Posted by Ingrid Tsai

Warm-up and exercise with Machamp in new Pokémon-themed calisthenics video

Even if you don’t have four arms, folks of all ages and physiologies can break a sweat with Machamp!

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Yakuza leadership airs complaints about COVID-19’s effect on money gains and operations

Nothing to shed tears over, really.

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Tokyo woman, only person to win court case against Japan’s public broadcaster, told to pay up

Recent ruling overturns win in landmark case.

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What’s the difference between Hong Kong pineapple bun and Japanese melon bread?

P.K. Sanjun gets schooled on all that is good and carbs. 

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Japanese citizen injured in Paris acid attack, Ministry of Foreign Affairs posts note of caution

Our thoughts are with the affected individual.

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Home-hunting in Japan changes as people eye new communities in wake of COVID-19

How the search for a home sweet home is going through these uncertain times.

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Drink like an ox, eat like a horse! Five Japanese idiomatic phrases to celebrate Year of the Ox

From the relatable to the amoo-sing, there’re idioms for Japanese language learners of all skill levels.

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Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare reveals the five prefectures with highest divorce rates

Surprise: Tokyo isn’t even close to the top five.

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111-year-old Japanese confectionery company disappears forever due to COVID-19

Local Japanese candy stores get ready for a bittersweet goodbye.

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Soak in the art literally and figuratively at TeamLab’s and TikTok’s new collab sauna exhibit

Another thought-provoking, gorgeous exhibition from the beloved digital art collective.

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Nagasaki teens find missing elderly woman by simply striking up a conversation on the bus

In this case, chatting up a stranger was for a good cause

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Japanese politician posts photo of his dinner, netizens pity him over his depression meal

If the stomach is the way to someone’s heart, might as well get constituents by… making them sympathize over what you eat?

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Celebrate Spirited Away’s 20th birthday with themed, whimsically embroidered baseball jacket

Show good face with No Face.

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Vote on your favorite Detective Conan opening or ending as beloved franchise hits 1,000 episodes

Can you pick your favorite out of 115 songs?

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Embrace the literary and the historical with traditional Japanese artwork as your Zoom background

Gorgeous visuals from some of Japan’s most revered art pieces now available for download.

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Choosing one of the six Osomatsu-san brothers from Surugaya’s 2021 fukubukuro lucky bags【Pics】

What’s in store this time from these sextuplets?

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Mister Donut rolls out new collab sweets with Belgian chocolatier for Valentine’s season

Donut resist the urge to seduce your special someone with these delectable treats.

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AliExpress sets new standard for “creepy cute” with Pikacentipede plushie

Human Centipede, watch out. There’s a new challenger in town.

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Ring in the new year with papercraft tuna and plate of nigiri sushi from Sushi Zanmai

Despite the fact that we’re entering the Year of the Ox, might as well start off with some fish.

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Which Japanese city is gaining interest among families and renters? Hint: it’s not in Tokyo

A breakdown of search result data by one Japanese apartment hunting company reveals a big surprise.

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