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Logan Paul's Crazy Racist Video From Japan Has Internet Pissed All Over Again

The Logan Paul-themed sh*storm just gained new fiery life. Yep, you read that one right: after people started watching another one of his vlogs from his time spent in Japan. This one's already cultivated an established reputation as being sickeningly racist. People are PISSED. And with good reason. 

Logan Paul's ridiculously racist video from Japan has the internet pissed all over again.
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10 Fun Facts About Maneki Neko, The Fortune Cat

The fortune cat is a lucky talisman that is very popular in Japanese and Chinese cultures. You have probably seen it in the front window or near the cash register of some Asian shops or restaurants. These adorable cat figurines typically hold a gold coin or fish in one hand, while inviting customers and good fortune.  Here are ten facts about this cute lucky cat. 

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Japanese Artist Turns Stones Into Cute Animals You Can Hold In The Palm Of Your Hand

A Japanese artist who goes by the name of Stone Artist Akie is a name you should remember. 

She makes beautiful art out of small stones: "To me, stones are not simple materials or canvases for painting pictures on. Among all those numerous stones on a river bank, one stone, looking like an animal, catches my eye. When I find a stone, I feel that stone has found me too. Stones have their own intentions, and I consider my encounters with them as cues they give me it's OK to go ahead and paint what I see on them', she told ArtFido. 

Let's take a look at some of her incredible work. We had some hard time picking our favorite. 

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This Japanese Robot Travels For You And Transmits 2k Video

With the advancement of technology comes an increase in convenience, and this Japanese airline is promising to abolish one of the biggest inconveniences there are: travelling. For healthy, young people, sitting on an airplane for 10 hours is a slightly cramped adventure, but for people with illnesses, disabilities, or other circumstances that make travelling difficult, 10 hours on an airplane can be harrowing. Enter the Newme: a robot that can does the travelling for you. 

this japanese robot will travel for you and stream it in 2k video
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Amateur Footage Helps Us Understand Tsunamis More

December 26, 2004. The day of the worst tsunami in living memory that pummeled Indonesia and shocked the world. It was the first major tsunami that took place after mobile phones with cameras were created, and people around the world were able to witness the catastrophe through the shaky videos. But this footage was useful for more than that. Video footage helped scientists to understand tsunamis more. Here's how. 

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This Guy Makes Awesome Cardboard Weapons From Amazon Boxes (Ten GIFs)

Most of us don't think twice about re-using a leftover cardboard Amazon box, and usually chuck it straight in the recycling bin. But not this guy. He makes insanely cool cardboard weapons from cardboard Amazon boxes that are inspired from video games, with a hot glue gun and some scissors. And he is inspiring us. The fact that he's making these weapons - let alone out of cardboard - is mind blowing. If you're a bit of a nerd or just like clever things, check out his amazing creations below. 


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Neko-Sushi Is an Art Form That Involves Placing Dressed up Cats on Top of Rice

Neko-Sushi aka Sushi Cats is all the rage in Japan. People regularly pay for prints and postcards of these fabulous felines! Click here to find out more.

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This Dank Gru Meme Has Completely Taken Over Reddit

Move over minions and middle-aged moms on Facebook - the internet has a new favorite Despicable Me meme. This presentation from Gru has proved to be an incredibly versatile meme format, lending itself to topics from World War II to Star Wars. Here are some of our favorite examples of the viral exploitable. 

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Japan might be about 14 hours ahead of New York, but sometimes it feels like the whole country is light years ahead of the world.

Bathrooms at Tokyo Narita International Airport now come equipped with wipes for your smartphone because those things are disgusting and, man, you need to clean it. Why are we just doing this now?

via Carly Googles

The company that installed them, NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest telecommunications company, said the wipes will be available until March 15, at which point you’ll be forced to clean your phone on your own time and hopefully not get sick. After all, “cell phones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats” — a man in Uganda even contracted Ebola after stealing one, according to Live Science.

NTT Docomo also provided a handy how-to video for using Japanese toilets and information about the wipes, which also include helpful information, like WiFi passwords. Sanitary, informative, and efficient, these wipes are what 2017 are all about. 



via Toru Sanitary/Reuters

So remember, if someone asks how often you should clean your phone, respond “as often as possible” because you now have no excuse.

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H/T Huffington Post

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When you go to an amusement part, and you’re surrounded by thousands of sweaty strangers, what do you want? Turkey leg? Dippin’ dots? The opportunity to see those sweaty strangers half-naked and wrapped in towel.

If you answered number three. congratulations, you’ve won the opportunity to buy a ticket to Beppu City’s “Spamusement Park.”

Beppu City, Japan is home to numerous hot springs, gushing out over 130,000 tons from the ground a year. “It’s the second largest amount of water discharge in the world, and the largest in Japan,” according to Wikipedia. And now they’re looking to one up themselves.

via Reddit

No, not a spa for dogs, unfortunately. According to this video, Beppu City will construct an amusement park in the city, which combines the sweaty mess of the spa with the sweaty mess of the amusement park. As Beppu City Mayor Yasuhiro Nagano, if this video reaches 1 million views, they will begin the spamusment park initiative. The video now has over 2 million.

Imagine it: A roller coaster where you sit in a hot tub of water; a tea cups ride where you actually sit in a hot cup of water; a ferris wheel where you sit in a hot tub of water. Your steam dreams are about to come true.

japanese ice skating rink filled with dead fish closed after complaints
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Looks like that box of fish sticks in the back of your freezer is going to stay there.

Space World, a Japanese theme park, shutdown their ice skating rink attraction on Sunday, because as it turns out, most people don’t consider skating around dead fish to be a winter wonderland. The theme park froze 5,000 sea creatures into the floor of their skating rink, thinking that attendees would enjoy the challenge of navigating an ocean graveyard. Space World called it “Freezing Port.” We call it “A Nightmare.” 

Freezing Port received a slew of complaints from visitors and animal rights organizations. One Facebook user said, “You have no soul.” While another simply, and more practically, said, “This is the worst attraction educationally.” Apparently, only a select few found Space World's Facebook advertisements with captions that read “I am d... d... drowning, s ... s... suffocating” funny and not horrifying.

“We were shocked to hear the reaction as the ice skate rink was very popular since it opened two weeks ago,” Space World manager Toshimi Takeda told to CNN. “We had an unprecedented number of visitors.”

“We are sorry for the project and decided to close the rink.”

CNN added the park will “unfreeze the skate rink to remove the fish, hold an ‘appropriate religious service,’ and then reuse them as fertilizer.” Cool.

So there you have it. Theme park buys locally-sourced seafood, freezes it into their skating rink, and holds memorial service for the fish after learned that people don’t like ice skating on dead fish. Welcome to Monday morning on Planet Earth.

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parenting news forest After Six Days Lost in a Forest, a Missing Japanese Boy Has Been Found Alive
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Almost a week ago, Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was left on the side of the road near a "bear-infested" forest in Hokkaido, Japan. The search began after the missing boy dissapeared into the forest, thinking his parents had left him for good as punishment for throwing rocks at cars and visitors at a nearby park.  Miraculously, this little boy was found ALIVE and relatively unharmed after six nights alone in the forest. 


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Yamato managed to survive in the forest for so long after stumbling upon a hut used during training for the Japanese military. He did not have any food or heating but he did manage to keep warm by sleeping between two mattresses.  He also had access to clean water nearby.  For now, he's being kept for observation under a doctors orders but seems to be doing fine. This event has sparked debate over where normal parental punishment can cross the line into abuse with most people on social media condemning his parents for leaving him.