Plastic face? Leather face? Whatever you call it, this make-up is disturbingly freaky!

A particular series of pictures has been spreading rapidly over the internet recently. At first glance, they’re  just pictures that show a lady with her car, but wait – there’s something seriously creepy about her face! Read More

Smartphone Too Smart For You? Analog Smartphone Coming Your Way…

Japanese mobile company AU has unveiled its latest concept phone featuring a wind-up analog clock.

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Get Your 15 Minutes of Fame! (Good While It Lasted Anyway…)

Some clever people thought to capitalize on the value of having ‘followers’ on Twitter, theoretically allowing any normal person to surpass even Lady Gaga for a day. Read More

Hey, who wrote this poem? Japanese internet users impressed by poem thought to be written by grade-schooler – only to find out unexpected truth!

A certain poem has been attracting much attention on the internet recently in Japan. From the handwriting, the poem appears to be the work of a child in grade school, and people are saying it’s exceptionally well written for the work of a young child. We have a rough translation of the poem below. Read More

Japanese Music Video “Superhero” Reminds Us There Are Still People Fighting Post-3/11

Last month marked the one year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and while time has gradually, but inevitably, pushed the crisis from the forefront of people’s minds, there are still tens of thousands of people continue to live with realities of the disaster even today.

An anonymous duo performing under the moniker ANONS PROJECT seem to be sending such a message with their music video, “Superhero,” an inspiring production that reminds us: there are still people out there fighting for us.

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The iPhone Headphone Jack Smells Like Pineapple

The Japanese internet is currently engulfed in debate over a startling new technological discovery: the iPhone headphone jack smells like pineapple.

Mmmm, pineapple.

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New Social Network “Yankee I Love You” Caters to Japanese Juvenile Delinquents

Americans might be surprised to learn that in Japan, the word ‘Yankee’ refers to a type of delinquent youth, recognizable by their intimidating appearance and fondness of gaudy hairstyles like the punch perm, mullet, or the waning-in-popularity yet ever so glorious pompadour.

The term originated in Osaka in the 1970s, referring to the young people who wandered the city streets dressed in the flashy clothes symbolic of the fashion shops of the city’s America-Mura (“America Village”) district. As the term spread across Japan, ‘Yankee’ became synonymous with ‘juvenile delinquent’ and it eventually came to describe an entire subculture as the Yankee image was popularized in magazines, television dramas, comic books and other forms of media throughout the 80’s and 90’s.

And now, Japan’s bad-boy culture has entered the digital era with a new social network designed exclusively for Yankees, Yankee I Love You.

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♪The Best Part of Wakin’ Up Is Freaky Asian Lady in Your Postbox♪

Even in this age of iPads and net-delivered news, there are still some who maintain that relaxing morning ritual of reading the newspaper over a cup of coffee. The world turns, and the steadfast deliveryman starts his rounds before dawn breaks to ensure a paper for every post that desires it.

But what if, one day, that tranquil cycle was interrupted by a home delivery of fear? What if you awoke one morning to find an unknown Asian woman smiling maliciously as she peers through your postbox?

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Dial M for Music: Push-Button Telephone Cover of Vocaloid Song is Off the Hook 【Video】

Before the days of downloadable ringtones, the only way you could get original tunes on your cell phone was by using the built-in ringtone composer, using the phone’s numeric keypad to enter a sequence of tones (press 1 for Do, 2 for Re, etc) to create a custom monotone melody.

While the days of trying to figure out the right key combination for “Hit Me Baby One More Time” have long since passed, it seems the tradition of push-button telephone composing has been carried on into the 21st century and mastered by Japanese Otaku.

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IT Company’s Recruitment Ad Offers Sexual Healing to Unemployment

Anyone who’s ever clicked through corporate recruitment pages is well accustomed to the stock photo montages of multicultural, gender neutral, in colorful-but-not-too-colorful blue shirt business people shaking hands with unrealistically large smiles on their faces.

They’re so bland and innocuous that they become the visual equivalent to white noise.  That’s why when a company tries something different, they stand out big time, and the reason why I now know who Telecom Support Inc. of Tokyo is.

Their recent recruitment ad posted on a website for job hunters, displays an employee seemingly reaching the height of sexual ecstasy over how awesome his job is.  Intrigued? Me too.

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【Brain Teaser】 You May Need to Think Like a Child to Solve This One!

Feeling a little rusty upstairs after a relaxing weekend? Nothing gets those gears turning smoothly again like a little mental exercise, so loosen up those lobes and take a look at the problem below!

