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A peek inside one of the last VHS-only video rental stores in Japan

Looks like someone was kind enough to rewind back to 20 years ago.

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We try to destroy Japan’s sturdiest eyeglasses with the power of Mr. Sato’s butt【Video】

Can Mr. Sato succeed where an entire team of sexy bar hostesses failed?

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Japanese love hotel worker injured after two men run off without paying exorbitant bill

The non-paying guests did a runner while the employee grabbed onto their car door.

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Japanese company will tell your boss you’re quitting for you, sees high demand for its services

In work-till-you-drop Japan, company is coming to the aid of distraught employees who say “I want to die.”

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Nagoya City Council debates: Is toilet paper really needed in public restrooms?

This is why it’s important to vote in city council elections.

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Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Commando’s Japanese TV debut at special screening in Tokyo

You’ve never seen Commando until you’ve seen it surrounded by rabid Japanese fans in costume with firecrackers and tambourines.

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Japanese woman’s perfect answer when man calls her office and asks “What color are your panties?”

Since he had a question for her, she had a couple for him too.

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Want to French kiss anime Joan of Arc and drink her spit? New beverage lets you do just that

Free drink promoting new anime series has cleverly designed bottle that could become new way for otaku to express their love for their 2-D crushes.

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New Human Restaurant opens opposite Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku

The unusually-named restaurant battles against the robots of Kabukicho with spooky spirits and staff that look like creepy androids.

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Japanese eyeglasses are durable enough to withstand bouncing bar hostess butts, maker says【Video】

Tradition begun by actor Ken Watanabe continues.

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You could be living in this Osaka house that’s legally named after anime’s greatest assassin

Golgo 13 has spent his life putting bullets in people, and now you can put your life in him.

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Three different types of mystery meat fill the latest Cup Noodle flavor from Nissin

Because just one type of murky meat isn’t mysterious enough anymore.

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Osaka World Expo “Fist” statue stirs controversy for being “incredibly gaudy”

Some angered over Osaka’s three-finger-ring-fever in its bid for the World Expo 2025.

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Man reported missing after 2011 Tohoku earthquake found alive and well

Shows up exactly seven and a half years after the tragic earthquake and tsunami in a town half-way across the country.

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Japanese toilet fans rejoice — bidet-style washlet water guns are here!

Now you can enjoy the power of a good water squirt anytime anywhere.

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SoraNews24 quiz: How men deal with unexpected urine leaks determines their personality

Will you wipe up the mess or let sleeping snakes lie?

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There’s a cool surprise waiting on the platform of Nakano Station, Tokyo’s other otaku paradise

Got some leftover change after a day of pop culture treasure-hunting? Then this JR station has a vending machine you’ll want to check out.

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Voice actresses applying for roles in Kemono Friends anime must say how big their breasts are

Leaving the sections for education and professional experience blank are A-OK though.

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Restaurant in Indonesia’s bizarrely translated Japanese menu commands customers to get stabbed

“A little” shanking is requested, but that’s not the only weird thing about the baffling bits of Japanese flavor text.

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We treat ourselves to overnight 100-yen curlers from Daiso: are they worth looking this goofy?

SoraNews24 sends our thrifty reporter to test a set of sponge curlers, so he looks like an old-timey housewife. And that’s before he takes them out.

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