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Helpful Tips For Not Dying While Playing Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO can get you killed, and the Japanese government wants players to protect themselves from the worst-case scenario. When the game launched in Japan on Friday, the government’s National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) issued public safety tips to keep people from dying or getting into other trouble while playing the popular smartphone game.


This Japanese Trailer For Disney's Moana Has A Real Miyazaki-ness To It

Video: Hey, if you’re going to advertise an animated film in Japan, why not release footage reminiscent of its greatest anime director?


Japan's New Godzilla Movie Has Another Solemn, Stunning Trailer

Video: Shin Godzilla is just about to premiere in Japan, and so it’s time for a new trailer. Just like the first, it’s solemn, but jam-packed with a) concerned Japanese people, and b) the King of Kaiju shrugging off some pretty hefty resistance like it’s no big deal.


Pokemon GO Partnership With McDonald's Begins Tomorrow In Japan: Report

Pokemon GO — the game that’s sent Nintendo’s value soaring past Sony — is finally launching in Japan tomorrow, according to a new report from TechCrunch. And as Gizmodo first reported and TechCrunch now confirms as well, it’s also where Niantic will debut “sponsored locations”, starting with McDonald’s.


What A Radioactive Town Looks Like Five Years After The Humans Left

Image Cache: Since March 2011, a 50km radius around the ruined Fukushima Daiichi reactor has been a designated exclusion zone, unsafe to travel. Over 100,000 evacuees left in a hurry and left behind a snapshot of what life looked like in the moments just before they fled. A brave soul recently snuck in to photograph the apocalyptic scene today.


This Is The Last Thing Japan's Lost Black Hole Satellite Saw Before It Died

Earlier this year, Japan launched a groundbreaking black-hole-monitoring satellite — only to lose control of it almost immediately under strange circumstances. Now, we finally can see what Hitomi did right before it died.


More Proof That The Original Ghostbusters Theme Song Is Untouchable

Video: It is delightful even when it’s a cover/parody done by four Japanese comics. I would listen to this a thousand times over that Fall Out Boy disaster they released last week.


Embrace Your Inner Crazy Cat Person With This Kitty-Carrying Hoodie

Inspired by marsupials like kangaroos, Unihabitat’s new Summer Mewgaroo Hoodie comes with an oversized pocket on the front and dangling pom-poms for entertaining a kitty. It’s sure to take you one dangerous step closer to becoming the crazy cat person you’re always mocking.


There Are Official Evangelion Dumbbells And Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Do you like Evangelion? Do you like working out? Do you live in Japan? If you answered yes to all these questions, I’m pretty sure you still won’t want these utterly ridiculous, yet totally real Evangelion-branded dumbbells.


A Peek Inside Toshiba's 1950's-Era Todai Automatic Computer

The Toshiba Science Museum in Tokyo doesn’t just house a bunch of fun activities to bring out your inner science nerd, it also features some of the oldest computers in the world — like the Todai Automatic Computer (TAC).

Developed by the University of Tokyko and Toshiba co-founder Hideo Yamashita from 1951-1958, the cathode-ray tube storage device which features 7,000 vacuum tubes and 3,000 diodes. Scroll down for a closer look of how the TAC looks today.


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