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12-year-old Japanese student makes amazing stop-motion animations【Videos】

Most 12-year-olds are probably just starting to try drawing their own manga, but this girl is a full-on animator.

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This beautiful, heartwarming winter anime is also a McDonald’s Japan commercial【Video】

Three young women fight off the winter cold with the warmth of friendship and delicious Gurakoro (yes, that’s something McDonald’s sells in Japan).

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No one knows what Bandai’s real-life Pot of Greed does, but it’s still pretty cool

Yu-Gi-Oh interior item would make a great talking point in your home, that’s for sure! 

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Cat kotatsu let your feline friends relax through winter the Japanese way【Photos】

Kitty-sized furniture comes bundled with a huge supply of winter snacks for their human caretakers.

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Sentinel’s new geometric Pokémon statues will add a new dimension to your collection

Catch them all to upgrade your figure shelf!  

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Brand-new Pokémon manhole covers coming to Japan’s snowy Hokkaido Prefecture!

Pokéfuta spread to the northernmost region of Japan with adorable appearances by Vulpix, Ninetails, and many more Pokémon!

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Tokyo ramen restaurant only lets you in with a reservation, is super-expensive, totally worth it

What happens when an Iron Chef contestant opens his own ramen restaurant? He creates a new kind of cuisine: ramen kaiseki.

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Star Wars becomes a kabuki play as we attend Kairennosuke and the Three Shining Swords in Tokyo

Japan’s biggest kabuki star becomes Kylo Ren, and here’s how you can watch the performance yourself.

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Mr. Sato rocks a 40-year-old vintage Japanese outfit with a heart-melting backstory【Photos】

There’s a feel-good reason for our crack reporter looking this good.

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Best Secret of Mana fan art ever? Jaw-dropping project took over a year, 150,000 beads【Photos】

And, naturally, the combined strength of three heroes.

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Nintendo Tokyo, Nintendo’s first ever dedicated shop in Japan, opens–here’s the awesome merch!

A massive photo safari of the treasure trove of amazing stuff waiting at Nintendo’s brand-new Shibuya destination store!

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Japan’s YouTube knife-maker is back at it again–this time with a knife made entirely of fungus

Wouldn’t you want to cook with a fungus knife?

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This huge, detailed Gundam sculpture was built out of cardboard by Japanese high school students

You may have seen some Gundam models, but I bet you’ve never seen one like this!

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We preview Japan’s first-ever Nintendo Tokyo, Capcom Store and Shibuya Pokémon Centre megastore

Mr. Sato takes us on a tour of Cyberspace Shibuya inside Parco ahead of its grand opening. 

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Ultra-luxurious breakfast bus will give Tokyo commuters a break from the hell of rush-hour trains

Elegance is the name of the game with special Nestlé transportation option.

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3-D model of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print The Great Wave stuns people in Japan 【Video】

Hokusai’s acclaimed centuries-old 2-D artwork looks even more beautiful in 3-D.

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KFC Japanese New Year’s cards give you free fried chicken to start 2020 off right!

KFC gets into Japan’s nengajo tradition in a finger-licking way.

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Real-world Pokémon arena battle park found in Japan【Photos】

Intentional or not, there’s no way to see this park in one of Japan’s largest cities and not think of Pikachu throwing down.

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Blood-red Evangelion hot spring bath to open in Japan for fun, relaxing terror

East Japan’s premier hot spring town, the real-world Tokyo-3, wants you to bathe in LCL.

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Beautiful kimono-cloth Pikachu doll is latest creation from century-old Tokyo doll maker【Photos】

Techniques developed in Kyoto hundreds of years ago make Pikachu as beautiful as he is adorable.

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