Cites increasing number of child abuse cases as reason parents need to be reined in. Japan is, for the most part, a pretty non-violent society. It’s rare… Read more "Japan’s prime minister wants to make it illegal for parents to hit kids when disciplining them"
Photo of creator Hideaki Anno’s personal script is a sign that the long-awaited film is finally moving towards completion. This week, something very special happened in Japan.… Read more "New Evangelion anime movie’s voice recording officially starts, fans remain patiently ecstatic"
You too can be a hunter like Gon and Killua by enrolling in the Hunter exam escape game! Yoshihiro Togashi’s oft-delayed manga masterpiece Hunter x Hunter is… Read more "New Hunter x Hunter escape room has you take the Hunter exam, snack on anime-tastic food"
One of the city’s best art museums just got better with a special springtime sakura upgrade. Right off the bat, we should reiterate that you really, really… Read more "Amazing new Tokyo art exhibit lets you create cherry blossoms just by touching light【Video】"
Hanami season began today in the capital, giving us a better idea of when to expect the glorious full bloom period. Media outlets around the country went… Read more "Sakura report 2019: Cherry blossom season officially declared in Tokyo!"
Taste Japan’s esteemed matcha tradition in this new limited-edition collection. Mister Donut is famous for being Japan’s most popular doughnut chain, and it’s easy to see why,… Read more "Mister Donut releases new matcha doughnuts with Kyoto green tea specialists Gion Tsujiri"
Magical powers, time travel offered as possible explanation by shocked commenters. Since he lives with his family, Japanese Twitter user @WAKYA_FD3S is used to there being other… Read more "Japanese family wakes up to find complete stranger sleeping in his underwear in their living room"
“Anti-luxurious, anti-cheap” hotel offers stylish, comfortable homes-away-from-homes in the heart of Japan’s capital. Though Japan is world-famous for its hospitality, for many travelers, staying at a luxurious… Read more "Tokyo’s Muji Hotel now taking reservations, ready to provide lifestyle-brand comfort to travelers"
This is why you should never use automated translation software in a professional setting. When it comes to translating between Japanese and English, it seems like kanji… Read more "Japanese Twitter users make Osaka Metro’s English translation mistakes into running joke, memes"
Understandable anger, illegal reaction. At roughly 6 o’clock on Tuesday evening, a 43-year-old truck driver in Japan’s Mie Prefecture was making a pit stop of a non-vehicular… Read more "Japanese truck driver arrested for slapping young boy in the face after wet toilet paper prank"
Next time you dismantle a car with punches and kicks, do it in one of these neat champion edition shirts. It’s hard to believe that its been… Read more "Here comes a new T-Shirt! Uniqlo Street Fighter II and V shirts"
Crafty designers create an endless loop of origami-style fun out of what looks like a simple sheet of paper. Just like every consumer electronics/software company, Nintendo wants… Read more "Nintendo has made maybe the coolest video game pamphlet ever for Yoshi’s Crafted World【Video】"
These look so cool, we wonder why there isn’t a crossover anime like this yet. We often see characters in the anime world wearing the same clothes… Read more "Artist blows our minds by swapping clothing between Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball characters"
”I was startled by the size of Godzilla’s thighs,” says Olympic coach as team officially adopts Godzilla Japan nickname. One quirk of sports in Japan is that… Read more "Godzilla appears at press conference in Japan to announce partnership with national judo team"
Cherry blossom season has officially arrived in Japan! Temperatures rose above 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) in Tokyo today, making it the warmest day of the… Read more "Sakura report 2019: First cherry blossoms begin to bloom in Tokyo"
In 1935, the tomb of Jesus Christ was allegedly discovered in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan. Although no local residents actually believes the Messiah rests in their community,… Read more "Keeping the Faith: Christ’s Tomb in Aomori and Japanese Religion"
I learned by chance of Christ’s Grave in the village of Shingō, Aomori Prefecture. As I drove westward along Route 454 from Hachinohe to Lake Towada the… Read more "Keeping the Faith: Christ’s Tomb in Aomori and Japanese Religion"
Plus a Mt Fuji notebook and two adorable plush “bear-istas” dressed in kimono. As the hanami cherry blossom season approaches every spring, we look forward to seeing… Read more "Starbucks Japan adds new sakura cherry blossom items to its You Are Here Collection"
Idol group’s newest song is its 36th million-seller in a row, but a recent change may mean it’s leaving a ton of money on the table. Last… Read more "New single moves AKB48 to second place on all-time Japanese CD sales list, but is it enough?"
Vietnamese nationals accused of swiping thousands of cosmetic items and medicines. Japan’s Fukuoka District Court has begun the trial of a 30-year-old Vietnamese woman who originally came… Read more "Foreign technical trainees accused of shoplifting 12.58 million yen of drugstore goods in Japan"