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March 10 was Sato Day in Japan, so here are five wonderful things about our own amazing Mr. Sato

There’s a lot to love, but here’s what we love the most.

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Japanese Twitter is in peels of laughter over this ghastly, grinning potato【Video】

That starchy smile will haunt us forever, especially after all these incredible edits.

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Two reasons seem to be causing dwindling supplies of self-loving support items.

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A new way to get smelly otaku to take a shower: Trap sexy anime girls inside of soap【Photos】

A suggestive suggestion to shower more frequently.

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We spent a night in a Tokyo hotel staffed by robots 【Photos】

You’ll never feel alone in this hotel (but not in a creepy way).

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Japan’s letter-from-little-sister capsule toys become even more disturbing with new content

”Please believe me!” pleads little sister after possible death in the family, but you’ll want to stay on your guard.

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Now you can own the eyes of “once in a millennium” idol Kanna Hashimoto

Taking idol worship to a whole other level.  

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Kyoto Mystery Spot: vending machine near one of Kyoto’s oldest temples sells what?! 【Photos】

We’ll give you a hint: this vending machine will provide you divine protection while on the go.

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Japan goes beyond gaming desks with the gaming bed【Video】

Wake. Game. Sleep. Repeat.

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Japan’s new hyper-realistic food model is specifically designed to get your coworkers to shut up

Company behind Cup Noodle creates a bit of culinary camouflage to keep your meal from being the topic of unwanted conversations.

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Weird Japanese vending machine find: Roasted potatoes in both hot and cold varieties

A machine created to help locals with disabilities

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Our cat-loving reporter decided that this year, for Japan’s Cat Day, she’d become a jellicle cat

A makeup studio augmented all her feline facial features until she could pass for Bombalurina!

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Japanese public intoxication on parade in new line of capsule toys

You know, for kids.

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“Single women only” say rules for anime voice actress auditions for new Love Live! series

No married women allowed, but 15-year-olds are A-OK.

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Fisherman attacked by wild boar jumping out of the ocean, defeats it with bare hands

Boars can do that apparently.

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Crazy photo shows how Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station can be as confusing as a video game dungeon

If it’s your first time going through Japan’s busiest train station, this “helpful” sign might not make things much easier.

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Japanese sesame oil brand heats up their PR with love drama starring hot, fragrant, oily boys

Our lovestruck heroine is caught between two gorgeous men whose sweat smells exactly like Kadoya’s sesame oil.

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Could this be the secret to get Americans to actually like natto (Japanese fermented soy beans)?

Japanese online commenters react with “BLEGH” and vomiting ASCII art.

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You can now eat this anime girl who’s an anthropomorphized dessert in real-life Tokyo

Crazy concept video game Food Fantasy completes the cycle from taiyaki to Taiyaki to Taiyaki taiyaki.

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Japanese vending machines now have the strangest thing we never knew we needed: hot bottled water

We had our reasons to be suspicious, but it turns out this is a great idea.

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