Adidas Shindo: Lose weight and release stress like a samurai with a wooden Japanese katana

Adidas exercise class takes its moves from Japanese samurai.

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Turns out that mochi can be made more delicious by smothering it in creamy carbonara sauce

Simple recipe upgrades the classic carbonara pasta to stretchy proportions.

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Want to be popular with the ladies/men? Be good at making takoyaki, study says

It seems that there’s a connection between “being good at cooking takoyaki” and “getting lots of love confessions”.

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Japanese high schools stop asking students to specify their gender on application forms

Two prefectures do away with once-standard question, over two dozen more consider following their lead.

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Twitter’s most retweeted tweet of all time: New record set by Zozotown billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

The new world record comes with the offer of 1 million yen each for 100 lucky people.

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Gamer in Japan turns the PlayStation Classic into a true, and awesome, portable system

Month-long modding project lets him go back to the 32-bit past on the go.

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Seiji buys an Armani lucky bag worth almost US$300, models his clothing catch

What could a lucky bag featuring one of the world’s most luxury brands possibly contain?

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Loving husky dog gives her owner the most enthusiastic greeting, and also the loudest

When this owner returned to her hometown for a few days, her family dog’s reaction was priceless.

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Is Chinese hairstylist who shaved triangle into customer’s head the best or worst in the world?

Be careful what you ask for.

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We score another fukubukuro lucky bag from Baskin Robbins Japan with bonus Snoopy【Photos】

Even more of the super cute ice cream theme products, but a sprinkle of Peanuts just makes it all the sweeter!
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Meet Japan’s adorable otter YouTuber, Chiitan!【Video】

Are you this adorable sleeping in a tiny futon?

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Krispy Kreme puts up a New Year’s line of donuts and we’re ready to scarf them down

Glitzy red and gold decor, plus boar and snowman shapes. These donuts will start your year off sweet!

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Shiba Inu in the snow: Japanese dogs melt hearts with their love for the cold【Pics & Video】

Warm your cockles with these smiling pups gleefully throwing themselves into the snow.

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Tuna sells for record 333.6 million yen at Toyosu Fish Market auction in Tokyo

The prized catch was served up at Sushi Zanmai branches around Japan.

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Mie man arrested for appearing naked on another man’s third-floor balcony

Someone’s 2019 is off to a skin-crawling start.

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Crushing workload at schools is causing more Japanese teachers to crumble from chronic depression

Teaching is merely one small facet of being a public school educator in Japan.

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Pokémon anime confuses viewers by asking them how many friends and lovers they have captured

Perhaps they would do well to stick to monster catching instead of probing into people’s personal lives.

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Even Michael Jackson is getting in on the action, with his own fukubukuro in 2019

We pop open a lucky bag essential for fans of the late King of Pop.

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Ikea fukubukuro lucky bag gives us 10,000 yen worth of goods for 3,000 yen

One of the best bargains of the year. 

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