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Rice Pizza?! Pizza Hut creates a new base for customers in Japan

Gohan Pizza My Box is full of new surprises.  

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Yakuza-themed love hotel rooms! Great for couples, friends, and business meetings, owners say

Prison cell, interrogation room, and crime lord office all available.

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Japan’s beer-selling war veteran anime penguins get new merchandise line【Photos】

Felissimo brings back the Papipu Penguins.

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Image-generating AI’s picture of “Final Fantasy VII Cloud” is so wrong, yet so right

Simultaneously looks exactly and nothing like the Final Fantasy hero.

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Japanese street fashion magazine Men’s Knuckle throws last punch, ends crazy photo caption legacy

So long, Men’s Knuckle!

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World’s first Takoyaki Guitar created in Japan, features a gas grill and octopus balls

The best-sounding takoyaki you’ll ever hear.

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Gigantic geyser erupts from Shinto shrine’s forest on the night before its summer festival【Video】

The way it looks, sounds, and smells all have people paying attention to this amazing display of the force of nature.

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Watermelon-looking rice balls go on sale in Tokyo, bring Mr. Sato bitter memories of regret

Some seeds you can’t spit out.

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A visit to Japan’s wasp nest art museum stings us with respect for the industrious insects【Pics】

Gigantic Wasp Mt. Fuji is just one of the amazing pieces on display at Hachi Tengoku.

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A senbero with deer in Nara Park turns into a weird fever dream

We should’ve known better than to attempt a 200-yen senbero in a park during a heatwave.

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The most expensive ice cream in Japan? Metallic soft serve frays the nerves of staff who make it

Sparkly soft serve gives you equally sparkly poops the next day.

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New pickled ginger drink takes ginger shots to a whole other level

Are you game enough to drink pickle juice? 

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Japan has a special beer brewed to go great with dried ramen noodle snacking

Oh, baby, Babeer is here!

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Salt Milk Bean Paste…Omelette? Japanese bakery adds a surprise to its cake section

A new treat that’s got everyone talking.

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Starbucks Japan’s new cream pie’s looks are freaking people out

”Pearl chocolate” looks like something else, many are saying.

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Giant wearable baby head, huge randoseru backpack part of empathy-boosting art exhibit in Japan

Would you appreciate being told “Go outside and play!” after carrying an 18.9-kilogram (41,7-pound) backpack on your commute?

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Japanese candy Hi-Chew says a heartfelt, ridiculous goodbye as it retires Green Apple flavor【Vid】

Famous anime voice actor voices flavor that’s stepping out of the spotlight after 40 years.

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Is Japan’s new pain-in-the-butt instant ramen also a joy in the stomach?【Taste test】

Cup Noodle maker tells us upfront that this is going to be a hassle, but is it worth the time and energy?

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Waiter, there’re 100 crickets in my soup! We try make-it-yourself Cricket Ramen【Taste Test】

Why settle for just one cricket when you can eat one hundred?

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Watermelon soup? We test out a strangely alluring recipe from Ajinomoto【Recipe】

Going beyond watermelon smoothies with watermelon gazpacho.

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