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Experience Releasing Baby Sea Turtles In Shizuoka Prefecture

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Hamamatsu is the largest city in Shizuoka—the prefecture in central Japan most famous for sharing Mount Fuji with neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture. Yet a spectacular event happens annually here that manages to fly mostly out of sight of the national tourism radar.
From May to August...

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Experience Akihabara Station In A VR World, Then Ride The Train To A Virtual Marketplace

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JAPAN TODAY
 
One thing this pandemic has taught is that having the option to do physical activities in the digital sphere is both useful and desirable, and thanks to virtual reality technology, living life digitally has become even more immersive than ever. Nowadays, you can even shop in virtual...

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Newest Tamagotchi Product Is Shaped Like A Smart Watch That You Can Feed, Evolve And Chat With

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SORA NEWS
 
You can wear the latest virtual pet on your wrist!
What popular children’s franchise kicked off in 1996 and involves a cute cast of critters that you have to nurture until they evolve into a different form? No, not Pokémon. We’re talking about Tamagotchi, the craze that swept across t...

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You Can Now Rent “Fat People” In Japan

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SORA NEWS
 
New company seeks to change the image of being overweight in Japanese society.
One of the more unusual industries to appear in Japan in recent years is the rent-a-person business. There were the rent-a-middle-aged-dude and rent-a-sister services we tried out, for example, and now come...

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How To Watch A Sumo Match In Japan

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CNBC
 
There’s nothing like being there in person.
The Japanese sport of sumo has been around for more than 1,000 years. It was originally performed to entertain Shinto deities and then became a court entertainment before gaining popularity among the general public in the Edo era in the 17th and ...

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Japanese Model Home Provides Model Wife And Model Daughter So You Can Feel The Joy Of Family Life

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SORA NEWS
 
Tokyo model lets you share a beer with your sudden wife of eight years and play with your seven year-old daughter.
Japanese studio apartments may seem tiny by Western standards, but the truth is you really don’t need all that much space as a single person. You can fit places to sleep,...

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Sony Is Launching An AR 'Ghostbusters' Experience In Japan

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END GADGET
 
Sony is testing a fun new augmented reality experience in Japan to commemorate Ghostbusters' 35th anniversary. Starting on October 12th, the company will give fans the chance to become Ghostbusters at the Ginza Sony Park in Tokyo. Trainers will lead a pack of participants, wearing wh...

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Japanese City Creates Giant Bread Bed Photo Spot For Limited Time

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SORA NEWS
 
Because who hasn’t dreamed of sleeping on a giant piece of bread before?
When it comes to bread, Japan has got it down in terms of uniqueness and innovation. From watermelon bread to adorable bunny and cat loaves, we can’t help but admire Japanese bakers’ devotion to making bread as v...

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Take A Ride On A Hello Kitty Rickshaw This June In Asakusa

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
he Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa Store opened in late April in the heart of Tokyo’s top tourist destination, immediately attracting attention for its large Kitty-chan facade.
Sanrio also offered Hello Kitty rickshaw rides on the store’s opening day. Apparently these were popular enough ...

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Need Someone To Watch Your Cat While You’re Away? Try The New Japanese Cat-Lover’s Site Nyatching

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SORA NEWS
 
Not only is it a community of pet-sitters, but it’s a community of cat lovers, too!
It’s an absolute joy owning cat, thanks to their unlimited cuddles, hilarious antics, and adorable cries (completely ignoring their tendency for destruction, of course). Cat owners love their furbabies...

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