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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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Visionary itasha design gives us a glimpse of what might become the newest trend for anime cars

An amazingly simply but cool idea to really help your itasha anime characters’ eyes “pop.”

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Genius shares the magic phrase to instantly shut down sales pitches in Japan

Four little, and polite, words are all you need to instantly convince a pushy salesman to move along and leave you alone.

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Breakup story has perfect response to Japanese women who treat their boyfriend like an ATM

Love is complicated. Math is simple.

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Anime artist? Skip drawing a character’s makeup by using your own real-life cosmetics【Video】

Awesomely clever idea provides gorgeously lifelike results, before-and-after video shows.

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This Valentine’s Day, tell him you don’t love him with Japanese women’s “chocolate maggot” recipe

A tasty, clever way to say “We’re just friends” in a country where women give chocolate to both lovers and platonic male acquaintances on February 14.

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Japanese travel provider has a clever psychological solution to reclining seat aggravation

Whether the person in front of you adjusting the seat angle is a good or bad thing is all a matter of perspective, Tokyo-bound overnight bus shows us.

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Amazing Sailor Moon smartphone case recreates anime heroine’s transformation sequence【Video】

Clever superfan shows how you too can easily replicate the most famous scene from the most famous magical girl anime.

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Main Character photo lens turns your world into a Japanese romance game for just a few bucks

Clever idea makes you the hero of a dating simulator

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Japanese genius shares perfect way to shut down blowhards who ask “Do you know why I’m angry?”

Seven simple words to put the brakes on someone’s righteous anger express.

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How to buy milk at the store in Japan, even if you don’t read or speak any Japanese

Can’t read the kanji characters on the label? You’re not the only one, so here’s a shopping secret to help you out.

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Japanese umbrella strap helps prevent thefts by literally keeping an eye on your belongings

Creepy cool accessory’s clever construction makes the eye go into alert mode when you snap it on.

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Tokyo disaster tip: How to make a diaper with just two items you have in your home

Disaster preparedness team’s tip could save your nostrils.

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Japan’s Disguise Ice Cream is an ingenious way to keep roommates from stealing your desserts

The best way to protect your tempting treasure is by making it look like something no one would want to eat.

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An easy way to stop people from stealing your umbrella in Japan, plus put smiles on a few faces

Simple technique requires only a printer, some tape, and maybe an anime reference.

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Shinkansen travel tip: A clever way to keep your suitcase from rolling around on the bullet train

Quick and clever maneuver eliminates one of the few hassles about high-speed rail travel in Japan.

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Creeps bugging saleswomen at anime convention? Here’s a clever plan to discreetly call for help

System is easy for allies to understand, but invisible to everyone else.

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Cosplay catastrophe countermeasure: How to keep your makeup nice at a sweaty anime convention

Many fans say anime isn’t for little kids, but this cosplay solution makes use of something that is.

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Sinisterly simple math puzzle for elementary school kids stumps Japanese Twitter adults

Get out your thinking caps, and get ready to possibly lose some of your grown-up pride.

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