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Pikachu-Themed Pokemon Cafe Opens in Japan, Explodes with Cuteness

July 23, 2014 // 11:57 am

Really surprised no one thought of this sooner. Turns out Japan is the home of the brand-new Pokemon restaurant called the Pikachu Cafe. Located in downtown Tokyo, the Pokemon-inspired eatery recently opened, driving fans of the 20-year-old franchise through the doors.

The Pikachu Cafe is decked out with tons…

Small Japanese Town Creates Gigantic Works of Art in Rice Paddies

July 17, 2014 // 4:33 pm

I absolutely love it when a community pulls together to create art. Take this small town of Inakadate in the Aomori Prefecture, for example. The tiny population of only 8,000 residents is primarily agriculture-based, filled with fields and rice paddies. Each summer, the town bands together and puts those…

Tokyo’s Cat Pub Is The Perfect Internet Happy Hour

July 15, 2014 // 1:18 pm

In Tokyo, where cat cafes are a popular way to de-stress with drinks and animal companionship, some feline lovers have decided to upgrade their espressos for something with just a little more kick: alcohol.

Owned by 60 year old Koyanagai and his wife, the Neko Bar Akanasu is a…

McDonald’s Japan Has DIY Food Kits that Come with Pokémon Toys

July 11, 2014 // 12:14 pm

Growing up, every time I’d try to make my chicken nuggets dance I’d get a smack to the head stern talking to. Those kids in Japan have it lucky with McDonald’s new Happy Meal setup that invites customers to literally play with their food and not get in trouble.…

Man Loses Phone in Grain Shipment, Returns to Him After Traveling Across the World

July 9, 2014 // 1:00 pm

Nine months ago, Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney lost his iPhone after it fell out of his pocket and into a grain elevator. The trouble was that the phone was then dropped into a pit filled with 280,000 pounds of grain, Business Insider reports. Whitney definitely did not expect to…

A Bunch of Grapes Sell for $5,400 – That’s $180 Per Grape

July 7, 2014 // 1:56 pm

As a wedding present, a Japanese couple was given a gift of grapes worth $5,400. No, it wasn’t a truckload of grapes. Rather, the couple received 30 Ruby Roman grapes, according to Fox News.

Ruby Roman grapes are the most expensive grapesyou can get, going for about $180 per…

This Second Hand Booze Shop in Tokyo Wants to Buy Your Leftover Bacardi

July 2, 2014 // 7:45 am

Unless you’re a frat bro, chances are any bottles of alcohol sitting in your house have been sitting there for, let’s face it, a while now. Instead of leaving them to ferment even further, why not donate that leftover booze to those in need?

Liquor Off (which, incidentally, could…

Do You Wanna Drink this ‘Frozen’ Snowman Cocktail from Disney Tokyo?

July 2, 2014 // 5:45 am

Yes, the Frozen train is still riding strong in Japan, where Disney Tokyo has just concocted a line of character-themed cocktails to quench guests at its Disney Ambassador and Tokyo Disneyland Hotels.

Inspired by main characters Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, the sweet drinks are available starting today until August…

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