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Starbucks Japan’s new Strawberry Frappuccino: The next best thing to being in Wimbledon right now

Boring old strawberry or a surprising flavour with an interesting backstory?

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Chinatown in Yokohama has a feng shui pay toilet so we dashed over to use it right away

100 yen is a small price to pay for an auspicious toilet visit.

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That’s not an anime horse girl figure, it’s an anime horse girl cookie!【Video】

This Uma Musume is too cute to eat, which is entirely fitting with her real-world inspiration.

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Brain-breaking photos from a super otaku’s birthday shrine to her favorite anime character

You’ll need to take a step back to take it all in, and a close look to understand what you’re seeing.

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Japanese sake KitKats feature controversial package design in Australia

Pssst, Nestlé — that character’s not Japanese and you’re playing into problematic Asian stereotypes.

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Yokohama Police to give up search for 12-foot python, YouTubers picking up slack

Snake! What happened? Snake! Snaaaaaaaaaaake!

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Osaka elementary school becomes first in Japan to have a police box established on campus

Will this police box be an outlier or set a new precedent for community policing?

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How to turn McDonald’s chicken nuggets into tasty katsudon in five minutes【SoraKitchen】

Transform your McNuggets into a Japanese meal with this super easy recipe! 

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City in Osaka stops in-person registration for vaccines as flood of seniors clamors to sign up

Large crowds and poor crowd-managing policies caused uproar at the appointment desk, which ultimately led to it getting shutting down. 

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Uno Mario Kart is ready to take the action from the track to the cards with cool crossover rule

The most entertaining/aggravating thing about Mario Kart is coming to the classic card game.

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Giant cats taking naps on train tracks — only in Japan

Leaked screenshots from the latest Godzilla movie? Nope, just a restaurant in Osaka!

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Studio Ghibli helped create final Evangelion movie, since no one else had the right machine【Vid】

When you want to make anime the old-fashioned way, there’s no better place to go for help than Hayao Miyazaki’s studio.

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Has Shinjuku’s Robot Restaurant closed permanently?

Photos show iconic exterior being torn down, putting a giant question mark over the future of the popular tourist site.

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Takamatsu man arrested for car-bombing person whose parking method he disapproved of

Leaving a note on the windshield was apparently too subtle.

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Tokyo shop selling ultra-rare Magic: The Gathering card for eight-figure price

Rarest version of already rare card is worth way, way more than its weight in gold.

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Up to 300 people a day breaking Japanese quarantine rules, according to reports

At the moment, the only penalty is having your name made public.

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Make your own Japanese manju snacks with hotcake mix【SoraKitchen】

The most delicious manju is the one you make yourself.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan tells us to put ice cream on our avocado toast — Were we wrong to listen?

Ordinarily, we’d say there’s never a bad time for ice cream, but does that include the exact moment you’re eating a slice of avocado toast?

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Tokyo’s angriest ghost gets a brand-new grave for his millennium-old severed head【Photos】

So far so good, as no one has mysteriously died since the renovation finished.

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Here’s what Japanese netizens think of the U.S.’s top 20 most-picked karaoke songs

How do America’s karaoke selections compare to Japan’s?

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