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New program lets you telecommute from the foothills of Mt. Fuji and see the beauty of rural Japan

This program takes the whole remote working thing to a whole new level.

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We tried a smartphone cooling fan from a 100 yen shop to see if it really works【Photos】

We know Japanese 100 yen stores have some amazing things, but just how amazing?

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10 new fall anime series that our Japanese reporter recommends you watch

High school girls, sleepy princesses, and outlaws — this fall is bursting with creative anime.

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Save your favorite characters and a small part of Tokyo in The Benza’s free RPG

This toilet-seat themed comedy just went retro.

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Tokyo spas offer limited-time Gudetama and Kero Kero Keroppi baths and goodies【Photos】

Want to get your soak on with a lazy egg or with a frog?

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We tried Akihabara’s Star Kebab sushi roll and it changed our world

You read that right: kebab sushi roll. Trust us, it’s worth a try!

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Soft serve ice cream robots create the perfect cone in under 40 seconds【Video】

Would you prefer dog-made or dino-made ice cream?

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Over 130,000 Japanese netizens rank the Top 20 anime opening themes of all time

You’ll never guess what’s at the top, or maybe you will. (You probably will.)

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Pokémon PON handwashing stamps available to help keep your hands squeaky clean

Having trouble washing your hands for 30 seconds? Pokémon can help!

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Japanese study shows that persimmon tannin juice may render the coronavirus harmless

But wait – don’t run to the supermarket just yet! It’s a little complicated.

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Japanese student athletes facing criticism for selling pro baseball team’s gifts of dirt online

Recent events dig up the question: is it alright to sell a gift from your heroes?

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Japanese survey ranks Hokkaido as the most desirable prefecture to settle down in

It turns out that a lot of Japanese people can stand the cold, after all!

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KFC Taiwan has a fried chicken rice gruel breakfast set, and we tried it out 【Taste Test】

It’s like having chicken in your cereal. Pretty awesome, right?

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Our reporter makes a slip and slide out of Ikea gym mats, but does it deliver?【Video】

If you can’t go to the water park, bring the water park to you.

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What our anti-Goro Miyazaki reporter thought of “From Up on Poppy Hill”

Can Hayao Miyazaki’s son’s second Studio Ghibli film prove us wrong?

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City of Kawasaki to rent out entire theme park for local elementary school students

When long-distance trips are out of the question, Kawasaki looks closer to home.

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Japanese “Creeper Reply Badge” capsule toys make us cringe with their cliche replies 【Photos】

If you find yourself answering girls’ messages like this, you’re probably a creeper.

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Japanese netizens shook by ancient air conditioner remote 【Photos】

You mean that’s not just a piece of obscure vintage decor?

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Naomi Watanabe melts fans’ hearts with her Doraemon cosplay【Photos】

One of Japan’s most beloved stars meets one of Japan’s most beloved characters.

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Dancing mini idol robots with customizable parts available for sale in Japan【Video】

Ever wanted a dancing and programmable idol robot? Now you can have one.

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