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Japanese train station returns lost item to customer with a heartwarming message

Rail staff know how bad it feels to lose an item during your travels.

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The most unusual ATM in Japan? Banking with yokai spirits who want to know your PIN

Bank earns praise for unique way of warning customers about sneaky souls in the area.

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Tour space with a cat guide while the sweet aroma of catnip and paw pads fills your nostrils

This will be one space trip cat fans will never forget.

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Sailor Moon fan in Japan shares her magical trick for when she needs an at-work confidence boost

This looks like a job for the Sailor Senshi!

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Japanese moms’ secret curry recipes: The newest must-buy/eat capsule toys

Handwritten recipes promise a taste of what the Satos, Yamadas, and other families are eating.

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Tochigi Prefecture’s three new Pokéfuta are the first in the north of Japan’s Kanto region

These new Pokéfuta also mean that half of all Japanese prefectures are now equipped with their own unique Pokémon manhole covers.

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Tokyo has a secret, members-only parfait bar, and here’s what’s waiting inside【Photos】

Remake Easy is like a speakeasy with sweets, and they don’t tell their address to anybody until they’re part of the inner circle.

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Tokyo hotel lets your rent out entire Japanese bath facility, become lord of the baths【Pics】

You don’t need to be staying overnight to enjoy this special kind of relaxing luxury.

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Japanese randoseru schoolbag becomes a sling bag for adults

For cool kids who are all grown up.

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Anime fan’s husband builds an awesomely hilarious birthday present for her【Video】

Prince of Tennis pair shows off mesmerizing motions.

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Newest Japanese vending machine crush: Keikyu’s kimchi vending machine!【Taste test】

For those times when you’ve got someplace to be, and you’ve also got a craving for kimchi.

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Japanese trains now even more convenient as new service lets you pick up groceries at station

Allows commuters to skip supermarket detour and stay on the straight track to dinner.

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Sega creates free digital omamori good luck charms to help you succeed at school and work

Characters from Yakuza, Virtua Fighter, and Sonic the Hedgehog want to give you a boost on test day or in your job interview.

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Cosplay company creates fantasy RPG-style memorial altars for the ashes of your ancestors【Photos】

Takumi Armory helps you give family members a resting place and sendoff fit for a hero.

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Beautiful Starbucks in Kyoto blends into its traditional landscape in more ways than one

Beverages taste better here, when you can drink in Japanese scenery like this.

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Cloud’s Buster Sword is becoming an awesome real-world clock for Final Fantasy fans

Hey, Buster, tell me what time it is!

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Authentic Japanese sword letter openers available through crowdfunding

Live by the sword, open mail by the sword.

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Japanese festival says thank you and goodbye to daruma good-luck dolls…with fire【Photos】

A dramatic send-off at a mountain temple.

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We tried a Japanese egg steamer to achieve the perfect breakfast eggs without a stove

No more careful timing needed for the perfectly boiled egg!

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A random stranger (or possibly a river spirit) gives us a ramen recommendation by a frozen stream

He also makes a startling invitation.

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