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One Piece’s Luffy is now working as an AI receptionist at manga publisher’s Tokyo office【Video】

Leader of the Straw Hat pirates greets and holds conversations with visitors to Shueisha.

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Meatless meat buns fill Japanese Internet with joy

Cheap convenience store treats are filled with possibilities.

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The Japanese art of making trash containers from old papers

How to make an environmentally friendly container used in a lot of Japanese homes.

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Japanese jam jar lids close on their own, as if by magic

People around Japan are blown away by this bizarre discovery. 

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Turn your idol’s autograph into an accessory with this clever hack from Japan

A smart way to keep your favourite artist close to you at all times.

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Amazingly organized Sailor Moon treasure drawer is inspiration to anime fans and neat freaks【Vid】

Totally mature adult on the outside, 100-percent magical girl on the inside.

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Hidden smartphone feature reveals a strange Japanese emoticon

Typing this Japanese word into your iPhone or Android device will introduce you to some very unusual characters.

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Family hands in lost wallet, gets surprise Pokémon anime cels in return

Twitter user’s search for the mystery person behind the gift leads them to the original background artist 20 years later.

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Pokémon skeletons and fossils now on display at Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science

Excavator Pikachu and a few of his extinct pals want to teach us about real-world fossils.

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Demon Slayer pulls off feat no other series has done with Japan’s biggest anime magazines【Pics】

“This is the first, and probably the last, time for us to try something like this.”

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Japan’s plastic model capital installs working plastic model-style payphones【Photos】

Plastic Model-ization Plan welcomes its newest public art pieces.

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We underestimated the special curry spoon from Japan’s favorite curry chain【Taste test】

CoCo Ichibanya makes some great curry, and it turns out they make a great spoon too.

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VR metaverse of Akihabara Station being made by JR East, netizens scoff at early quality

This looks like something from a PlayStation 2 game,” one netizen commented.

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New president of Chile receives Pokémon from Japanese diplomat【Videos】

And no, it wasn’t Pikachu on the goodwill mission.

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Giant Gundams occupy Yokohama as part of Gundam Port Yokohama art project【Photos】

Full-scale reproduction of anime’s Last Shooting finale and more draws fans to the bayside city.

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Anime franchise Uma Musume takes over trains in Tokyo with horse girl artwork【Photos】

Fans of the series that turned real race horses into cute anime girls will definitely want to ride this.

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3-D printing a house in less than 24 hours — Japanese company meets its goal

Sphere micro-houses will cost about as much as a compact car, designers say.

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A self-driving car that delivers ramen is Nissan’s newest automotive innovation【Video】

Speeds up and down the counter without spilling a drop.

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Freakishly muscular life-size statues of Grappler Baki anime/manga cast intimidate and amaze【Pics】

Special exhibition recreates Underground Arena to celebrate the martial arts series’ 30th anniversary.

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Unusual guardians appear at Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera temple

A surprise twist on traditional Japan that includes a giant kokeshi doll. 

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