Go Hattori

How much private info can a thief glean from a stolen smart phone? We investigate

Our resident scam investigator turns criminal to see how much information he can steal from a stranger’s smart phone.

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We couldn’t believe it when we found a pair of extremely comfortable socks for only 100 yen

When was the last time you bought a pair of socks for only US$0.89?

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We run a camellia oil-infused brush through our tresses and set them a-gleam, only spend 100 yen

Our in-house bargain beauty buff has found yet another method to upgrade his locks. How shiny can a 100-yen camellia oil brush make your hair?

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We tried out three types of men’s boxer briefs from Daiso, and one of them left us speechless

Guess which one was it?

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We got our hands on a can of coffee-flavored Coca-Cola from Vietnam and it busted our senses

Will this magical fusion of coffee and the world’s favorite soda work out?

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We treat ourselves to overnight 100-yen curlers from Daiso: are they worth looking this goofy?

SoraNews24 sends our thrifty reporter to test a set of sponge curlers, so he looks like an old-timey housewife. And that’s before he takes them out.

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One yen camera: we bought an extremely cheap camera off Yahoo! Auctions and tested it out【Pics】

It’s amazing what you can do with a $0.01 film camera.

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We plump up our perms with a “Fairy Hair Curler” from the 100 yen store!

In-house reporter Go Hattori bravely takes the plunge to see if this cheap product will fluff his curls up or leave them a floppy, flat mess.

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Can a wig be made solely using 100-yen store products? Go investigates

You may (or may not) be surprised by the end result!

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“Hair Extension Bangs” from a 100-yen store: A bargain to beautify the bald and bereft

Our reporter heads to the discount store in hopes of glamming up his forehead, and shares the whole process in glorious GIF form.
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Let’s find the Japanese full-face visor best suited for your grandmother or handmaiden

No mature woman’s ensemble would be complete without their own Imperial Guard mask.

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How to put together an earthquake/typhoon preparedness kit at the 100 yen shop

Japan is a country of violent storms and seismic activities, but also amazing discount retailers that can help you deal with natural disasters.

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We test out wax hair removal strips from the 100-yen store on our hairy, manly legs

Could it possibly be easier than using a razor? It’s time to grit our teeth and find out!

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Does Daiso’s fork designed especially for pasta live up to its name? We find out!

You may think you don’t need such a frivolous item, but we’re here to tell you that you do.

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We tried the awesome battery-free, instant photo printer for smartphones and came away impressed

Harken back to the days of instant photography with this nifty gadget.

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We try it out: Does Uniqlo’s HeatTech Ultra Warm work on a motorbike ride in the dead of winter?

Sure it’d be fine on an afternoon stroll, but how does it hold up against freezing winter winds?

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So long, Satomobile! We repaint our car with magic markers for Japan’s cheapest paint job【Video】

A year of driving the Mr. Sato itasha turned out to be far too long for its owner, so we bid it goodbye in the cheapest way we could.

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Mr. Sato becomes a Tokyo host club host for one night, and you can drink with him!

Two of our reporters invite you to share a glass of absinthe with them at Host Club Roketto in Shinjuku.

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We put iPhone X’s facial recognition feature to the test, learned new ways to scare people【Pics】

And increased our repertoire of derp faces, all in the name of science!

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Mr. Sato dials a mysterious phone number he found tied to a lamppost in downtown Tokyo【Video】

After spotting a suspicious stranger in Shinjuku, Mr. Sato is connected with someone he’d never have expected.

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