bugs

A visit to Japan’s wasp nest art museum stings us with respect for the industrious insects【Pics】

Gigantic Wasp Mt. Fuji is just one of the amazing pieces on display at Hachi Tengoku.

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New digital art exhibition in Nagoya promises “a paradise of bugs” in a colorful forest

A beautiful world of insects awaits in Japan’s fourth largest city this summer!

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Waiter, there’re 100 crickets in my soup! We try make-it-yourself Cricket Ramen【Taste Test】

Why settle for just one cricket when you can eat one hundred?

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Why does Japan actually like the super loud, constantly buzzing sound of cicadas?

For many people in Japan, there’s no more welcome sound than the incredibly loud whining buzz of the seasonal insects.

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Here are the best ways to kill roaches, according to Japanese experts, and some ways to avoid

The season is upon us…so make sure you know what to do before you panic!

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Why isn’t there more deer poo in Nara Park? This very strange museum has the answer【Photos】

Deer aren’t the only animals with a huge population in the city.

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Kick back after a hard day with a thirst-quenching bottle of Insect Sour

This drink puts the “water” back into “giant water bug.”

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A foot-based way to prevent mosquito bites? Japanese Twitter tries the bloodsucker blocking tip

A few quick wipes might save you from a ton of itchy bites.

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Master Ball bug cage lets you finally catch even the most powerful insects out there

Forget capturing Mewtwo, it’s time to snatch some beetles!

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Some of Japan’s COVID-19 contact tracing apps haven’t been working since last September

It’s not like we needed it or anything.

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Japanese fine art and pill bugs finally become one in BugArts Ukiyo-e series

All artists involved are no longer living, and that’s probably for the best.

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First new Japanese cockroach species in 35 years discovered by scientists【Photos】

Eureka!

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Hundreds of venomous fire ants discovered in Tokyo, queen yet to be found

Pain-inducing insects also spotted in port of Japan’s second largest city.

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Japan’s “strongest roach killer” is frighteningly effective… We mean FRIGHTENINGLY effective

Fumakilla promises to kill all roaches in your home, but you have to ask yourself if that’s what you really want.

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How to stop the itching from a mosquito bite in minutes using a towel and a microwave

A super easy way to keep the bloodsuckers from spoiling your summer fun.

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Cosplay mosquito repellent? Japan’s new magical-armor-style accessory protects you from bugs

Because anime heroes shouldn’t have to worry about bug bites.

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Japanese Twitter user shows how to keep wasps away from your home in seconds with no chemicals

Sure giant stinging insects that can fly are scary, but they’re not always so bright, and here’s how to outsmart them.

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Our reporter eats more bugs from a Tokyo vending machine, compares flavors【Taste test】

Our reporter Seiji ventures back to Ueno’s bug vending machine to learn if crickets and grasshoppers taste the same.

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Taste-testing Tokyo’s biggest, best edible bug vending machine【Photos】

We take a chance with a random selection from a machine that sells tarantulas and dung beetles for you to eat.

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Japanese Twitter completely enthralled by a cricket-powered toy car【Video】

What do you get when you combine a love of toy cars with a love of bugs? This amazing toy.

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