An often-forgotten part of Japanese train etiquette that we should all keep in mind

Twitter manga reminds us that if you’re standing in this part of the train, you might be making the ride unpleasant for your fellow passengers.

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Cardcaptor Sakura’s schoolgirl costume now a stylishly cute anime backpack to take back to school

Eye-catching backpack and Sakura Card pass case are ready to make your commute to school or work feel a little more magical.

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Why settle for a bento box, when you can have a full-on bento backpack?

Japan’s iconic boxed lunch serves as inspiration for a bag big enough to hold multiple meals.

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Don’t want to tote around your kitty in a cage? Use a cat capsule backpack instead! 【Pics】

“Ohai hooman. Let’s go for walk. You do walk, I do ride.”

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Strap a slab of delicious grilled meat on your back with this new backpack from Japan

This is just one of the items in a range of delicious accessories designed for meat lovers.

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Digimon lovers, it’s time to accessorize with Super Groupies collab goods!

Tired of hearing about Pokémon Go? Let’s talk about Digimon…in style.

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New range of Japanese randoseru school backpacks turns heads with cute and crazy details

The classic Japanese school backpack hits the street with unusual materials and cutting-edge designs.

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Show your love of Japanese cuisine with cute range of sushi backpacks

Bring the crazy spirit of Harajuku fashion culture to your wardrobe by adding a giant slice of raw fish to your outfit.

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Beefy backpacks are the perfect fashion statement for any meat-loving traveler

Our mouths are watering just looking at ’em.
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Eat your way back to school with adorable randoseru Japanese backpack cakes

What better way to start the new school year than with a cake shaped like a Japanese elementary school student’s backpack?

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Piggybacking Japanese cat capes and kitty backpacks will keep you warm and mobile 【Photos】

It turns out neko means more than just “cat” in Japanese.

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Japan’s elementary school backpacks grow up with new high-class randoseru for adults

Maybe Zooey Deschanel was on to something after all. Last year, pictures surfaced of the Hollywood actress wearing a randoseru, the type of Japanese backpack that for decades has been exclusively used by elementary school kids.

This had many in Japan chuckling, but when you think about it logically, the randoseru is a sturdy, practical, and elegant design. What’s more, ones that are made to quality standards can last for years, so this Japanese company has decided to release a line of randoseru for adults, which it says are sophisticated enough for formal business situations.

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Bread lovers rejoice! Toasty bread backpacks, cushions, and footwear look good enough to eat

How much do you love bread? Would you cuddle with it? Wear it on your back? Use it to carry your books home from school?

Well now thanks to Village Vanguard, the popular Japanese supplier of crazy and unique items, you can do all of these things! They will be releasing a series of bread-themed items to help you get your balanced breakfast on your way to school or work.

Ready to be the toast of the town with an egg-cellent new backpack? Read on to find out how to get in on a slice of the action!

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Disney selling ultra-premium backpacks for Japanese schoolkids exclusively inside its Tokyo parks

A while back, we talked about adult fashionistas, including actress Zooey Deschanel, who’d become smitten with the boxy Japanese backpacks called randoseru. In Japan, though, randoseru are strictly for the prepubescent set, as they’re exclusively used by elementary school students.

That’s not to say that kids don’t appreciate a nice-looking bag, though, which is why Disney is getting in on the randoseru game, with a line of backpacks that can only be purchased inside its Tokyo theme parks, and cost the equivalent of several hundred dollars.

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