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Can you tell which of these “full moons” are actually slices of ham?

Japanese Twitter user sends out a tough quiz on the night of the Strawberry Moon.

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Kyoto’s primeval forest to come to life in beautiful interactive light art display 【Video】

Trees will “breathe” with light and sound as their beauty takes visitors’ breath away.

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The most beautiful forest in Japan? Bijinbayashi woods are stunning in every season【Photos】

Do these woods have what it takes to beech out the stiff competition?

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Why don’t black-and-white cats have light-coloured backs and black bellies?

Japanese Twitter alights over one of the great mysteries of the cat world.

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The 100 Soundscapes of Japan: A list of Japan’s greatest natural, cultural, and industrial sounds

“The 100 what??” That was our initial reaction too, but the official list is just what it sounds like!

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Golf course outhouse is definitely “out” there with a little help from nature

This is what happens when you don’t lay down a good foundation.

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Violent winds pound Tokyo, topple mid-construction nine-story building 【Video】

Passersby witness frightening scene as it happens.

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Beyond sakura: How to tell a cherry blossom from a plum or peach flower

Not every pink flower in Japan is a cherry blossom.

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Achingly beautiful video shows the simple joys of life in Japan’s Akita Prefecture 【Video】

Family and nature both feature prominently in this stirring glimpse of a day spent far away from the bright lights of Tokyo.

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Japan’s “Gap Tent” for solo campers fits just about anywhere, weighs almost nothing

Clever design even takes into account how to keep you entertained during those long, lonely nights.

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Cool Japanese X-shaped four-person tent lets you and your friends camp together, sleep separately

Single-person sleeping areas connected by a common space give you a living room in the great outdoors.

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Studio Ghibli adapts the world’s oldest manga into short animation for conservation project

Centuries-old designs brought to life by Japan’s most celebrated animation house.

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Chinese rock stars in rocks – depicting music gods as temples devoted to them【Art】

Artist mixes rock music with Buddhist and Confucian architecture for peak imagery.

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“Bleeding” tree discovered in China, haunts our dreams【Video】

If all trees “bled” like this, it would probably be harder to cut them down.

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Motonosumi Inari Shrine: a site of beauty in Japan that tourists are yet to discover

There’s more to this unusual shrine than its stunning red torii gates that lead down to the Sea of Japan.

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Photos of Antarctica captured by Japanese photographer KAGAYA are absolutely stunning!

Photos taken in Antarctica by digital artist and astrophotographer KAGAYA have been getting lots of love on the Japanese internet—and we can certainly see why!

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Quiz time! How many of these photos of Japanese places can you identify?【Photos】

How well do you know Japanese travel destinations? Test your knowledge and see how many of these locations around Japan you can identify from photos alone!

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Watching these fish feed is a little freaky and frightening【Video】

Feeding fish is an innocent pastime — unless you’ve got a whole pond and a thousand fish instead of a small tank! Then it looks more like a horror movie!

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Dangerous landslide in China takes out road, almost takes out group recording it as well 【Video】

In this age of viral videos, everyone is looking for the next big hit. People constantly have their smartphones out, desperately filming in hopes that something amazing is going to happen in front of them. However, as everyone records the incredible things that occur, we only have one piece of advice: please think a little bit about your own safety!

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We visited Rabbit Island in a bunny suit covered in food, to become a rabbit ourselves【Photos】

People all over the world have heard of Okunoshima, popularly known as “Rabbit Island.” It’s a tiny island off the coast of Hiroshima overflowing with adorable little bunnies who want nothing more than to smother you with love and eat your food.

But on our latest trip to Okunoshima, we wanted to go one step further: we wanted to be covered in as many fluffy bunnies as humanly possible. And what better way to do that than by becoming a bunny ourselves? Read on to see more of our pink, furry excursion.

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