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Speedruns to open packs of gummies trends on Japanese social media【Video】

The Olympics really slept on this hit sport.

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Japan Rail West offering chance to sleep in a platypus’ mouth

Great for fans of strange mammals and/or contactless payment services.

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Osaka Expo nightmare-fuel mascot needs name, organisers ask for suggestions and Twitter delivers

The mascot, described as aggressively disgusting, is currently without a name to call it by.

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New spreadable melon pan changes the way we eat toast in Japan

Making melon bread, and curry bread, just got a whole lot easier. 

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We eat a canned omelette from a Japanese vending machine and hope for the best

Fingers crossed this dashimaki doesn’t end up looking as old as the machine that sold it.

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Origami folded by gyaru – The first capsule toy it’s impossible to get a complete set of【Photos】

Flock of cranes folded by flashy women comes with a side of philosophy.

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A trip to the deadline cafe in Tokyo, where staff won’t let you leave until you’re done writing

A place where you can pay staff to look over your shoulder to help you stop procrastinating.

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New Zealand prime minster welcomed to Japan by kiwi mascot characters, surreally somber dance

Following reception by the Japanese government, it was the Kiwi Brothers’ turn to say hello.

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“I’ll kill you!” says Japanese schoolgirl when convenience store won’t let her use restroom

Japanese police say call of nature was no excuse for threat of violence.

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Photos of Complete Strangers: Japan’s new strange, and strangely compelling, capsule toys【Pics】

Unusual concept is a hit, with a second line on the way.

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Three-day search for two-meter-long python in Okayama ends, found in owner’s car dashboard

Once again, a giant snake is always in the last place you look.

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Tokyo police post tweet to put people’s minds at ease, but creep them out with weird illustration

Drawing shows what happens during junkai renraku, but something important is missing.

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This Tokyo cafe won’t let you inside unless you’re a writer or translator with a deadline looming

And they won’t let you go home until you meet your writing goal for the day.

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We put together a 10-yen (US 8-cent) outfit on Amazon Japan…and problems ensued【Photos】

The limits of bargain-hunting aren’t the only things getting stretched.

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Takoyaki sushi rolls at popular Japanese chain take California rolls to a whole new level

It’s not the only weird sushi this conveyor belt restaurant has created. 

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Enter the Hatoverse: Flap your way into the world’s first pigeon metaverse

Escape from the real world into one of pigeon peace.

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Japan’s Top 7 alternative “Regional Burgers”

Taste your next travel destination with one of these bold and beautiful burgers.

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Clever, cool, possibly emotionally scarring Pokémon cosplay greets freshmen at Tokyo college【Pics】

Welcome to art college, says Arceus.

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Broccoli and chocolate? We try vegetables in chocolate fondue to test Japanese company’s claims

Cheese fondue we’d understand, but chocolate is a bit out there.

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This gigantic panda bento from Tokyo’s Kitchen Dive is deviously generous (and freaky-looking)

Panda lunch box from shop famed for their overwhelming generosity — too good to be true, or just too good?

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