Japan

Kyoto Animation arsonist begins physical therapy, regains ability to speak

No longer bedridden, doctors plan to help him learn to walk again.

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Rie Tanaka may be 40 years old, but that doesn’t mean she’s too old to bare her flesh. 

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Please enjoy this video of the world’s cutest tailgating car, filmed in Japan【Video】

Headlight trick makes it look like it’s saying “Notice me, car senpai!”, but it’s actually its automotive kohai that this Mazda is chasing after.

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Japan’s chocolate toilets are disturbingly delicious【Photos】

Toilet maker Toto’s strange souvenirs are giving us a rumbling in our tummies.

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Did Studio Ghibli create anime’s most skillful lady-killer of all time?

”This guy’s got some mad game” says our reviewer, who watched the Hayao Miyazaki classic for the first time at the age of 30.

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Cat maid doll Miyou is ready to serve your collection with her soft, feline features

Miyou is a perfect blend of cat and maid uniform for all of you cat lovers and maid moe fans out there.

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These amazing, super realistic Ohmu action figures from Nausicaa are so worth paying US$300 for

Everything on these figures moves, from the eyes to the legs to the segments of the shell!

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Japanese video shows what life was like in Tokyo and Mt Fuji over 100 years ago

Famous sites like Ueno Park and Sensoji temple look amazingly like they do today, but the people look entirely different.

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Fate/stay night and Axe body spray partner up in attempt to make anime fans smell nice

When Fate fans find themselves sweating with excitement, Axe wants to be their humble servant.

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Rugby World Cup fans slammed for singing anthems, forming human pyramids on Japanese trains

Foreign tourists ignore requests by rail operators to watch their manners on trains in Japan. 

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Another Kyoto Animation employee passes away, brings arson death toll to 36

Almost three months after the fire, attack claims another victim’s life.

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Tokyo senior citizen steals 159 bicycle seats in bizarre revenge plot【Video】

When life hands you lemons, give lemons to as many other people as possible?

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PewDiePie buys house in Japan, calls it “a dream come true”

But what do people in Japan think of the top YouTuber possibly moving to their country? 

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Reconnect with art at the Trowel Picture Museum in Fukuoka

We visit a museum for the common but under-appreciated Japanese art of kote-e.

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All-you-can-drink deal lets you chug down unlimited alcohol at 138 Japan locations for a month

At just $37, you can easily get your money back with just ten drinks.

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Customizable minimalistic plastic bonsai trees let you enjoy zen gardening without all the fuss

They don’t wilt, don’t need water, and last way longer than real ones!

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Love oysters? You can now wear them in style — as a shoulder bag!

Finally, what all oyster lovers have been waiting for — a remarkably realistic oyster-shaped bag.

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Come on, Costco! Sell your Japan-exclusive kabayaki marinade salmon in the U.S. too!

Costco Japan adapts a traditional unagi recipe to salmon, and it should let the U.S. market taste it too.

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We took advantage of Burger King’s Whopper Jr. sale in an extreme way

We wouldn’t be SoraNews24 if we didn’t push the limits.

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This just might be the best affordable hotel breakfast buffet in all of Japan【Photos】

Business hotel makes breakfast a pleasure with morning cutlets, hot pot, and miso.

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