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This retro-cool Japanese sleeper train is now a super-cheap hostel right in downtown Tokyo

After carrying passengers to Hokkaido, the Hokutosei is now taking guests to slumberland with a great location and special beer.

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Student gets a huge surprise when his teachers finds out he doodled anime’s Naruto on his report

When a student’s love of anime pops up during school time, some teachers would be mad, but this one decided to be awesome instead.

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Who knew that Kumamoto Castle was a Transformer hiding in plain sight all this time?

Kumamoto Castle may be more than meets the eye

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Here’s what happens when an employee of Final Fantasy’s publisher starts his own Tokyo café

Chamber of Raven would be a cool video game stage, but instead it’s an amazing real-world restaurant.

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Ridiculously buff cat has the bodybuilder physique of dreams, sparks jealousy in netizens’ hearts

“What could that be out…*flexes*…there?”

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Food fight(ers)! Japanese artist turns food samples into fantastic instant noodle samurai

These plastic warriors are trawling for a brawling, cruising for a bruising, and sampling for a trampling.

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JoJo’s bizarrely awesome Tokyo anime mural hides characters in its sound effects【Photos】

Anime serious famous for its dramatic sound effects and fashionable heroes makes one out of the other with cool and clever artwork trick.

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Awesome Japanese elementary school teacher rewards kids who use independent learning on his tests

Learned everything covered in class? You get 100 percent. Learned more than what was covered in class? Then you get a bonus.

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“Your 20s are your tutorial mode.” — Japanese dad likens each decade of life to a video game stage

From download to post-boss content, loving dad shares his mature wisdom in a way that’s easy for his much younger son to relate to.

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Manga teaches how to fall asleep in just 10 minutes with near-absolute certainty

Six simple steps to slumber require no breathing apparatuses, hard liquor, or any other sleep aids.

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USJ hotel’s horror-themed room is back, ensures customers won’t have a good night’s sleep

How could you when the haunted room is filled with bloodstains, cobwebs, severed limbs, and a hidden switch that’ll whisk you into a nightmare world?

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Let’s get some cash from Japan’s sexy anime men ATMs【Photos, video】

The Tokyo ATMs sound like the perfect cash dispensers for female otaku, so naturally we sent Mr. Sato to try them out.

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Can rhythm games make you a pro drummer? Japanese DrumMania fans investigate【Video】

In a recent viral video, gamers test their skills at the local recording studio. Is all of that hot-blooded tapping a step on the way to stardom?

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Fangirl your finances! 7-Eleven Bank’s new ATMs will greet you with sexy anime man voices

New 7-Eleven ATMs installed at select Animate locations will feature luscious anime pinup art and compelling lines from top-rate voice actors.

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Gigantic lightning-spitting thundercloud appears in the skies over Tokyo【Videos】

Appearance of frightening but beautiful Dragon’ Nest shows that summer isn’t ready to say good-bye just yet.

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One of Japan’s dullest-looking restaurants actually has an awesome robot waiter【Videos】

Veteran employee has been quietly serving customers for decades.

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Awesomely adorable Pokémon subway trains start service in downtown Tokyo【Photos】

Pikavee Special Trains let you ride the rails with Pikachu, Eevee, and their pals, and can even take you to the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo superstore.

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Japanese knife craftsman turns underwear into a sharp blade, cuts through vegetables【Video】

Learn how to transform your boxer briefs into a blade with the help of traditional knifemaking techniques.

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Can you crack this beautifully minimalist comparison of Japan’s big cities and rural countryside?

Designer cleverly shows a big difference between the two and reflects a unique part of Japanese culture.

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Amazingly beautiful animated fireworks show Japan’s fireworks are on a whole other level【Videos】

Stunningly skillful creations have some saying they look like they’re projection mapped, but it’s all master-level pyrotechnics.

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