Lazy stay-home innovation from Japan: the addictive cloud nap mat

Work hard, nap soft.

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Kyoto voted as the Best Big City in the world by international travelers, beating out Tokyo

Condé Nast Traveler readers think Kyoto is the best city for travel.

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Evangelion movies get special 4-D theater screenings to rock your body as they blow your mind

If you’ve ever wanted to get sprayed in the face while watching Eva, this is your chance.

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New tomato yoghurt divides opinions in Japan

Aimed to please tomato lovers, but what about yoghurt lovers?

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Miniature sento bathhouse range is this season’s must-buy gacha capsule toy collection

Relieve stress with the soothing setting of a Japanese public bathhouse. 

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Final Fantasy XVI’s story and primary development are finished, Square Enix hiring “final” staff

Square Enix says it’s looking for people who relish the challenge of weaving their ideas into the next Final Fantasy.

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Izumi Matsumoto, creator of Kimagure Orange Road manga/anime, passes away in hospital

One of the industry’s most influential creators battled health issues nearly his entire life.

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Starbucks unveils new Halloween drinkware collection

Enjoy a drink with spooky cute cats and ghouls this Halloween.

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120-meter Godzilla statue opens in Japan, fans can now zipline into the kaiju king’s mouth【Video】

It’s Godzilla! But for once, people aren’t screaming and running away, but cheering and drawing near.

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We track down rare Ramen Pringles, sold only at special vending machines in Japan

New Japan-only Pringles flavour is an adventure hunt!

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Internet trolls may not be the type of people you think they are, according to Japanese research

Study shows that those who participate in online abuse have surprising characteristics.

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Police officer caught downloading dirty videos from suspect’s phone

Suspect charges the police with theft for a change.

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How to stop a Nintendo Switch from overheating 【Video】

Japanese repairman says gamers should do one small thing to stop a common problem. 

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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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Telecommute from a ferris wheel at this Japanese amusement park

Theme park adapts to the new normal with special remote work plans for visitors.

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Ultimate bachelor chow recipe: Cheeseburger-style furikake toast【SoraKitchen】

Can Japan’s favorite lazy rice topping work its magic on bread too?

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Special warm face masks for winter go on sale in Japan, and we test them out

Yeah, the pandemic stinks, but at least you don’t have to be cold during it.

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New Tokyo vending machine has nothing but apple juice, but all different kinds from Japan’s north

A taste tour of Tohoku is waiting inside two Tokyo train stations.

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Amazing new exhibits from Japanese art team TeamLab coming to life in the U.S.A.

An imagination-defying visual arts exhibition set to open by the end of this year.

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Japanese Komeito party suggests 20,000 yen (US$189) grant for graduating high school students

They argue that high school graduates and deferred students deserve a boost considering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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