And…Here We Go Again (Japan Rocks)

The JP Twitterverse went into a tizzy-fit when Twitterer panda_tamio uploaded a photo of a puppeh who looked like the Japanese “Frowny Face” emoticon.

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Here’s a partial listing of QTE-moticons:

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Your full “Kaomoji” primer is here.

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Snoopybabe Conquers The Intertubes

Meet Snoopybabe, everyone. Snoopybabe hails from Chengdu, China.

[Pause as CO Peeps gasp in amazement, then drop like bowling pins, klunk klunk klunk.]

You can start picking yourself up off the floor anytime you like. (Of course, there’s more here and here if you need another hit.)

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Tip of the cap to Andrew Y. : Photos from Mail Online.

Toebeans. Teddy Bears. Only In Japan. (Updated!)

Updated 2:50pm PT! – Headline’s all wrong! This is NOT merely A Japan Phenomenon. Just got this posted to the CO FB page:

“Hi there! We had some ‘Toe Bean’ action in Dublin, Ireland recently! Love you guys, been a huge fan of Caturdays & Bundays and lots of other days for like, ermagherd, like ages! Baroo to you!” -Neasa C.

Wow. That throws the whole Only In Japan theory right out the window. Must re-think entire concept.

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People, this can’t wait ’til Toesday. ‘Sides, that’s ‘Tocktober 1st. This just happens to be a case of TOEBEANS WITH TEDDY BEAR FACES ON ‘EM. Only in Japan.

Again.

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Photos from I Love Cat and RocketNews24.

We Bow Again To Japan (彼らは再びそれをやった)

[This post is about KITTEH and PUPPEH DONUTS. We suggest being seated when watching. That way you're closer to the ground when you PLOP over DED. Let's begin. -Ed]

Cuteporter Wendy M. sent this video to us. She found it on FreeKibbleKat.com*, (“Got this video from these lovely people. They deserve all the support they can get”) who found it on the We Heart Pets blog. Got that sequence straight? Right. Ready?

Naturally, there’s MORE Japanese QTE Craziness, like Kiiroitori Ice Cream….

Rilakkuma Ice Cream…

…and in the Non-Edible Department, we got your Kutsuwa Kawaii Pencil Cap Erasers WHAT.

[And your usual RocketNews24 fixation wasn't even involved in this post ~ *Snerk* -Ed]

[Here's Google Translate if you wanna run that header through. -Ed]

*Their slogan: “Every dog and cat deserves a decent dinner.” Best slogan ever.

We KNOW Who Started This Trend

Thanks to Cuteporter Andrew Y. who continuously has his finger on the pulse of Japan’s RocketNews24. We have this selection of cats.

In boxes.

(These first three look…familiar.)

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I Can Has Wiper?

Mei is DETERMINED to get her paws on THESE DREADED WIPERS! Japan FTW, once again!

Mei likes going to the gas station, too. She appreciates the full service! (Does Mei have her own book deal, too?)

Spotted on DP&F.

Hmmm..Ten Hour Flight From SFO To Chiba..

If you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba, Japan- don’t miss Interpets, an “International Fair for a Better Life with Pets.” It’s on now through the 25th. Check out 238 exhibitors in Halls 7 & 8 from 13 countries and regions!

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(Thanks to Moo for the forward.)

Here We Go Again

“I was at a department store in Japan when they had a special on Animal Chocolates and the chef was there demonstrating her skill. You can pick 5 animals for about $15. I took a picture of a display showing cats. Too cute to eat! Thought I’d submit the photos after seeing Cat Donuts.” -Cuteporter Katy G., Huntington Beach, CA.

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Is The 10:15 Running Late, Tama?

Japan is just piling on at this point.

“Please, please consider adding this to the Japan Cute Assault arsenal: Tama the cat saved the train line AND spawned a cat-themed train!” -Amy H.

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We featured Tama several years back. Tama is “Super Station Master and Operating Officer at Kishi Station in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.” From FB.

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Nuts, the plush Tama stuffies are out of stock. Maybe you’d like the book instead? (Of course there’s a book.)

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Did U Say Cat Donuts? Really?

Dear Diary: The month-long Japanese Cute Assault continues. On my knees. First it was these these marching critters. And the otters shaking hands. Next, the Pokemon Cars. Yesterday, I thought the Cat Marshmallows did me in. Then they hit me with the Hamster Ninja House. Finally gathered the strength to get out of bed and I immediately get whacked with…

Cat Donuts.

Design Taxi gets the blame thanks for this..apparently based on the TV series “One Nya Hup.”

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Quoting Gizmodiva: “The One Nya Hup inspired cat donuts will be released for purchase in mid-August 2013. They will sell for a limited period from August 15, at 109 ABENO SBY Shibuya 109, SBY SHIBUYA. Each one of these ‘pets’ will retail for 200 yen (approximately $2).”

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