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Anime-style magic circles summon vocabulary for you in this language-learning app from Japan【Vid】

Free app Spell Master turns you into a linguistic sorcerer.

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Japan’s Camoufla-view products help you slack off with your smartphone in secret!

No more suffering through those long and boring meetings…until someone recognizes what you’re holding.

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Korean illustrator brings My Neighbor Totoro scene alive with a Starbucks cup, markers【Video】

This talented artist uses white paint, markers and a scoring knife to turn a Starbucks cup into a famous Ghibli anime scene!

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Female fast food worker in Japan has awesome response to male customers who called her ugly

After being called a “four,” she decided to kill her enemies with kindness…and potatoes.

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Japanese junior high school student comes up with ingenious way to bypass iPad usage restriction

Kids these days are just too clever for their own good.

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Japanese gamer tired of tapping for loot boxes invents automatic tapper using a wiener

What an amazing low-budget, DIY mobile gamer tool!

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Japanese study tip: Imagine kanji characters as fighting game characters, like in this cool video

Kanji are one of the hardest parts of leaning Japanese, but they’re easier when they have move sets related to their meanings.

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Want to gift someone shoes but don’t know their size? Japanese Twitter has the solution

Japanese Twitter has the answer to all of life’s problems.

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Here’s why the home of an otaku is a great place to be during a blackout

Being prepared for an idol concert means you’re also surprisingly prepared for a typhoon-induced power outage.

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JoJo’s bizarrely awesome Tokyo anime mural hides characters in its sound effects【Photos】

Anime serious famous for its dramatic sound effects and fashionable heroes makes one out of the other with cool and clever artwork trick.

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Manga teaches how to fall asleep in just 10 minutes with near-absolute certainty

Six simple steps to slumber require no breathing apparatuses, hard liquor, or any other sleep aids.

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Japanese designers’ brilliant way to stop people forgetting their smartphones in public restrooms

Browsing while pooping is an internationally loved pastime, so here’s a clever way to make sure you never leave your phone behind.

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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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