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Japan Travel: Mysterious rockstar Jizo statue found at Kiyomizudera temple

Mother Nature blesses a Buddhist statue with a full head of hair.

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Morinaga Milk Industry unveils Japan’s first mayonnaise-flavored ice cream!

Rich in eggs, flavor, and calories.

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Beautiful red soy sauce from Japan uses no artificial colors, tastes like nothing else

A special ingredient from Japan’s southwestern Kumamoto prefecture transforms Japan’s most traditional cooking essential into something new.

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Soy sauce on pancakes? We try the newest dessert idea from a century-old soy maker【Taste test】

The newest addition to the menu of the sweet life, or a crackpot idea that’ll leave you feeling salty?

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Manufacturer says its just the thing to soothe “gentlemen’s” bodies and souls.

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Sanrio turns one of its most popular characters into a zombie for new Tokyo undead haunted house

Pompompurin isn’t quite as cute when he’s hungering for your brains, but you can save him in this mission-based Sanrio Puroland horror event.

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Village Vanguard’s new ouija satchel lets you talk to a Shinto spirit while you shop

Want to contact a trickster spirit while on the go? Now you can, thanks to Village Vanguard!

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Cuteness goes beyond death in Japan with super-cute memorial urns【Photos】

Because the kawaii spirit, like the human soul, is eternal.

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We score an exclusive interview with viral Twitter star Otodo-chan, Kochi Aquarium’s scary mascot

Otodo-chan has been racking up likes and re-tweets for her impassioned PR pleas, seal-ing her fate as one of Japan’s top mascots!
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Mint chocolate tapioca ramen appears in Tokyo: Too much to handle or too good to believe?

SoraNews24 taste tests ramen like nothing we’ve ever seen before.

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Video of man throwing fireworks at an oncoming train frightens Japanese net users

Many who viewed the video worried that his behavior could escalate. 

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How to use nail art to turn your scientific X-ray into a fantasy wonderland

Accessorized nails make even your X-rays a fashionable photo shoot.

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Mysterious guest house opens in Kyoto, features 11 different bizarre rooms full of oddities

Includes a room where you can adjust its “scare factor” and one that lets you speak with the deceased.

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Piranha Ramen arrives in Tokyo, and we try the intimidating noodle innovation【Taste test】

SoraNews24 goes face-to-face with fanged fish as food.

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Cosplay tragedy strikes Mr. Sato with the official Fist of the North Star Raoh cosplay set【Pics】

Wearing this won’t make you already dead, but you might be so embarrassed you’ll wish your head would explode.

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At this Kyoto shrine, be careful what you wish for—and how—, because you just might get it

This shrine has built up a reputation for granting wishes, but not in the way you want it to.

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Colonel Sanders gets hot and spicy as star of official anime-style KFC dating simulator【Video】

Game is officially published by KFC, promises a romance that will make you want to lick your fingers.

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Mr. Sato has crazy idea to replace tapioca balls with fish roe in bubble tea【Taste test】

It’s true that ikura (salmon roe) resembles tapioca balls, but how about the taste?

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Real-life doll Matt Kuwata scores first commercial with Black Thunder candy…and it’s very weird

We’re glad he got his major break, but…

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Acting like a literal dick is the secret to happiness, Japanese ramen restaurant says

The answer has been between guys’ legs the whole time, but that doesn’t mean we should all be rude to each other.

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