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Seriously, what’s up with Japan’s fixation with animals going to the bathroom as capsule toys?

We have so many questions about the questionable design of some of these toys.

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Gourmet Japanese hamburger steak in three-year-shelf-life can: Genius or madness? Let’s find out!

Because we’ll try anything before actually doing any real cooking ourselves.

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Woman arrested in mountains of Japan for attempted murder with bow and arrow

Talk with senior male acquaintance apparently went south/arrow-y.

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Man arrested for peeing in beer cans and leaving them on side of road in Japan

What he did with bento boxes is even grosser.

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Pikachu shocks “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” for new song “Pika to Pico”【Video】

”Beef”, sings Pikachu in translated duet.

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Kumamon and other Japanese mascots get muscular makeover in new energy drink commercial【Video】

It falls somewhere between impressive and terrifying. We’ll let you decide.

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Japanese man arrested for groping woman in station says he’ll only talk to female police officers

Also has a special request regarding his lawyer.

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Our reporter makes a slip and slide out of Ikea gym mats, but does it deliver?【Video】

If you can’t go to the water park, bring the water park to you.

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Japanese teacher apologizes for peeing on students’ futon during club retreat

Went to take a bath after doing his business.

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A bold new frontier in multi-tasking.

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Writer’s retreat ryokan — Tokyo inn treats you like novelist on deadline, with strict “editors”

Learn what it feels like to be a novelist with an editor hounding you about your manuscript!

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670 pigs have been stolen in Japan this summer, and thieves are stealing cows too

“It feels like our children were taken” says victim of rustlers’ crime spree.

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This is NOT a capsule toy here – Testing out Japan’s fully functioning mini iron【Photos】

Because what really matters isn’t how big your iron is, but what you do with it.

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The terrifying monster logo for the Osaka world’s fair is born, immediately gets fan art

Believe it or not, the design is inspired by cherry blossoms.

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Used Pokémon popsicle sticks are selling for hundreds of dollars online in Japan

Used Pikachu Garigari-kun sticks are being bought for over 140 times the cost of a new box of the frozen treats.

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Japanese cheerleader video chat performances — The latest weapon against pandemic-related stress

If life in the coronavirus era has you feeling down, they’re ready to cheer you up.

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Japanese police ask drunk people to please stop sleeping in the middle of the street

Liquored up naps, sometimes in car lanes, are so common in one part of Japan that there’s a new vocabulary word for it.

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Japanese man gets fired for lying on resume by saying he had less education than he really does

Anonymous tip ends 24-year career with city of Kobe.

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Japanese woman finds skeleton, possibly of her missing brother, while cleaning her house

Brother was reported missing to police four years ago.

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Beautiful bag designed by leather craftsman specially for carrying watermelons is a work of art

You might think it’s dumb, but after watching the “how it’s made” video, you just might want one after all!

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