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Did you know you can make jam from eggplants? Here’s how【SoraKitchen】

Surprisingly, it doesn’t even taste like eggplants.

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Down the steps to Kusabe Yoshimi, one of Japan’s three great “descending shrines”【Photos】

We visit this unusual shrine in a Kumamoto canyon and drink its water of eternal youth.

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Our team turns into old men on Respect for the Elderly Day with the magic of A.I. photo editing

It’s like looking into the future as Mr. Sato and his cohorts digitally advance themselves to a respectfully elderly age.

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Tokyo’s miracle makeover hairstylist is back with customer who came from eight hours away【Video】

It’s a long way from Ishikawa to Shibuya, but was the overnight bus trip worth it?

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Japan’s chocolate mountains are a feast for the eyes AND a great prop for iPhone photographers

Mr. Sato finds a whole new way to play with his food.

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Do Tokyo’s Reversible Destiny Lofts really hold the power to reverse your destiny?

Architectural landmark is designed to expand your mind in new ways.

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Tokyo’s new buses with onboard capsule toy gacha machines stocked with very appropriate prizes

It’s hard to think of a better place to offer these quirky capsule toys.

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Japanese manga hotel rooms strictly prohibit reality, want guests to drown in works all night

A place for otaku to nurture their “manga brain”.

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Family Mart and Mos Burger join forces for a special new steamed bun in Japan

Japanese convenience store food just got even better.

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New Studio Ghibli die-cast anime car line brings Catbus, Spirited Away Sea Railway to your home

Tomica dreams of Ghibli.

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Pitch-black Black Belt udon noodles are a visual roundhouse, but do they taste good?【Taste test】

We head to an udon restaurant where they do things very differently.

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Spoons and bowls that use electricity to make food taste saltier to go on sale in 2023

Take this news without a grain of salt.

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Japanese research institute creates ‘cyborg cockroaches’ to help save people’s lives【Video】

The impressive research leaves Japanese netizens both grossed out and in a moral quandary.

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Demon Slayers in the sky with new Kimetsu no Yaiba anime-themed airliner from ANA

Series star and its two biggest scene-stealers will escort fans to their destination…even when it’s the same airport they departed.

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One Piece Devil Fruit Bath Bombs from Lush are on their way and will be offered outside Japan too

Bath Bomb fragrances evoke the adventure and friendship of the hit anime/manga series.

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Resident Evil survival horror maze opens at Universal Japan as part of Halloween horror event

Resident Evil 2 serves as inspiration for mission-based maze as zombie circus troupe takes over other part of the park for dancing.

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McDonald’s USA wishes Final Fantasy VII a happy 25th anniversary

Golden Arches salute the landmark video game’s milestone.

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New Japanese card game teaches us the different patterns and textures of fish

Know your cherry trout from your rainbow trout to crush your opponent.

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Pikachu in 1920s Tokyo images use A.I. to toss the Pokémon mascot 100 years into Japan’s past

It’s like Pikachu used some super effective time travel powers.

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Newly unveiled “horror room” in Osaka apartment promises a creepy day or night’s stay

The room makes for a perfect spooky Halloween backdrop, unless you’re one of those people that happens to find old-fashioned dolls soothing.

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