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You can use anime mecha weaponry to open your mail with this awesome Gundam letter opener【Photos】

It’s how Char would handle his fan mail.

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Anime girl holograms to start working as hotel staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

The Idolmaster cast will be waiting to serve travelers.

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Japan’s “new normal” train manners poster: 7 steps for safe travel during the pandemic

Beloved character Doraemon fronts new manners campaign for trains in and around the Kyoto region.

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Turn any table into a kotatsu with new adhesive heater from Japan

Stay warm all winter with this heated furniture hack.

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Japanese clothing brand Graniph releases new stylish Pokémon collection

Deck the whole family out in cool and stylish Pokémon garb this winter!

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This gigantic faux Switch is exactly how we want to play Nintendo games【Photos】

Since there’s already a Switch Lite, should we call this the Switch Heavy?

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How to make tonkotsu ramen at home 【SoraKitchen】

Easy recipe for delicious pork broth noodles with pro tips from a Japanese chef.

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What’s the best spoon for Japanese curry?【Photos】

Testing Japan’s curry spoons to see if they live up to the hype.

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Become a bear and ‘hibernate’ in the woods with this private hammock tent

Who says hammocks have to be restricted to summer time fun?

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New program lets you telecommute from the foothills of Mt. Fuji and see the beauty of rural Japan

This program takes the whole remote working thing to a whole new level.

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Japanese stores stock stylish PlayStation home decor including lights, controller mugs and clocks

Turn your room into a Sony shrine with cute button-shaped lights and all manner of controller-shaped appliances!

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Lucky underpants for your face: New masks from auspicious Tokyo store offer pandemic protection

Mr Sato heads out to “Grannies’ Harajuku” to get his face in their underwear. 

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Put down the frying pan – You can make amazing pancakes with a sandwich maker, Japan learns【Pics】

Genius idea has the potential to get even better in the next batch.

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Town in Japan now protecting itself from bears with Monster Wolf robot【Video】

Hokkaido community considers creating an entire wolfpack of howling sentries with glowing red eyes.
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One of manga/anime’s greatest love stories is the highlight of Norah Jones’ new music video【Vid】

Touching video for ”I’m Alive” stars the cast of Rumiko Takahashi’s Maison Ikkoku.

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Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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We tried a smartphone cooling fan from a 100 yen shop to see if it really works【Photos】

We know Japanese 100 yen stores have some amazing things, but just how amazing?

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Gundam face masks will help you stay safe when you have to be mobile during the pandemic【Photos】

Maybe if we all wore Char Custom masks, the pandemic would be over three times as quickly.

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Tokyo government provides coronavirus home recuperation sets with instant ramen, curry, and more

Comfort food care packages eliminate the need to go out for groceries or take-out during final stage of recovery.

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We eat at Japan’s first-ever ramen restaurant, finally reopened after 44 years

Tasting history at Rairaiken, the restaurant that introduced Japan to ramen over 100 years ago.

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