Japan’s prime minister wants to make it illegal for parents to hit kids when disciplining them

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"

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Japanese family wakes up to find complete stranger sleeping in his underwear in their living room

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"

Tokyo’s Muji Hotel now taking reservations, ready to provide lifestyle-brand comfort to travelers

“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"

Nintendo has made maybe the coolest video game pamphlet ever for Yoshi’s Crafted World【Video】

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】"

Foreign technical trainees accused of shoplifting 12.58 million yen of drugstore goods in Japan

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"