Today is April 2. But let’s look back to yesterday and round up the best April Fool’s Days gags Japan had to offer.

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Such as...

The Dragon Ball Super vs. Pretty Cure Super Stars mash-up we’ve all been waiting for.

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Kagawa Prefecture, aka “Udon Prefecture,” is changing its name to Yadon (Slowpoke) Prefecture.

Vegetable flavored Fanta (green pepper, corn, burdock root, garlic, chili pepper).

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Photoshop you can drink.

A karaoke airplane flight from Jetstar.

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This doesn’t seem like a joke.

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But even in Japan, you’re not going to really see ham and melon cream soda flavored water.

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Grand Seiko Ninja.

Why type when you can write Japanese characters on your keyboard?

Final Fantasy Magnai XIV.

VR booze drinking.

The Tekken 7 DLC we’ve all been waiting for.

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“Fifteen.”

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So good.


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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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