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Charges dropped against elderly Japanese man for nailing Putin voodoo doll to sacred shrine tree

Many hope he finds a different way to express his feelings about the Russian president, though.

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Curry and lassi ice creams: Like eating cubes of frozen curry roux

Some convenience store ice creams aren’t as great as you think they’ll be. 

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Tokyo Police apprehend the “Lego Kid” and accomplices

Train photography may have been the motive for alleged Legomaniacs.

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Bear literally gets its butt kicked by Japanese man after sneaking into his house

Says he kicked the bear’s butt for the sake of his mom and cat.

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Ruling reached in lawsuit between 7-Eleven Japan, rogue owner who didn’t stay open 24 hours a day

Dispute has been going on for more than three years, has led to two 7-Elvenes in same parking lot.

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First copy of centuries-old ninja training manual discovered, doesn’t understand dogs【Video】

The legendary Kanrinseiyo has been found!

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Bugs for dessert? Taste-testing Japan’s wasp dumplings and locust rice crackers【Taste test】

Because we finished our wasp larvae bento, we think we’ve earned a wasp larvae dessert.

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Communist politician seen campaigning with Pikachu knockoff in Japan【Photo】

Gotta comrade ‘em all?

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A trip down one of Japan’s most terrifying park slides【Video】

Recommended for kids six and up!

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Try-your-luck vending machine proves it doesn’t always pay to take a gamble

Don’t be fooled by the shiny bright lights of this machine.

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How to make an imitation katsudon pork cutlet bowl using imitation katsu【SoraKitchen】

We harness the power of dagashi to create the “in-quotation-marks katsudon.”

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Japan’s only blue old-school post box: Where is it and why is it there?

A humble mailbox with a roundabout connection to ’90s J-Pop idol group Mi-Ke.

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We test out the new gaming chopsticks that bring gaming PC looks to your dinner table【Photos】

You can now dine in the high-tech glow of gaming light.

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Cold karaage vending machines take fried chicken to new extremes

Take a trip to heaven and hell with “Deep Fried Chicken of Angel and Devil I wish you every happiness”.

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Chicken nugget ice cream? A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach

A very sweet take on frozen nuggets. 

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Mystery vegetable patch suddenly appears in the middle of Japan’s fourth-largest city【Video】

Opinions are divided, with mayor having particularly strong feelings.

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Famima Laundry: Japanese convenience store adds laundromat to store in Tokyo

Welcome to the Famima laundromat!

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Unable to learn our lesson, we blast ourselves in the crotch with cooling spray and a leaf blower

Don’t try this at home, or anywhere else, kids!

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Aichi woman arrested for mixing human excrement into school lunch

Whatever happened to just spitting?!

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Pretty pink coffins to sleep in now on sale in Japan, made by local Tokyo craftsmen【Photos】

Can also be used as dining tables, closets, or lounge sofas.

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