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Tokyo man arrested for stealing work boots from a poultry factory because they turn him on

Suspect gives a bad name to all lovers of disgusting boots.

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Japanese teen wins right to change name from “His Lordship the Prince” to something less flowery

After years of embarrassment, Oji-sama Akaike finally has a new name.

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Finding some mind-boggling products from the dark corners of Akihabara

Mr. Sato buys a mysterious Exhaustion Removal Sheet from an Akihabara junk shop.

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Random love: massively popular Hong Kong capsule vending machine dispenses dates for $2.55

Pop in a couple of coins and crank away for the date of your life.

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Enjoy the weird signs of Okinawa’s Maehara district, it’s like a city decorated in dad jokes

Swing by this lovely town and enjoy “five times bonus points” as promised by one of their signs.

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22 February turned out to be a bad day for Tokyo train commuters, as freak delays showed

Netizens collectively facepalm and shake their heads after finding out the root of the problem.

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Meow! Japanese Internet comes together to appreciate “artfully” posed nude cat photos

At long last, photogenic kitty pics that are SFW.

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Man wants to move out of his home, so takes off all clothes and walks through the neighborhood

WARNING: Trying to make sense of this man’s plot may cause headaches.

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Indonesian street mascots are nothing like we’ve seen in Japan, may also lick you 【Video】

Living in a land full of mascots, I thought I’d seen it all….

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Nippon Professional Baseball team has an odd new mascot that’s fishing for a new angle

It isn’t exactly what you’d expect to see at the ballpark, but it’s definitely something.

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Man arrested for living above a public toilet in Oita for three years

Home is where the heart is.

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World’s smelliest fruit in Kit Kat form? Thailand makes bid for durian-flavoured Kit Kats

Ah, the heady aromas of chocolate and sweaty feet may finally come together!

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Forget maid cafes! Lift weights and get jacked with cute girls at a MAID GYM instead【Video】

Do you even dust, bro?

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Japanese internet and even television confused over use of “mystery gift” from lucky bag 【Video】

Is it a golden joystick? A cushion with a handle so you don’t fall over?

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Forget schoolgirl panties, the latest pants craze in Japan now is year-old used fisherman jeans

No one breaks in a pair of jeans better than a man who breaks through the ocean.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strangest kanji ever 【Weird Top Five】

Kanji, go home. You’re drunk.

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Synchronized dance group World Order stars in new commercial showcasing basic business skills

The crisply suited men of World Order are here to teach you some basic Japanese business tricks (and advertise an energy drink while they’re at it).

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Crying assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura returns—shaven-headed and with a bizarre new move

Following his tear-drenched press conference and constant ear cupping, disgraced assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura finally gets his day in court—and shocks the public yet again with a new trademark move.

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7 odd behaviors in Japan as seen by Chinese tourists

Last year about 5 million Chinese tourists visited Japan, and Chinese website NetEase was kind enough to compile a list of seven of Japan’s most unusual habits according to them.

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Owner amazes passers-by as he walks invisible barking “dog” around Nagano【Video】

People in Nagano couldn’t believe their eyes when they spotted this man and his invisible dog going for a walk around town.

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