7111=0   8193=3

Find the value of ???

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Amazon Buys Robot Company for $755M Reducing Warehouse Staff’s Duties to Standing Still and Pushing Pretty Red Buttons

Kiva Systems is a company that found some success selling their warehouse robots to many major retailers looking to keep up with the juggernaut that is notable clients of their included the GAP and Toys “R” Us.

However, just recently Amazon responded with a big capitalistic FU to their competitors by buying Kiva Systems. This means that Amazon now kind of owns the distribution systems of many of their rivals.  The price of $755 million doesn’t sound too crazy now, does it?

But as we shall see, the real loser in this deal is the human race.  This is because along with this acquisition, Amazon is now the proud father of Kiva’s army of tiny orange warehouse robots.  Kiva’s promotion video gives us a bleak view of how the world will look when the robots take over.

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Does Japan Have New “Hottest Politician?”

The Japanese Internet is erupting with debate over whether newly elected 26-year-old Niiza City Councilwoman Asuka Tachikawa is more beautiful than Hachinohe City Councilwoman Yuri Fujikawa, previously dubbed “too hot for city council.”

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Mark Zuckerberg Makes Surprise Visit to Japan, Meets With Prime Minister and Drives Them Japanese Girls Crazy

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance at a Tokyo event on March 29.

As is the case with any international celebrity who comes to Japan, Zuckerberg’s visit threw the country in a state of excitement.

Even Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda was knocked off his feet when he met with Zuckerberg the same day, reportedly telling the young CEO:“It’s a funny feeling to see you here because I watched the film.”

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VANS Customer Sent Home With New Pair of 2 Right Shoes: Even Japanese Customer Service Slips Sometimes

In Japan, if you want a pair of VANS, you gotta go through local retailer ABC Mart.

Luckily, they’ve got stores across the country, so purchasing a pair of your favorite skate shoes should be as easy as, well, ABC.

However, as one unfortunate Japanese customer learned the other day, discerning left from right is apparently slightly more difficult than the ABCs for some people.

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What Apple and Microsoft Would Look Like if Personified as Anime Characters

Curretnly, one of the most popular manga in Japan is a series called Saint Young Men, a comedy manga that follows the everyday happenings of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha as they take a much-needed vacation from presiding over the cosmos to live together as roommates in a Tokyo apartment.

For fans of the manga, there’s just something endearing about watching two of the world’s most prominent religious figures stick together through the ups and downs of modern life—something that reminds us that even if we adhere to completely different belief systems, we’re still the same humans living on the same planet. After all, if the two head honchos can get along through the good and the bad, there’s no reason why we can’t!

While the peaceful nature of Jesus and Buddha might make them a match made in heaven, what about the chieftains of other warring tribes?

An image posted to Twitter earlier today gives a glimpse at what it might look like if tech giants Apple and Microsoft were main characters in their own manga.

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Side-by-Side Profile and Morning Face Photos Show the Power of Makeup, Teach a Valuable Lesson

Some people go to such great lengths to snap the perfect Facebook profile picture that it could probably be considered a new branch of amateur photography.

And who could blame them? After all, we’re only given 125×125 pixels to compose our visual greeting to the ‘un-friended’ world and, as Chief Sitting Bull said before the Battle of Little Bighorn, “Can’t go to war without my war paint on.”

Yet while it’s only natural we would want to put our best out there, there are some people who slather themselves with so much makeup that their profile picture seems like a desperate rejection of the face they were born with.

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You can tell a moving story in a number of different ways through a number of different mediums. None of them are inherently more effective than the other; it’s through the creator’s vision and execution that a truly exceptional piece is defined.

Furiko (Pendulum), an animated film recently featured on Japanese late-night TV program DO! Shinya and later uploaded to YouTube is a perfect example of this, having viewers in tears despite being no longer than 3 minutes.

Even more surprising, this “film” is actually a 1038-page flip book illustrated page-by-page by Japanese comedian Tekken.

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Get a Complete Psych Profile in a Few Minutes Using Only a Pen and Paper

The internet is home to thousands of thousands of tests and quizzes each promising everything from your IQ to the Glee character that most resembles you.  Now we bring you a new test that really kinda probably doesn’t work, but it’s fun to try.

Using just a pen and paper you can get a snapshot of your current mental state. But to get a super-duper accurate reading you CANNOT scroll down to until you complete each step, OK?

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