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Samurai underwear for fighting men
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Samurai underwear for fighting men

Undergarment maker Rogin recreates historical patterns for their Sido Collection of "armored" boxer briefs
Highlights from the Tokyo Motor Show
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Highlights from the Tokyo Motor Show

From freakish to functional (sort of), very experimental vehicles were unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show -- we have the pictures
Snack Nation: Kanto Tochigi Lemon
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Snack Nation: Kanto Tochigi Lemon

Tochigi prefecture's most famous food product may be a lemon-milk drink that has no lemon juice
Idol English to help with your idle English
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Idol English to help with your idle English

Idol Gaigo Gakuen uses the power of nerd obsession with female entertainers to improve English conversation skills
Older elementary school kids lose their magazines
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Older elementary school kids lose their magazines

Shogakukan pulls the plug on 'Shogaku Gonensei' and 'Shogaku Rokunensei,' but Japan's handful of remaining elementary school students are too cool to care, anyway
Hikone mascot convention: Japan's most plush summit
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Hikone mascot convention: Japan's most plush summit

Openly B-list characters get together in the Shiga city of Hikone to celebrate cuteness and make dozens of costumed men sweat
The ¥777 Windows 7 Whopper
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The ¥777 Windows 7 Whopper

Burger King offers a seven-patty burger for ¥777 to 30 lucky people a day. Better clear it with your cardiologist first
Yakatabune: Party boats ply the bay
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Yakatabune: Party boats ply the bay

Join revellers aboard traditional yakatabune for a night's entertainment out on the water
Japan Fashion Week: Mid-week update
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Japan Fashion Week: Mid-week update

No, not even the recession can tone down the otherworldly levels of quirk at Japan Fashion Week
Erika Sawajiri tops 'least favorite woman' list
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Erika Sawajiri tops 'least favorite woman' list

Shukan Bunshun polled its female readers and asked them who they disliked. Twenty-three-year-old Erika Sawajiri topped the list
Kaiju Kabuki: An interview with Tomoo Haraguchi
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Kaiju Kabuki: An interview with Tomoo Haraguchi

Destroying entire cities is all in a day's work for monster moviemakers like Tomoo Haraguchi

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Destination Berlin

From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall