Australia

Tokyo Olympics loses first participant as Canada withdraws from Games over coronavirus concerns

Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams won’t be heading to Japan this summer, and one other nation is already following suit.

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Australian politician calls for immediate review of all anime due to depictions of “child abuse”

“They contain depictions of wide-eyed children, usually in school uniforms, engaged in explicit sexual activities and poses, and often being sexually abused.”

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Top ten sweets and snacks you’d eat at a Japanese grandmother’s house

Obaachan knows best, especially when it comes to popular Japanese snacks that have stood the test of time. 

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You can help Australia’s koalas by eating some of Japan’s favorite chocolate treats!

Lotte, makers of the popular Koalas’s March snack, have been helping out koalas for over two decades now. 

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Japan exits Rugby World Cup, captain Michael Leitch wins with his +64 Cafe in Tokyo

Japanese fans visit the rugby player’s cafe in team jerseys for “the best breakfast in Tokyo“.

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Japanese man proposes to girlfriend with huge flash mob in a shopping mall 【Video】

The very public display of affection brings shocked girlfriend to tears.

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Keisuke Honda apologises for English mistake at press conference 【Video】

The Japanese soccer star shows how a tiny error in grammar and pronunciation can become an embarrassing moment for English learners.

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Naomi Osaka shuts down reporter who asked her to speak in Japanese following Australian Open win

People in Japan slam the reporter’s request and rush to the tennis pro’s defence.
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Survey reveals that Australian people trust Japan and Prime Minister Abe to act responsibly

Japan and Prime Minister Abe make it to the list as the second most trustworthy country and leader in the world in Australians’ minds.

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Beautiful Taiwanese Go player hailed as a once-in-a-thousand-year beauty by Japanese fans 【Pics】

This talented young lady is more than just a pretty face.

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These delicate sake glasses decorated with ukiyo-e style cat art are simply delightful

Let adorable traditional ukiyo-e cat art add to your drinking pleasure! 

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“Ordinary” foreigner tries to become famous in Japan in new documentary

A “really ordinary person from Australia” attempts to become famous in Japan and is making a film about it.

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Comedy team tackles Naruto tropes to great effect【Video】

Chances are you’ve never seen Naruto like this: live-action and totally in your face!

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Fan artist’s plus-size Disney Princesses (and villain) are practically perfect in every way【Pics】

If you liked these women before now there’s even more of them to love.

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No Mario’s Sky fan game combines summer’s biggest release with Mario gameplay, but for how long?

Planet-hopping platformer’s infinite levels likely to disappear from the Internet very soon.

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Restaurant turns Pikachu and other starter Pokémon into adorable Pokéburgers! 【Photos】

These Pocket Monsters look good enough to literally eat.

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Pokéball Aimer 3-D printed iPhone case makes news among Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan

With data for making the 3-D case available online, now everyone can get a little help with making the perfect throw.

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As mobile game Pokémon GO launches, players keep finding Magikarp in crazy locations 【Photos】

The pitifully weak Pokémon has been showing up in some embarrassing places, including one that shows a preference for a rival company’s video games.

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Totoro runs, does aerobics, and holds an impressive yoga pose in series of cute illustrated GIFs

The rotund character from Studio Ghibli inspires us all with his adorable “Totorobics” workout.

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GPS tracks cats all night, Japanese internet shocked by the results: “Do cats fly or something?”

If you’ve never seen how far cats stray from home at night, then prepare to be just as shocked.

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