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Japanese rail employee surprises commuters with unusual-sounding announcement

The difference between this man’s appearance and the sound of his voice has everyone talking.

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Tokyo police force mascot Pipo-kun anthropomorphises into muscly man in new anime clip

The cute character bares his pecs in the fight against stranger danger, where children are told to remember the words “Squid Sushi” to protect them from harm.

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Tokyo IT firm is looking for “Beer Interns” who’re willing to drink while on the job

No need to wait until the workday is done before knocking back a cold one, and it just might lead to a full-time position.

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Kyoto taxi operator starts “Silence Taxi” service, prohibits drivers from instigating small talk

Taxis in Japan’s most refined city seek to minimize unpleasant, awkward conversations.

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Japanese website is selling a pair of plain beige panties for almost $900,000

Artist behind the product says he’s making a point about modern society.

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Creepy video shows housekeeper who’s either demonically possessed or really wants a new job【Vid】

Housekeeper in Singapore is definitely giving the Internet chills, might also be trying to give her resignation notice.

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Japan’s new edible chopsticks have a special flavor, but don’t taste like “food”

Bold innovation isn’t motivated by ecological concerns, but a desire to preserve a part of Japanese agricultural heritage.

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It’s all in the name of Japanese culture and tradition.

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Video reminds us that in the anime world absolutely anything can have panties – even fighter jets

It’s unclear what exactly this new Internet anime series is about, except, of course, panties.

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Crazy Kyoto train will have a giant lens motif taking up its entire front end

Set to go into service next year carrying passengers from downtown Kyoto to Buddhist mountain temples.

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Japanese idol fan arrested on suspicion of stealing massive amount of razor blades

Tokyo police say teen stole over 100 boxes of razors, and not so that he’d be freshly shaven for his beloved idol singers.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strangest Japanese home goods【Weird Top Five】

There’s something in this person’s kitchen and I don’t know what it is.

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Cola-flavored mochi sweets are half Japanese tradition, half jiggly Pop Rock

Warabi mochi is usually flavored with soybean powder, but not in the case of these treats from Osaka.

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Latest Japanese lifehack shows how to store exercise balls … with nothing but a corner ceiling

It might look like magic, but these balls can actually be stored in the ceiling without the use of any racks, hooks or netting.

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Japan’s version of a ouija board: We try to summon Mr. Kokkuri

Three grown men dabble in black arts typically reserved for pre-teens.

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“Nurse Sticking Scissors in Her Mouth” and other photos from Japan’s craziest free image website

If you need a picture of a young woman blowing a conch shell or watching the end of the world, you’ll find them here.

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Octopus balls become octopus planets with amazing tweak to takoyaki recipe

Takoyaki dumplings are a ubiquitous snack in Japan, but we’ve never seen them like this before!

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Japanese company offers a “little sister rental” service, and our reporter just tried it out

RocketNews24’s Seiji becomes a big brother for an afternoon.

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Learn kanji with the magical power of poop!

These new textbooks are the shit, you guys.

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All-night, all-free cosplay event to be held at Tokyo bookstore, applications now being accepted

Love of anime, light novels, and/or costuming essential, desire to actually sleep optional.

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