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This T-shirt lets you hug your waifu in public

At one point in time, Japanator Writer Red Veron attempted the sacred ritual to make anime real. Of course, the whole thing didn't go as planned and we were forced to accept the truth. Luckily, someone decided to create a shirt that'll help...

 
 
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Learn about Japan's secret elevator codes

When I'm given a choice between using an elevator or walking up the stairs, I tend to go with the latter. Even though the former lets you relax while you reach the next floor, my movement skills tend to help me reach my destination faster. ...

 
 
 
Keijo photo

At long last, Keijo is now an actual sport

You know an event is big when an anime and manga series inspires people to turn a fictional activity into a real thing. In this case, a group of Keijo!!!!!!!! fans from Portugal decide to turn the title's signature sport into an a...

 
 
 
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Japan's Baskin-Robbins sandwiches aren't what you think

When the ice cream shop Baskin-Robbins and sandwiches come to mind, one will imagine that it has to do with actual ice cream. Lo and behold, that isn't the case with this latest dessert.  Unlike your average ice cream sandwich, Ya...

 
 
 
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These special takoyaki will make you want to eat the planet

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to eat the Earth, Twitter User @kyooochang decided to make her batch of takoyaki resemble the blue planet. Sure, the taste is the same, but the craft behind its structure makes the whole thing wor...

 
 
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Clam chowder and tempura combine into an interesting dish

I may not get to have tempura too often, but I've enjoyed the meals that use this tasty batter as one of its ingredients, such as the crunchyroll, shrimp, chicken and cheesecake. As Tenya, a tempura restaurant franchise in Japan, plans...

 
 
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Tiger Mask W comes to life again!

As Tiger Mask W rolls along in its second season, giving us a lot of animated wrestling action, New Japan Pro Wrestling (Co-Producer of the series) once again featured live action tiger Mask W on two of its cards earlier this month. After t...

 
 
 
Cat Day photo

Happy Cat Day!

The best thing about living in a world with more than one country is that folks in the right frame of mind can celebrate certain holidays more than once. Like Cat Day, which is today in Japan.  Whereas Cat Day in North America usually ...

 
 
 
Rice ball holder photo

Keep your rice balls safe with Arataya's onigiri holder

If you were looking for a compact way to bring your rice balls with you, Japanese Leather Items Creator Arataya came up with an onigiri holder that'll keep your rice ball's shape intact. That way, you can enjoy this meal in its pe...

 
 
 
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Sumo crowns new Grand Champion!

Japanese sumo wrestling crowned a new Yokozuna (grand champion) on Wednesday as Kisenosato attained the highest rank in sumo after winning the Janurary tournament on Sunday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sugar Cookie Cuteness photo

Tiny Japanese meal cookies are too cute to eat

Japanese food can be known for its presentation, and in some cases its carefully considered portion sizing, but this might be going a step too far...if we're talking about actual food. Japanese artist Masako (known as "chi___ko" on Instagra...

 
 
 
 
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Tiger Mask W makes his real-life wrestling ring debut!

In a crossover that many fans of Japanese wrestling knew would probably happen, the title character from the new anime Tiger Mask W made his debut in a real-life wrestling ring on October 10th. During the pre-show for New Japan Pro Wr...

 
 
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Check out Japan's rare aquarium-exclusive jellyfish

There's something wonderful about getting to discover something new in places where you least expect them. One of these marvelous scenarios is when a couple folks working at an aquarium found a rare jellyfish species that might remain undis...

 
 
Pizza Hut photo

And you thought your boss was an asshole

A Pizza Hut restaurant in Fukugawa, Koto Ward, Tokyo had a really rough Sunday night when not only was the place robbed at knife point and an assistant manager assaulted with a metal pipe, but it turns out the whole thing was an i...

 
 
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The biker gangs of Akira may be a thing of the past

While Otaku the world over are keeping a wary eye on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo (and what could be buried underneath the stadium) the biker gangs that made Akira, GTO, and other iconic images of modern Japanese culture so awesome may have g...

 
 
 
 
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Japan's Emperor plans to step down in near future

In a report from the NHK today, it was said that Japanese Emperor Akihito may abdicate his role in the next few years and pass along the title to his son, Crown Prince Naruhito. The reports state that Akihito wishes not to be Emperor i...

 
 
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Capsule Hotels go upscale in Akihabara

A new hotel in the trendy area of Akihabara is taking the idea of the capsule hotel to an all new level of luxury. While capsule hotels are known as low priced, cramped, one night layovers for drunks and tired salarymen. That imag...

 
 
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NHK World to cover Sumo in English!

NHK World has announced that they will carry English language coverage of top league sumo wrestling on their channel and online.The show, Grand Sumo Highlights will air several times a day on NHK World, and also will be available on th...

 
 
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Today in Anime: Ponytail Day

Japan likes to obsess over different things blowing up the ordinary and mundane to make them fantastic and exciting. Think about how many slice-of-life anime shows there are based on a high school. I don't think my high school life was ever...

 
 
 
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Drink like a samurai with Kotobukiya's katana coasters

If there's one thing that's similar about a katana and a drink on a table, it's that they both contain an important piece that serves as a means to protect something. The former's handguard makes sure that the person doesn't get cut by...

 
 
Gandalf x Fate/stay night photo

Here, let Gandalf lend some class to Unlimited Blade Works

There are no words for this, besides "HOLY SHIT SIR IAN MCKELLEN JUST READ THE UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS INCANTATION". It's even funnier when you see the 77-year-old, award-winning British actor pause ever so slightly when he encounters the ba...

 
 
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Go full weeaboo with Overwatch's anime intros

Overwatch. It's all anyone can seem to talk about when it comes to hot new games, and with good reason: Blizzard's team shooter is kind of rad, and appeals to a lot of folks. Part of the reason for that is its deep bench of interesting...

 
 




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