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This Japanese Grandmother Has Completely Won Us Over With Her Wacky Self-Portraits

Earlier this week, Bored Panda shared the story of Kimiko Nishimoto, an 89 year old woman with a penchant for taking some seriously incredible self-portraits. The Japanese grandmother is relatively new to photography (she's been practicing for 17 years) but as you can see, she definitely has a knack for the art. Nishimoto's lively and humorous work is so popular that electronics giant Epson will be exhibiting her work in Tokyo. We won't be able to make it to Japan for the big show, so this collection of quirky "selfies" will have to do.

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This fedora-clad cat on a skateboard is cooler than we'll ever be. 

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Trump Dumps Fish Food In Koi Pond, Becomes An Instant Meme

Donald Trump is currently on a 12 day trip to Japan, and the first leg has already spawned a number of memes. While visiting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the President took part in a koi feeding ceremony at Akasaka palace in Tokyo. A photo of the feeding went viral, depicting Donald Trump pouring the contents of a traditional fish food box into the pond. Later, more photos were released of the President showing more restraint. 

The first photo was shown to be a sign of disrespect, which FOX claimed was more fake news. Fake news or not, the image has inspired quite a few amusing memes, some even featuring everyone's favorite ingredient sprinkler - Salt Bae

So who did it better? If you think these Donald memes are good, this collection of the best Trump memes will definitely be right up your alley. Whatever you think about the ceremony and how it went down, no one can deny the great moments provided by Trump and his family. Just take a look at some of Melania's best "original" quotes and decide which Trump takes the cake. 

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Faint-Hearted Beware... of the Extremely Erotic 'Virgin Killing Sweater'

Alright, so this one hails from the wild world of Japan and is currently exploding all over the internet on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. 

The 'Virgin Killing Sweater', as its name implies is a sweater that doesn't leave much to the imagination. This fabled garment is full-length dress-sweater(?) that shows both front and back cleavage and it looks like something that comes straight out of a female character's wardrobe in an MMO 

Just a heads up...

This One is NSFW



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Pokémon Sun and Moon Is Finally Out, and Fans Are Already Confirming That Slowpoke Tails are Still Tasty

This whole Slowpoke tails being delicious thing has been around since Gold and Silver, and Japan went as far as selling tail plushies for the die-hard fans out there. Well, reports are rolling in via Twitter and it looks like the infamous delicacy has retained its taste in the newest version.

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Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, this is really a "music group" made up of women's bodies and dog's heads. It's colorful, bizarre, and just so totally Japan.

If you want to see how the music video was made, click here.

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Call off Halloween in Japan, Cause This Famicom Costume Already Won

This is genius. The dad from the widely viewed YouTube channel, RuiRei created a Famicom console costume to wear with his two sons. Naturally, the sons love playing the Famicom:

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The device is named, Mini-Famicon an dcomes out November 10th, and here's the games that'll be available for it at this point:

Donkey Kong
Mario Bros.
Pac-Man
Excitebike
Balloon Fight
Ice Climber
Galaga
Yie Ar Kung-Fu
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Atlantis no Nazo
Gradius
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Solomon’s Key
Metroid
Castlevania
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Tsuppari Ozumo
Super Mario Bros. 3
Ninja Gaiden
Mega Man 2
River City Ransom
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Super Contra
Final Fantasy III
Dr. Mario
Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke daiundoukai
Mario Open Golf
Super Mario USA (the US version of Super Mario Bros. 2)
Kirby’s Adventure

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Pokémon GO just dropped in Japan, and it doesn't get much more creative, in terms of trying to level up quickly as possible, than this!

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Vacuuming Harmonicas, Best Idea to Ever Come out of Japan?

People in Japan have started vacuuming harmonicas, and for good reason. It sounds delightful. You may think we're over selling this but just watch these videos to hear the hilarious "ta-da!" sound that comes from this combination and you'll wonder why people didn't start doing this sooner.

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We'll let some of these pics of the glorious Pokéstockpile inside do the talking...


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Niantic set out to break down the barrier between purely handheld Pokemon gaming, and actually being able to train and battle, and capture Pokemon IRL, with their real world gaming platform Pokemon GO.

If these three images are any indication of what we might be able to expect from Pokemon GO and the platforms unique mobile location tech. / augmented reality gaming effectiveness; well then we are in for a mighty fine treat, indeed. 

Just like the game players can only catch certain wild Pokemon in certain native environments. You're not about to find a Wailord straight chillin' in a sandbox at your nearest park. And much like how the game works, you'll have to get those steps in to hatch any eggs you acquire.

I just can't wait for the battles to start up. Come at me bro. An early user field test hits Japan soon and there's no release date, so realistically it's probably time to cruise over there.

And just in case your juices were't already flowing, here is some footage from the SXSW Gaming Panel to give you a better look at Pokemon GO in action.