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Kotatsu with storage space solves the biggest problem with Japan’s awesome heated tables

We now know exactly where we want to spend the entire winter.

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Pokémon Crystal gets digital release for 3DS in January

Game offers trading/battle over local wireless, Pokémon Bank compatibility.

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Japanese teacher wakes up sleepy students by whipping out realistic model pistol in classroom

Grabbing the attention of young minds with the implied power of hot lead.

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Put your love of tuna to the test with this displayable 3-D tuna puzzle!

If you love tuna as sushi or sashimi, why not learn about all its tasty parts with this fun and educational three-dimensional puzzle?

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Japanese women tell how they like to be hugged in survey of girls’ manga readers

Survey showcases squeeze strategies and scenarios.

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Japanese train stuck between stations following accident gets temporary in-carriage bathroom tent

Because even if the train wasn’t moving, some passengers had to go.

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Tokyo has “cherry blossoms” for Christmas thanks to gorgeous sakura tree light display

Popular riverside cherry blossom spot mixes the beauty of winter and spring.

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Osaka University professor: “The prince from Snow White is a sex offender”

Are these stories teaching boys that it’s okay to go around kissing sleeping women?

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Tokyo Bon Japanglish song is a crazy way to learn Japanese 【Video】

Learn Japanglish with the help of ladies in kimono, sumo wrestlers, and schoolgirls in fox masks.

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Japanese dad challenges daughter’s boyfriend to video game grudge match, gets kicked out of house

“He’s not fit to be my daughter’s boyfriend,” Dad declares after witnessing junior high school boy’s lack of fighting game skills.

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Japanese football fans shocked at North Korean fans, for a good reason!

North Korean fans tidy up after themselves and leave the away fans’ section of the Ajinomoto stadium spotless.

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Talented illustrator creates amazing “practice doodles” in just 30 minutes

It sure doesn’t look like any more practice is needed.

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Japan’s new Leftover Bathwater drink has us strangely titillated【Taste test】

Did our indulgence in the bathwater of beautiful women and handsome men make us very, very bad?

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McDonald’s Japan adds limited-edition French macarons to their menu

Four macaron flavours, imported directly from France, now come packaged in cute McDonald’s takeout boxes.

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Fans decide Ash would look better as a girl in the new Pokémon movie, fan art ensues

Constant companion Pikachu also gets a girlish makeover.

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Tokyo proposes new law cracking down on requests for teens to share nude selfies online

Though it kind of seems like this should have been illegal already.

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What kind of lingerie do Japan’s herbivore men like? Survey investigates

Japanese intimate apparel maker investigates the tastes of Japanese men both hot-blooded and not, offers suggestions to capture their hearts.

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Japan’s most popular sake brand runs full-page ad asking people to stop paying so much for it

The goal of advertising is usually to increase sales, but for Dassai a love of sake, and customers, is more important.

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Trailer released for new anime movie from director of Summer Wars: Mirai from the Future【Video】

Anime director Mamoru Hosoda returns to time travel for an examination of the brother/sister relationship, but with one big twist.

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Turns out even Japanese people aren’t sure how to use Japanese-style toilets

Japanese Twitter user reopens debate on Japanese-style squat toilet etiquette, but is it just a flush in the pan?

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