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What to do if you meet some adorable mini frogs at a Japanese vending machine【Photos】

Even amphibians love Japan’s unmanned drink dispensers, but what do you do if you want your change?

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Food fight(ers)! Japanese artist turns food samples into fantastic instant noodle samurai

These plastic warriors are trawling for a brawling, cruising for a bruising, and sampling for a trampling.

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Japan has a new professional basketball league exclusively for anime voice actresses

Three-on-three league for young ladies sounds like the plot of an anime series itself, but it’s a real-life sports organization.

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Japan’s handsome, buff Swedish gardener now has a new job: Working out silently on public TV

Shows off his bodybuilding form as past of educational program with soulful saxophone soundtrack.

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Let’s get some cash from Japan’s sexy anime men ATMs【Photos, video】

The Tokyo ATMs sound like the perfect cash dispensers for female otaku, so naturally we sent Mr. Sato to try them out.

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Japanese wrestler Saori Yoshida smashes Guinness World Record by bursting balloons with her butt

The speed and accuracy of her bottom was truly astounding.

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Fangirl your finances! 7-Eleven Bank’s new ATMs will greet you with sexy anime man voices

New 7-Eleven ATMs installed at select Animate locations will feature luscious anime pinup art and compelling lines from top-rate voice actors.

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A brilliant way to save money: Treat your favorite anime character like a stripper

Why spend your cash on anime merch when you can stuff it down your favorite character’s pants instead?
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Manga delves into the connection between McDonald’s Japan’s milkshakes and breast milk

Claims that when you’re drinking a McShake, it’s supposed to feel like you’re nursing, but that can’t be right…can it?!?

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One of Japan’s dullest-looking restaurants actually has an awesome robot waiter【Videos】

Veteran employee has been quietly serving customers for decades.

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Packs of pig vaginas for sale at Japanese market disgust/intrigue Internet【Photos】

Flat-grilled pig vaginas! They’re…[censored]-lickin’ good?

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Japan’s two-person harmonica practically makes its players make out with each other

Manufacturer calls it “a little special,” but others would probably go with “really weird” or “oddly kinky.”

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Tokyo restaurant that charges rude customers more sees dramatic increase in number of rude orders

Intended penalty for bad manners backfires, prompts pub to make drastic change to its beer pricing policy.

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Is it legal to wear a facekini on the streets of Tokyo? Mr. Sato asks Tokyo Metropolitan Police

Eye-catching, face-obscuring fashion from China protects your skin from harsh UV rays, makes you look like a crazed criminal.

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Tokyo hotel asks guests to take their used toilet paper with them【Why Does Engrish Happen?】

Translation trouble strikes as hotel ends up making a very awkward request.

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Swiss otaku who threatened to leave homeland over confiscated manga is reunited with his comics

Perverted dojiinshi fan wins legal struggle with customs officials, asserts that loli comics “cause no damage whatsoever to any real people.”

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Tokyo’s most terrifying advertisement is hiding in plain sight in busiest part of the city【Video】

Subtle spookiness in Shinjuku isn’t promoting anything except fear in all who notice it.

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Tokyo’s Nakano district doesn’t just have an Obon Dance, it has an Obon Jovi Dance!

The west Tokyo neighborhood’s take on the centuries-old event is like bad medicine, and bad medicine is what I need.

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Solo-traveling Japanese woman gets romantic pep talk from Hawaii immigration officer

When the airport employee found out she was in the islands alone, he gave her a tongue-in-cheek romantic worksheet to finish before heading home.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enjoys a shaved ice, Twitter buries him in a hashtag avalanche

Japanese netizens react to the PR photo with a variety of “helpful” advice hashtags, as well as some hashtags that aren’t very helpful at all.

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