Japan

Japanese police in Oita no longer banned from shopping at convenience stores while in uniform

Uniformed cops being able to make combini runs is meant to be a win-win for police and the communities they serve.

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This crazy wearable cushion is Japan’s truly hottest winter fashion【Photos】

It’s called the Warm Roll Cushion, but “warm” doesn’t do enough to describe how much it does to keep you from feeling any cold.

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Japanese conveyor belt restaurant delivers food by boat in Tokyo

Floating meals are just the start of what makes this restaurant so memorable.

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Which noodles, other than Okinawa soba, pair best with Okinawa soba broth?【Taste Test】

A distinct broth and four types of noodles…which combination will be the best?!

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Tochigi-born model asks for fans’ support in new role.

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Mr. Sato becomes handsome anime boys with the power of AI, and the SN24 team transforms too【Pics】

Photo editing app is like having a production team adapt your life into anime, in more ways than one.

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We read and then eat a rare edition of the Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper made out of kelp

Extra! Extra! Eat all about it!

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McDonald’s Japan’s Fuwatoro Tamago Noko Demi Gurakoro burger is a mouthful in more ways than one

New limited-edition menu item celebrates Japanese fusion flavours.

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How does a Japanese convenience store jacket compare to Uniqlo’s heat-tech jacket?

Possibly the most conveniently available down jacket ever…but is that convenience worth it?

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Our expert analysis on Japan’s World Cup progress

“Kick” is our middle name.

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Tokyo’s Totoro Christmas cakes are now at the top of our Christmas wishlist【Photos】

Please, Santa, we’ve been really good all year, so bring us some adorable Ghibli-themed sweets!

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Mos Burger says dipping fried chicken into milkshakes should be a thing, so we try it out

Does this strange combo have what it takes to become Japan’s next big food trend?

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KFC releases an Otaku Burger…in Spain?!?

Spreading the Japanese custom of eating KFC at Christmas to other parts of the world.

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Cherry blossoms are going to bloom on Tokyo’s new license plates

Can you spot the Tokyo cultural salute in the sakura’s pattern?

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Pepsi creates a new cola for Christmas fried chicken in Japan


Raise a toast with special ingredients designed to enhance the traditional Japanese Christmas meal.

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New Pikachu bras and other Pokémon lingerie appear in Japan【Photos】

Pokémon and Peach John team up for new collection of bras, panties, and roomwear.

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Saitama man arrested for calling police 2,060 times in 9 days to yell at them

Quick, someone call the cops!

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Kuroshima, a remote, heart-shaped island in Okinawa where there are more cows than people

We visit a hidden gem in Okinawa that’s home to fewer than 250 people.

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Dip your fried chicken into your milkshake, says Japanese fast food chain, sparking debate

Culinary breakthrough, or recipe for disaster?

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Starbucks Japan releases its second festive Frappuccino for 2022, but is it as good as the first?

A surprising departure from your usual Christmas flavours.

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