Olympic gold medalist skateboarder wears a kimono on the half-pipe【Video】

Furisode means “swinging sleeves” and boy, do these sleeves swing. 

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Nike’s new anime mecha sneakers look Gundam awesome【Video, photos】

A new type of shoe for fans of skateboarding footwear and Gundam Unicorn.

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Fish wholesaler’s HQ crashes Tokyo Olympic medal ceremony

Hohsui gets gold in photobombing.

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Japan’s perception of skateboarding could change thanks to Olympic wins, pro skater says

Skaters in Japan hope that they’ll be able to skate in public without fear of stigma. 

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13-year-old Japanese girl becomes first-ever women’s skateboarding Olympic gold medalist【Video】

Junior high school student and street skateboarder Momiji Nishiya puts herself in record books as youngest Japanese athlete ever to win gold medal.

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Thai-American model born without legs smashes beauty standards: “I don’t need legs to feel sexy.”

Different cultures may have different beauty standards, but one beauty requirement that was thought to be universal in the world of modelling is having a set of long, shapely legs.

But now even that idea is being challenged. Thai-born model Kanya Sesser was born without legs, but she hasn’t let that hold her back. She currently works as a lingerie model, and she’s transforming people’s notions about what it means to be “beautiful” all over the world.

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The Lexus Hoverboard is real and people are actually riding it… badly【Video】

By now, you’ve probably heard that luxury car maker Lexus has made a hoverboard. Yes, it requires a supercooled magnet, and, yes, you’ll also need a magnetic rail to ride it, so it’s not quite Back to the Future II just yet, but the second you see someone float/hover/ride over water is the moment you will weep tears of joy and instantly believe that “there is no such thing as impossible. It’s just a matter of figuring out how.”

See Lexus’ much-rumored hoverboard in action after the jump!

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11-year-old Japanese freestyle skateboarder Isamu Yamamoto tears up the competition

Meet Isamu Yamamoto (山本勇), an 11-year-old Japanese boy from Shiga Prefecture who became a sixth grader at the start of this month. Like most 11-year-olds, Isamu enjoys dabbling in the arts, spending time on his burgeoning fashion sense, and tearing it up on the competitive freestyle skateboarding scene. 

Wait, what??

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Kanagawa Junior High School Friends Set Out on an 80-Kilometer Adventure to Hakone by Skateboard 【Video】

Located in Kanagawa Prefecture, the city of Hakone is a popular weekend travel destination for people living in the Tokyo area. The town’s numerous open-air hot springs and traditional inns, several with spectacular views of Mt. Fuji, attract visitors both young and old.

Most people headed to Hakone take the train, although the mountain passes that wind through and around the town make it a popular destination for drifters, too (the kind with cars, not the kind with bindles). One group of recent Kanagawa junior high graduates thought it would be more fun to bypass motorized transportation and headed out for Hakone by skateboard, taking their video camera with them. Read More