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Via: ANNnewsCH
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A Japanese news website is reporting that this giant squid was filmed on December 24, by an underwater camera swimming near boat moorings.

It was reportedly about 13 feet long and 3 feet around. Some on Twitter have suggested that the species may be Architeuthis, a deep-ocean dwelling creature that can grow up to 43 feet.

History of The Day: Rare Photo of 'The World's Most Loyal Dog' Emerge
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A rare photo of Hachiko, the Japanese Akita dog know as the "World's Most Loyal Dog," has emerged 80 years after his death.

The story of Hachiko and his owner Uneo dates back to 1920's Tokyo, where it is said Hachiko would wait every day at the train station for Uneo to arrive back home from work.

This happened every day, until 1925 when Uneo unexpectedly died while at work.

Hachiko couldn't understand that his owner had died, so he stood watch at the train station for 10 years until his death in 1935.

Most photos of Hachiko (like the one above) only show him standing alone, but the new photo shows his surroundings.

The photo shows the dog blending in naturally at the station, and is totally different from other memorial and closeup photos.

When Hachiko is pictured alone, the environment around the dog is unclear. Almost all shots of the dog with people were taken as memorial photos.

The photo found recently was taken around 1934 by the late Isamu Yamamoto, a former bank employee who lived in the Sarugakucho district in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. That year, the first statue of the dog was erected in front of the station and Hachiko attracted public attention as a faithful dog.

Hachiko is a true icon, receiving tributes and statues across Japan.

Good boy, Hachiko. Good boy.

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cute cats image These Cats in Kimonos Are More Fabulous Than You
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Cats in Kimonos are apparently popular in Japan right now. These adorable kittens can be seen modeling their expertly styled traditional garb throughout the web. 


Via barai3.a-thera.jp 

I think it'll be easier for us all if we just start coming to terms now with the fact that we'll never look this good... ever. 

Via pets-eye.a-thera.jp

It's not our fault, these cats are just too fabulous. 

Via nekojimakeibu

Japanese Sea Slugs are adorable.
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We all know Japanese culture appreciates some cute things and it's found another one in a sea slug.

The jorunna parva, or adorable bunny slug of the sea, has been making the rounds of Japanese social media and setting a new standard for cuteness in slugs.



We admit, it's not a very high bar.

Just look at them:



Oh, and they are also absolutely tiny, growing to a maximum of 21 millimeters.



As we say, the lovely little things have been crawling their way across the international Twittersphere. Unfortunately, we don't read Japanese, but we can assume these admirers are big fans of the bunny slugs.











Go ahead and watch the adorable things in action.

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