Japanese eyeglasses are durable enough to withstand bouncing bar hostess butts, maker says【Video】

Tradition begun by actor Ken Watanabe continues.

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Japan has new sake Kit Kats produced by a 393-year-old Hyogo sake brewer

The latest collaboration between the chocolate snacks and the Japanese spirit is almost four centuries in the making and uses one of the highest classes of sake.

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Did Prime Minister Abe just make an entire protest disappear?

Shinzo Abe might have just pulled a total David Copperfield during an appearance in Akihabara.

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Chinese cabin attendant fired for accepting marriage proposal during flight【Video】

Romantic moment in the air results in bride-to-be getting her wings clipped.

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Rising Pokémon star Eevee gets her own official dance for the Project Eevee theme song 【Video】

Dance along with the adorable Pocket Monster, or stay in your seat and sing along with the equally cute lyrics.

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Hello Kitty’s hilariously meta YouTube debut is a hit with netizens, earns likes and subscribers

Sanrio’s star has turned to vlogging, and Japanese social media appreciates her blunt truths and eternal grade-schooler optimism.

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Japanese teen offers to catch purse snatcher for elderly woman, but is actually helping rob her

Police catch fake hero who didn’t even try to catch thief for 73-year-old victim.

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You could be living in this Osaka house that’s legally named after anime’s greatest assassin

Golgo 13 has spent his life putting bullets in people, and now you can put your life in him.

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Tokyo Olympics organizers offer to pay volunteers 125 yen 【US$1.13】 an hour, critics unimpressed

Will the equivalent of one vending machine drink an hour be enough to gather the 80,000 volunteers the event is seeking?

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Lawson chicken nuggets have a new mild curry flavor, packed in adorable Eevee boxes!

Project Eevee teams up with convenience store Lawson to provide cute Pokémon packaging for the chain’s newest tasty chicken offerings.

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McDonald’s Japan adds purple shakes to their menu, but they’re not grape-flavored

Grimace would approve of these eye-catching dessert drinks made with one of Japan’s favorite seasonal foods.

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Are Japan’s sexy anime illustration light novel covers going too far?

Twitter debate shows that one person’s eye candy is another’s visual garbage.

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Exclusive piping hot baumkuchen at Haneda Airport is the delicious treat all travelers must try

Remember to try out this soul warming, irresistible delicacy before you leave the airport.

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Furious itasha owner turns his anime car into a literally painful trap of spikes after trip to Daiso

Following vandalism of his beloved otaku ride, owner takes drastic measures to protect it from unwelcome hands.

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Lupin III anime attractions with original stories coming to Universal Studios Japan theme park

Brand-new caper for anime’s greatest thief is latest installment of Universal Cool Japan project.

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Nintendo’s Kyoto headquarters is back to normal after replacing N that blew away in typhoon

Nintendo just isn’t the Big N without its actual big N.

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Sony announces PlayStation Classic retro mini console【Video, photos】

A special present for the exact day of the PlayStation’s 24th birthday.

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Japanese Twitter users shocked to learn how much The Simpsons voice actors get paid

Who earns more, Homer Simpson or Evangelion’s Rei Ayanami?

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Japanese high school student turns heads with bold fashion choice at Harajuku

Tokyo is a magnet for the fashion-conscious crowd but none of them are as fashion-forward as 15-year-old Hikaru.

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Awesome Tokyo restaurant caps diners’ dinner price, and after that anything you order is free!

This Ikebukuro izakaya just gave us an 8,000-yen discount, and they’ll happily do the same for you.

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