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Survey reveals the top reasons why married Japanese people don’t want to go home during Obon

Surprisingly “dealing with in-laws” isn’t the number one reason.

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Blast from the past: cosplayer’s retro otaku outfit hits nostalgic notes with netizens

Attendees surprised to find a time-traveling otaku from a bygone era.

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Master tempura chef in Hamamatsu uses his bare hands to cook with boiling oil【Video】

Who needs tongs when you’ve got five perfectly-good, easily-burned fingers right there?

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Japanese designers’ brilliant way to stop people forgetting their smartphones in public restrooms

Browsing while pooping is an internationally loved pastime, so here’s a clever way to make sure you never leave your phone behind.

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Awesome Japanese rice porridge bread is just about the easiest thing to make in the world【Photos】

Okayu bread is so easy that its creator made it by accident.

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Tokyo Tower Records store helps avert a wedding proposal disaster when it finds a lost love note

Klutziness can’t foil cupid’s plan, which is saved by clever employees.

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This Shinto shrine’s gorgeous glass gateways are the only ones of their kind in all Japan【Photos】

Torii gates always have an elegant allure, but none quite like this shrine’s.
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Awesome fan-made stop-motion video using Gundam models is a Gundam fan’s dream come true 【Videos】

The scene is an exact reenactment of the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime, complete with CG special effects.

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Time-lapse video shows the awesomely orderly efficiency of otaku lining up at Comiket【Video】

We can all learn from the extraordinary discipline exhibited by these otaku.

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Japanese musicians create incredible music and visuals using open tape reels【Videos】

Open Reel Ensemble will blow you away with their internationally acclaimed musical style.

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The best way to drink Japanese sake? From an edible squid bottle!

After this taste test, you’ll never want to go back to using regular drinking vessels again.

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Pikachu Outbreak 2018 photos! Pikachus parade through Yokohama, bust out dance moves at night

In previous years, the famous and adorable Pokémon went to sleep when the sun went down, but this time they’re staying up late to party!

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6-year-old Japanese kid Torataro kills it on the drums, helps disaster-affected areas【Vid】

Check out his YouTube page for the amazing drumming, stay for ways to donate to western Japan disaster relief.

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Jaw-dropping Pokémon figure recreates the climactic Mew vs. Mewtwo fight from 20 years ago【Pics】

Two decades after the first Pokémon movie, fans still remember this battle and its intensity is on full display in this amazing piece.

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Surprisingly simple and fast process of hand-lettering store’s name on glass awes net users

Aka that time when watching the paint dry really was fun.

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Scientists in California send classic SNES EarthBound cartridge on odyssey into space【Video】

Beloved 16-bit game’s protagonist seemingly makes cameo appearance in the clouds of amazing video.

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Travel through Japan with no suitcase? That’s the goal of new item-sharing travel service Locarry

Tokyo-based company has a clever solution to one of the most common problems visitors face when traveling in Japan.

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Pretend you’re Sony or Nintendo as you devour Sega with Tokyo’s new Sega Logo-yaki sweet

Video game company’s iconic logo serves as motif for new treat from maker of edible Magikarp Pokémon.

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Station and Lawson convenience store near Tokyo Big Sight gear up for a blazing Summer Comiket

With hundreds of banners and posters already set up, everyone’s pitching in to help with the biggest anime convention in the world.

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Japanese pro concept artist updates sketch he drew in junior high with amazing results

13 years later and an ocean away from where he grew up, this illustrator proves the seed of greatness was always present in his artwork.

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