All Stories by Jamie Koide

We try one Japanese shop’s special “penis” noodle bowl

Slurping noodles has never felt more wrong…

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Friendly volunteers help this cute porcupine fish out of a prickly situation

Marine wildlife volunteers cleverly fight garbage with garbage in order to successfully rescue this trapped porcupine fish.

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China’s Mini Girls might just be the world’s youngest idol group【Video】

These kindergarteners might be mini in stature, but not when it comes to talent!

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Sailor Moon Gashapon compacts and watches coming out this summer!

You’ll never be late to save the day again!

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Starbucks in Korea adds a new item to its menu: custard pudding!

This custard pudding looks so delicious it’ll almost make you regret that Japan only got seasonal sakura and apricot fraps.

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Short story from online forum gets rendered as a manga, has netizens in tears…

Some of the best short stories from Japanese online hangout 2Channel were recently turned into a manga by a very talented artist, with one tale in particular hitting netizens right in the heart.

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Talented Japanese sixth graders pull off mind-blowing jump-rope routine【Video】

It’s a performance that’s almost too cool for school!

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Tokyo and Osaka’s Sailor Moon Crystal Cafes to feature new Outer Senshi drinks and desserts!

For a short period starting next month, anime cafe Anion Station will be celebrating the new season of Sailor Moon Crystal with another round of drinks and desserts, this time in honor of Sailor Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto!

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This Chinese university student’s room is so messy, it made news headlines【Video】

Even if you’re not the most organized person, we bet your room has never looked this bad!

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Fashion brand Dsquared2 reveals new samurai armor-inspired line-up

These unique fall designs with an ancient Japanese flair were one of the highlights of the recent Milan RTW Fashion Show.

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New Doraemon Happy Meal toy in Japan becomes the latest pet craze【Pics】

The internet has gone gaga for these Doraemon-cosplaying felines.

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Can you solve the maze that has Japanese net users stumped?

Much like this other puzzle we previously posted, it’s actually harder figure out the smarter you are!

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You’ve never seen Tokyo’s nightscape quite like this【Photos】

These dark, yet beautiful images of Tokyo at night by Liam Wong are as stunning as they are surreal.

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Video of lazy egg Gudetama cleaning up goes viral on Twitter【Video】

Even Gudetama occasionally cleans up after himself, which is more than we can say about some of our roommates in the past.
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Japanese clothing retailer turns Starbucks mermaid into a mecha robot girl

Could this be the iconic mermaid’s ultimate form? Either way, these Starbucks parody t-shirts are worth checking out!

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Infographic shows how working culture differs across the globe

In the past we’ve written about office etiquette and office parties in Japan, but how are Japanese office manners or your own different from those in other countries?

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New pop-up cafe in Tokyo offers drinks with hands-on animation, art and design on the side

Next time you feel like taking a coffee break, why not head over to the NagaLatte Cafe in Harajuku, where you can try Snow Brand Milk’s newest beverage and experience what it’s like to work as a manga illustrator, animator, or other creative professional?

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Japanese Sherlock manga finally gets an English release

The wait is finally over for Sherlock fans who have been waiting over four years to get their hands on the Japanese manga adaptation of the popular British TV series.

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Tokyo cosplay studio to hold photography event just for dolls and figures this summer

For a single day in June, cosplay studio Haco Stadium will be welcoming dolls, instead of people, to partake in photo shoots at their Ikebukuro location.

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Psychological thriller from Spain, Magical Girl, finally released in Japan

What lengths would you go to get your hands on the perfect cosplay outfit?

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