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You can now buy text messages from “your mom” from Japanese capsule toy machines

Step aside, school girl love letter machines. It’s Mom’s turn.

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Tokyo bar offers “babysitting” service for annoying husbands and boyfriends

Promises to keep them out of wives’ and girlfriends’ hair for up to three hours.

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Don Quijote opens new sake and sweets stores at Tokyo Station

Famous discount chainstore dedicates one store to sweets and one to drinks, with popular products for tourists.

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Compellingly creepy collection of retro mailboxes stands in rural Japanese town【Photos】

Sort of nostalgic, sort of scary, and very, very bizarre.

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Man cooks rice, stir-fried noodles in convenience store parking lot before starting police chase

Usually, going to the convenience store or cooking for yourself is an either/or question, but not this time.

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Kappa Sushi rents out conveyor belt for diners to use at home

Popular restaurant chain lets you take a conveyor belt home with your takeaway!

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Magic gummy candies become a viral hit on social media

We try the Japanese confectionery that everybody’s talking about right now.

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Japanese squat toilet plastic model kit: Weird, gross, or both?【Photos】

That ain’t just nostalgia our toilet is stained with.

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Crazy pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend being delisted for PlayStation, iOS, and Android

One of the weirdest, most compelling otome games to ever come out of Japan is flying the coop.

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New unstaffed store in Tokyo sells entrails 24 hours a day

“Beauty & Health” store has some surprising meals in the fridge for customers.

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The Japanese train station with torii gates on its tracks

Spirit yourself away to another world at this off-the-beaten track destination. 

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Cups made of kelp from Hokkaido add a touch of umami to whatever you put inside

Kelp yourself to an extra flavorful cup of sake or soup.

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We try Domino’s Japan’s new pizza rice bowls

Chain’s first-ever dough-free pizzas remind us of another popular Japanese-fusion dish. 

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“Protect the Nation from NHK Party” becomes “Protect the Nation from Old Parties Party”

Constantly changing one’s mind is an interesting political strategy.

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Suitcase with corpse inside washes up on shore of Japan’s largest lake

Local resident saw suitcase floating in the water days before it reached the shore.

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Domino’s now sells pizza rice bowls in Japan

“Ultimate collaboration between pizza and Japanese food” comes in seven mouthwatering varieties. 

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Japanese masturbatory aid Tenga creates tissue-dispensing hat for…various purposes【Photos】

White stuff comes right out of the slit!

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Chinatown in Yokohama has a feng shui pay toilet so we dashed over to use it right away

100 yen is a small price to pay for an auspicious toilet visit.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan tells us to put ice cream on our avocado toast — Were we wrong to listen?

Ordinarily, we’d say there’s never a bad time for ice cream, but does that include the exact moment you’re eating a slice of avocado toast?

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Strange Japanese job ad asks to “deliver a pork-egg onigiri” from Okinawa to Tokyo twice per day

Not sure if eccentric or money laundering scheme.

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