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Japanese Internet confused and intrigued by sudden influx of “choking Sasuke memes”

Sometimes humor doesn’t translate between languages… even if there’s no language involved.

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The terror of playing a Japanese horror video game with cute face filters

It turns out that making freaky ghosts wear Snapchat-style filters does not make them less scary.

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Poop ice cream drops in Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku neighborhood

Unchi-kun looks the part, thankfully tastes like something else entirely.

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Buying property in Japan? This mini tower house can be yours for less than $12,000

The pillar home comes with two levels and an indoor hot spring onsen.

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Tokyo’s new “real-life Mario Karts” make it ridiculously clear they’re unrelated to Nintendo

Either a double dose of caution or passive-aggressiveness against Nintendo has MariCar’s go-carts looking weirder than ever.

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Instead of booking just a pool to film at, NHK booked THE pool.

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Soft wieners for otaku break man’s heart with their anime-style packaging

Artist’s rendition doesn’t match user’s reality.

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Enjoy your night alone, and also some sweets.

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Japan’s Lucky Beckoning Cat Panties promise riches, romance, and academic success

Startled reactions from anyone who sees them not specifically mentioned by manufacturer, but can be assumed as a side-effect of “the ultimate tag team.”

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Can you spot the “hidden anime robot” in this century-old French religious painting?

Hail Gundam full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

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This Miyazaki bar’s theme is “ugliness”, also offers arm wrestling, and discounts for bald people

The shop is now hiring as well, with salary increases for ugly applicants.

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Female otaku has perfectly sensible answer for when people ask why she doesn’t get a boyfriend

Dark magic and a price too great to pay are great reasons for remaining single.

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Loving husky dog gives her owner the most enthusiastic greeting, and also the loudest

When this owner returned to her hometown for a few days, her family dog’s reaction was priceless.

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Is Chinese hairstylist who shaved triangle into customer’s head the best or worst in the world?

Be careful what you ask for.

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Director told to make music video with 2,000 yen (US$18), makes hilariously bad one【Video】

This budget video has everything: artfully filmed fridge contents, poorly-synced singing, and a crowdfunded cat slideshow.

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Virtual YouTuber anime idol spotted “drowning” horrifically in Tokyo Bay【Photos】

A Kizuna Ai ita-bus sounds like a great idea, until you find out it’s an aqua bus too.

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We get more than we bargained for with this Akihabara lucky bag

A seemingly innocent bag of random anime and game merch became the trigger for a peculiar addiction.

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SoraNews24’s sexy men’s calendar, with loincloth Mr. Sato, is on sale now!【Photos】

A sneak peek at the hottest thing to come out of Japan this winter!

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This ridiculously huge backpack turned our reporter into a great big baby【Photos】

Look, Seiji, we’ll give you one piggyback ride, but we are not changing your diper.

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There’s something kind of off about these Pikachu costumes spotted around the world

With human faces staring out of their mouths, overly long legs, and dead eyes, these Pikachus aren’t exactly cute.

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