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New Pokémon manhole covers starring Chansey are set to bring good luck to Fukushima

The kind and caring Pokémon delivers the prefecture’s first Pokéfuta.

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All-anime-themed hotel opening in Japan’s Tokorozawa Sakura Town【Photos】

A new place to stay not far from the real-world inspiration for the setting of My Neighbor Totoro.

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Brand-new Tokyo Shibuya Scramble intersection opens…but over 50 miles away from Tokyo?!【Photos】

Tokyo won’t give you a permit to film on the Scramble Crossing? Don’t worry, because now there’s an alternate site!

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Scale SEGA! Game company’s greatest consoles recreated in miniature for your figures to play with

Bundle includes tiny versions of landmark cartridges and CDs, and even their cases.

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Gacha capsule toy paradise for adults appears at Akihabara Station

We pick up some very rare miniatures from a new lineup of gacha vending machines.

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What day of the year has the most anime character birthdays? This heat map has the answer

A pattern emerges in how creators pick characters’ birthday dates, with one day in particular being a major cluster.

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Mickey Mouse gets kabuki makeover in Japanese character fashion line

♪M-i-c-k-e-y-, k-a-b-u-k-i!♪

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Japan’s craziest train station has a giant with light-up eyes growing out of its wall【Photos】

It looks like a science fiction monster of the week, but it’s actually a salute the millennia-old past.

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The future is here! Coronavirus prevention leads to holographic touch screens in everyday spaces

Soon we won’t have to worry about getting infected by a dirty touch screen!

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J-pop star Utada Hikaru filmed all of her newest video in her lockdown home, and it’s beautiful

Working from home can’t stop Japan’s celebrated songstress from creating a cool throwback video for “Time.”

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Hiroshi Fujiwara from Fragment Design creates a new Starbucks in Tokyo

“Godfather of streetwear” reimagines Starbucks as a gas stand that sells exclusive Fragment drinkware and T-shirts.

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You can open a Japanese-style bathhouse for your pets or anime figures with the Bird Sento【Pics】

Miniature Japanese bathing culture right in your home.

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Cheap paradise: Daiso’s microwave potato chip maker is healthy, easy, and delicious【Taste test】

With this, there’s really no reason for us not to eat potato chips every day.

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Official Evangelion emergency rations, with curry and beef bowls, are now on sale【Photos】

Ever wonder what everyone who has to evacuate Tokyo-3 while the Evangelions are fighting Angels is eating?

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Stay at an old samurai residence in the heart of a “Little Kyoto” warrior town

Swords, armour and ceremonial items are just some of the samurai secrets awaiting you inside this secluded compound.

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How to have a Japanese rotenburo bath experience without leaving your home【Photos】

Just because you can’t go to a hot spring doesn’t mean you can’t have a sublime soak.

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Pokémon beef bowl tie-up with Yoshinoya is back with a sequel and new species to catch

Pokémori Round 2 promotion is giving away over 1,100 Poké Ball-style ceramic rice bowls.

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Sleeping with the noodles – Ramen-themed hotel room now accepting guests in Japan

Amenities set travelers up with enough ramen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Glasses from Japan turn drinks into Hello Kitty, will convince you that you need snacks too【Pics】

Whether you want a hot or cold drink, Kitty-chan is here to warm your heart.

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Wait, why is there a train at this gas station in Japan?【Photos】

Yep, that’s an actual train, but aren’t gas stations supposed to be for cars?

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