Amazon Japan’s lowest-rated beckoning cat good luck charm is full of lies, might be cursed【Pics】

Super-buff golden cat seemingly signals dark times ahead for our unlucky reporter.

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Starbucks’ Japanese New Year’s/Chinese zodiac drinkware line is full of fun and fortune【Pics】

Mice of the year, beckoning cats, and Shiba Inu are all here to wish us a happy 2020!

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Create your own biodegradable good-luck “beckoning cat” figurine… with plain salt!

If you’re looking for a cute way to bring in good luck, this unique manekineko mold might be what you’re looking for.

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A visit to Tokyo’s luckiest, kitty-est lucky cat temple: Gotokuji【Photos】

Like the samurai lord who visited 400 years ago, we get beckoned to this suburban temple by its feline charm.

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Japan’s Lucky Beckoning Cat Panties promise riches, romance, and academic success

Startled reactions from anyone who sees them not specifically mentioned by manufacturer, but can be assumed as a side-effect of “the ultimate tag team.”

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Take a ride on Japan’s luckiest tram in Setagaya

Setagaya city in Tokyo is distinguished for a number of reasons.

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Japanese Twitter celebrates “Beckoning Cat Day” with cute collection of paw-raising cats

The lucky day on Japan’s calendar brings fortune to cat lovers everywhere with kitties posing in figurine-like positions!

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Industriously cute kitty in Japan training hard to become real-life beckoning cat 【Video】

In Japan, you’ll often find a statue of a cat with a single upraised paw in front of or inside places of business. Called a maneki neko, or “beckoning cat,” the manner in which it’s posed is the traditional way to call someone over to you in Japan, and the statues are said to help draw customers, and their money, into your shop or restaurant.

That’s not to say that anyone takes the superstition that seriously, though. It’s sort of a cuter, feline version of hanging a horseshoe on the wall for good luck. And besides, it’s not like we’ve ever seen a cat actually beckoning someone like that, anyway.

At least, we hadn’t until now.

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Unusual punishment lands Hiroshima elementary school teacher in hot water

A male teacher from a public school in Hiroshima City is in trouble for the implementation of a bizarre, and disputably inappropriate, classroom rule involving making his students pose and have their picture taken in front of the entire class. 

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