Japan

We try out Pizza Hut Taiwan’s Ramen Pizza, try to figure out its national identity

Pizza Hut has stretched the limits of the form with ramen pizza, so we grabbed a bowl. Er, slice.

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Should Japanese schools stop making kids write book reports? Twitter debates

Teacher says book reports just make kids hate books, but some say they’re vital to developing important lifelong skills.

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Tokyo man arrested for his very tiny guns

Pair of key chains deemed lethal by authorities.

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Amending Japanese crime law: names of 18 and 19-year-old criminals to no longer be concealed

Discussions currently underway within the administration for this special amendment.

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Old dog shows new trick with very Japanese solution to toilet paper wall challenge【Video】

Who needs hops when you’ve got traditional Japanese architecture?

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Gourmet crickets raised on an almond-rich diet now available for snacking in Japan

Because we’re always looking for new ways to get a dose of vitamin E, right?

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Pikachu Outbreak home robot walks, talks, and sings when you call to it【Video】

One of the cutest versions of the Pokémon mascot wants to come to your house to play!

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Keep wishing for the end of coronavirus with sickness-preventing yokai signature seals

When it comes to preventing a plague, you’ll want to do everything you can!

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Aichi man arrested again after having slashed over 1,000 women’s tires to get to know them better

Suspect simply can’t stop attempting to meet women in the worst possible way.

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Studio Ghibli releases new plush characters that turn into eco-friendly reusable shopping bags

Say goodbye to plastic with anime characters that sit on your shoulder as you shop.

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Starbucks revamps cafe in the heart of Tokyo’s Roppongi to create tea-centered haven

A special opportunity for tea enthusiasts to beat the summer heat and try out Starbucks’s newest flavors.

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Legendary Tokyo bento shop offers free food 24 hours a day for one month if it meets Twitter goal

Kitchen Dive’s craziest, most generous offer yet.

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Hana Kimura’s mother slams Terrace House castmates for partying after daughter’s death

Kyoko Kimura calls out Hana’s friends after revealing staff pressured her daughter to stage scenes on the show.

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Got 33,000 bucks to spend on an anime “figure?” Then this human-scale Evangelion could be yours!

The perfect way to make your otaku friends jealous and your bank account sad.

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Japanese idol group limits length of fan letters after receiving crazy-long “fan report”

10,000 characters, written by hand, is a few thousand too many, talent agency says.

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Tokyo’s Ghibli museum to reopen this month, but only for one group of people

Staggered reopening planned for anime mecca after nearly half-year closure.

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Authentic kimono fashions await you in Animal Crossing from Kyoto furisode tailor Chiso【Pics】

The custom design function in Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows Chiso to share their 2020 furisode kimono line-up with the masses.

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36 Views of The Mount Fuji Bar【Photos】

Eat your heart out Hokusai.

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Every Kyoto Animation movie ever made gets revival screening, company now hiring new employees

One year after shocking arson attack, anime production company’s healing continues.

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Which of McDonald’s new “Beef Burgers of the World” is the best? We find out【Taste Test】

There’s no international cuisine quite like the different McDonald’s burgers of the world!

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