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Enjoy a refreshing bottle of just-kidding “soy sauce” from Japanese vending machines this summer

Wait, what?

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Japan’s third-largest city turns into a ghost town as G20 summit rolls into town【Photos, videos】

Osaka expressway emptied as world leaders gather in the city of millions.

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Japanese man approaches high school girl on the street claiming to be husband in past life

A distraught man finally discovering his soulmate, or a sleazebag trying to pull off a real-life Taki from Your Name?

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Freaky two-foot long ribbon worm grabs limelight during strange creature competition in Japan

Although knocked out of the competition, the wrinkle ribbon worm of the Antarctic has made its presence felt.

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New Your Name anime project is tie-up with Japanese late-night panting girls TV program

One of Japan’s oddest TV shows celebrates its 15th anniversary with a trip to Itomori, setting of Makoto Shinkai’s anime film phenomenon.

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Suspected Japanese panty thief acquitted when accuser can’t prove stolen panties are hers

Panties’ “lack of special characteristics” cited as one aspect of insufficient evidence.

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Mini rice cooker cases: The newest Japanese capsule toys we never knew we needed until just now

Realistic cases are great for storing coins, creating scenes of home life for scale anime figures.

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“They slipped 10,000-yen bills into rice balls” — Bizarre election corruption in Aomori revealed

It’s so bad that the region is now slang for “corrupt election.”

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Japanese restaurant chain wows us with solo dining capsules, free Wi-Fi, personal power outlets

We try out the single-person dining capsules and never want to leave.

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So what does Japan’s new Lawson Tomato Latte drink taste like? We tried it out!

Does tomato plus milk equals deliciousness?

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Tokyo Station’s new guidance robot is extremely terrifying, pretty helpful【Video】

Would you rather be frightened or lost? You’ll probably need to pick one.

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Alpacas look freaky with their hair cut short, Japanese ranch reminds us【Photos】

Fluffy fellas look like totally different beasts without their coats.

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Two human beings set to marry Sanrio characters at Tokyo’s Hello Kitty theme park

The “Wedding Ceremony of Dreams” is being billed as a historical first.

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Condomania Japan condoms bring the beauty of Japanese ukiyoe to your nether regions

When traditional Japan is a huge turn-on

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Tokyo Olympics WILL allow you to share photos you take at the Games on social media

Official assures us that posting pics from the Games is A-OK, and clarifies what you’re not allowed to share online.

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Young woman-scent body soap and deodorant becomes a hit with lonely Japanese dudes

Deoco dudes desire feminine fragrance for lessening loneliness.

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Woman slaps boyfriend in face 52 times on China street for not buying her a new smartphone【Video】

Ouch…ouch…ouch…ouch…

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Tiny Tokyo apartment lifehack: How to stop trash stank on a hot summer day

Living in a cramped Japanese home means living close to your trash, but there’s an easy way to make the situation easier on your nose.

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Tokyo Olympics bans fans from posting videos of the Games on their social media accounts

Your medal-worthy Olympic venue videos will have to stay within the confines of your phone, say organizers of 2020 Olympics.

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Photo of “melted” anime figure is an important reminder about summertime otaku merch safety

Beloved anime cat Doraemon appears as a pile of blue goo.

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