Japan

Taco Bell’s anime mecha commercial has us emotionally invested in nacho fries【Video】

“Fry Force” tugs at our arteries in a slightly different way than Taco Bell usually does.

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All 47 Starbucks Japan’s local Jimoto Frappuccinos, ranked by calorie count, plus what each one is

The top one has almost as many calories as a Yoshinoya meal, but yes, we still plan to drink as many as we can.

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Olympics opening ceremony plays music from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Sonic and more【Videos】

The soundtrack of the Tokyo Olympics is 16-bit.

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Taco Bell Japan brings back the Naked Chicken Taco, much to our satisfaction 【Taste Test】

Don’t you love it when the best menu items make a comeback?

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Who’s ready to make poop cakes with this Japanese cooking gadget?【Photos】

For chefs who think a dessert would look great if it looked like crap.

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The crazy ordeal of putting together Japan’s 366-piece sushi plastic model kit【Photos】

Every single grain of rice is its own individual piece.

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Olympic media dismayed by their subpar and overpriced food and drink

Let the price gouging begin!

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Google made a free-to-play ninja cat RPG to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics, and it’s awesome!

The Google Doodle for the Tokyo Olympics’ start offers retro fun, insight into Japanese culture, and a skateboarding tanuki.

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Tokyo cafe serves special drinks and desserts for your anime crush, welcomes otaku/fujoshi diners

If your definition of the perfect table for two is one for you and your 2-D oshi, you’ll want to stop by this kominka cafe.
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Save the Nakagin Capsule Tower Project is now aiming to preserve as many capsules as possible

And they need your help!

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Mythical Japanese beast statues fly through air on copter ride back to Nagoya Castle home【Videos】

Kinshachi head back to the roof after spending the last few months on the ground.

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Makoto Shinkai or Mamoru Hosoda, who makes the better anime movies?【Survey】

Poll asks respondents to pick between the directors of Your Name and Summer Wars.

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Which Studio Ghibli heroine is the most beloved of all time? Vote for your favorite here!

And here begins the fight of the stans.

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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to review opening ceremony…that’s scheduled for tomorrow night

This doesn’t bode well.

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Japanese retro gamer completes collection of every Nintendo Famicom cartridge ever released【Pics】

Collection of over 1,000 games cost far less than you might expect.

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The young girl starring in this cool retro-style McDonald’s Japan video is actually 62 years old!

McDonald’s Japan celebrates its 50th birthday by recreating the scene on opening day at its first restaurant in Tokyo.

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Japan’s Super Colossal Mega Parfait is so freakishly huge it comes in a beer pitcher【Taste test】

A dessert big enough for you and a couple friends…or one Mr. Sato.

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Guilt-free snacking with 129-calorie bags of faux fried pork Innocent Tonkatsu

Your mouth will never be lonely again.

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Walking Bingo: A clever alternative to adventure games like Pokémon GO

How many everyday Japanese icons can you find on a neighbourhood stroll?

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This one photo shows how tough times are in Tokyo’s Akihabara these days

A closer look at the iconic otaku street shows it’s not business as usual in the district.

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