Here’s a small Pikachu voice recognition toy that will look in your direction and babble “Pika Pika.” According to Takara Tomy’s YouTube description, everyone from small kids to foreigners can play with it. No word of an international release.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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