way to welcome spring than with a sweet serving of sakura and matcha.

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Trolling UFO catcher denies player prize but gives us a good laugh instead【Video】

Here comes a new challenger…

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Capcom’s Attack on Titan arcade game features omni-directional maneuver gear controls

Attack on Titan: Team Battle supports 8 players in versus or cooperative game modes.

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Valentine’s Day Greetings — Anime Style 2016

Kan ColleLove Live! Sunshine!!Fate/stay night, and more.

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Han Solo and other Valentine’s Day chocolates we weren’t lucky enough to get

If you were lucky yesterday, you got some chocolate. If you were really lucky, you got some of this chocolate!

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An inside look at Japan’s largest (nearly) naked festival (and how you can participate!)

Every third Saturday in February is Okayama Prefecture’s Hadaka Matsuri, Japan’s largest “naked festival.” Get ready to get naked!

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Japan’s Okamoto trials voice-activated condom-dispensing belt in new promo【Video】

Always be prepared, or so the boy scouts’ saying goes. And with this bizarre spring-loaded, condom-dispensing belt, you will be!

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Official Pokémon Red and Blue sprite goods let you relive the past in pixelated style

Celebrate 20 years of catching ’em all with Pokémon Center Japan’s new line of throwback goods.

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Survey suggests that almost 40 percent of Japanese men are reluctant to eat alone in public

Apparently, some Japanese men really don’t like to eat alone in public. But are they simply too shy, or is there something else going on?

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World’s first-ever Sakura Pepsi coming to Japan this March

Japanese beverage maker Suntory has just announced it will be releasing its first-ever cherry blossom-flavoured Pepsi this spring.

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Is this modern art? Masking tape exhibition unrolls in Chiyoda

You don’t need expensive tools or high-tech drawing tablets to create works of art—all you need is a roll of humble masking tape.

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Official Harry Potter site releases info about the mysterious Japanese wizards and their school

Where do Japan’s young witches and wizards go to hone their magical abilities? Why, Mahoutokoro on the island of Minami Iwo Jima, of course!

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The 5 phases of adjusting to life in Japan (from a Western expat point of view)

Today, we present five phases Western expats go through, from arriving fresh off the boat to thinking about retirement, when living in Japan.

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Heavy snowfall gives the people of Japan a chance to show off their secret sculpting skills【Pics】

When a pipe and button nose just won’t cut it anymore…

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The late, great David Bowie visits Kyoto in these shots taken in the 1980s【Photos】

Time may have changed him, but we still have these nostalgic photos of how music legend David Bowie used to be.

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5 reasons why Japanese expats say “sayonara” to their homeland for good

Japan may be an awesome country, but for some Japanese people who’ve experienced life abroad, it’s just not for them anymore. Here are five reasons why.

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New business model aims for US$855 million in profits in several years.

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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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Warning: do not play Taiko no Tatsujin with Star Wars’ Kylo Ren【Pics】

Even if you haven’t caught Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, you’ve probably heard about Commander of the First Order Kylo Ren. And his temper…

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New sakura-flavoured Red Bull to be released in Japan in time for cherry blossom season

Say hello to the world’s first sakura-flavoured energy drink from Red Bull.

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