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Tokyo ramen restaurant’s brilliant idea: takeout cups of just ramen broth!【Photos】

Ramen’s flavor is all in the broth, and at this Nakano restaurant it’s all broth in your cup.

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Yokan Slice sweet red beans slices let you make gooey, delicious Japanese dessert in just seconds

Even after being in business for 200 years, this Kyoto confectioner is still coming up with great ideas.

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Limited-edition vegetable snack cube dreamt up by a Japanese elementary school kid goes on sale

Coro Coro Vegetable is by kids and for kids, and it looks deliciously nutritious!

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You can eat bonsai trees? Sure, if they’re made of chocolate like this DIY kit【Video】

Okashi de Tsukuru Bonsai is beautiful to look at…until you inevitably eat it.

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Sega creates mini UFO catcher crane game with electric arm for Japanese magazine

Bring the joy of a Japanese arcade game into your home and win ALL the prizes! 

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Relive an iconic scene from anime Weathering with You with Japan’s rentable Hina umbrellas

Take Hina with you for all kinds of weather this weekend!

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Japan’s one-person bento box-sized rice cooker gets double-decker version that cooks side dishes too

Because if you’ve got fresh-cooked rice right at your desk, you’re going to want something to go with it right?

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Thermos releases new line of insulated Japanese rice and miso soup bowls【Photos】

Stylish creations keep your miso soup hot and your anmitsu cold.

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Japanese bathroom has a clever countermeasure for guys who pee on the floor at the urinal【Photos】

It might not be permanent, though.

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The secret piece of information hiding in plain sight on Tokyo’s subway signs

Turns out there’s a shortcut hint that escapes almost everyone’s notice.

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Japanese overtime work culture captured in new dice collection

Roll the dice with employees apologising in the windows of office tower blocks late at night.

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Can’t put your smartphone down when you’re eating? This clever plate has a solution【Photos】

Because no matter what’s for lunch or dinner, it shouldn’t be served with a side of stress.

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From capsule hotel to capsule office – A visit to Tokyo’s newest pandemic work solution

Can you turn bare-minimum hotel rooms into practical professional pods?

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Japanese company creates “business card masks” that put your name and workplace on your face

Handy mnemonic helper, or complete sacrifice of privacy?

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How to stop thieves using your cash cards when you lose your wallet

Simple hack from a former bank clerk in Japan.

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A capsule toy vending machine pandemic shopping solution The My Gashapon Handle

Because who knows how many little kids and giant otaku have put their hands on that machine since the last time it was cleaned?

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Japanese inventors create robot girlfriend hand for lonely people to hold and walk with【Video】

A ton of thought went into the clever device, which actually has some heartwarming goals.

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Cheap cosplay: How to make an awesome magic sword slash for just three bucks【Photos】

A cool and clever idea that Demon Slayer fans, and kids too, will love.

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Turn any table into a kotatsu with new adhesive heater from Japan

Stay warm all winter with this heated furniture hack.

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Put down the frying pan – You can make amazing pancakes with a sandwich maker, Japan learns【Pics】

Genius idea has the potential to get even better in the next batch.

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