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We test the new two-in-one curry rice cooker from Japan that’s got everyone talking【Video】

Can this magical Twin Chef cooking machine deliver on taste as well as convenience? 

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Japan’s one-person bento box-sized rice cooker can give you freshly cooked rice at the office

High-speed cooking gadget is also great for those living the single life.

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Mitsubishi’s solution for stressed office workers in Japan: fake skylight video displays

Simulated sky slice might actually be better suited for a different environment, though.

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The anime crush savings plan: Woman explains how to save thousands of dollars, have fun doing it

Having an anime crush usually drains your wallet, but here’s how your 2-D passion can make you richer instead.

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Amazing Japanese cup stirs your drinks for you, needs no batteries or charging【Videos】

Clever tech trick means you’ll never need to use a spoon when making a cup of hot coffee or tea again.

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Japan goes beyond rice cookers with new curry rice cooker, the kitchen gadget we need right now

Curry and rice is always nice, so why not a single machine that lets you cook them both?

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We test the cleaning power of the miniature washing machine from 100 yen shop Daiso

How well does this tiny washing machine from Daiso work? We give it a spin to find out.

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Perfect otaku gear: New hanging file case cover display merch for sale and trade at conventions

The case cover hangs from the neck which frees up your hands to trade, display, or easily stow your favorite character goods

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Japanese boy’s real-world ninja animation on train warms hearts around the world【Video】

Little shadow warrior performs superhuman feats with his own shadow warrior.

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Why throw away your leftover ramen broth when you can use it to make awesome ramen rice instead?

Hop into the SoraKitchen with us for a super-easy way to supercharge your rice cooker cooking.

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Shinkansen tale of crying baby, grumpy man, and clever attendant warms Japanese internet’s heart

“I can’t sleep with this noisy kid crying!”

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Nintendo’s employee recruiting pamphlet is a full-color Super Mario storybook【Photos】

No boring charts or dull text for video gaming’s most playful AAA publisher.

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Why do Japanese stairs have red-and-yellow marks on them?

Even people in Japan are surprised to learn what they’re for.

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Japanese salaryman creates jaw-dropping model of Shinjuku from paper

From towering skyscrapers through to the world’s busiest station, this sprawling Tokyo ward took years to recreate in miniature.

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How to use your real-life cat to automatically boost your Pokémon’s stats in Sword and Shield【Vid】

No time to spend time playing with your Pokémon during camping sessions? Genius Japanese gamer figures out how to have your actual kitty do it instead.

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Japanese otaku now have special trash box just for merch of their former anime and idol crushes

“I don’t love my crush anymore, but I want someone else to give them their love,” says message on Kyoto container.

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How to improve your singing at karaoke with a deceivingly simple trick

For those who are microphone-shy or desire that perfect performance, there’s a shockingly easy way to hit higher notes (and higher scores).

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Busty Japanese YouTuber chef sells ad space on her chest, fans enthralled by cooking videos

In cooking or in advertising, breast meat always carries a premium.

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Honda promotes street safety with tote bags resembling “a police officer hung on your shoulder”

The car manufacturer promotes safer streets with this snappy side-satchel for grade-school students.

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Why do Japanese toilets have double hooks on their doors?

Contrary to popular belief, this design wasn’t made for coats, hats, or doorstoppers.

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