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Japanese love doll mistaken for drowned corpse, saved by emergency services anyway

At least she’s safe and sound!

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Superman to star in upcoming gourmet manga series

It’s Superman like you’ve never seen him before…eating Japanese food.

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Rolled up balls of paper win 1st and 3rd place in Tokyo Tech paper airplane contest

Lazy like a fox.

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Woman says she’s a foreign student struggling in the pandemic, asks us to buy her homemade chocolate

Sweets we bought on the street turn out to be suspiciously delicious.

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New Studio Ghibli No Face piggy bank brings us even more magic from Spirited Away

Upgraded model boasts new features…and No Face is now hungry for more than just coins.

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Kanna Hashimoto wins Guinness World Record for getting tissues really fast

Hashimoto becomes the undisputed, certified Queen of Tissues.

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Are you brave enough to wear Thanko’s new Folding Umbrella Sometimes Poncho?

When staying dry is more important than the way you look.

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Animals weighing themselves are Japan’s newest line of strangely relatable capsule toys figures

We know how you feel, panda.

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How easy is it to win super expensive Japanese whisky at a gacha machine in Tokyo?

So determined to win rare full-sized Hibiki and Yamazaki whiskies we’re willing to spend over US$300 for them.

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Japan’s shortest train line may also be its creepiest, looks like something out of a horror film

Need a place to shoot a budget apocalypse movie?

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Berserk cosplay grieving – Working out sadness at Kentaro Miura’s death the only way we know how

Our in-house Berserk fan dresses up as one of the series most memorable faces…and no, it’s not Guts of Griffith.

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You can now rent “fat people” in Japan

New company seeks to change the image of being overweight in Japanese society.

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Japan creates world’s first edible face mask…from melon bread

Protect yourself from the virus while breathing in the sweet aroma of Japanese melon pan.

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Curry Bread Cider: A drink with an unforgettable aftertaste【Taste Test】

Sure we love Japanese Curry Pan, but do we love to drink it?

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“Beef Candy” blurs the line between sukiyaki and candy

The great taste of simmered meat with all the longevity of a Tic Tac.

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Google Maps sent us to a forbidden exit from one of Tokyo’s major subway stations

Exit B3b is not an exit?!?

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New Silent Theater in Tokyo lets you lounge on couches with headphones while watching movies

A huge screen, comfy sofas, and no noise complaints? A dream come true!

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Japanese hotel transforms into airsoft arena after going out of business during pandemic

Yokohama’s New City gets a new lease on life.

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An umbrella to keep your backpack dry is just the thing we need this rainy season

No more wet backs and soggy backpacks with this umbrella!

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Osaka man charged with spitting in front of same pickle shop for most of 2020

We all have our own ways to keep busy during the pandemic.

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