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Instead of booking just a pool to film at, NHK booked THE pool.

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Enjoy your night alone, and also some sweets.

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Japan’s Lucky Beckoning Cat Panties promise riches, romance, and academic success

Startled reactions from anyone who sees them not specifically mentioned by manufacturer, but can be assumed as a side-effect of “the ultimate tag team.”

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This Miyazaki bar’s theme is “ugliness”, also offers arm wrestling, and discounts for bald people

The shop is now hiring as well, with salary increases for ugly applicants.

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Japan goes from capsule hotels to capsule offices with free Wi-Fi, device charging in Tokyo

Three of Tokyo’s most useful stations offer individual-size offices free of charge.

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“We don’t need an age of women” Japanese commercial says, then hits actress in face with cream

“I am me” declares actress in video for department stores that’s sparking debate and controversy.

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Drink like a fish, but with lizards and snakes, at Tokyo’s awesome reptile bar【Photos】

Tea and cookies at a cat cafe too cutesy for you? We’ve got just the alternative for your next night out in Tokyo!

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Is Chinese hairstylist who shaved triangle into customer’s head the best or worst in the world?

Be careful what you ask for.

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Pokémon anime confuses viewers by asking them how many friends and lovers they have captured

Perhaps they would do well to stick to monster catching instead of probing into people’s personal lives.

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Japanese idol asks fans to marry her, provided they can pay her 400,000 yen (US$3,550) a month

Said she wanted dying relative to see her as a bride, but there’s another twist.

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Japanese school bans non-white masks for students, teacher can’t believe dumb waste of time

Dress code detail is a waste of time to even discuss, frustrated junior high teacher says.

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Virtual YouTuber anime idol spotted “drowning” horrifically in Tokyo Bay【Photos】

A Kizuna Ai ita-bus sounds like a great idea, until you find out it’s an aqua bus too.

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Sexy science experiment tests one of Japan’s most persistent pieces of folk wisdom.

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A sneak peek at the hottest thing to come out of Japan this winter!

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This ridiculously huge backpack turned our reporter into a great big baby【Photos】

Look, Seiji, we’ll give you one piggyback ride, but we are not changing your diper.

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Man in Japan orders female store clerk to prostrate herself over misunderstanding with his change

”I’ll kill you! Get down on your knees!” customer orders convenience store cashier.

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Kyoto Aquarium advises teen boy who can’t find a date to become a girl (because of ichthyology)

16-year-old who attends all-boys high school was feeling lovelorn, so the aquarium offered an unorthodox solution.

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Customer from hell terrorizes Japanese convenience store after misunderstanding about cigarettes

Why fix a problem in seconds when you can throw an extended hissy fit instead?

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Japanese police officer admits he was looking at porn on his phone while suspect escaped lockup

“To serve and protect” gets trumped by “to ogle and leer” as violent-crime suspect slips out of detention center.

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Calendar sales of a certain foreign world leader are surpassing those of native stars in Japan

Perhaps even stranger still, this particular person has achieved an almost cult-like status among some Japanese women.

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