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Heat sake like they do at a Japanese izakaya with this special at-home set

Special delivery from a Japanese-style pub in Tokyo!

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Japanese company makes a robot specifically to keep your cat entertained

The future is here for fun-deprived felines.

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We test Japan’s new Gaming Chopsticks Holder

Gadget proves it’s a game-changer after doing battle with a variety of snack foods. 

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Stores in Japan ask customers to prove they’re real Pokémon fans when buying cards to stop scalpers

Pokémon quizzes and deck inspections are part of the plan to spot resellers.

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Clever Japanese sticker defeats junk mail flyers, lets mail you actually want get through【Photos】

Designers say it’s completely solved their junk mail problems in a delicious way.

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Japan creates gaming chopstick holder, because gaming doesn’t always stop when it’s time to eat

Or is that eating doesn’t always stop when it’s time to game?

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Class up your campsite with these Japanese sake pouches designed for the outdoors

These cute pouches will fit right alongside your campfire cookware!

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Osaka pachinko parlor volunteers to become public vaccination center

The machines will be turned off at the time, so no need for earplugs.

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Japanese stores create clever anti-scalper policies for Pokémon cards, Gundam model kits

Making sure they end up in the hands of Pokémon Trainers and mobile suit fans, not resellers.

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New interior necessity: Japanese dining table with a hole for your cat right in the middle【Pics】

If your cat is already the master of the house, it may as well have its own place at the table, right?

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Japanese Sumi Toaster brings charcoal cooking technology to sliced bread

A new way to create the perfect slice of toast.

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Enjoy the pleasure of endless bubble wrap with Infinity Bubble Wrap AIR

The future of stress relief is now.

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Why do elevators have mirrors in them? Japan Elevator Association has the answer

There’s an important reason, and no, it’s not so you can see how good you look.

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Daiso has awesome, and super-affordable, background boards for your anime figure photos!【Pics】

Japan’s favorite 100 yen shop helps solve an otaku problem (two if you count leaving us with more cash to buy new figures).

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Google made a free-to-play ninja cat RPG to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics, and it’s awesome!

The Google Doodle for the Tokyo Olympics’ start offers retro fun, insight into Japanese culture, and a skateboarding tanuki.

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We create a Japanese izakaya pub at home with an amazing all-in-one kitchen gadget

Join us for a Japanese-style pub meal at our place, complete with hot sake and snacks that are super easy to make!

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Japanese dad turns ordinary photos of his daughter into amazing fantasy world scenes【Photos】

Image editing transports her from the living room to a world of amazing beauty and magical creatures.

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Mysterious hand figures turn out to be our new favourite Japanese capsule toys

Confusing? Yes. Cool? Very.

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Japanese art has never looked quite as beautiful as when it’s made out of Japanese beef【Photos】

Ukiyo-e meets wagyu in this culturally culinary crossover.

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Honda has created a GPS navigation system for your shoes【Video】

Ashirase sounds great for anyone who gets lost easily, but there’s another group of people Honda has in mind.

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