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Slowpoke takes center stage at special collaborative festival at Takamatsu Airport this October

The official Udon Prefecture ambassador takes part in special events at the airport where you can also win fabulous prizes.

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Three great indoor date spots (plus a bonus!) in Tokyo, for when the weather just won’t cooperate

These are interesting places that will keep you cool and dry, no matter the weather outside!

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Dedicate your savings to your oshi of choice with this new buildable offertory box

Pay homage to your favorite character or idol (“oshi”) while building your bank.

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Turn your bad drawings into gorgeous anime and manga characters!

Realtime 2-D character creation software is a game-changer for artists and non-artists alike.

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Japanese toilet piggy bank proves Japan has the best toys

Flushing money down the toilet has never been more entertaining!

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New adorable, two-color Vulpix airplane will take you to Hokkaido, not even for a limited time

Get ready for a new Pokémon-themed airplane!

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Japanese art site Pixiv now lets you make your own 3-D model for free, and in English!

With a library of over 350 items, you can craft an original model even if you aren’t an artist! So we did.

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We throw a bubble party at our cheap countryside house in Japan【Video】

A soap bubble guru is born at the SoraHouse.

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What happens when our team starts renovating our cheap countryside house in Japan?

The SoraHouse becomes a playhouse for our reporters.

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New Pokémon PON name stamp collection lets you stamp your name on anything

Choose from one of the original 151 Pokémon, and customize it however you like!

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100-yen shop furniture: we made a balloon bed you can actually sleep on for less than four bucks

Surprisingly simple and surprisingly durable.

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Tokyo’s newest micro pig petting zoo and cafe doubles as a community outreach center

Play with adorable pigs, relieve stress, and support a great cause!

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Have an AI tell your fortune using depth psychology at a new interactive art exhibit in Shibuya

Five different kinds of fortune-telling combined with digital art sounds like a great time!

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Walking Bingo: A clever alternative to adventure games like Pokémon GO

How many everyday Japanese icons can you find on a neighbourhood stroll?

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Will Yomiuriland’s Pokémon Wonder attraction be a good place to play Pokémon GO? We investigate

And how is Pokémon Wonder, anyway?

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Popular snack Ottotto celebrates upcoming Pokémon game with special Pokémon-shaped crackers

“Catch ’em all” in an online Pokédex, plus win special prizes!

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Bandai releases a retro item with zodiac signs in gachapon capsule toy form…but what is it?

This little device could almost always be found in cafés in Japan throughout the latter part of the Showa Period (1926-1989).

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Have a Super Mario Summer with Nintendo’s newest line of outdoor leisure products

Spruce up your at-home camping with these awesome Mario goods!

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Hello Kitty x Choju Giga “Frolicking Animals” dishware based on the world’s oldest manga is here

Hello Kitty has fallen down the rabbit hole into a world of whimsical animals in this gorgeous line of ceramics from an established Kyoto shop.

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Can even our brown thumbs keep this “moss bonsai” kit alive?【Photos】

Our last-ditch effort at being a plant parent. 

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