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Starting in 1997, Japanese machine shop owner Hitoshi Takahashi started building this 17-ton robot. Two diesel engines allow the machine to walk at a brisk 2.5 MPH, which is just fast enough to walk straight into my mecha-loving heart.

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Alright, so file under "Weird Unintentionally Hilarious WIN." This is footage of Zoo workers and police in Ueno, Japan practicing in the emergency scenario of an animal escape.

Either that or it's footage of a live paper mache animal escaping a zoo in Ueno. Your choice.

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Japanese pro wrestling champ Kazuchika Okada made this entrance into the ring, effectively putting all other wrestlers to shame. We're only sad that Okada didn't go Final Fantasy on his opponent and take that sword into the ring.

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Turns out the default Windows XP wallpaper looks different in Japan.

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