Japan Supreme Court rules it’s constitutional to require married men and women have same surname

For the second time in less than a decade, Supreme Court says Mr. and Mrs. must match.

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One of Tokyo’s best hot spring complexes is closing for good

Odaiba Oedo Onsen Monogatari’s tale will soon come to a tearful conclusion.

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FFXV director Hajime Tabata talks leaving Square Enix to make the first Paralympic game【Interview】

Tabata and JP Games hope to make the world a brighter place, one game at a time.

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What happens when our reporters show up to work dressed like their fathers?

What could go wrong if we give our reporters free access to their dads’ closets?

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Starbucks releases 47 new Frappuccinos in Japan, one for every prefecture

Coffeehouse chain celebrates its 25th anniversary with an epic homage to local ingredients.

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Latest design for gorgeous stylized Japanese Coca-Cola cans spotlights Tohoku festivals

You’ll want to grab this pretty commemorative Coke can if you’re in northern Japan.

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Cardboard cosplayer makes amazing costumes of famous anime mecha…and star of Lethal Weapon?!?

One unusual medium for two very different characters.

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Let’s eat some official Evangelion emergency rations!【Taste test】

Ever wonder what Tokyo-3 does for dinner when they have to evacuate for an Eva-versus-Angel fight?

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“Raw Pepsi,” the most refreshing flavor ever, is out in Japan, but how does it taste?【Taste test】

The Japan-exclusive Pepsi Nama sets itself part from normal Pepsi in a big way.

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Yamagata kids on way to school accidentally say “good morning” to wild bear

Bear was reportedly very rude.

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Please drink alone in your room and don’t have sex, Tokyo Olympics tells athletes

Organizers don’t want people getting randy or rowdy in the Olympic Village.

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Tokyo’s Taiwan Ramen Pizza beats us into blissful submission with its powerful flavor【Taste test】

We might need some time to recover from this one.

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The most expensive natto in Japan – Eating the “black diamonds” of Tanba Kuro【Taste test】

These Akita beauties will bust our food budget, but can they win our heart?

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Mr. Sato takes on this mega bowl of hiyashi chuka and possibly snubs his boss in the process

When the summer heat decreases your appetite, there’s nothing like a giant bowl of chilled noodles to bring it back.

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Curry Land: A Mecca in Tokyo for Japanese curry fans

A unique store filled with curries from around the country, featuring unusual local ingredients.

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Grab the tissues: Preteens and teens pick the anime that makes them cry the most

Japanese youth between the ages of 10-19 shed light on which series make them shed the most tears.

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“Conbini warp” an increasing traffic problem for businesses and authorities across Japan

Warping is best left to the Mario Bros.

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Can you handle the heat? Japan’s one and only Curry College now enrolling new students

If you’re not good with spice, be sure to bring a gallon of milk with you to class. Read More

Mister Donut’s new Mugyutto Donuts are totally mugyutto, but are they really donuts?【Taste test】

A funny name for a funny donut…but these are really tasty!

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Add some wabisabi to your rooms with Japanese rock garden multicovers

Zen on the floor, Zen on the couch, and even Zen on the porch.

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