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Air Wagashi: New Nike Air Max sneakers are the delicious kicks we’ve all been waiting for

Limited-edition footwear inspired by traditional Japanese confectionery.

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Japanese Internet thanks the “Underground Temple” that siphoned off Typhoon Hagibis’ torrent

Users rush to post and gush over photos of the waterlogged caverns beneath Japan’s Metropolitan Area.

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Japanese company wants you to use a remote-controlled robot to visit Grandma, go shopping【Video】

The technology is definitely there, but are your elderly relatives ready for you to drive robots around their houses?

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Coca-Cola Japan releases new Christmas bottles with ribbon labels and music

J-Pop group Little Glee Monster will sing you festive songs as you sip your bow-wrapped Coke this holiday season.

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Japanese cafe lets customers enjoy random flavors of coffee using capsule vending machines

Can’t decide what to get? Then leave it all up to gacha.

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World’s #1 Smash Bros. player takes on random kid in Japan’s Narita Airport

Local competitive play lets unsuspecting boy rub elbows with the king of Nintendo’s crossover hit.

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Japanese snack package craft artist holds first Tokyo exhibition in Ikebukuro, offers autographs

Make sure to guzzle your fill of snacks beforehand, because these sculptures are mouthwatering.
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Japanese artist creates cat banknote alternative: Kittens on 200 yen

Kitty currency merchandise has us hoping this faux banknote will one day become a reality. 

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Using Final Fantasy’s Buster Sword to cut your wedding cake is the best way to start married life

Cosplayer’s wedding video has Final Fantasy VII weaponry and music, feels like a romantic RPG cutscene.

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Japanese Mame Shiba Inu banknote design pays homage to nation’s beloved dog

Shiba Inu currency becomes so popular it gets its very own line of merchandise. 

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You can now turn your smartphone into a Pokémon Pokédex thanks to Bandai【Photos】

Case gives your phone the look of iconic anime technology.

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These amazing, super realistic Ohmu action figures from Nausicaa are so worth paying US$300 for

Everything on these figures moves, from the eyes to the legs to the segments of the shell!

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Customizable minimalistic plastic bonsai trees let you enjoy zen gardening without all the fuss

They don’t wilt, don’t need water, and last way longer than real ones!

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Free Sailor Moon condoms to be given out by Japanese government

The next time you’re thinking of having sex, think of Sailor Moon.

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Six new Sailor Moon cafes to be open simultaneously in Japan this fall!【Photos】

From Hokkaido to Kyushu, and of course in Tokyo too, Sailor Moon has got your anime-inspired cravings covered.

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Starbucks Japan launches new coffee-buying pen, and SoraNews24 tries it out

Touch the Pen lets you pay for your coffee without using cash or cards.

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One-person seclusion tents from Japan let you turn part of your home into your private kingdom

Pop-up design lets you feel like a king in whichever part of your home you claim for your castle of gaming, web-surfing, or reading solitude.

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Okinawa Monorail employs hassle-free remote-controlled incline for improved disabled access

Futuristic and incredibly cool. One glaring problem, however, prevents it from being widely used.

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Final Fantasy fried chicken and Moogle Steamed buns set to become Japan’s newest snack hits

We’ll soon be able to taste the video game series’ Kupo Nut for ourselves.

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59-year-old Japanese master swordsman shows off awesome two-sword samurai slash【Video】

Kyoto swordsmanship teacher was asked to replicate video game attack.

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