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  • July 23, 2015
    This is a video of a rice paddy in Japan that was grown with a Star Wars theme by planting four different kinds of rice to display 'STAR WARS' and pictures of R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8. I cannot even imagine the planning that went into this because one time I tried planting a stra... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2015
    This is the miniature samurai armor made by Japanese artist Yoneji Inamura entirely out of dead bugs. That is a lot of bugs. I wonder where he got all those bugs. You think he collected them himself? There are some bugs on my porch if you're interested. Do you need any rol... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2015
    Last week, a US robotics company (MegaBots) challenged a Japanese one (Suidobashi Heavy Industry) to giant mech fight. This week, the Japanese company accepted the fight and wants to do it MELEE STYLE. The founder and CEO of Suidobashi Heavy Industry even got the shit talking... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2015
    Because electronic store employees get just as bored as everyone else at their jobs, this is the bladeless fan infinity loop set up by the workers at the Yodobashi Camera store in Sapporo, Japan. It blows balloons around and around and around. Does anybody have one of those b... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2015
    Because Japan, the Yunessan Spa House in Hakone is now offering ramen noodle baths to help bathers achieve that young, supple skin everyone desires. And obviously it's working, because a couple of the men in there look like they're six years old. Wait -- is that one on the ri... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2015
    After more than sixty years of terrorizing the country, Japan has finally recognized Godzilla as an official resident in the hopes he'll calm the f*** down and stop going apeshit on everything all the time. His residency paper above reads: Name: Godzilla Address: Shinjuku-k... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2015
    This is the 250-gram (~8.8 oz, about half a pound) mutant strawberry grown by a Japanese farmer in Fukuoka. Now I know what you're thinking, but Fukuoka is 1,350km (~840-miles) from Fukushima -- I already looked. It looks like it was made by gluing six already freakishly larg... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2015
    This is a video of modern samurai Isao Machii chopping an orange in half at 50mph (80km/h), a fried shrimp in half at 81mph (130km/h) and a glowing ball in half at 93mph (150km/h), all shot in super slow motion. Most impressive, but I've already seen Isao cut a BB pellet in h... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2015
    This is a clip from Japanese variety show AKBingo! in which the contestants are trying to blow a cockroach into each other's mouths. That is like, way more interesting than thumb wrestling. Man, that girl on the right -- I think it actually gets blown straight down her throat... / Continue →
  • May 4, 2015
    This is the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan. It spans a mile and reaches a max height of 144 feet so ships can pass underneath it. It looks almost straight up from this angle, but actually only has 5.1% and 6.1% grades at each end. There's a video of a car driving it after the... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2015
    This is the aftermath of a Japanese man cheating on his girlfriend. She decided to exact revenge by dumping all his dozen plus Apple products in the bathtub. For reference, that is entirely too many Apple products. Plus girlfriends. Hopefully the sex was worth it, bro. Whe... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    Note: Video probably NSFW depending on how your employer feels about handies. Even if Godzilla did manage to destroy Japan and it ceased to exist, the rest of the world would never catch up with the quality of the country's game shows. That's just a fact. This is a video fro... / Continue →
  • April 20, 2015
    To celebrate their expansion into more international markets, All Nippon Airlines has announced they'll begin flying these R2-D2 themed 787 Dreamliners to foreign destinations this fall. I'm pretty sure the extent of the R2-D2 theme is just the exterior though. Still, maybe R... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2015
    This is a commercial from Japanese anime network Animax for a hands-free phone holder that looks like a swan head protruding from your crotch. It also looks like a giant penis. Apparently the commercial was made for April Fools' Day, although I can't imagine anybody actually ... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2015
    This is a video tour of Hotel Gracery, the soon-to-open Godzilla themed hotel in Tokyo. It all looks pretty cheesy, but it's also a Godzilla themed hotel, so what did you expect? Did I ever tell you about the time I found a finger under my hotel bed? A FINGER. "A chicken fi... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2015
    Damn Mordor, calm down. Because Mother Nature feels the need to constantly remind us that she's in charge here and she can open the gates to hell any time she damn well pleases, this is a video of the Sakurajima volcano in Japan erupting and producing volcanic lightning (previ... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2015
    To advertise the speed of their 4G LTE network, Japanese mobile phone operator DOMOCO created this dumpling cannon that can prep and cook a dumpling almost instantly (previously: their shrimp tempura cannon). Of course, it can only prepare one dumpling so quickly before having... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2015
    This is a video from Japan of three Olympic fencers taking on fifty amateurs at the same time. Kills are scored by popping the balloon on another fencer's chest. Who do you think wins? SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER: There are only two amateurs remaining when they finally manage to... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2015
    Seen here in embarrassingly poor Photoshop renderings, Hotel Gracery is a soon-to-be-opened Godzilla themed hotel in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. There will be a full-scale (from the original films) Godzilla head breaking out of the roof, and the rooms will have different Godzilla t... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2015
    This is the massive Star Wars inspired snow sculpture serving as the centerpiece of this year's Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan. The piece measures 15 meters (~49-feet) tall, 22.6 meters (~74-feet) across, 20 meters (~66-feet) deep, and took about a month to complete. Impressi... / Continue →