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Official Pokémon furniture line launches with Pikachu Sofa and Poké Ball table【Photos】

Cute enough for any fan, and stylish enough for any home.

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Can a famous Japanese hypnotist make us eat super spicy instant noodles?【Experiment】

Can hypnosis keep us from tasting spiciness? We try to find out!!

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Starbucks Japan welcomes autumn with Caramel Apple Rooibos Tea

There’s nothing boring about rooibos when it’s served like this.

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Totoro wants to be your ears’ neighbor with adorable embroidered Ghibli earrings

Fuzzy friends from Kiki’s Delivery Service and Spirited Away also appear as scrunchies.

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Japanese gamers vote for most frustrating, spirit-crushing video game

What game is the Dark Souls of crushing a gamer’s will? Not Dark Souls, apparently.

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Does Tokyo’s “breakup shrine” really have the power to end relationships?

We set out to dispel rumours about the shrine’s mysterious power…but it ends up biting us in the butt.

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Halloween arrives at Starbucks Japan, with glow-in-the-dark drinkware and popping doughnuts

A collection filled with hidden surprises. 

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Japanese Halloween cake is too scary for its own good

A naughty ghost that threatens to make children cry.

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Mr. Sato pushes the envelope with his meatiest drinking meal ever【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Come for the burgers, stay for the poetry session.

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Let’s make sashimi with…whatever in God’s name this thing is【SoraKitchen】

The “octagon” is a Hokkaido fish that’s virtually unknown elsewhere in Japan…but is this one secret better left undiscovered?

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We test out 100-yen shop Halloween pet accessories on a purrfectly cute assistant

Click for cute cat pictures! Oh, and adorable, affordable Halloween pet accessories. 

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Japan’s Pizza Hut Lunch Pack sandwiches are here!【Taste test】

Japan’s pocket pouch sandwiches shined on the Olympic stage, and now they’re teaming up with Pizza Hut Japan.

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Time to drink Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth from a can, only at Japanese vending machines

Popular ramen chain wants us to recharge with pork broth on the go!

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Tokyo Station Waterscape Toilet looks more like an aquarium than a bathroom

Latest technology to “provide healing and surprise”.

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We try the Home Run Burger, available at only one Freshness Burger outlet in Japan

A special treat for baseball fans.

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We try clams from a Japanese vending machine and live to tell the tale

Mega clams turn out to be mega, in more ways than one. 

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Cosplayers make Japan Weekend feel like Spanish Comiket【Photos】

This might be the year for Tokyo Revengers, but there are plenty of other well-known characters in this cosplay photo collection.

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When life doesn’t give you expensive tuna, build a tuna fishing vessel plastic model instead

We wanted to eat fresh-from-the-boat tuna but couldn’t, so we did the next most logical thing and built a realistic tuna fishing boat instead.

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Shinjuku Station’s new mascot character gets lost at the station, in more ways than one

Cute character flies under the radar, but there’s a special prize for those who can hunt it down!

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We joined the 10,000 otaku who recently congregated in Madrid for Japan Weekend

Our visiting Japanese reporter shares her thoughts on the Spanish capital’s tribute to Japanese culture in its various forms.

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