Posted by Ingrid Tsai

Tour the Japanese imperial family residence through this special post-renovation feature【Video】

The complex in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, which serves as a home for Japan’s royalty, is almost three decades old.

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Which Studio Ghibli heroine is the most beloved of all time? Vote for your favorite here!

And here begins the fight of the stans.

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Muji releases a new boba tea kit and we taste test it at home【Taste test】

Why go out for boba when you can just make it at home?

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We try chain restaurant miso ramen in Paris and find a slice of home overseas【Pics】

Sometimes the most familiar things in life spring up in the most unexpected of places.

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Choux pastry mania: Mr. Sato tries Beard Papa’s new Japanese-style cream puffs 【Taste Test】

A summer delight from Japan’s iconic cream puff chain.

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Seven new Pokémon-themed manhole covers featuring Vulpix make their debut in Hokkaido this summer

Lots of Vulpix love in this batch!

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Exhibition on the 1,500 year-history of traditional Japanese women’s clothing to open in Shibuya

Stunning and bold, this exhibition is a rare treat for kimono lovers.

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Goodbye, Pepper? Softbank to immediately pause production of iconic robot

Have the curtains been drawn on what was once a promise of a high tech future?

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Behind the counter: what it’s like to work as All Nippon Airways ground staff【Video】

An exclusive sneak peek for the curious and airplane fans!

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In bid to recruit new talent Japanese government anime-fies its own agencies and ministries

If you can’t get them with higher wages or better work benefits, then it’s time to anime it up!

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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

Studio Ghibli debuts new loungewear collection inspired by its dynamic, beloved heroines

Be the heroine you wish to be—comfortable, relaxed, and milling about at home.

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Mr. Sato’s day made from this gacha capsule toy with a special surprise【Pics】

Sometimes it’s the small things that light up our day.

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Surprise in store for fans as beloved virtual pet franchise Tamagotchi approaches 25th birthday

What’s cracking this time?

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COVID-19 turnabout—pandemic in Japan unexpectedly revives, instead of exterminates, a dying art

Amidst the number of closed businesses and beleaguered industries, one has made a surprise comeback.

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Slacker Appreciation Day — The secret, unofficial Japanese holiday we all want but don’t have:

All thanks to one friendly robot cat from the future. 

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Anpan Roundup: Mr. Sato’s odyssey to gather all Daily Yamazaki red bean buns local to Tokyo【Pics】

Can Mr. Sato collect them all or will he wilt beneath the early summer sun trying?

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Retired sumo champion swaps loincloth for a baker’s apron and their bread wows us 【Taste Test】

More ways than one to get that bread.

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Studio Ghibli makes us hungry for new plate collection featuring iconic characters in mid-meal

Sorry Grandma. I’m not inheriting your fine china when I have these beautiful Studio Ghibli plates. 

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How to have a great meal at conveyer belt sushi chain Kura Sushi even if you hate raw fish

There’s something for everyone at one of the world’s most popular sushi chains.

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