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Bunker down for winter with cozy tuna cushions and a five-foot tuna futon cover

Why cuddle with a body pillow when you can snuggle with your favorite tuna fish instead?

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No school trip? No problem! Japanese students to go on a virtual school trip in Minecraft instead

Junior high school students at one school are learning Japanese culture by recreating historical sites in the popular game.

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We became Japanese sweet chefs for a day with Popin Cooking’s DIY wagashi set

We made an entire Japanese sweets spread on our own with just one kit!

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Learn about meat cuts with…chocolate?

Getting kids to slow down and really think about the food they eat. 

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Akihabara shrine celebrates anime festival Noryo Matsuri on an Animal Crossing Dream Island

Keep the spirit of summer festivals alive, digitally!

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We learn how to make tofu with this at-home make-your-own tofu kit【SoraKitchen】

Make tofu that’s even better than what you can buy at the store at home!

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Yokohama unveils plans to build a humongous theme park

The question on everyone’s mind is: what’s the theme, though?

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Okinawa’s new STEM Resort educational play center now open, is a kid’s colorful dreamland

Need a place in Okinawa to bring your kids? This is it!

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Pokémon Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka to have special Pokémon Café Mix-inspired menu

We’ve been waiting for the new cafe-themed Pokémon mobile game to be featured in the real-life Pokémon Cafes!

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Here we go! Start collecting coins, because Lego Mario just announced eight expansion sets

New features, designs, and interactive noises abound — you’d be a real Goomba to miss out!

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We attempt to achieve a Zen mindset by making candy rock gardens

These gardens were popular on social media last year…but do they work?

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A roundup of some of this year’s best “Samurai Sanders”: KFC’s mascot in samurai armor【Photos】

Which is your favorite Children’s Day Shogun Sanders?

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Turn your kitty into a Japanese sweet with Felissimo’s new Anmitsu Nyanko Cushion cat bed

Nothing’s cuter than a snoozing cat on a colorful food-themed bed!

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Manga about yakuza-turned-househusband gets live action commercial and we want more【Video】

Nothing’s cooking but some good ol’ yakuza fun.

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Talented Japanese railway worker gives commuters serendipitous surprise on station piano

This railway worker is pulling more than just heart strings!

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Japanese cafe lets customers enjoy random flavors of coffee using capsule vending machines

Can’t decide what to get? Then leave it all up to gacha.

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We visit the new Moominvalley Park, have a great time and learn a few life lessons along the way

Even those who don’t know much about the Moomins will really enjoy this park!

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The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls Starlight Cruise sets sail, and Idolmaster fans love it【Pictures】

This cruise was all about Idolmaster, and featured Cinderella Girls events and actors!

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New Nintendo merch promises awesome Mario-themed party, cozy Mario-themed living room

Piranha Plant slippers? Mushroom-shaped silicone molding trays? Shut up and take our money!

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Elementary school uses clever trick to get everyone to dispose of their chopsticks properly

Both the children and the adults have gotten in on the fun while also sharing their future dreams (and lamentations). 

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