9+3=12? Nope, that’s wrong, says Japanese kid’s elementary school, thanks to “cherry calculation”

Stupidly rigid rules dangle down to infuriate older brother.

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Female fast food worker in Japan has awesome response to male customers who called her ugly

After being called a “four,” she decided to kill her enemies with kindness…and potatoes.

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Cute Japanese model dons fluffy Eevee costume, catches fans’ hearts without a single Poké Ball

What do you get when you combine a beloved celebrity with a beloved Pokémon? Adoring fans of both!

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Edo-Period Japanese book depicts U.S. history in hilariously awesome illustrations

It may not be historically accurate, but it’s one-hundred percent real!

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Man in charge of cybersecurity for 2020 Olympics has never touched a computer

In other words, now’s probably a good time to get all that valuable data onto removable physical media.

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The mystery of live-action Pokémon movie Pikachu’s freaky-sounding German voice【Video】

A strange caper is afoot as Germany’s Detective Pikachu is heard sounding nothing like the Pokémon species is supposed to.

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Viral net artist responsible for realistic Pokémon hired for Detective Pikachu designs【Pictures】

We thought we’d seen that Charizard somewhere before…

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Drink your tea in style with the new Zaku mobile suit-shaped heavy iron teapot

Not a fan of floral teapots? Well then, this is for you.

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This ISN’T what a US$100 Tokyo sushi lunch looks like. It’s what a US$200 one looks like!

An ordering mistake sends SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato soaring into the bliss of his most rarified lunch ever as he learns there’s one sushi restaurant where not all omakase are the same.

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Author breaks down economics of anime, tells us exactly what Sailor Moon’s house is worth

How much are these classic anime families earning to afford their family households?

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Japanese man gets arrested for stealing 30 yen (US 27 cents) from Shinto shrine’s collection box

Sometimes it’s not how much you steal, but where you steal it from that really gets you in trouble.

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Can one man blow 10,000 yen at Tokyo’s cheapest Italian restaurant? The human otter finds out

Is one man plus 80 mussels a recipe for disaster, or just a really good dinner?

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Cats in Japan say “nyao,” except for this one that says “ololiloliloliloliloliiiloli”【Video】

Kitty freaks out the Internet by appearing to speak, possibly perform black magic.

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Japan’s Best Slide Girls: Japanese poll ranks anime’s best lovelorn heroines, gives us hope too                

Just because they didn’t land the protagonist’s affections doesn’t mean they aren’t beloved by fans.

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35-year-old otaku throws US$17,700 wedding ceremony in Tokyo so he can marry his 2-D crush

Over three dozen guests attend ceremony and reception where groom and Hatsune Miku drink wedding toast, cut cake, and exchange rings.

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Take a tour of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant seven years after the disaster 【Video】

TEPCO seeks to redeem its reputation with the public by offering virtual tours of the site in Japanese and English.

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Brand new Pikachu donuts pulled from market for being too uncute to live【Photos】

It’s hard to make Pikachu look anything less than adorable, but Mister Donut has found a way…several ways, in fact.

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We get a ton of Starbucks goodies brought to our doorstep for a delivery cost of just 110 yen

For a paltry sum, you can now have Uber Eats deliver delicious Starbucks beverages and snacks right into your hands.

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See yourself in these cool Cowboy Bebop shoes, space cowboy

One of the most stylish anime in history inspires a set of stylish kicks.

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Yes, believe your eyes: That is indeed a five-story building floating down a Chinese river

And yet in some ways it’s not at all what it seems.

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