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We find who gives the best deadpan face in inaugural ‘King of Expressionlessness’ Championship

Who is best able to completely rid their face of any emotion whatsoever? Let’s find out!

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Our otaku reporter Seiji rides the slowest train to Chichibu–and his coworker flips out

What’s so wrong with taking the local train to Chichibu?

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Is Daiso’s 500-yen grilling plate good enough for at-home yakiniku dinners? We find out!

Maybe you don’t need to spend big money to eat yakiniku at home. Or maybe you do…

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Solaniwa Onsen: Kansai’s largest hot spring theme park is also one of its most beautiful

Finally, a super hot spring facility that accepts people with tattoos…on one condition. 

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We try new ‘adrift at sea’ experience and end up floating alone on the Yamaguchi coast

In the middle of the ocean, no one can hear you scream.

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How to make edible slime with just two ingredients

This easy food hack from Japan is just waiting to go viral.

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Do Tokyo natives get lost in Shinjuku and Shibuya too? We ask our in-office Tokyo-ites

The maze of Shinjuku Station and beyond may just be a maze for everyone.

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Daiso’s Standard Products store — what’s worth buying and what’s not? Our expert weighs in

Standard Products promises items that are “slightly better” than 100 yen store Daiso, but does that apply to all goods in store?

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We investigate whether the “Beijing Olympics” is, in fact, real

Our Japanese-language reporter Seiji Nakazawa brings us news straight from the source.

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Soak in a sand bath in Beppu, Japan’s famous onsen region

How to enjoy the healing powers of hot sand at this popular seaside location. 

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We try Ajinomoto’s new frozen gyoza, come up with a dangerously delicious way to eat them

You’ll never eat gyoza the same way ever again!

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Here’s what happens when you take medicine and supplements for baldness for two years straight

Our reporter shows before and after photos that are quite impressive!

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Which of these Beppu-themed bath salts make your home bath feel most like the famous onsen area?

Our reporter Go Hatori finds out!

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We make a pair of gloves that are super-effective against playing Pokémon GO in the cold

All the joy of tossing balls unencumbered by chunky gloves, while keeping the rest of your digits toasty warm.

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Can you buy everything you need for an overnight camping trip at Daiso? Part 2!【Photos】

He made it through the afternoon, but what will happen to our Daiso adventurer once night falls?

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Can you buy everything you need for an overnight camping trip at Daiso? Let’s find out!【Photos】

Part 1 of our experiment to see if Daiso is truly the only store anyone ever need to shop at.

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Pad Thai oatmeal?? Our reporter tries another oatmeal cooking experiment【SoraKitchen】

You would be surprised to know it actually works!

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Hey, online knockoff seller, is this a Puma tracksuit, or something else?【Photos】

We ask, and sort of get answers to, the questions this “super cool” tracksuit begs.

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We try out a 100-yen store bowl designed for microwaving frozen udon noodles

This bowl went viral on Twitter…but for what?? We had to find out. 

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Crazy cheap cosplay at Daiso? How to transform into Dragon Ball’s Vegeta at the discount shop

This cosplay outfit is way UNDER 9,000 (yen)!

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