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Mochi ice cream ramen: Noodles will never be the same again

We love Yukimi Daifuku ice creams, but will we love them when they’re wrapped in pork and floating in a hot, salty broth?

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Real-world Gundam rations now on sale in Japan【Photos】

Loyal soldiers and citizens of the anime’s Principality of Zeon can stock up on supplies for any years-long fights they envision.

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Japanese convenience store’s love letter vending machine proves they really do sell everything

Rural convenience store at anime holy site offers canned coffee and bittersweet romance from same machine.

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Adult entertainment guidance center in Tokyo also serves up great curry【Taste test】

For when the hot, steamy action you’re craving is of the curry variety.

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If Fast and Furious was about 1970s Japanese truckers, this dekotora would be the star【Photos】

The hero car from “Truck Guys” is now a real-life hero too.

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Samurai, ninja, and anime butlers join dinosaur staff at Tokyo’s “Weird Hotel”【Photos】

Say hello to the future of contact-free check-in.

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Crazy shiitake crane game out lets you win mushrooms by winning mushrooms that aren’t mushrooms

A UFO catcher that goes beyond plushies and figures.
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Japan creates gaming chopstick holder, because gaming doesn’t always stop when it’s time to eat

Or is that eating doesn’t always stop when it’s time to game?

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Japan’s newest weird capsule toys are…super realistic capsule rocks?!?【Photos】

But they do have a special function that real stones don’t.

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Russian man who swam to Japan was reportedly kicked out of Japan in 2011 for visa violation

The authorities probably know who he is, but now the question becomes what to do with him.

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Takoyaki ice cream appears at Japanese convenience store chain

A summer festival for the mouth…but this celebration isn’t suited to all tastes.

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Kim Jong-un summoned to appear in Tokyo District Court

It doesn’t hurt to ask.

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Sapporo man attempts to rob store with lighter, goes as you’d expect

A story on the lighter side of crime.

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We try a viral Chinese TikTok recipe for spicy ramen using Sprite soda in the broth【SoraKitchen】

What could “Sprite Noodles” taste like?

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Penis fencing takes over Japanese Twitter

Reactions come hard and fast following stimulating segment by Japanese public broadcaster.

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Tokyo has a completely unmanned, honor-system electronics and appliance shop【Photos】

Mr. Sato takes a trip to GO12, easily the strangest place in the city to buy a microwave.

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Man in Kyoto leaves bag of red-stained knives in front of stranger’s house【Video】

There’s some excellent security camera footage, and for a very weird reason.

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Muscly Japanese men fill stock photo site with hilarious poses in unusual settings

Muscle Plus has the perfect “macho man” image for your all-important presentation.

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There’s a shrine and strange scene waiting for you at the top of this Japanese train station

Before you hop on the train out of Fukuoka’s Hakata Station, visit the kids of good fortune in their shrine in the sky.

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The most preposterous “adult” gacha capsule toys at Akihabara Station

Gacha collections so weird we can’t work out why they were even made.

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