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Our Japanese-language reporter dressed up to woo his celebrity crush, but it didn’t go as planned

Someone really should have warned everyone involved about what was going to happen.

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Japanese truck driver arrested for slapping young boy in the face after wet toilet paper prank

Understandable anger, illegal reaction.

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Japanese woman shares horrifying experience of having her phone number exposed on the Internet

Having your phone ringing incessantly for six months will drive most people crazy, but not this woman.

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Kumamon comes under fire for prank against TV presenter, apologizes

Beloved regional mascot admits he’s been a bad, bad bear.

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Chinese boy unleashes torrent of pee on elevator control panel, regrets immediately【Video】

Elevator retaliates prank with swift karmic justice.

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Japanese junior high school student pranks teacher by lacing school lunch with laxative

The poor female assistant teacher was rushed to hospital caused by a malicious prank.

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Japanese YouTubers crash Night Pool event by actually swimming 【Video】

People are getting angry at us for actually swimming!

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Goku cosplayer takes his Flying Nimbus to Los Angeles【Video】

Goku cosplayers on flying nimbuses are popping up all over the world to delight and astound civilians.

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Statue of “Kirby” Orita-sensei welcomes university entrance exam takers at Kyoto University

This exam season, a statue of an important historical figure at Kyoto University has gotten a Kirby makeover as part of a now yearly tradition.

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Akihabara may be known as a mecca for cosplayers, but it’s not every day that you run into the horrific “Slit-Mouthed Woman” on the street!

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What could be scarier than looking in a mirror and seeing a demon staring back at you? How about being too engrossed in your smartphone to even notice…

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Need a gift to ensure your friends never forget you? How about a ridiculously huge teddy bear!

Ready to troll your friends by sending them a traditional incredibly inconvenient Japanese gift? Then read on!

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Foreigner’s “prank” video of proposing to random Japanese girls is wrong in so many ways

What happens when your “prank” isn’t really a prank, but it is kind of awkward? This might take a while…

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Prank your pizza-loving coworker with a cake that looks just like a pizza 【Photos】

The English and Japanese-language teams at RocketNews24 have entered into a strange sort of competition, as they try to one-up each other with foods that don’t look anything like they should. The English side fired the opening salvo in this war of the eyes vs. the taste buds with a sneaky pink soy sauce taste test, and now our intrepid Japanese reporter Mr. Sato has decided that revenge is a dish best served sweet with this cake from a Tokyo bakery that looks exactly like a pizza.

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Patrick Schwarzenegger comes under fire in Japan after pranking stranger at Kyoto temple

Twenty-one-year-old Patrick Schwarzenegger is currently visiting Japan with his famous mother Maria Shriver, and has so far enjoyed a dip in a traditional hot spring, faced off with a sumo wrestler and eaten enormous amounts of sushi. So far, so fun.

But he’s also come in for some heavy criticism after uploading a video of himself pranking an unsuspecting visitor to a Kyoto temple.

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Although April Fools’ Day is the prime time for playing tricks on your friends, that doesn’t mean the other 364 days of the year are completely off-limits. One Japanese man recently devised a very silly plan to startle his friend, but an unplanned turn of events left the trickster himself surprised and embarrassed.

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Man posts tweet threatening to release sarin gas in Akihabara as an “April Fools’ Day joke”

Here at RocketNews24 we love a good April Fools’ Day yarn. But in Japan, April Fools’ Day still isn’t that popular, and there’s a clear difference between catching people out with a clever joke and deliberately trying to deceive and emotionally harm people.

One man who apparently doesn’t know the difference between a joke and lying maliciously managed to flood Akihabara with police after posting a particularly unfunny April Fools’ Day tweet threatening a sarin gas attack in the area.

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Girl enlists the help of a Bangkok ladyboy to prank her sleeping boyfriend【Video】

Who doesn’t love a good prank? Well, it might not always be so great being on the receiving end of the joke, but it sure is a lot of fun for the viewer. This Czech girl also seemed to have a lot of fun tricking her boyfriend into thinking he had slept with a ladyboy one night during their vacation in Bangkok.

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Man detained for 2013 Hakata Station threats now filming himself sticking toothpicks into snacks

Back in June 2013, RocketNews24 ran an article about the threats of attack on Fukuoka’s Hakata Station. The perpetrator was subsequently caught and sent to a juvenile detention center, but now less than two years later, he’s back to making YouTube videos of himself stealing from stores and destroying merchandise.

His latest “prank” video shows him sticking a toothpick inside some unsuspecting customer’s snack and is currently under investigation by Tokyo police.

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