Japanese grandma gets a hot mess of a cake for her 68th birthday【Video】

Because nothing says “happy birthday” better than a potential fire hazard.

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Tokyo advertising company institutes mandatory lights-out time following employee suicide

You don’t gotta go home, but you can’t stay here.

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Japanese man astounds Internet by levitating paper cup and cigarette in mid-air【Video】

We’ve watched the clip a dozen times and we still can’t tell how the trick was performed.

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To ask or not to ask: The etiquette and law of using convenience store restrooms in Japan

While the widespread presence of public toilets in convenience stores is great, it is also fraught with ambiguous customs and could, technically, even lead to criminal charges.

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We try the Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Bread being sold at a bakery in Kanagawa, Japan 【Taste test】

Yes, Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen bread, based on the viral video, actually exists, and our lucky reporters managed to get their hands on some!

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Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name passes two Hayao Miyazaki anime’s earnings, box office romp continues

Romantic fantasy film has been the number-one movie in Japan for nine weeks running.

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Japan’s latest must-try ice cream is available from … the local convenience store!

This premium ice cream is designed to look like the vegetable from which it’s made, but that’s just one of its many attractive qualities.

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Massive Godzilla figure stands more than six feet tall, costs more than $40,000 dollars

There’s a special reason it’s so big, and no, it’s not just because it looks awesome.

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The goose is loose! Video shows off swan smartphone-holder, the ultimate hands-free device 【Vid】

Nothing says convenience like a swan head that extending out of your crotch area.

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A cute Russian character transformed into yummy Japanese doughnuts? Yes, please!

A character from Russian children’s literature and Japanese doughnuts may sound like an unexpected combination, but the results sure look sweet!

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Japanese grandmother becomes hardcore Pokémon trainer, pleases doctor, worries family

You’re never too old to catch Pokémon GO fever and experience the pros and cons of history’s most popular smartphone game.

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Jack-‘o-lantern trash bags being handed out to fight litter during Tokyo Halloween parties

Celebration’s image tarnished in recent years as partiers leave huge amounts of trash on the streets.

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Black Butler Book of the Atlantic releases second trailer, additional cast info for anime movie

The first trailer was a complete tease, but there’s finally some action and voice in this new preview video!

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Beautiful fan-made Pokémon tribute is as moving as any official Nintendo ad for series 【Video】

In just over one minute, video takes us on an emotional journey through 20 years of Pokémon passion.

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Cosplay in the pool with a swimming costume from popular anime High School Fleet

The cute swimming outfit from the series has walked out of the anime and into our real-life world!

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The top-ranked restaurants in Japan, Asia and the world!

These top 10 lists come from our friends at TripAdvisor.

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Pikachu cosplays as Mario in awesome new Nintendo crossover merchandise line 【Photos】

It’s a-me, Pikachu!

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Edo era-themed sushi restaurant to bring delicious food, historical decor to Tokyo this month

Take a trip back in time, and enjoy some sushi while you’re at it!

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All-you-can-eat ramen being offered in Tokyo by one of Japan’s most popular chains!

Urgent news for noodle lovers!

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Disney wants you to dress up the objects that give juice to your electronics

If you ever thought your charging brick looked painfully boring, Disney has a set of stickers just for you.

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