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Butt wing angel panties from Japan give us a lot to think about【Photos】

Posterior pictures present a linguistic dilemma.

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A visit to Tokyo’s luckiest, kitty-est lucky cat temple: Gotokuji【Photos】

Like the samurai lord who visited 400 years ago, we get beckoned to this suburban temple by its feline charm.

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Sentinel’s new geometric Pokémon statues will add a new dimension to your collection

Catch them all to upgrade your figure shelf!  

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Tokyo ramen restaurant only lets you in with a reservation, is super-expensive, totally worth it

What happens when an Iron Chef contestant opens his own ramen restaurant? He creates a new kind of cuisine: ramen kaiseki.

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Life-size Mewtwo, graffiti Pikachu welcome us to the newest Pokémon Center megastore in Shibuya

So much awesome merch from the grand opening of Tokyo’s brand-new Pokémon destination!

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Star Wars becomes a kabuki play as we attend Kairennosuke and the Three Shining Swords in Tokyo

Japan’s biggest kabuki star becomes Kylo Ren, and here’s how you can watch the performance yourself.

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Japan’s favorite super-cheap revolving sushi restaurant finally comes to Akihabara!

Once strictly for the suburbs, Sushiro lets fans in Tokyo’s otaku district enjoy tasty sushi and still have plenty of cash left over for anime merch.

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Hate speech may soon be punishable by a 500,000-yen fine in one of Japan’s largest cities

One of Tokyo’s neighbors may become the first place in Japan to enact punishment for hate speech.

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Distressed moms and dads on Japanese trains getting help from child assistance volunteer badges

In a country where asking for, and even offering, help can be culturally difficult, these kindhearted badges aim to make a difference.

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Giant, house-sized Starbucks Mug appears in Tokyo, so Mr. Sato grabs own huge mug to check it out

The man behind the Internet’s giant Starbucks mug meme drinks from a jumbo mug inside a jumbo mug.

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Does Daiso’s crazy 100-yen Face Trainer really make you more beautiful? We find out【Experiment】

A glut of GIFs chronicle our reporter’s journey as he makes himself look weird in an effort to also make himself look handsome.

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Mr. Sato rocks a 40-year-old vintage Japanese outfit with a heart-melting backstory【Photos】

There’s a feel-good reason for our crack reporter looking this good.

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Japanese company officially bans employees from licking fingers when handling papers or money

Keep your saliva in your mouth, not on things other people are going to touch, taxi company says.

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Demolition work begins on Kyoto Animation’s arson-ravaged studio

Workers begin gutting interior of Fushimi anime studio in preparation of tearing down its frame.

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Wannabe science fiction writer graffitis centuries-old Kyoto temple for extremely weird reason

Baffling justification still gets him arrested.

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Japan Travel: Exploring Manabeshima cat island

A travel destination packed with cats, not tourists. 

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We make a super giant sushi using Costco salmon in Japan【SoraKitchen】

Jiro dreams of sushi, but we dream of GIANT sushi. 

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Overworked Japan celebrated Labor Day on a Saturday this year

Enjoy your day off…which you would have had anyway!

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Ultimate way to treat otaku ashes: Cremation into a pencil?

Japanese artist explains why turning your ashes into a pencil is a better choice than turning them into a diamond.

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Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy

Major publisher’s promotion of Musume no Tomodachi has some saying the company is encouraging an illegal relationship with a minor.

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