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Pokémon Pikachu Stacking Game: Snorlax Don’t Care

Pokémon Pikachu Stacking Game: Snorlax Don’t Care
Last year we checked out Happinet’s Tsumikore, which are small toys that are made to be stacked and are often based on popular manga or anime characters. This officially licensed Pokémon toy is a lot like…
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Star Wars Rice Paddy Art: Lord Vader, Riiiice

Star Wars Rice Paddy Art: Lord Vader, Riiiice
Every year, the residents of Inakadate Village in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture make large scale pictures on rice paddies using four kinds of rice as their ink. The pictures are typically recreations of classic Japanese paintings, but…
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Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!

Bugs Bugging You? Wear a Net!
The rain came, and the bugs followed. If you find yourself spending the bulk of your evenings hunting for the elusive bug that just bit you on the kisser, then you might want to consider donning…
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Creepy Japanese Samurai Statue is Made of Dead Bugs

Creepy Japanese Samurai Statue is Made of Dead Bugs
I’ve seen plenty of things over the years out of Japan that made me say “WTF?” After all, this is the country where USB-powered things for magnifying your pimples are sold. I don’t think I have…
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Angry Red Samurai Burgers Land at Burger King Japan

Angry Red Samurai Burgers Land at Burger King Japan
Burger King Japan is at it once more, with yet another strange burger variant we’re unlikely to ever see here in the States. The Aka Samurai Burger features a bright red bun, and a spicy flavor…
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The Mewgaroo Hoodie Gives Kitty a Comfy Pouch

The Mewgaroo Hoodie Gives Kitty a Comfy Pouch
So you want to carry your cat with you everywhere? Well, the Mewgaroo hoodie from Japan will let you do just that, carrying your kitty (or small dog) like a kangaroo carrying it’s baby in it’s…
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Katana Forged from Meteorite: The Sword of Heaven

Katana Forged from Meteorite: The Sword of Heaven
Back in 2010 we heard about how the late Sir Terry Pratchett made his own sword using a bit of iron from a meteorite. The blade of this katana on the other hand was made entirely…
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Giant Cat Head Mask: Here Kitty, Kitty…

Giant Cat Head Mask: Here Kitty, Kitty…
While Halloween is still almost six months away, I can think of no costume I’d rather be wearing this year than this awesome giant cat head. This amazing creation was made by artist Housetu Sato and…
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Business Suit Wetsuits: All Business While at Play

Business Suit Wetsuits: All Business While at Play
These awesome wetsuits were developed by Quiksilver Japan for those who are members of the board, who also like to surf on the board. True Wetsuits are high spec waterproof wetsuits that are designed to “be…
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Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job

Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job
If you happen to be shopping in Japan anytime soon, prepare yourself. You may run into the stuff of nightmares. Toshiba has just installed Aiko Chihira, a humanoid greeter robot, at Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store. They…
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Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time

Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time
Japan is always on the ball when it comes to weird things to eat or drink. The latest food oddity from Japan is a new beer called Precious. Each can of Precious has 350ml of beer…
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Dam Curry is a Thing in Japan

Dam Curry is a Thing in Japan
I am a big fan of Japanese food, so long as I can identify what it’s made from and it’s cooked. The food can’t involve fish, or wasabi, or guts of any sort. Mostly I like…
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Japanese Artist Makes Really Tiny Things

Japanese Artist Makes Really Tiny Things
A Japanese artist named Tomo Tanaka creates tiny works of art that are based on things you might see in everyday life. The scale he works on is 1/12 to 1/24, which is really tiny when…
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Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2

Plen2 Robot Has Open Source Software and 3D Printed Parts: Options Aplen2
Japanese company Plen Project recently unveiled the next version of its Plen hobby robot. Plen2 is not only more affordable than its predecessor, it’s open source too. Plen Project will even release the 3D files for…
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Burger King Perfume Headed to Japan: Oh, the Japanity!

Burger King Perfume Headed to Japan: Oh, the Japanity!
Japan has some very weird stuff. In fact, I think Japan is the source of most of the weird stuff in the world. Typically, when we talk Burger King, we are talking about some strange food…
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Metal Gear Solid V Japanese Premium Package Comes with Life-size Bionic Arm

Metal Gear Solid V Japanese Premium Package Comes with Life-size Bionic Arm
If you thought the MGS V-themed PS4 was sweet, check out the Premium Package that Konami is offering its customers in Japan. The limited edition game bundle comes with a 1:1 replica of Big Boss’ bionic…
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