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New book compiles taste tests of shampoos used by 30 of Japan’s top anime voice actresses

That way you can skip straight to pounding shots of the shampoo you’ll like best.

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Nipaishin: anime girls with booby cushions are now gracing prayer tablets and travel cards

The latest buxom anime girls to make our hearts skip a beat are now appearing on some of the most unusual merchandise we’ve ever seen.

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Developers assert that they were motivated by philanthropic sentiments to help roughly four out of every five women in the world.

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We try the latest crazy chip flavour from Japan: Strawberry shortcake 【Taste test】

Japan now has a new crazy potato chip flavour, and it tastes just like a Japanese Christmas cake!

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Japan finally bottles “the scent of a cat’s forehead”—now available to spray on your belongings!

After four months of development, Japanese online retailer Felissimo has finally captured the scent of a cat’s forehead in a bottle. 

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Japanese scientists, hard at work finding answers to life’s most important questions.

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Anime girlfriend kiss-flavored candy: The lonely otaku’s new favorite snack?

Does best girl taste best, too?

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Japan now has anime character crotch pillows

Will the fact that they’re perpetually soft boost or hinder sales?

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Renting a hot guy to make you cry and dry your tears? We try Tokyo’s newest cathartic service

Because sometimes you need a little help on the way to and from a good cry.

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Good morning, senpai! Company offering wakeup calls from real Japanese schoolgirls

Everyone has their morning routine. For some, it’s a cup of strong coffee. For others, a morning workout. And apparently for still others, a schoolgirl fantasy is what jumpstarts their day.

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Wasp and mealworm sushi on the (unusual) menu at the Tokyo Bug-Eating Festival 【Photos】

Tired of sushi standbys like tuna and salmon? An annual event in Tokyo recently served up mealworm nigiri and black wasp gunkan, plus a host of other bug-based foods and drinks.

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What the…?!? Stuffed “Teddytaur” toy baffles and fascinates us at the same time

We’ve discovered a seriously bizarre-looking offering from high-end German stuffed toy maker Steiff. But what exactly is it? Apparently, it’s a Teddytaur!

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Feeling cold at night? Tokyo company will dispatch a hot guy to your place for a chaste sleepover

Ikebukuro-based company provides a shoulder to cry on and arms to sleep in by dispatching hot guys to spend the night at lonely women’s homes.

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Man brandishes samurai sword in New York Apple store, allegedly attempts to commit seppuku

Someone took the phrase “cutting in line” way too literally…

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History’s worst job? Japanese noblewomen used to hire servants to take the blame for their farts

What would be the ultimate luxury in personal service for a highborn aristocrat? Someone to draw your bath? Peel your grapes? Fan you with palm fronds? How about a servant whose job it is to take the blame for your farts.

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Foreigner’s “prank” video of proposing to random Japanese girls is wrong in so many ways

What happens when your “prank” isn’t really a prank, but it is kind of awkward? This might take a while…

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Jumpsuit with built-in kitty cuddle pouch lets you and your cat snuggle…and poo together, too

Because sometimes a sweatshirt with a kitty cuddle pouch isn’t enough. Oh, and also you have to poop.

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“Cute little sister” sleeved blanket helps wearer achieve new level of awesome/awkward

Do normal blankets not keep you warm enough on cold winter nights? How about one with an huggable anime girl stitched into it?

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So a bikini model and a kaiju walk into Japan’s most famous porn location…to sell toys 【Video】

A rubber suit monster, surreal humor, and a heaping helping of sexual subtext that has nothing to do with the product itself? This might be the alpha and the omega of Japanese commercials.

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Oxford Dictionaries picks single emoji as Word of the Year, seemingly forgets what “word” means

Oxford Dictionaries, the online arm of the publisher of the Oxford Dictionary of English, has announced that its 2015 Word of the Year is an emoji. No, not the word “emoji,” but a single, specific emoji.

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