Japan

New Disney anime series focuses on beautiful boys living in villain-inspired magical dormitories

In a twist fans might have seen coming, Twisted Wonderland is getting a Disney Plus anime adaptation.

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Yoga teacher and students meditating on paddle boards swept into the ocean, rescued by canoer

Netizens were unanimous in thinking “yoga on the ocean” was a bad idea.

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Japanese airline introduces one-month all-you-can-fly pass for under US$200

The word houdai always gets people excited, but this time it’s on a whole other level.

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TeamLab collaborates with vegan ramen shop, creates the most photogenic noodle spot in Tokyo

Need some stunning digital art with your plant-based vegan ramen? We’ve got just the place for you!

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Crazy expensive “phantom beef” instant curry — Dream come true or edible nightmare?【Taste test】

You could eat restaurant curry multiple times for the price of this single-serving vacuum pack.

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Hilariously low-quality Attack on Titan Levi figures lead fans to start petition for replacements

Look what they did to fans’ best boy.

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Great deals of Kanagawa lead to the Italian senbero from Shokuhinkan Aoba【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Nothing says “authentic Italian cuisine” like toaster oven pizzas.

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Super Mario and Pikachu join forces for new parade at Universal Studios Japan

With characters from Super Mario, Pokémon, Sanrio, and Sesame Street, it’s like the Smash Bros. of theme park parades.

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Japan’s BPO media watchdog organization responds to complaints about Demon Slayer

Some viewers were upset over content shown on TV during prime time.

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Our natto maniac verifies the legitimacy of fermented soybean-flavored potato chips【Taste test】

Are these chips enough to satisfy a true natto fan?

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Survey picks Japan’s most attractive prefectures – Familiar spots at top and bottom of rankings

Prefectures at the bottom might not be as bad as the numbers make them seem, though.

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U.S. college student learns the hard way to get your Japanese kanji tattoo checked by an expert

Innocent idea doesn’t go anywhere close to how she expected.

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COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan, doctors puzzled why

Some perplexingly good news for once.

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Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth in a can: the hottest drink of the season?

Well, this turned out to be completely different to what we were expecting. 

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Mr. Sato enjoys the good Life and loads up on food to get loaded with【Japan’s Best Home Senbero】

Our writers get a new lease on Life.

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On Halloween, turn any character into a wounded zombie version with these few simple steps【Pics】

Our reporter shares her pro tips for applying wound makeup for her masked, zombie version of fan-favorite Harley Quinn this year.

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Retro Japanese toys make childhood lottery dreams come true

These are the games kids used to play before Japanese video games.

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The world’s best invention is now even better in the form of a specially built gaming kotatsu

Game enthusiasts and kotatsu enthusiasts now have something to be doubly enthusiastic about together.

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Introducing the nyabudai and nyabon: Matching dining tables sized for you and your cat【Pics】

And yes, there’s a Japanese pun involved.

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Kawaguchi’s mascot Cupolan doesn’t mind that you think it looks like a turd

It really is thick-skinned.

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