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Japanese toilets now measure fatigue levels at highway rest stops

We test out the new system to see if it really can gauge tiredness while you have your pants down.

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What’s the difference between Fanta and Premier “Adult” Fanta?【Taste test】

Japan’s nostalgic grape and orange flavours are all grown up.

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Mister Donut Glossy Green Tea shows true beauty is on the inside, even for desserts【Taste test】

Team-up with Kyoto tea merchant is lovely to look at, but looks even better when you see what’s inside.

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All aboard the train station soba restaurant that’s being called the best in Japan

Over 70 years in service, with a very unusual type of noodle on the menu that was developed after World War II. 

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Man arrested in Kobe after stuffing fried chicken into woman’s mailbox

Not the best way to tell your ex how you feel.

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Daiso sells “emergency shelters,” and they have an amazing visual trick【Photos】

There’s a big surprise waiting inside this affordably premium-priced item from the 100 yen store chain.

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Starbucks Japan’s Chai Chocolate Frappuccino requires a whole new ordering system

A new limited-edition beverage that can’t be purchased over the counter. 

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Japanese man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones

“I just wanted to smell women’s shoes,” he said.

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“Glossy green tea donuts” sound weird, look amazing in Mr. Donut team-up with Kyoto matcha master

Mr. Donut mixes an array of traditional Japanese flavors into a new lineup of irresistible sweets.

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Asahi Super Dry’s draft beer in a can, the Nama Jockey Can, is here【Taste test】

Bringing the izakaya draft beer experience home.

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How many times has Golgo 13, manga’s greatest assassin, ever laughed? Let’s find out!

In 200 volumes, anime/manga sniper extraordinaire Duke Togo doesn’t laugh much, and when he does, he has some weird reasons.

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We visited Saitama’s Pokémon GO-themed cafe to live the Pokémon trainer dream【Photos】

Finally, a cafe specially designed for Pokémon GO trainers!

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Real-life Demon Slayer? A visit to the legendary split boulder of Haban Shrine【Photos】

This shrine’s anime-level boulder has an anime-level backstory.

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We make our own version of Japan’s new Yakisoba Gyudon Omu Curry MIX bowl

We tried it out before it even became available in restaurants!

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Line up in the hall, open your shirts, show your bras – Real instructions from one Japanese school

Dress code check has people in Japan upset.

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Our reporter’s faith in the Google gods is shaken by a dubious online purchase of a luxury watch

Is Google a god, or is it just as fallible as man?

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Japanese government mulling over potential four-day working week

Three-day weekend every week? Yes please!!

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World’s second-oldest hotel offers new self-service stays to cope during pandemic

Japanese onsen ryokan adapts to the new normal after being in business for over 1,300 years.

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We spotted an umbrella thief in the act on the streets of Tokyo, and it left us feeling strange

Rainy-day crime gives our witness a lot to think about.

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Diet-friendly Cup Noodle Pro is here, but does it taste as good as the original version?

We taste-test the new high-protein, low-carb version of the instant ramen king.

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