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Magic circle wireless charging pads from Japan make juicing up your devices a mystical ceremony

Videos of the awesome gadgets in action that will have people believing you’re a wizard.

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This is Japan’s oldest curry bread bakery, and it’s awesome【Taste test】

This Tokyo bakery hasn’t changed its curry bread recipe in nearly 100 years, and it doesn’t need to.

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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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Tokyo ramen restaurant only lets you in with a reservation, is super-expensive, totally worth it

What happens when an Iron Chef contestant opens his own ramen restaurant? He creates a new kind of cuisine: ramen kaiseki.

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Japan’s favorite super-cheap revolving sushi restaurant finally comes to Akihabara!

Once strictly for the suburbs, Sushiro lets fans in Tokyo’s otaku district enjoy tasty sushi and still have plenty of cash left over for anime merch.

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Distressed moms and dads on Japanese trains getting help from child assistance volunteer badges

In a country where asking for, and even offering, help can be culturally difficult, these kindhearted badges aim to make a difference.

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Giant, house-sized Starbucks Mug appears in Tokyo, so Mr. Sato grabs own huge mug to check it out

The man behind the Internet’s giant Starbucks mug meme drinks from a jumbo mug inside a jumbo mug.

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Does Daiso’s crazy 100-yen Face Trainer really make you more beautiful? We find out【Experiment】

A glut of GIFs chronicle our reporter’s journey as he makes himself look weird in an effort to also make himself look handsome.

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Mr. Sato rocks a 40-year-old vintage Japanese outfit with a heart-melting backstory【Photos】

There’s a feel-good reason for our crack reporter looking this good.

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Japan Travel: Exploring Manabeshima cat island

A travel destination packed with cats, not tourists. 

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We make a super giant sushi using Costco salmon in Japan【SoraKitchen】

Jiro dreams of sushi, but we dream of GIANT sushi. 

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Get a taste of the high life with a US$92 “Tapioca” bubble tea in Tokyo

Return to Tapioca Land.

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HacoKara Karaoke Box: The best way to de-stress at the cinema in Japan

Mr Sato belts out a tune in the phone-booth style box and emerges like Superman.

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Mega meat noodles in Tokyo: 2.6 pounds of meat, one bowl of soba, no regrets【Video】

An extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-extra-large order.

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Japan Travel: Explore a mysterious hidden octagonal tunnel in the mountains of Kyushu

Come with us as we take you off the beaten path to a spot tourists are yet to discover.

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Can even heavy drinkers enjoy the “Stop Drinking Center” in Okayama?

Yes, but they can’t drink there…but not because it’s a rule. It’s just… Ahhh, just see for yourself.

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We attend one of Japan’s most important press conferences this year, dressed as Vegeta【Photos】

We send Dragon Ball’s anime prince to listen to important businessmen talk about important business stuff.

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The hallucinatingly warm bedsheets of Japan’s favorite cheap home furnishings brand【Photos】

It’s like sleeping inside a batch of soft, comfy mochi.

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Can you put Japan’s hot bottled tea/coffee in the microwave? Only if you see this special notice

Almost all drink makers caution against it, but one says it’s safe as long as you follow some special rules.

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We preview Japan’s first-ever Nintendo Tokyo, Capcom Store and Shibuya Pokémon Centre megastore

Mr. Sato takes us on a tour of Cyberspace Shibuya inside Parco ahead of its grand opening. 

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