Lost at the nengajo lottery this year? Get a second chance by winning your way to onsen instead

People who didn’t win the official New Year’s greeting card lottery now have a new chance to win discounted or even free entry to certain hot springs.

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Sorry, Piplup. Starter Pokémon buddy or not, we’re still gonna eat you【Taste test】

At least there’s a small bit of mercy in the artistic design of these Pokémon sweets.

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A paradise for beer lovers — Yokohama combini has over 300 different kinds of beer for sale

The store is run by a man who “hardly used to drink at all.”

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Testing Amazon Japan’s best and worst Japanese demon costumes【Photos】

We get ready for Japan’s Setsubun celebration with the highs and lows of oni fashion.

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Japanese chocolate company sells Valentine’s Day school desks, tents, and more for nostalgia

Re-experience the full spectrum of high school Valentine’s Day emotions.

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For those who want it thick – Japanese vending machine allows you to choose drink thickness

It’s not just about personal preference, though.

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Haku is…Chihiro’s dead brother? Studio Ghibli fans blown away by Spirited Away theory

Now it all makes sense.

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Four train stations in Tokyo installed free groundwater pumps available 24-7

Well, there you go.

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Poll in Japan shows zero percent of students are aiming to work in goods distribution

Researchers link lack of aspirations to lack of exposure and knowledge about the field.

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Japanese survey asks exactly why people broke up with their partners

The first result makes a surprising amount of sense.

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An amazing icicle world waits just an hour and a half outside downtown Tokyo【Photos】

Annual event in Chichibu is worth getting out of the city and venturing into the cold for.

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70-year-old arrested after brawl with over 10 bikers

Age ain’t nothing but the number of people you can fight at once.

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Here’s what happens when you take medicine and supplements for baldness for two years straight

Our reporter shows before and after photos that are quite impressive!

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Major Japanese bread producer begins selling croissants and cakes made from silkworms

Insect foods are on a roll.

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How to make your kids hate video games using Animal Crossing

Japanese dad turns play into punishment.

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Two men hit by woman falling out of window… who was looking at another man who fell off rooftop

Luckily, everyone involved is expected to pull through.

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Snow in Japan turns vending machine into ice-cold gacha game

Pick a button, any button!

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New instant ramen from Acecook really puts the “carb” in “carbonara”

Two meals for the price of a really cheap one.

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This Shinjuku capsule hotel offers a capsule, a fancy bath, and a sauna for about 3,000 yen per night

For weary workers or budget travelers, it’s a great accommodation option!

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Suntory whiskey chocolates now exist in Japan thanks to aroma chocolatier

Whiskey aficionados are always happy to have distiller Suntory’s premium varieties in their glass, and now you can have them in your chocolate too.

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