Japan

All-anime-themed hotel opening in Japan’s Tokorozawa Sakura Town【Photos】

A new place to stay not far from the real-world inspiration for the setting of My Neighbor Totoro.

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Japanese mouthwash effective against coronavirus, according to Osaka Governor

Press conference sparks immediate panic buying across the country.

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Cook up an easy campsite feast inside your home with the “Ramen Cooker”

For those craving some campfire cooking while stuck in the house.

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Pokémon theme park opening in virtual space with Pikachu dance shows, cosplay, and escape games

Pokémon Virtual Fest’s list of rides and attractions will grow as visitors complete missions with friends.

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Brand-new Tokyo Shibuya Scramble intersection opens…but over 50 miles away from Tokyo?!【Photos】

Tokyo won’t give you a permit to film on the Scramble Crossing? Don’t worry, because now there’s an alternate site!

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Will our reporter’s wish to find the secret Dragon Ball sweets be granted?

Our reporter visits several Family Mart branches in her quest to unravel the mystery and comes to an important realization in the end. 

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Akihabara saying goodbye to landmark as giant Sega arcade announces it’s closing for good

Sayonara, Sega Building 2.

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Terrace House Japanese reality show star arrested for possession of “small amount” of marijuana

Troubles continue for franchise as model is arrested in his home less than eight hours after initial questioning.

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Enjoy sights and traditions of Japan’s heartland in new Gifu prefecture-focused feature【Video】

The mountains are calling and I must go watch them from the comfort of my couch

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Sega apologizes after exec says Puyo Puyo players eat beef bowls with cheese

It sounds much worse in Japanese, trust me.

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Japanese courier service creates what could be the cutest delivery box ever

If you think cardboard boxes are meant to be just plain and functional, you need to see these “Cat Ear” boxes from Yamato Holdings. 

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Scale SEGA! Game company’s greatest consoles recreated in miniature for your figures to play with

Bundle includes tiny versions of landmark cartridges and CDs, and even their cases.

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Japanese figure skater Shoma Uno crushes pro gamer in Super Smash Bros. tournament【Video】

22-year-old athlete demonstrates prowess not just on the ice but in gaming as well.

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Student baseball players in Japan improve with less training after COVID-19 hiatus

Less practice has resulted in faster pitches and stronger players.

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Japanese amusement park offers mask stickers so guests can silently ‘scream’ on roller coasters

Scream with your mask, not with your mouth.

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Gacha capsule toy paradise for adults appears at Akihabara Station

We pick up some very rare miniatures from a new lineup of gacha vending machines.

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Japanese sake brewed to pair with cocoa cigarettes

One of the most niche sake you’ll find in all of Japan.

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Feast your multiple eyes on the Harajuku Kawaii Monster Cafe’s tasty, toothsome dishes

The concept restaurant brings us juicy bursts of color and flavor for their monstrous summer menu.

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Anglicized map shows what Japan’s prefectures might be named if they were part of England

Yeetstead is quite beautiful this time of year.

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Real-life PlayStation 3 dog found in Japan【Photos】

Apparently Sony’s now-outdated hardware actually was perfect at rendering reality.

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