Japan

Hot spring hit by manga thief continues to be awesome with wonderful thank-you gifts to donors

A touching, and delicious, gesture to show appreciation to everyone who sent in manga donations.

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First look at Keanu Reeves’ Japanese dub in Cyberpunk 2077 trailer【Video】

Come for Keanu’s deep-voiced dub, stay for the localisation lesson. 

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7-Eleven Japan’s “Paper Tiger” sandwich sparks online controversy over deceptive packaging

Attempted explanation gets called “lame excuse.”

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The truth of Burger King Japan’s “Fake Burger” is even weirder than we’d expected

And the combo sets are stranger still.

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Hayao Miyazaki sketches cute characters for new signboard at the Ghibli Museum【Video】

Japanese anime legend shows off his art skills at the Straw Hat Cafe.

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Mr. Sato visits Gacha Gacha no Mori: The capsule toy store for adult women

And learns a little about the joys of womanhood.

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Cup Noodle instant ramen adds disturbingly named new topping: “almost squid!”

Following the roaring success of “mystery meat,” Cup Noodle turns its vague focus o the sea.

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Become a bear and ‘hibernate’ in the woods with this private hammock tent

Who says hammocks have to be restricted to summer time fun?

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New program lets you telecommute from the foothills of Mt. Fuji and see the beauty of rural Japan

This program takes the whole remote working thing to a whole new level.

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Japanese stores stock stylish PlayStation home decor including lights, controller mugs and clocks

Turn your room into a Sony shrine with cute button-shaped lights and all manner of controller-shaped appliances!

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Japan’s Prime Minister says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at the 2016 Olympics

Shinzo Abe had to be talked into the biggest crowd-pleasing moment of the Rio de Janeiro closing ceremony.

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Japan considering no-quarantine 72-hour entry starting soon for business travelers

Travelers, and their countries, have to meet certain conditions.

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World-first confirmation that masks can protect you from coronavirus【Video】

Japanese researchers use mannequin heads to prove that face coverings really do work against COVID-19.

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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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