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Japanese movie theater with kotatsu seating looks like it’s the best cinematic experience ever

Japan’s amazingly cozy heated tables combined with movie magic? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a winter day.

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Tomioka High Dance Club bursts their bubble for a new “This Is Me” routine

Osaka students get backing from Warner Music and 20th Century Fox for latest video.

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Asahi Super Dry is ready for spring with new cherry blossom packaging, “Sakura Banquet” brew

Because it’s never too early to start planning what kind of beer to bring to this spring’s cherry blossom viewing parties.

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Japanese Twitter falls in love with unusual vending machine in Akihabara

There’s good reason why people from around Tokyo are making the trip to Electric Town to get a taste of these special beverages.

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Jaw-dropping 360° VR Japan tourism promo vid whisks you to a land where tradition meets future

Swish that camera around and take a virtual tour of famous sightseeing spots as if you were there, all in the comfort of your own home.

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Tokyo’s new sleep-inducing “time machine” head massage parlor looks like steampunk/sci-fi day spa

If you need some time to unwind, you’ll want to make an appointment A.S.A.P.

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Nintendo Labo: Mad genius sets to build your own Switch controllers out of cardboard【Video】

Some would say Nintendo’s video games killed the conventional kids’ toy market, but now they might be bringing it back.

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Cool design on Japanese posters lets you look at kanji upside-down for a whole new meaning

Don’t strain your neck! We’ll show you what they look like the other way.

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Japanese stationery fans go crazy for memo pad that slowly reveals Kyoto temple as you use it

The unusual memo pad has become so popular it’s caused the maker’s online store to shut down.

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Awesome, free Final Fantasy travel brochures treat series’ locations like real tourism hot spots

Who wouldn’t want to go on a romantic Midgar Mako Reactor night view tour?

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Sailor Moon chocolates look amazing and are super-easy to make yourself with awesome mold

No magical powers required to create sweets, ice cubes, and juice snacks that look like the anime’s Silver Crystal and more.

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New Japanese gadget guards valuables in public places, lets you leave them safely unattended

Just plop it onto anything you want to protect and it’ll alert you immediately when someone touches it.

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Security guards at Japanese shrine stand out with anime-like uniforms for New Year

It’s like they’re cosplaying as some kind of intergalactic security patrol!

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We buy plastic food samples from a Japanese vending machine with Mr Sato

Come with us as we track down the unusual machine in Tokyo.

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Nike Air Mo’ Money sneakers with Japanese text and yen symbols are the coolest kicks around

People in Japan are scrambling to get their hands on these limited-edition Mo’ Yen sneakers.

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Wotagei glow stick dance performance of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” too awesome for words【Video】

Follow their lead and watch these cool dudes set the darkness on fire.

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Best New Year’s idea ever: Japanese Twitter user opens jar of past year’s “saved happy memories”

Start your own now, because we’re going to need it by the end of 2018!

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Muji’s new expandable suitcase is perfect for Japan-based expats and overseas Japanophiles【Video】

Taking different amounts of stuff on your two flights across the Pacific? Mujirushi Ryohin is here to help.

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Hardcore anime fan rides bike 250 miles to Tokyo to attend Comiket convention

Who needs the bullet train when you’re a fan with legs of steel?

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The kind of boss Japanese millennials wish they had, shown in touching workplace manga

Managers in Japan often use the phrase “Imadoki no wakai mono ha…” to gripe about young people, but this time there’s a twist.

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