Huge cracks in Tohoku Expressway caused by earthquake fixed the same afternoon

High-speed infrastructure action!

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Ruined Doraemon doll is repaired by friend in heartwarming story

It’s amazing what a little TLC from a friend can do for your childhood memories.

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Japan has a consultation service for homeowners frustrated by cosplayers on their roofs

“Gosh darn it, Hanako, is that the Kamehameha or the Amakakeru Ryu no Hirameki they’re practicing this time?”

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Volunteer craftsman traveling to Kumamoto to repair earthquake-damaged family heirloom ceramics

Plans to use traditional Japanese kintsugi techniques to make them look as good as new, or perhaps even better.

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Japanese “stuffed animal hospital” is the cutest way to refurbish your plushies we’ve ever seen

Because our fluffy friends deserve the best care when they’re not feeling so hot.

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Japanese craftsmen strike again: Make an old, beaten-up book look as good as new

Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something special about the smell of an old book, and the older and mustier it is, the better. The thing about books though, they’re made of paper, so over the years, the more you use them, the more they tear and get worn down. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could reverse this deterioration?

Actually, you can! Just take your books to this Tokyo-based book repairman who can make even the most decrepit book look like you just pulled it off the shelf at the bookstore. 

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