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Daiso sells “emergency shelters,” and they have an amazing visual trick【Photos】

There’s a big surprise waiting inside this affordably premium-priced item from the 100 yen store chain.

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Japan Sumo Association prepares a sakura-styled sumo screenshot game for your pleasure

Use your speedy fingers to unite a sumo wrestler with his sakura mochi!

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Japanese man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones

“I just wanted to smell women’s shoes,” he said.

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Japanese watch brand Seiko collabs with Evisen Skateboards, surprises watch and sushi lovers

Out of all the motifs to come out in this collab, there was one which completely blindsided us.

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Asahi Super Dry’s draft beer in a can, the Nama Jockey Can, is here【Taste test】

Bringing the izakaya draft beer experience home.

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How many times has Golgo 13, manga’s greatest assassin, ever laughed? Let’s find out!

In 200 volumes, anime/manga sniper extraordinaire Duke Togo doesn’t laugh much, and when he does, he has some weird reasons.

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Japanese woman reported to police for “not looking right in a suit,” turns out she’s a crook

How do scam artists keep getting caught in Japan by “not looking good in a suit?”

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Entire crew of Going Merry arrested by police in Japan (no, not on April 1)

The sea cucumbers they poached along the way actually are a sort of treasure.

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Man climbs down side of building in Tokyo to steal…a bunch of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards

Thief applied skills he learned in high school club activity.

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Amazing new powder turns ramen broth from a liquid back into a solid, but why?【Video】

Leftover Cup Noodle Broth Hardening Powder is Nissin’s latest innovation.

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Tokyo Olympic torch flame goes out twice on first day of relay, filling commenters with dread

This isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened, though.

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These beautiful pieces of sushi aren’t actually sushi

We make ourselves a treat that looks the part, but is actually for dessert.

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Contract bridge: Kobe neighborhood occasionally held hostage by owner of only bridge out

Owner demands 12 million yen from residents for their only way out of the neighborhood.

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If oysters turn you on (even without eating them) then this lingerie is for you!

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Asahi opens online store to sell their edible cups, aims to reduce plastic waste

The brand will launch a brand new nutty flavor to round out the line.

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New capsule toys from Japan let you carry plush fried food wherever you go

A must-buy for fried food enthusiasts!

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Adorable baby ape born at Japanese zoo…to mom who lives alone

Momo has her enclosure all to herself, or at least she did until she suddenly had a kid.

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Some Japanese elementary schools don’t let kids wear underwear during P.E., and parents are mad

Even by Japanese school rule standards, this is a baffling, infuriating one.

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Japanese sea slugs found to remove their own heads and grow new bodies from them

Sometimes science is stranger than science-fiction.

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“Donald Trump” fraudster accused of scamming confused citizens in Japanese phone scam

If Donald Trump called you on the phone asking for cash in broken Japanese, would you give him a single yen?

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