Japanese portable alarm to keep laptops safe when working from a cafe smashes crowdfunding goal

Clever design means you never have to manually turn the alarm on or off.

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McDonald’s Japan giving away 130 million free coffees starting 16 October

Special offer leaves us with few Mc’scuses not to try their new coffee.

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Japanese men reveal the things they notice when they see a woman without makeup

Almost half of the respondents said they experienced a sense of disappointment when they saw a woman’s unmade face.

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Japan desperately trying to figure out America’s sudden obsession with Schezuan sauce

You know your country has done something really weird when it ends up on the morning news in Japan.

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You can drive this car with a PlayStation controller, meaning Gran Turismo is now real【Video】

”The real driving simulator” indeed.

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Lists of what gives Japanese women a good or bad first impression of men are confusingly similar

Look but don’t stare, be relaxed but energetic, and other seemingly conflicting advice has bachelors wondering if it’s all just about looks in the end.

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Totoro has a sequel? Thousands of Japanese Twitter users shocked to learn of Ghibli follow-up

Twitter user shares screenshots of Hayao Miyazaki anime that surprising number of fans haven’t heard of, and which can be seen next month.

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Japanese people list their top ten fish, and tuna isn’t number one

Land of the Rising Salmon, as survey respondents choose their favourite fish.

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Five of the worst areas to live in and around Tokyo

While they might look appealing to visitors, according to residents, these suburbs can be hell to live in.

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New My Little Pony cafe opens in Tokyo with themed foods, exclusive merchandise

Fans snap photos with Pinkie Pie herself at the Harajuku eatery.

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Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar bar in Tokyo, giving us a reason to leave our homes

Human and virtual sommeliers help customers pick out the perfect beer, wine, or sake in “bar with no menu.”

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Japanese women reveal the worst ways they’ve been dumped by their partners

Surprisingly, discovering their partner in the arms of another lover is not at the number-one spot on this list.

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Is a Game Boy Classic Edition on the way? Alleged Nintendo trademark application sparks rumors

The word “Game Boy” doesn’t appear in alleged document, but there’s no mistaking that image for anything else.

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Pocky gets elegantly mature with new flavor designed to be paired with red wine

Japan’s favorite chocolate pretzel snack is set to add some sweet sophistication to your next occasion to crack open a bottle of red.

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Product’s claims to make breasts five times bigger prove to be every bit as dramatic as they say.

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Pot dog — Japanese woman arrested at airport after hiding drugs inside hot dog bun

College student’s European vacation comes to an unhappy ending in Hiroshima.

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Adorable Shiba Inu is famous on Japanese Twitter for refusing to move when she’s having fun【Pics】

We can relate, Doge. We can relate. 

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Ice Cream with Baby Star Ramen noodles only available from UFO catchers across Japan

This special ice cream treat cannot be found in stores.

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Japanese high school girls’ culture festival celebrates the art of student cosplay 【Photos】

We take a look at the nine schoolgirl cosplayers attending this year’s school festival.

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Beautiful “Japanese Goddess” catapults to stardom from a humble farm theme park 【Photos】

It’s easy to see why Erika Karata has become a sensation in Japan in just a few short years.

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