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Scarecrows Outnumber People In This Dying Japanese Town

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

NAGORO, Japan (AP) — This village deep in the rugged mountains of southern Japan once was home to hundreds of families. Now, only 35 people remain, ...

NSFW: Japanese Sex Doll Doubles As Unique Drink Dispenser

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.18.2014 | Weird News

A realistic-looking sex doll that dispenses drink with a squeeze of its breasts is a titillating sight at Japanese bachelor parties. The drink-disp...

Music Group Wants Bikini Weddings With Fans

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weird News

Japanese pop music idols are usually forbidden by their managers to date or marry, lest they disappoint their fans. But one J-Pop band called the Happ...

Chair Hugs You When You're Lonely

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.04.2014 | Weird News

One hug used to take two people, but that's changed thanks to a Japanese company that has invented a chair that does the job. The so-called "tranqu...

Beast Jesus Reappears

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.03.2014 | Weird News

The infamous "Beast Jesus" is ba-a-a-ck, only this time it's in a Japanese pastry. Or so says a Twitter user in Japan known as @atahuta_, who said ...

Condom Cookbook Puts Sex Ed On Your Plate

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.25.2014 | Taste

Ummmmm.

11 Treats That Prove Japan Is Winning The Quirky Snack Food Game

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.26.2014 | Taste

Japan, keep doing you.

The Latest In Bizarre Fitness Equipment

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.21.2014 | Weird News

Everyone has at least one fitness device in their home that they don't use, like the Thigh Master and the Shake Weight. Are you ready for one more...

Floral-Print Bra For Men Fights 'Moobs'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.12.2014 | Weird News

Here's a truly titillating type of lingerie: a brassiere for men. Kaku Nishioka, owner of a Tokyo clothing store, has just started selling a guys-o...

SAY CHEESE: Japan's Most Famous 'Schoolgirl' Is A Man

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.18.2014 | Weird News

From the neck up, Hideaki Kobayashi is a middle-aged, bald man with a bushy mustache. From the neck down, this Japanese man could pass for a Japane...

Meet Ultraman, The Weird Japanese Superhero Promoting Hawaii Tourism

James Cave | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel

Apparently Japanese people aren’t visiting Hawaii like they used to. That's why Hawaii Tourism Japan is using the superhero Ultraman (Japan's Iron M...

These Commercials Will Make You Say 'What The.. ???'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.25.2014 | Weird News

The Japanese have a flare for making some of the best food, art, music and literature. But when it comes to their commercial making sensibilities, wel...

You Don't Get To Complain About Your Job Anymore

Posted 02.10.2014 | Weird News

Time to work off those carbs. When snow strikes, you've got to shovel it up. Maybe you dug your car our this morning. Maybe you salted your sidewa...

Japanese Kids' Show Features 'Penis Head' Puppet

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

Go ahead and laugh, it's not actually a penis on top of that Japanese puppet's head. But if you think it looks phallic, you're not alone. After all...

2013's Most Unusual Monsters

Lee Speigel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Weird News

Monsters popped up all over the place in 2013. They came out of oceans, lakes and forests around the world. And they didn't deliberately attempt t...

Stray Cat Crime Spree: 1 Year, 32 Burglaries, 120 Cats

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2013 | Weird News

He said he did it out of love for his "kitties." Mamoru Demizu, an unemployed Japanese man, is charged with 32 counts of breaking into numerous hom...

Robot Handjobs: The Future Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Weird News

The Second Law of Robotics is: A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings. Over the weekend, a virtual sex simulator debuted in Japan...

Now You Can Buy 'Wine Exclusively For Cats'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Weird News

Plain catnip isn't going to cut it anymore. Starting today, Japanese pet supply company B&H Lifes is selling "wine exclusively for cats," according...

Of Course Nic Cage Did This, But We Didn't Expect The Others

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.27.2013 | Celebrity

Okay, so lots of actors have tried the Japanese commercial thing out, but do you remember when Nicholas Cage, Keifer Sutherland, Arnold Schwarzenegger...

Kinky Japanese Product Makes Outrageous Claim

Posted 09.19.2013 | Weird News

Now you can exercise your face and look like a blow-up doll at the same time. Japan Trend Shop is a web retailer that sells -- among other things -...

8 WTF Gifs From Japan

Adam Pavley | Posted 08.14.2013 | Weird News

1. There are no words .... 2. A banana shooting superhero to save your day 3. This has got to be the weirdest race of all time 4. It's ...

Japanese School Eyeball Licking: Real Or Fake?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.08.2013 | Weird News

A reported outbreak of pinkeye among Japanese students who allegedly licked each other's eyeballs is a hoax, according to a reporter based in Japan. ...

Why Did A UFO Video From Japan Disappear?

Lee Speigel | Posted 08.05.2013 | Weird News

Images from a video are making the rounds, reportedly showing a large glowing UFO flying near a plane over Japan. But the lack of sufficient detailed ...

Don't Like Your Palm Reading? Change Your Palm!

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.16.2013 | Weird News

If you don't like your what your palm reader is telling you, maybe all you need is a new palm. An appointment Takaaki Matsuoka might be in your fu...

WATCH: World's Oldest Person Celebrates 116th Birthday

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.19.2013 | Weird News

The world's oldest person has 116 reasons to be happy today. Jiroeman Kimura, a Japanese citizen who was declared to be the world's oldest living p...