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The Yuru-Chara Grand Prix is annually held in Japan where the public chooses their favorite yuru-chara i.e. costumed mascot characters representing local governments and companies. These characters are seen as a means to create awareness of and promote the local governments and corporations for tourism and business purposes. Online...

Japan has a long-time love affair with pigtails. This is better termed as "twin tail (ツインテール)" in the country and is definitely not a new hairdo. However, in the last few years, it has become more popular than ever. You can see many endless characters in video games, manga,...

If you think something is disgusting, frightening, gross, or otherwise disturbing, say a lecherous businessman or Fuji-Q Highland's haunted house, you can call it "kimoi" or sometimes "kimo." This comes from the longer phrase "kimochi ga warui" (気持ちが悪い), which means to have a "bad feeling." If something is cute,...

Everyone knows the cat-collecting game called Neko Atsume in Japan. It gives the gamer a chance to take care of many cats while taking photos with them or receiving tokens from them. It is quite an addictive game that has even led fans to buying some of the game's...

Cat lovers may revel in the idea of having many cats coming to them and jumping all over them. For this very reason, there are cat jeans that have been designed to attract cats to come and jump all over you. gcl.felissimo.jp/ The one behind the idea of creating these cat...

Are you a pastry enthusiast? Recently, a Japanese baker based in Tokyo has been posting pictures of her beautiful creations online. This Japanese comfort food is made by using carefully pieced lengths of dyed dough to create a cylindrical loaf which is similar to "slice and bake" cookies. You...

Each and every country in the world have their own way of observing events and celebrations. Whether it's a profound celebration or a simple birthday gathering, the celebration becomes more fun and lively thanks to the props that we use to shake things up. crafthubs.com/ Party poppers are one of the...

Japan is an expert when it comes to creating realistic-looking food samples. Many restaurants display these samples in their windows as an example of the food they serve, and to attract more customers with very real looking plastic food. For us folks who do not own a restaurant, we...

One of the most awaited announcements that many Sanrio fans all throughout the world have waited for is finally here at last. The people have cast their votes once again in this year's Sanrio character election and it's a whopping twice in a row win! Itching to find out...

Akita is a mountainous prefecture in Japan which is popular for its beautiful hot springs and rich nature. However, its declining birthrate has caused a stir in the prefecture's future in the agricultural industry. In an attempt to attract younger people to visit or reside there, a new mascot...

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