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New Pokémon mobile game, Pokémon Sleep, promises to turn sleeping into entertainment【Video】

Pikachu wants you to get some sleep, and the new Pokémon Home system will allow you to transfer Pocket Monster species from one game to another via cloud memory.

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Godzilla drops the CG, straps on the suit for awesome old-school tribute video【Video】

Just before the release of the King of the Monsters’ latest CG slugfest, a team of practical effects geniuses take the kaiju back to his roots.

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Advice for Tokyo 2020 Olympics volunteers: Dress like a Japanese ninja

This uniform will keep you cool and comfortable like a Japanese shadow warrior from the Edo period.

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Japan’s new luxury sightseeing train will show you part of the country most foreigners never see

Toki no Yoake Monogatari lets you enjoy the ride as you travel off the Shinkansen-beaten path.

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New posable life-size detective Pikachu plushie commits crime of stealing our hearts【Photos】

But we’re willing to grant him a pardon in exchange for lots of fluffy hugs.

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Japan has mint chocolate butter, and it’s now at the top of our shopping list

This opens up so many possibilities, and they all sound delicious.

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Ujicha Bus in Kyoto celebrates Uji matcha green tea with Japanese teahouse interior【Photos】

The bus even comes with a heart-shaped window like the one at a famous Kyoto temple.

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Uniqlo Pokémon T-shirt grand prize-winner disqualified for violating contest rules

Two designers used rule-breaking designs, which were super effective, until they got caught.

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Japanese restaurant chain’s solo-diner boxes look depressing, but are actually pretty awesome

Single-person dining capsules turn meal time into me time with some nice amenities.

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Real-world Final Fantasy wedding plan reservations start in Japan, and it looks amazing【Photos】

Perfectly recreated bride’s dress, Moogle desserts, and wedding Chocobo are all part of the package.

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Gorgeous anime shorts reimagine One Piece’s Straw Hat Pirates as high school teens【Videos】

Newest episode in Hungry Days series is dripping with emotion, promises more to come.

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Possibly the sweetest anime voice actress ever meets fan on the train, makes their day, maybe life

What would you do if a celebrity started talking to you on the train?

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Easily distracted? Have no fear, a new gadget to the rescue!

This gadget attempts to solve your procrastination problems and help you focus to get the job done.

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New Tokyo Pokémon Cafe Johto menu items require knowledge of Pokémon lore to order them【Photos】

If you don’t know how to evolve one of the most popular Pokémon species, you might not get the food you want.

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Real-life Evangelion apartment in Japan is ultra-cheap, ultra-anime【Photos】

Floor plan and renter regulations allow you to accurately recreate Shinji’s lifestyle.

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Tree swallows sign in Japan, proves nature is hungry by continuing to eat it for 12 years

Photos of other hungry forest trees are now beginning to surface online.

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The star of this amazing cat video from Japan isn’t actually a cat!【Video】

They say seeing is believing, but you’ll want to see it in motion before you decide what to believe.

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Japan to release Gundam and Char’s Zaku into space to orbit Earth, ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Launch will celebrate the anime’s anniversary and look forward to the 2020 Olympics!

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Super-hospitable Kyoto driver screens Studio Ghibli anime on back of his car for others to watch

Next time you’re stuck in traffic, keep your fingers crossed that this guy is nearby.

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Japan issuing beautiful new coins to celebrate Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

The 10,000-yen (US$92) coin costs a lot more than 10,000 yen.

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