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“Love Pixar” tweets Studio Ghibli’s official Twitter account

The two companies go way back, and apparently there’s a piece of crossover fan art hanging on the wall inside Studio Ghibli.

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Japanese company creates ultra-compact foldable electric fan

Clever design frees up more room for your winter storage.

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Tokyo pub lets you grill traditional Japanese dessert right at your table in all-you-can-eat deal

Dango deal is a fun cultural experience and a tasty bargain.

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Unmarked cop cars in Japan pull crazy Transformer-style trick when they pull someone over【Videos】

More than meets the eye.

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World’s first permanent Godzilla theme park ride opening at Tokyo-area amusement park

Godzilla the Ride: Great Kaiju Decisive Dominance Battle promises to “change the way you look at humanity, and Godzilla.”

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Even among Japanese convenience stores, the Daily Hot makes this chain especially awesome

People tend to forget about Daily Yamazaki, but this cool feature makes the chain totally worth remembering.

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Japanese anime commercial plays out like an epic neo-Tokyo adventure 【Video】

People in Japan are falling in love with Spy Ando…and the humorous twist ending.

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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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Beautiful photos of the isekai-looking mountain that’s one of the Tokyo area’s best day-trips

You’ll be glad you saw this amazing place.

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Japanese watch brand Seiko collabs with Evisen Skateboards, surprises watch and sushi lovers

Out of all the motifs to come out in this collab, there was one which completely blindsided us.

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All heart, no CG in beautiful, mind-bending Pocari Sweat video【Video】

You might just shed a tear watching this amazing ad from Pocari Sweat.

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Looking for a more accessible “Ramen Broth Hardening Powder”? Look no further!

If you’re looking for a good way to dispose of your leftover over ramen broth, but can’t get Cup Noodle’s powder, try this.

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Japanese girl can’t think of anything to write about for in-class essay, writes awesome one anyway

Outside-the-box thinking gets a thumbs-up from teacher.

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Street Fighter II characters appear in Japanese English textbook, drawn by famous designer

Cosplayer conversation in junior high text features cameos by World Warriors.

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Wakayama high school students make life-sized DeLorean time machine replica from scratch

Roads? Where this car is going, they don’t need roads…

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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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Amazing photos of off-the-beaten-path Japanese castles to add to your travel wish list【Photos】

Looking at these overlooked castles might have you altering your itinerary.

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We try out Nissin’s new Cup Noodle Broth Hardening Powder to see if it really works

Our reporter experiments…and learns the importance of not throwing your ramen broth down the sink

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These amazing, ultra-pink photos of Tokyo are NOT of cherry blossom trees【Photos】

Pretty in pink on a spring afternoon might have you imagining sakura, but there’s something else going on.

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There’s a special, familial reason Utada Hikaru looks so natural and unguarded in her new video

Part of the 21-million-view video for Evangelion theme “One Last Kiss” was filmed by a five-year-old.

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