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The original cast of Street Fighter II beg for mercy in model form this summer

As we have come to learn over the years, Japan really loves its capsule toys and mobile phone accessories, and there’s always some cute new bit of plastic to attach to your person or use to brighten up your electronic devices. But for fans of the original Capcom fighter Street Fighter II (which is everyone, surely!?) we have some extra good news today.

A new series of models, showing the world warriors not in their typically magnificent fighting poses but on their knees and with their noses touching the ground, begging for forgiveness, is due to be released later this year.

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Tweeted photo of employees bowing in apology angers Japanese internet users

We’re all human, which means we all, eventually, make a mistake or two. Some of us might make more mistakes than others, but in general it should be easy to understand that accidents happen and sometimes the best course of action is to forgive and carry on with your life. However, not everyone is happy with a simple apology–some people require a bit more…humiliation.

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Chinese school principal kowtows to entire student body, tearfully begs students to study harder

On 2 May at a school assembly at Yang Gongmiao Elementary School following the May Day holiday weekend, students and faculty were shocked to see their principal get down on his hands and knees and plead for them to put more effort into their work.

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