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Another day, another internet animal celebrity, and this time, it's Maru, the Shiba Inu. Similar to other happy dogs, this 7-year-old loves long walks on the beach and playing with his toys, but hates thunderstorms as well as fireworks. However, what sets Maru apart from the others is his big smile, especially on bike rides through the flower fields. Continue reading for more pictures.

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The weekend is finally upon us and what better way to start it off than with some ridiculous gadgets, which we've featured before, that actually all serve a function. One thing you may not have known is that this is actually a fad / movement called "Chindogu". Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Japanese samurai showing off his soccer skills in Brazil for the World Cup.

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Are you a foodie willing to travel around the world just to try something unique? Japan should probably be next on your list, even if you've visited many times before, as there are just too many things to try, such as the $43 milk, $66 Kobe beef steak pizza, $100 fugu, and more. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a funny dog versus a leaf blower.

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Summer is just about here for some of us and what better way to chill out than in your own secret home in the woods? This amazing structure, located in a Japanese forest, features a lounge room, a library and more than enough places to just sit around taking in all the beautiful views of nature. Continue reading for five more extremely unique homes you'll only find in Japan.

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Graduation is usually a time for celebration with cap, gown, and all, but Kanazawa College of Art in Japan might have taken things too far. Simply put, graduating students may choose to wear whatever they want to the ceremony, and do they ever. This annual event has become such a hit that many television stations, photojournalists and reporters show up to cover the festivities. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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You don't have to stay up all night and / or go deep in the forest to spot owls anymore, simply head on over to an Owl Cafe in Japan. Kotaku says that there are currently there are many scattered around the city, "like Fukurou Sabou ("Owl Teahouse") in Tokyo, Owl Family in Osaka, and Crew, another owl cafe in Osaka, among others." Activities include munching on owl-themed snacks to actually holding the animals while enjoying a cup of coffee. Continue reading for two videos and more pictures.

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Power Japan Plus recently unveiled "Ryden," a dual carbon battery that can be charged 20-times quicker than a standard lithium-ion cell. In addition to being cheap to manufacture, safe, and environmentally friendly, they could be ideal for improving the range and charging times of electric cars. A Nissan Leaf can be charged in a mere 12-minutes instead of 4-hours, and a zippy 42-minutes for a top of the line Tesla Model S with the 85 kWh battery. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sleeping in all day, everyday, won't win you any awards in the real world, but if you're Shironeko the cat, it's an entirely different story. Shironeko (means "white cat" in Japanese) is known as the 'zen master cat' for his ability to be absolutely content with any location for sleeping 24/7. His owner constantly balances things on his head or gives him weird hats to wear just to prove it's not a fluke. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what Disney's Frozen would be like as a horror movie.

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As bizarre as that may sound, it's exactly what one teenager from Japan did to gain internet stardom, though probably not in a good way. In the first video, you'll see YouTube user tokiofn tries out a G18 toothbrush gun prototype and is thoroughly pleased with his invention but struggles to get a good-quality clean. Not satisfied with the experience, tokiofun upgrades to the bigger SCAR-L toothbrush gun in the second video. Continue reading to watch both.

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Photographer Reginald Van de Velde didn't go to Japan for the normal tourist attractions, but rather for the sole purpose of exploring its abandoned theme parks. According to Velde, "The Land of the Rising Sun is cramped with derelict goodies, and they're on a scale you've never seen before." Above, we have a picture of a roller coaster from the Disneyland-inspired Nara Dreamland. Continue reading for more.

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