Japan’s first-ever Tarot Card Museum opens in Tokyo, perfect for art and occult lovers

For now, you can observe rare tarot cards on display, but there are lots of events to come!

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Life-size Lucario may be the craziest Pokémon plushie yet【Photos】

Full-scale version of the Fighting/Steel-type wants a sizable place in your heart and home.

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Domino’s offers gold chopsticks to customers in Japan

A very classy way to eat pizza. 

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Here come the mice in black! Kyoto University experiment removes mouse memories with light

Scientists use flashes of light in the brain to really wipe away memories…in mice.
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Japanese bag maker creates demon-slaying bag based on five-year-old’s sketch

No more demons are getting past this kid.

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Japanese convenience store Lawson releases new ultra-cheap 200-yen (US$1.75) bento【Taste test】

Can cheap lightning strike twice?

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Anime tie-up with Japanese onsen town causes public outcry, officials double-down on collaboration

Backlash against Onsen Musume Project prompts a slinging match between feminists and otaku.

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Sushi chain bento combines raw fish with…sukiyaki?

Cooked beef and raw fish combo makes us rethink everything we thought we knew about seafood.

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First convictions in Japan handed down to YouTube movie recap posters

Judge threw the copyrighted book at the three defendants.

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Japanese Twitter users call upon the power of KFC to protect them from unwanted ads

Believers say the chain’s Japanese nickname is a deep-fried charm of protection.

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Japan gets Captain America chest pillow, Thor hammer tissue holder in new Marvel lifestyle line

You can cuddle with Cap and keep your nose clean with Thor’s hammer.

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A trip to hell on Japan’s ‘vomit ship’: Is it as bad as everyone says it is?

Exploring the not-so-glamorous side of island-hopping.

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Taco Bell Japan’s DIY Tacos Kit gives us what we want and more

The best DIY projects are the ones you can eat.

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How crowded is Kyoto now without international tourists?【Photos】

We visit the top tourist sites, and are surprised at what we discover.

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Does Lawson’s new “A Happy Pancake the Drink” live up to our pancake-loving expectations?

We try out the newest “drinkable food.”

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Crazy new Pokémon chair makes no secret of your pure love for Poison-Type Gengar【Photos】

Spiky Pocket Monster turns into a soft spot to relax.

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Japan’s Department of Magic witch’s cape combines cozy cosplay and warm roomwear【Photos】

An enchantingly comfy way to stay toasty this winter.

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Starbucks unveils new festive Christmas Frappuccinos and drinkware for 2021

Limited-edition U.S. drink gets a new taste “unique to Japan” for the holidays.

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Japanese elementary school student teaches us how to solve a difficult maths problem

A lesson in multiplication opens our eyes to a new way of thinking. 

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Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea are getting their own exclusive Pocky

It’s a chocolate snack and a hidden Mickey all in one, but it’s not cheap.

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