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Chiitan vs John Oliver: Talk show host responds to Japanese mascot’s challenge to battle 【Video】

Oliver’s new mascot Chiijohn steals Chiitan’s best friend and now there’s beef to settle.

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Japanese KitKats get fresh with new peach rum mint flavour this summer

Two new alcoholic mint varieties take the choc-mint experience to a whole other level.

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Japan is getting a Disney Mickey Mouse Shinkansen bullet train this spring!

All aboard the fastest Disney train ride ever.

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Anime character designer flat-out tells foreigners they shouldn’t move to Japan to work in anime

JoJo character designer warns overseas fans about the hardships of working in Japanese animation.

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New Studio Ghibli exhibition opens in Tokyo, features giant talking Yubaba from Spirited Away

We catch up with No Face, Mari Natsuki, who voiced the character of Yubaba, and legendary producer Toshio Suzuki at the limited-time exhibition.

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We caved in to curiosity and bought a mystery box from a strange vending machine in Akihabara

Each box comes with a random tale attached to it.

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Final Fantasy’s Yoshitaka Amano illustrates exclusive Japan-only Magic: The Gathering card

Reimagined Liliana is one of 36 Japan-exclusive cards from 28 Japanese artists.

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How to get an amazing Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi lunch for less than 15 bucks

Often forgotten branch has amazing deals and an extremely unusual photograph policy.

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Suntory’s cat-shaped bottle caps: the beverage accessories we want, and you can get one for free!

Two months after its tantalizing Cat Day joke, Suntory gives feline fans what they want.

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Japanese boy tries to wipe away the tears of assaulted idol singer he sees crying on TV

A heartbreaking gesture of kindness for a woman in an industry that often doesn’t treat its performers like people.

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Brand-new line of Pokémon accessories is amazingly stylish and awesomely affordable【Photos】

Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and hairpins will have you looking great and leave your bank account sitting pretty too.

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Kindai University’s legendary opening ceremony blows away new students with confetti and idols

Light displays, idol dances, motivational speeches, celebrity appearances–you name it, they’ve got it.

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A sleeping bag that offers no privacy from a company that makes products for when you’re all alone.

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Japanese study finds KFC’s paripari crispy chicken sound increases blood flow in brain, appetite

Recent research study investigates the role that not only taste and smell play in increasing your appetite, but sound as well.

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This 2,264-page manga behemoth is the biggest Japanese comic anthology we’ve ever seen【Photos】

Two of Japan’s top manga publishers team up for a special collection of 44 different series in one huge book.

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The long-awaited Gorogoro Chicken Curry returns to Japan’s Matsuya restaurant chain

Gorogoro goodness that fans have been waiting a whole year for.

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New gacha toy makes a weirdly cute addition to our desks and keeps our bottle caps safe

Never lose a bottle cap again with a Bottle Cap Cat!

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Remote airport in Shimane serves up the best honey in all Japan: Airport Honey!

A hidden gem in Japan’s countryside offers a taste you’ll never forget.

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Japanese netizens dismayed at abysmal win rate of Pepsi Japan’s rock-paper-scissors promotion

Not surprising considering the chances of winning is less than one percent.

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Japanese netizen takes photo of cuddly foxes, draws burly monstrosity out of it

Internet names it “Muscle Fox”, pits it against “Macho Right Hook Dog”.

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