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Enjoy a taste of traditional Japan in self-operated Edo period cable car

A frightening yet exhilarating way to travel for free in rural Japan. 

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Japan’s new era name sounds exactly like Final Fantasy’s “Prelude” when plotted as musical notes

Listen to this video, and you’ll swear one of the greatest pieces of video game music was secretly a prophecy that took 32 years to come true.

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Amazing laser engraving machine wows Japanese Internet, shows how far science has come

Watch as this laser turns a flat metal surface into a gorgeous, ornate pattern in seconds.
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Tomioka High Dance Club’s accomplishments grow as they dance in a classic ’90s-style commercial

These girls are climbing sky-high in their careers, and they haven’t even graduated yet!

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Twitter artist crafts chocolate box town, mini masterpieces from Japanese packaging

This Japanese paper craft artist takes used-up, everyday product packaging and turns it into beautiful art.

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Anime-style isekai story is actually an English-learning textbook from Japan’s public broadcaster

Ordinary schoolgirl sets out to save fantasy world from an evil dragon while readers set out on the path to learn English.

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Monkey Majik and Taiiku Okazaki team up for bilingual Japanese-English track【Video】

What lyrics do you pick out from this funky tune?

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Avengers assemble for awesome Japanese Coca-Cola Endgame can series【Photos】

12 of Marvel’s strongest stars are ready to fight their greatest foe: your thirst.

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Modern samurai fashion advances into spring with new releases from Shibuya’s Wa Robe

Updated hanten coats and hakama pants for men and women are ready for your next fashion campaign.

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Watch Ryu from Street Fighter unleash a shoryuken combo on a Red Bull can in epic stop motion

Crumples it so easily, we don’t think there is going to be a round two.

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User’s custom iPhone case imbues it with Fallout-style gritty chic, Japanese industrial aesthetic

When choosing the perfect phone case, why not go for one that’s already survived the wear and tear of the industrial age?

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Zelda fan’s Sheikah Slate turns charging his phone into a scene from Breath of the Wild【Video】

The phone’s case is one-of-a-kind, but the charger can be yours, Hero of Hyrule with a low battery.

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The 10 best castles in Japan, as chosen by experts and fans

Survey results stretch all the way from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, with several awesome stops in between.

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Japanese artist crafts beautiful Disney princesses, anime stars, and mythical beasts from sashimi

Each one is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds using fresh fish bought near Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.

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Restaurant in Ibaraki Prefecture serves up tripe stew in an unconventional dish

Why waste your time spooning tripe stew into dishes when you can just pour it out?

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Gaming toilet design could be Japan’s greatest bathroom contribution since washlet bidets

An ergonomic advancement for the modern gamer.

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New Hunter x Hunter escape room has you take the Hunter exam, snack on anime-tastic food

You too can be a hunter like Gon and Killua by enrolling in the Hunter exam escape game!

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Amazing new Tokyo art exhibit lets you create cherry blossoms just by touching light【Video】

One of the city’s best art museums just got better with a special springtime sakura upgrade.

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Tokyo’s Muji Hotel now taking reservations, ready to provide lifestyle-brand comfort to travelers

“Anti-luxurious, anti-cheap” hotel offers stylish, comfortable homes-away-from-homes in the heart of Japan’s capital.

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Nintendo has made maybe the coolest video game pamphlet ever for Yoshi’s Crafted World【Video】

Crafty designers create an endless loop of origami-style fun out of what looks like a simple sheet of paper.

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