Japan (Page 3)

Celebrate cherry blossom season with a wine-and-dine bus tour of Tokyo’s best spots

Why settle for picnicking in one spot when you can dine while cruising around all of them?

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Spirited Away and New Era team up for new line of Studio Ghibli fashion【Photos】

No Face and others from the Aburaya bathhouse appear on caps and daypack.

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Funny signs in Japan: 7-Eleven enters the ring with a humorous notice for drivers

A clever way to draw attention to an off-the-beaten-path Japanese convenience store location. 

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Our fridge is full after ordering a lucky bag from restaurant in Yokohama’s Chinatown

If you ask us, drowning in dumplings isn’t a bad way to go.

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Trying some Umui sauces made only on a remote Japanese island with a population of 50【Taste test】

It’s a saucy little island.

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How solo karaoke changed our Japanese writer’s outlook on life

Our worst critic is usually ourselves.

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7 ways people in Japan deal with heavy snow, including the use of special ponds called “tane”

Locals teach us how to live comfortably in areas that experience heavy snowfall.

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Japanese study finds link between taking frequent baths and happiness, may not tell whole story

Which came first, the frequent soaks or the day-to-day happiness?

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Three men arrested after accidentally livestreaming own crime for 90 minutes

Victim relieved to prove this ridiculous crime actually happened.

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Is Starbucks Japan’s hot Hanami Sakura Cream better than the Frappuccino?

It’s not just the temperature that makes these two drinks very different. 

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Cloud makes unforgivable date mistake in Final Fantasy VII teaser video from Square Enix【Video】

That’s a good way to get yourself dolphin-punched right in the jaw, Cloud.

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If Evangelion heeled sneakers are on your feet, all’s right with the world with new shoe line

Shinji and three of his Eva co-pilots inspire unique shoes with high style and surprising functionality.

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New JR Shinkansen-inclusive rail pass is a huge bargain, great way to help out a region in need

The four-day Hokuriku Ouen ticket is rooting for the earthquake-stricken area of Japan.

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Japanese women lift skirts, flash ocean to attract lots of fish at annual ceremony【Video】

Tradition has roots in “the authoritative power of the female genitalia.”

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Let’s try all the melon bread types sold by Japanese convenience store Family Mart【Taste test】

One of Japan’s favorite simple sweet treats has more variety than you might expect.

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Starbucks releases new sakura Frappuccino in Japan, but does it taste as good as it looks?

A hanami dango drink designed to capture the joy of cherry blossom viewing.

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Starbucks Japan brings sakura sweets to the table for cherry blossom season 2024

Traditional sweets get a Starbucks twist for hanami flower-viewing picnics.

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Japanese university globalizes with fall start date, governor wants English as official language

Says Japan will “continue to decline” without greater globalization.

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A massive photo collection of the coolest anime figures from Winter Wonder Festival

Photos from the floor of Japan’s biggest convention for anime and video game figures

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“Malnourished” manga anthology issue shows just how good physical media fans have it in Japan

Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday looked a little different last week.

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