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Travel through Japan with no suitcase? That’s the goal of new item-sharing travel service Locarry

Tokyo-based company has a clever solution to one of the most common problems visitors face when traveling in Japan.

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Depressed Japanese gamer brightens his days by giving himself a log-in bonus for his real life

Rather than run away to a virtual world, he figured out a way to take something fun about video games and use it to fight off daily drudgery.

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New Japanese bra liners cause cheers from women, complaints from horny dudes

Pseudo undergarment has some griping that their summer fun has been ruined, but they’re clearly not who the designers are looking to please.

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This two-second self-check from a Japanese nurse helps you know if you’re in dehydration danger

Japan is dangerously hot this summer, and dehydration can sneak up on you without warning, so stay safe with this easy tip.

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Japanese cat lover has an ingenious plan to keep your cat from hogging your bed all night

Tired of sleepless nights from your cute kitty pushing you around the bed? Here’s a quick and clever solution.

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How to defeat mosquitoes using a chemical-free, super-cheap cleaning product

With mosquito season here, Japanese Twitter learns a quick and easy way to deal with the pests.

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Twitter user suggests creative idea to prevent umbrella theft, receives ovation from netizens

A computer chip on a rainy day keeps the thieves away.

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Cover commanding Japan “stop staring at smartphones and read a book” doesn’t really hate tech

Contents are actually an ironic jab at Japan’s holier-than-though critics of digital media consumption.

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Visionary itasha design gives us a glimpse of what might become the newest trend for anime cars

An amazingly simply but cool idea to really help your itasha anime characters’ eyes “pop.”

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Genius shares the magic phrase to instantly shut down sales pitches in Japan

Four little, and polite, words are all you need to instantly convince a pushy salesman to move along and leave you alone.

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Breakup story has perfect response to Japanese women who treat their boyfriend like an ATM

Love is complicated. Math is simple.

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Anime artist? Skip drawing a character’s makeup by using your own real-life cosmetics【Video】

Awesomely clever idea provides gorgeously lifelike results, before-and-after video shows.

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This Valentine’s Day, tell him you don’t love him with Japanese women’s “chocolate maggot” recipe

A tasty, clever way to say “We’re just friends” in a country where women give chocolate to both lovers and platonic male acquaintances on February 14.

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Japanese travel provider has a clever psychological solution to reclining seat aggravation

Whether the person in front of you adjusting the seat angle is a good or bad thing is all a matter of perspective, Tokyo-bound overnight bus shows us.

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Amazing Sailor Moon smartphone case recreates anime heroine’s transformation sequence【Video】

Clever superfan shows how you too can easily replicate the most famous scene from the most famous magical girl anime.

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Main Character photo lens turns your world into a Japanese romance game for just a few bucks

Clever idea makes you the hero of a dating simulator

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Japanese genius shares perfect way to shut down blowhards who ask “Do you know why I’m angry?”

Seven simple words to put the brakes on someone’s righteous anger express.

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How to buy milk at the store in Japan, even if you don’t read or speak any Japanese

Can’t read the kanji characters on the label? You’re not the only one, so here’s a shopping secret to help you out.

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Japanese umbrella strap helps prevent thefts by literally keeping an eye on your belongings

Creepy cool accessory’s clever construction makes the eye go into alert mode when you snap it on.

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Tokyo disaster tip: How to make a diaper with just two items you have in your home

Disaster preparedness team’s tip could save your nostrils.

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