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The World's First Snoopy Museum Is Opening in Tokyo

The first museum in the world dedicated to the cartoon beagle.Located in Tokyo’s Roppongi, the museum features original and unpublished works from Peanuts creator Charles M. read more

Cardboard Samurai Armor, Now for Adults

Brave warrior, the only thing that can defeat you now are sharp pointy things like pencils.But behold, here is genuine made-in-Japan cardboard samurai armor. read more

My Neighbour Totoro singer confirmed for Hyper Japan performance -

Two music acts have been confirmed for Hyper Japan this summer, including Azumi Inoue, the singer behind the themes for several of Studio Ghibli's most famous films such as My Neighbour Totoro, Laputa, Castle in the Sky and Kiki’s Delivery Service.Also confirmed for the Hyper Japan stage is Charisma. read more

Dead or Alive Getting Mouse Pads with 'Life-Size' Boobs

In the past few years, however, the these mouse pads have gotten truly life-sized.To put this into context, this Honoka mouse pad weighs around 2,100 grams, 1,600 of which is the character’s chest and which sounds like serious back problems. read more

The Return of Japan's Strangest English Textbook

Many Japanese think English is a difficult language.A few years ago, Kotaku introduced English Words That Don’t Appear on Tests (here and here). read more

The Most Beautiful Version of Monopoly Yet Celebrates Japanese Arts and Crafts

After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine.But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet. read more

Adventures in Bad Anime Perspective

But sometimes, it’s not.Via Nijipoi, GirlsChannel and OneCall, let’s have a look at when those backgrounds and viewpoints come up short. read more

Meet a Guy Who Checks 3,000 Kit Kats Per Minute

Making Japanese Kit Kats sure seems fun.To ensure that only decent wafers end up sold, a factory worker spot checks them. read more

Japanese Factories at Night Are Magnificent

Plus, there’s a nice Final Fantasy VII vibe going on.A real vibe, at that. read more

The Beauty of Martial Arts and Self Defense in GIFs

This is virtuosity.Truly. read more

Nintendo Switch Japan Sales Put the Console Out of Danger Zone

The newest Nintendo console has launched in Japan with good numbers that remain in line with the last console releases in the country.In Japan, Nintendo’s last home console sold 308. read more

Breath of the Wild Gets the Best Japanese Debut of the Series in Years

Counting both Nintendo Switch and Wii U editions of Breath of the Wild, the latest entry in the long-running series has sold 230.The other big Nintendo Switch game of the week has been 1-2 Switch, with sales of 79. read more

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales Off to Huge Start in Japan

Now we have Japanese figures for the launch week, which shows the game is off to another big start across the Pacific.According to official Media Create figures, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 280,229 copies during the week of 4/24-4/30. read more