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Nintendo’s historic former headquarters in Kyoto to reopen as a hotel

Management promises “comfortable hospitality for both domestic and international travelers.”

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Japanese Lucky Beckoning Cat banknote design is the faux money we wish was real

Manekineko cat currency is filled with lucky omens for the New Year.

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Neuroscientist furthers research on brain and visual cognition with his love for Pokémon【Video】

Never again let your parents tell you nothing good happens from playing video games.

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Dodge the biggest problem of giving yourself a kanji name with these for-foreigner personal seals

Get a stamp of approval with your own Japanese personal seal complete with your Japanese kanji name.

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Canadian learns to speak proper Japanese by becoming comedian, pouring tea for his master

Katsura Sunshine brings a fresh look to a 400-year-old style of Japanese comedy.

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Japan’s awesomely adorable cat pseudo-currency is actually usable at one very special place【Pics】

Available in 100, 500, and 1,000-yen denominations.

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You can get married in Japan with official, legally binding Evangelion marriage registration forms

Get in the damn married relationship, Shinji.

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Making a low-budget, Tokyo Star Wars tribute gave us a new respect for the movie-making Force【Vid】

Having a lightsaber duel at the SoraNews24 office ended up being a ton of fun AND a ton of work.

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Japanese artist frets over “wasting” pencils for lead art: Twitter steps in with ardent praise

Careless comments caused an artist to work even harder, and Twitter has plenty of compliments for their awesome sculptures!

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Can you guess which world children’s literature stars these awesome “anime” characters are?

From The Chronicles of Narnia to Anne of Green Gables, Japanese children’s book publisher’s artwork shines.

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We make a DIY face gel out of yuzu seeds, and it’s surprisingly cheap and easy!

Did you know that every part of the yuzu citrus fruit can be used for something?

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is selling his private jet because it’s old, gives a tour

Fashion mogul’s stylish plane, with a Japanese washlet toilet and karaoke machine, could be yours…if you’re also super rich.

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Japanese clothes retailer GU announces stylish, nostalgic PlayStation line, available now

Fashionable pieces feature the console’s logo, iconic controller button designs, and prints from flagship Sony games.

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Your cat or dog can be King of the Pirates with One Piece anime cosplay outfits for pets【Photos】

Kitty B. Luffy and Bowwow Chopper.

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Japanese otaku now have special trash box just for merch of their former anime and idol crushes

“I don’t love my crush anymore, but I want someone else to give them their love,” says message on Kyoto container.

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The world’s first Pokémon GO specialty store just opened in Tokyo!【Photos】

Includes special areas to help Pokémon fans from different countries become friends.

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Japanese Twitter blown away by super cool business card that looks like computer hardware

An amazing card for anyone in the computer science field to have!

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New Studio Ghibli clocks let you keep an eye on the time with your favourite anime characters

Movies like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbour Totoro feature in the exclusive new collection.

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Cafe in Tokyo serves custom 2-D and 3-D latte art, and their coffee is nothing to sniff at either

This place is definitely for coffee lovers.

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This holiday season, Japan lets you skip Christmas lights and see Evangelion lights instead【Vid】

A whole different kind of herald Angel.

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