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Japan’s favorite city mascot goes on talk show, says it’s tired, wants to go back to Pear Land

Funasshi has had more than six years of celebrity fame, so maybe it’s time for the pear creature to have a little R&R.

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Eating a bag of Rhino Beetles from Kumamoto’s bug-food vending machine【Taste test】

Our intrepid reporter completely loses his cool biting into the sizable bugs.

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Starbucks brand-new Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo breaks SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato’s heart

He was supposed to be drinking the coffee of his dreams, but instead…

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Sonic the Hedgehog creator gets one last blow to his pride on final visit to Sega office in Tokyo

Yuji Naka stopped by his old workplace with his kids, but the other people he ran into weren’t necessarily Sega fans.

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The worst-quality anime of last year’s Blu-ray has this year’s saddest improvement so far

Anime that told fans “We’re in serious trouble” has a troublingly tiny art revision for home video release.

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Immigration officer has surprising questions for Japanese pro Smash Bros. player traveling abroad

”What’s the purpose of your visit?” is a common question to get asked at immigration. “Who do you main?” is not.

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Hotel maid gives great anime decorating idea to let fans’ favorite characters sleep together

Sweetly suggestive cleaning staff takes good care of Japanese traveler’s anime goods in New York hotel.

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Japanese train announcement fail makes Tokyo commuters laugh out loud【Video】

Broken onboard announcement goes viral online.

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What?!? You can play the Super Mario theme by writing three numbers on a piece of paper?【Vid】

You don’t need musical instruments to play the famous Nintendo theme’s opening, just writing instruments.

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Hello Kitty lovestruck by American singer and YouTuber Austin Mahone in Tokyo

Hello Kitty falls a little bit in love with her “YouTube senpai” Austin Mahone.

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Pervert trigger-happy anime vigilante becomes poster boy for Japanese police recruitment campaign

City Hunter wants you to join the Osaka Prefectural Police, but is he really the right spokesman?

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Pikachu carved out of pure butter melts hearts and eyeballs on Twitter

Butter is clearly an artistic medium that had yet to be milked to its full potential.

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Bowser officially controls Nintendo with promotion to company president

Forget King Koopa, and say hello to President Bowser.

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Matcha green tea cricket protein bars appear in Japan, and we’ve eaten them【Taste test】

Japan’s quest to add matcha flavor to everything it can goes to a strange new place.

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Twist ending to Japanese cat video shows they aren’t always graceful, but can still be adorable

Startled kitty’s natural athleticism abandons it when it realizes it’s being followed by its owner.

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The one thing otaku never take photos of on vacation, according to Japanese Twitter

Hardcore anime fans like to travel and snap pics like anyone else, but there’s something that’s always just out of frame.

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Japan now has a traffic safety video for cats to watch to help keep them safe on the streets

Animal psychologists from Kyoto University create public service video that’s not about cats, but for the animals themselves to watch and learn from.

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Japanese kids’ show mascot busts out a juicy piano pop tune inside a subway station

Passersby were treated to the jazzy refrain of Kenshi Yonezu’s Lemon, as played by a gigantic mop-headed monster.

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Uniqlo’s new “communist dictator” jacket has Japanese commenters confused and snickering【Photos】

Some say the fashion brand’s springtime outfit looks more like Kim Jong Il cosplay.

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A Valentine’s Day shock has our reporter Seiji saying “I want to die”

Our often-single reporter gets a startling surprise from his girlfriend, and eats something he’s never had before.

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