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Shiseido promises confidence for the lovelorn with their spellbinding new makeup ad【Video】

This new commercial stars Halloween costumes, luscious visuals, lipstick that dances and leaps from your face… plus a sweet, inclusive ending.

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Silent drills by the Honor Guard at Japan’s National Defense Academy impress and awe【Videos】

It’s pretty impressive if you can twirl real life guns in perfect unison and/or sequence with dozens of other people.

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Japanese netizen kills time by learning to play a hit J-pop song on…calculators?

It was a moving rendition of Kenshi Yonezu’s “Lemon”.

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Retro Showa-era cafe in Tokyo features good food and nostalgic game fun【Photos】

Visit this tucked-away cafe in a popular sightseeing area to experience the atmosphere of a place where time has stood still

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Awesome Russian sci-fi-themed capsule hotel has rooms that look like space bunkers

These futuristic rooms are a great place to stay if you find yourself in Vladivostok!

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Japanese gamer tired of tapping for loot boxes invents automatic tapper using a wiener

What an amazing low-budget, DIY mobile gamer tool!

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Nintendo goes retro and patents awesome smartphone case that looks exactly like a Game Boy

Gaming technology may have advanced tremendously over the past few decades, but Nintendo’s love for simpler times is still evident.

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Purify the hate of Internet jeers with Japanese temple’s first online ceremonial fire

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to your local temple! Now you can collect up all the online roasts you’ve received and cast them into this cyberfire.

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Random generation of anime characters by sophisticated AI programs is now so good, it’s unreal

Never would we have thought that characters designed by AI programs jumped from rudimentary to ultra-advanced in the space of three years.

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Japanese smart mirror with sexy anime voice will feed women compliments, read their moods【Video】

Device scans your face for signs of blemishes to your beauty or trouble in your heart, and absolutely loves flirting with you.

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A visit to the largest Daiso 100 yen shop in all Japan【Photos】

What wonders await in this massive seven-floor Daiso just outside Tokyo? Come with us and find out!

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Japanese middle schoolers build an awesome real/VR roller coaster for their class project【Video】

Combines modern technology and old-school carpentry in a way that puts ordinary science fair projects to shame.

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DBZ in the NFL: Professional football players celebrate touchdown with Dragon Ball dance【Video】

Football is a team sport, so what better way to celebrate a score than with an anime technique to combine two heroes?

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Anime-style magic circle cordless charging pad is the coolest way ever to charge a phone【Video】

Japanese company’s gadget for summoning life force for your devices is awesome…but maybe too awesome to be real.

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This obviously Photoshopped photo from Japan totally isn’t Photoshopped【Video】

Who needs the magic of photo editing when you’ve got the power of taido?

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With time and effort, a Japanese candy box becomes a ship sculpture worthy of its naval packaging

A Twitter user spent hours folding, cutting and painstakingly arranging strips of an Alfort chocolate biscuit box to create a stunning, seaworthy-seeming sculpture.

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Head to Tokyo or Nagoya to make your own custom Pokémon jewelry from 87 cute designs

Jeweler U-Treasure is joining forces with all your favorite pocket monsters so that you can brand them into cool accessories – by hand! Read More

A peek inside one of the last VHS-only video rental stores in Japan

Looks like someone was kind enough to rewind back to 20 years ago.

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Tokyo has a new manga library with beer, and it’s everything we want in life

With a beer in our left hand a shelf full of manga within reach of our right, we’re not sure why we should ever leave.

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We just played Tokyo’s Metal Gear Real Infiltration Game, and it’s unbelievably awesome

11 things to know before playing the English-friendly real-life version of the hit video game.

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