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When life gives you McDonald’s curry sauce, make…curry rice!

How successful with this experiment be? 

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How to convert the Western calendar to Japanese Reiwa years

With this easy hack you’ll never be confused by the Japanese calendar ever again!

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Why are there different counters for animals and people in Japanese?

This will change the way you think about counting things in Japanese forever. 

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The Japanese art of making trash containers from old papers

How to make an environmentally friendly container used in a lot of Japanese homes.

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Turn your idol’s autograph into an accessory with this clever hack from Japan

A smart way to keep your favourite artist close to you at all times.

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Hidden smartphone feature reveals a strange Japanese emoticon

Typing this Japanese word into your iPhone or Android device will introduce you to some very unusual characters.

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How to make your 2-D crush’s eyes follow you around the room

Simple art hack turns your manga character into an anime character.

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How to fix damaged trading cards quickly and easily

No-fuss hack from Japan will restore your collectible cards like magic.

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How to stop your glasses from fogging up when wearing a mask

Handy hack from a longtime Japanese mask wearer.

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How to stop your umbrella from getting stolen in Japan during the pandemic

Simple anti-theft hack to protect your brolly from thieves.

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Japanese cosplayer reveals how to take the perfect mirror selfie

Cosplay hack will have you looking taller and slimmer in all your photos.

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How to perfectly heat steamed buns in the microwave【Cooking Hack】

Simple trick will give you light, supple, restaurant-quality buns every time!  

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Turn a self-isolation birthday into a tasty party celebration with this smart hack from Japan

All you’ll need is one slice of cake and the mind of a ninja

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Japanese sushi hack: how to turn supermarket sushi into a restaurant-quality meal

Recreate a chef-made sushi meal at home in seconds. 

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Hello Kitty Data Leak: If you have a SantrioTown account, you might want to change your password

Misconfigured database left SanrioTown user information openly accessible.

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Got cat tongue? Tongue tip training tip claims to help you drink the hottest of liquids

Japan has a zillion proverbs involving cats, probably because cats are awesome and add flavour and colour to everything in life. One such proverb is “nekojita” which literally means “cat tongue” and describes people who are unable to handle hot drinks and liquids making contact with their precious pink taste buds.

It’s pretty easy to see where the proverb came from – offer anything hot and edible to a cat and watch the look of horror on their face. But did you cat-tongued-people know that there’s a secret method you can use to train yourself to slurp the hottest of liquids with grace and ease?

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Craving ramen, but can’t find decent noodles? Transform your spaghetti with this pasta hack!

For those living outside Japan, a good bowl of ramen is almost impossible to find unless you’re in a big city like New York or London, and even then the options can be a bit of a let-down. And for many, the only ramen available is the dried variety that frankly has made some of our Japanese culinary experts gag.

But all is not lost, dear ramen lovers around the world. We’ve found a kitchen hack to turn ordinary everyday pasta into noodles fit for a delicious bowl of homemade ramen.

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This old Nintendo game quadrupled in price in just a week

Earlier this month, a hacker discovered that an old Nintendo game from 2011, called “Cubic Ninja,” could be used to hack into the company’s 3DS handheld game system.

Using the game, hackers could install “homebrew” software onto the 3DS. Nintendo quickly pulled it from the digital download store, according to VentureBeat. That made the game hard — but not impossible — to find.

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Hacker group “Anonymous” takes down Japanese prefecture’s website to protest dolphin killing

International hacking group “Anonymous” has stated that it breached and shut down the official Wakayama Prefecture website earlier today as a taste of what may come should local fishermen continue to hunt dolphins. The prefecture is home to Taiji, the coastal town that shot to infamy in 2010 following an exposé in the film The Cove, which documented the mass slaughter of thousands of dolphins that takes place in the area each year.

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