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HALOP: The Japanese Huggy Pillow For People Who Already Have A Human Boyfriend/Girlfriend

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SORA NEWS
 
A new kind of dakimakura designed to provide fantasies that are actually based in reality.
It’s pretty widely assumed that the primary market for huggy pillows, or dakimakura, as they’re called in Japanese, is people without a real-life boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s a perception that ...

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Take Cat Worship To The Next Level With Buddhist Gohonzon Devotion Object Scratching Post

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The Buddhist Gohonzon Devotion Object Scratching Post for Cats takes the idea of worshipping your pet to the very next level — or should that be, to an extreme?
Created by Japan’s most innovative pet products brand Felissimo, this scratching post is inspired by the gohonzon.
 
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With One Year To Go Until The 2020 Olympics, Here Are The Five Best Tokyo Olympics Official Products

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
It is now exactly one year to go until the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games open in Tokyo. After a rocky start, including the cancellation of the stadium design and change of logo, preparations are now coming together and anticipation is beginning to build.
Ahead of the opening, t...

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Final Fantasy VII Ditches Cds And Goes Vinyl For Two-Record Music Collection

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SORA NEWS
 
Both original version and upcoming remake are featured in musical salute to the definitive CD-based RPG video game.
Once upon a time, the Final Fantasy video game franchise was exclusive to Nintendo consoles. But after six installments of the mainline series, publisher Square Soft rel...

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Beautiful, Spongy Soft Modern Japanese Sandals Give You Geta Style Without The Traditional Pain

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SORA NEWS
 
A clever update to Japan’s traditional footwear that you can pare with kimono or Western clothing.
Geta, traditional Japanese sandals, are undeniably stylish. With thick, elegantly contoured soles and cords with colors chosen to contrast or compliment, they really do make the part of ...

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Wear A Japanese Lantern On Your Head With The New Chochin Cap From Kyoto

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SORA NEWS
 
Who needs a baseball cap when you can shade your face with a paper lantern instead?
Japan is known for its unique fashion scene, which isn’t afraid to take traditional elements and turn them into something new, with items like samurai coats, sakura berets, and kimono parkas turning he...

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Pokémon Dress Shirt Line Will Be Coming To The U.S. And Europe, Pokémon Company Says

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The 151 customizable designs will be following in the Pokémon anime and games’ footsteps by heading out to the rest of the world.
The Pokémon Company has been a flurry of activity over the past few weeks, with all sorts of new products and team-ups being announced, such as the mysteri...

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Clever Alarm System Invented By Japanese Railway Company Will Wake Even The Deepest Of Sleepers

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JAPAN TODAY
 
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Hitting the button on your alarm clock when it goes off then closing your eyes again to catch a few more precious seconds of sleep might be natural instinct for many, but that moment of weakness when eyelids shut again could spell the difference between getting to work on time...

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Potechinote Is A Silly Yet Ingenious Potato Chip Grabber And Smartphone Stylus

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
 
Back in 2010, the Internet briefly went wild about the Potechi no Te and Popcorn no Te, two grabber toys from Takara Tomy that seemed like the perfect tool for coach potatoes too lazy even to pick up potato chips or popcorn with their fingers.
Now comes the long-awaited update: t...

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Celebrate The Start Of The Reiwa Era In Japan With Special Commemorative Toilet Paper

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
On May 1st, the era name changed in Japan from Heisei to Reiwa when Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne as the new emperor.
Unlike the previous changeover of emperor, which was marked by a sustained period of mourning and self-restraint during Hirohito’s illness and after hi...

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