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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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Japanese Twitter user’s smart, chocolate-based way to make yourself do chores you’re too lazy for

Because no amount of loafing is as sweet as chocolate.

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3 rules to make you a more productive writer, from Japanese novelist who wrote 25 books in 8 years

Oh, and he did it all while also being a practicing doctor.

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Japanese system engineer uses kitty power to keep angry customers from yelling at him

Ingenious idea turns system errors into something to look forward to.

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Japanese parent finds a quick and easy way to get your kids to love reading from an early age

A small investment pays quick dividends as elementary schoolers’ grades jump to the top of the class.

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Manga shows a revolutionary way to eat sushi that makes it more delicious than ever

A tiny trick turns one sushi fan’s world upside-down.

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Supermarket comes up with ingenious way to market onigiri rice balls to non-Japanese customers

Personal endorsements from internationally famous faces help bring down cultural barriers.

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Amazing Super Mario Maker 2 player creates level that’s also a brilliant 3-D maze【Video】

It even comes with a minimap indicating your current location.

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Japanese doctor’s amazingly simple way to keep kids from crying before and after they get a shot

Skipping the white lies and asking a single question is a better way to deal with tiny patients’ great big fears.

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Japanese service will lock your social media accounts and boost your productivity

Can’t put down your phone? This service is here to help.

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