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Barack Obama tells the world he doesn’t care about Pokémon【Video】

The former U.S. president encourages you to choose someone other than Pikachu.

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We run a camellia oil-infused brush through our tresses and set them a-gleam, only spend 100 yen

Our in-house bargain beauty buff has found yet another method to upgrade his locks. How shiny can a 100-yen camellia oil brush make your hair?

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Shiseido promises confidence for the lovelorn with their spellbinding new makeup ad【Video】

This new commercial stars Halloween costumes, luscious visuals, lipstick that dances and leaps from your face… plus a sweet, inclusive ending.

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We venture out of our comfort zone with fried chicken and hamburger-flavored instant noodles

Will the world’s most famous fast foods pair well with cup ramen?

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Does instant noodles cooked with rice make super noodle rice?

Just because two things taste great, doesn’t mean they always taste great together.

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Is this common Japanese phrase for “goodbye” the reason for Japan’s crazy overtime hours?

When you’re leaving the office before your coworkers, you don’t tell them “Sayonara,” you tell them “I’m being rude.”

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Can you fight an entire pro wrestling match in Uniqlo stretch jeans? We find out【Photos】

Just another day in the office as P.K. and Go brawl in SoraNews24 headquarters.

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Aspiring anime voice actress is already fed up with one of its most common female tropes

English-language video sparks tweet in which she worries about pressure to “kill the person I am.”

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We try “Japan’s best-selling miso soup” and it melts the cold in our bones

A visit to the mushroom kingdom to see if 600,000 fans could possibly be wrong, and also to eat some amazing ramen.

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A month and a half later, how is Seiji’s hair doing after his hair transplant surgery?

Did it work? Or is Seiji doomed to a defiantly giant forehead forever?

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“This ticket makes any wish come true”: Love stops a Japanese teenager from taking his own life

A Twitter user talks of how his mother’s demonstration of love brought him back from the brink, and others share their own stories.

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Cold Stone’s new mochi ice cream pops are packed with Japanese flavors like azuki and kuromitsu

New treats are exclusive to Japanese convenience stores and a compelling reason to keep eating frozen desserts even as the weather gets colder.

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Silent drills by the Honor Guard at Japan’s National Defense Academy impress and awe【Videos】

It’s pretty impressive if you can twirl real life guns in perfect unison and/or sequence with dozens of other people.

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Crazy cosplay team dresses up as Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train for an important reason【Videos】

Shrinking town wants its unique cosplayers to help put it on travelers’ maps.

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Japanese man punches cab driver after he refuses to drive friend who’d just pooped himself

71-year-old taxi driver’s nose was assaulted in multiple ways.

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Real fashion police: Con man arrested in Tokyo, police tipped off by ill-fitting suit

Crime doesn’t pay, but looking good apparently does.

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Pikachu, other Pokémon recreate classic painting The Scream, have us squealing at their cuteness

New merchandise proves it’s impossible for the beloved Pocket Monster icon to not look cute.

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Elon Musk shares his love of anime, says he wants to build a mecha

Investor expresses admiration for two of anime’s most iconic directors, has fans wondering if he’ll take inspiration from Evangelion or Gundam.

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We try the new Pringles instant cup ramen and yakisoba fried noodles from Japan

Which one is tastier: Sour Cream and Onion yakisoba or Jalapeño and Onion cup ramen?

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Mr. Sato finally experiences the zenith of bottom-wiping with 5,000 yen luxury toilet paper

Can luxury toilet paper really be worth the exorbitant price tag? Mr. Sato orders some of the finest on the market to try it out.
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