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Kirby turns into Japanese monaka sweets, looks as adorable as ever!

Kirby wows us again, not just by being cute but by becoming a tasty, sweet red bean paste-filled traditional Japanese dessert.

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How did a centuries-old samurai musket end up in the bottom of this fishing lake in Japan?

In a country as old as Japan, you never know what you’ll find hidden in the depths!

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This beautiful Starbucks just outside Tokyo has an aural connection to Japan’s samurai past【Pics】

Your eyes will love the traditional Japanese garden, but keep your ears open for a sound that’s been marking life in this town for centuries.

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Uniqlo reveals first-ever T-shirt collaboration with Your Name anime director Makoto Shinkai

Shirts will be in stores just before the opening of Shinkai’s newest anime movie, Weathering with You.

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Modern samurai fashion brand Wazigen Shizukuya’s summer collection makes old-meets-new splash

The latest summer collection of our favorite modern samurai kimono offers a range of functionally fashionable garments.

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This mouthwatering sushi is all from one of Japan’s greatest convenience stores【Photos】

Japan sets the bar for convenience store excellence pretty high, but this one clears it with ease.

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Japan now has sleepable rental cars to help travelers save money by skipping a hotel

Clever interior modifications turn parked car into private bedroom.

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This “mountain bandit” restaurant is one of the coolest places in Japan【Photos】

You won’t get robbed or taken hostage, but you might not ever want to leave.

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New couple builds a promising life together with 3D-printed plastic model wedding favors

What better way to ensure your guests remember your big day than by giving them a tiny plastic model set of you and your spouse?

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Japan’s third-largest city turns into a ghost town as G20 summit rolls into town【Photos, videos】

Osaka expressway emptied as world leaders gather in the city of millions.

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Japanese online fashion retailer Zozotown develops foot-scanning tech for perfect-fitting shoes

But can they get it right this time?

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Chilled coffee noodles for dessert are Japan’s newest summertime sweets innovation

Japan has already figured out cold noodles and cold coffee taste great in the midsummer heat, so why not combine the two?

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Major Japanese restaurant chain introducing bamboo straws to help reduce plastic and save forests

It’s a double whammy of environmental friendliness.

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A visit to Japan’s cat beautiful, quirky, and touching cat temple, Unrinji【Photos】

Often-overlooked temple in one of Japan’s most best sightseeing towns was inspired by the story of a deeply devoted samurai cat.

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New Pokémon Monorail set to welcome visitors to Tokyo starting this summer

Pikachu and his pals want to give you a very special hello as soon as you step outside Tokyo’s international airport.

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That’s not a cat or a plushie. It’s an adorable kitty kinchaku kimono-style bag from Japan!【Pics】

Feline fashion accessories fool the eyes, charm the heart.

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This gorgeous sake cup fills your drink with holographic cherry blossoms as you sip【Video】

Soothing sounds and other seasonal symbols of Japan are also part of the techno-cultural innovation.

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New tofu from Japan brings Kyoto’s iconic Daimonji fire festival to your plate

Fiery images seen on mountains surrounding Kyoto come to life with…a dollop of soy sauce.

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Adorable cat sandals from Japan welcome new arrivals to their feline footwear litter【Photos】

Stylishly cute cats are ready to land on your feet this summer.

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Snorlax Bead Sofa is the awesomely cozy living room furniture every Pokémon fan needs【Photos】

Paired with a Poké Ball Ottoman, Japanese furniture maker’s newest item looks so amazingly cozy we may imitate Snorlax and never get up again.

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