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Saying “Pocky” found to make better smiles than other smile words like “cheese” and “spaghetti”

This 11 November, you can take your “cheese” and shove it.

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There’s a touching reason it took so long for samurai and ninja to show up in One Piece

Creator Eiichiro Oda wanted to incorporate Japanese elements sooner, but held himself back.

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How to make craft cola with all natural ingredients【SoraKitchen】

A recipe so easy you’ll never need to buy cola from the store again! 

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Photos of “everyday life” in the town next to Mt. Fuji look like a beautiful fantasy world

Fuji City’s “normal” views of Mt. Fuji would be lifelong memories for the rest of us.

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Lucky underpants for your face: New masks from auspicious Tokyo store offer pandemic protection

Mr Sato heads out to “Grannies’ Harajuku” to get his face in their underwear. 

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Put down the frying pan – You can make amazing pancakes with a sandwich maker, Japan learns【Pics】

Genius idea has the potential to get even better in the next batch.

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“Please don’t use our tubs for getting drunk” pleads Japanese maker of plastic wash tubs

The makers of Kerorin tubs, the yellow plastic tub used in Japanese bath houses, say they’re not meant for food or drinks.

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Pepsi Japan teases new limited-edition flavour with clever marketing

Eagle-eyed fans solve the mystery of the new Japan Cola before its official release.

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Town in Japan now protecting itself from bears with Monster Wolf robot【Video】

Hokkaido community considers creating an entire wolfpack of howling sentries with glowing red eyes.
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After 10 years of secrecy, anime song duo ClariS finally remove their masks and show their faces

Reveal comes 10 years to the day after group’s debut.

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One of manga/anime’s greatest love stories is the highlight of Norah Jones’ new music video【Vid】

Touching video for ”I’m Alive” stars the cast of Rumiko Takahashi’s Maison Ikkoku.

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Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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Japanese student teased for American pronunciation gets sweet revenge on classmates

Heartwarming tale of a boy who grew up to have the last laugh, and get rich off the experience as well.  

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Japanese theatres welcome Thomas the Tank Engine’s newest train, a Japanese shinkansen, in 2021

Spring 2021 heralds the Japanese theatrical release of a Thomas movie starring a Japanese bullet train!

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Tokyo temple holds funeral for personal seals in effort to reform outdated business practice【Vid】

Monk chants sutras in farewell to a business tool that doesn’t mesh with telecommuting.

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Student gets locked inside Japanese station after the last train

Trapped student sends out an SOS on Twitter when staff close the shutters on him during a toilet emergency.

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On sale now: Japanese sake giant creates gin from 80,000 recycled Budweisers

Because a beer is a terrible thing to waste.

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We tried a smartphone cooling fan from a 100 yen shop to see if it really works【Photos】

We know Japanese 100 yen stores have some amazing things, but just how amazing?

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Gundam face masks will help you stay safe when you have to be mobile during the pandemic【Photos】

Maybe if we all wore Char Custom masks, the pandemic would be over three times as quickly.

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Tokyo government provides coronavirus home recuperation sets with instant ramen, curry, and more

Comfort food care packages eliminate the need to go out for groceries or take-out during final stage of recovery.

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