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This balding middle-aged fairy is one of Japan’s most unique mascot characters

Atsuo welcomes visitors to Atami, the town where he turned into a fairy.

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We try “the worst-tasting ramen in Japan” – How bad could it be?【Taste test】

Orochon ramen restaurant makes a bold, unappealing claim.

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Four words that mean something very different in east Japan and Kyoto

“Beating up tea” and college classes and “fixing” things that aren’t broken.

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Why is Uniqlo spelled with a Q?

It was all a happy accident, Japan’s favorite casual clothing brand says.

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Yes, our new smartphone looks like at least two Studio Ghibli anime characters, Sharp says

Fans spot similarities between Aquous R9 and Hayao Miyazaki classics.

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We save money on crotchless jeans from Japanese brand Beams by making our own

Addition by subtraction.

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History’s largest force of Samurai Colonel Sanders deploying to KFC Japan branches

KFC celebrates 40 years of celebrating Children’s Day.

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FUK COFFEE?!? Japanese cafe has a perfectly innocent reason for its startling-looking name

Don’t worry. FUK COFFEE really does love coffee.

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Smash Bros. director Sakurai stabs Kirby in the face, has delicious justification for it

Masahiro Sakurai’s snack time draws comparison to 19th century painting.

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Limited-edition Carbonara Udon will anger noodle purists and pasta lovers 【Taste test】

Unusual tempura takes this meal into weird territory.

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Coordinating a whole outfit with nothing but clothes from Japanese convenience store Family Mart

How far has combining fashion come since our last investigation?

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The day our male reporter used a women’s restroom with other dudes and they learned about otohime

Ahiruneko went to take an entrance exam, but ended up getting a lesson.

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Japanese delivery company tests ideal kotatsu temperature for cats, with live cats

If you know cats, you can probably guess the results.

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Sakura season schedule is screwed up, so we had a no-cherry blossom cherry blossom party in the office

Spring comes to the inside of SoraNews24 headquarters thanks to cheap Internet shopping.

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American comedian Jimy Kimmel was blown away by Japan’s bathrooms【Video】

“It’s like the whole country is Disneyland, and we’re living at Six Flags.”

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Japan’s new “painful sadness” snacks are a deliciously mysterious linguistics lesson【Taste test】

Happy Turn swerves into a new form, Tsuratan.

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We try the free muscle bread distributed by macho dudes at a one-day, pop-up event in Tokyo

This may be the only time in known human history when a six-pack was achieved using carbs.

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Pal World developers make timely announcement of adults-only romance simulator with naked pals

Preview video is the sort of thing that only makes sense right now.

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We take part in a T-Rex race at Nara, Japan, turns out to be a wet and wild event

Extinct theropods take over Unesco World Heritage Site for a race like no other.

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Tiger-man steals show at Japanese zoo’s safety training exercise【Video】

Everyone involved in this drill took their role seriously, especially the dude dressed in a tiger costume.

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