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Japanese taxis now being driven by ninja, bodyguards armed with concealed water pistols

Two awesome reasons to skip Japan’s train network and take a taxi instead. In Japan, the rail network is efficient enough that you really have to have a compelling reason to take a taxi over a train, so when does that choice make sense? If you’re headed to a destination that’s far away from the …

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Japanese manga artist illustrates the history behind the maid cafe cosplay uniform

From British servant’s quarters to the streets of Tokyo, Japan’s cute and sexy maid costume has travelled a long way to get where it is today. One of the most weirdly unique aspects of Japanese culture that often has visitors scratching their heads is the popularity of the country’s maid cafes. Offering a servant-like experience, …

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Seven million yen in cosmetic surgery later, Japanese coplayer looks completely different

Combined with a healthier diet and more exercise, she couldn’t be happier about the changes. Cosplay is all about making yourself look like someone else. With that understanding, you’re probably not so shocked to learn that cosplayer and Twitter user @meiji1111111 doesn’t naturally look like she does in her photos. 最近のコスプレを追加した👯 twitter.com/i/moments/8411… — 明治🍭 (@meiji1111111) …

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Twitter manga diagrams difference between Japanese and foreign men, captivates and confuses

Illustrator says one group loves Uniqlo, asks women to split the bill on dates. Japan is often described as a largely homogeneous society, and in relative terms that’s not entirely inaccurate. That said, even Japan itself realizes that its social norms are often different from many other parts of the world, which is something Japanese …

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Japanese gravure bikini model cosplays as a cat for Bibi Lab's crazy new human pet house

There’s a lot to look at in this bizarre cat-eared collaboration. Japanese novelty goods manufacturer Bibi Lab never ceases to amaze us with their knack for thinking up crazy new product ideas. Whether it’s Sailor Suit Wearable Blankets, pillows shaped like twintails, or a handy Cotton Wife, no dream is too strange to become a reality for Bibi Lab, …

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Japanese manga artist begs readers to buy his first volume, spurred by fears of cancellation

The manga’s low sales may be yet another symptom of the failing manga industry, though some netizens think otherwise. Despite the still monstrous popularity of some manga like One Piece and Dragonball, the manga industry has been in decline for some time, thanks to a strong secondhand market, a persistent pirating community, a drop in overseas manga sales, and the …

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Dating simulator involving sexy cosplayer makes its way into Japanese Nintendo Switch game store

Family-friendly game company ventures into new territory with dating game clearly meant for adults. Nintendo’s newest console the Nintendo Switch has been in huge demand in Japan ever since its initial release. Its phenomenal popularity can be attributed to a strong lineup of family-friendly titles featuring lovable characters like Mario, Kirby, and Inklings. Which was why …

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