Japan

Japanese hit song “Paprika” goes global with English version by new singers and dancers

In case you’re wondering why your kids are doing something like the “Thriller” dance all of a sudden.

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This beautiful, heartwarming winter anime is also a McDonald’s Japan commercial【Video】

Three young women fight off the winter cold with the warmth of friendship and delicious Gurakoro (yes, that’s something McDonald’s sells in Japan).

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No one knows what Bandai’s real-life Pot of Greed does, but it’s still pretty cool

Yu-Gi-Oh interior item would make a great talking point in your home, that’s for sure! 

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Rethinking of gender roles is a “prerequisite” for raising Japan’s birth rate, experts say

Panel says a reevaluation of how much housework and childcare Japanese men should do is necessary for reversing the country’s aging, shrinking population trend.

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Cat kotatsu let your feline friends relax through winter the Japanese way【Photos】

Kitty-sized furniture comes bundled with a huge supply of winter snacks for their human caretakers.

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11 cheapest Tokyo neighborhoods to rent an apartment in show living here’s not an impossible dream

Think every apartment in Japan’s capital is expensive? Think again.

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Mamoru Hosoda anime classic Summer Wars gets 4DX release with motion seats and theater effects

Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a hit anime film by one of Japan’s most critically acclaimed directors with all of your bodily senses

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This is Japan’s oldest curry bread bakery, and it’s awesome【Taste test】

This Tokyo bakery hasn’t changed its curry bread recipe in nearly 100 years, and it doesn’t need to.

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Butt wing angel panties from Japan give us a lot to think about【Photos】

Posterior pictures present a linguistic dilemma.

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A case of the wrong “cat”: unexpected surprise in a toy box fuels laughs online

One Twitter user didn’t find quite what he was expecting inside. 

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“Mayonnaise Man” believed to have returned to his uniform-ruining ways in Hokkaido

However, he appears to have traded in his weapon for a lower-calorie alternative.

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A visit to Tokyo’s luckiest, kitty-est lucky cat temple: Gotokuji【Photos】

Like the samurai lord who visited 400 years ago, we get beckoned to this suburban temple by its feline charm.

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Sentinel’s new geometric Pokémon statues will add a new dimension to your collection

Catch them all to upgrade your figure shelf!  

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Michelin Guide-recommended delights await inside this spooky looking old house in Oita Prefecture

We track down a famously exquisite but elusive restaurant in rural Japan.

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Brand-new Pokémon manhole covers coming to Japan’s snowy Hokkaido Prefecture!

Pokéfuta spread to the northernmost region of Japan with adorable appearances by Vulpix, Ninetails, and many more Pokémon!

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Adorable videos of cats chirping at birds wins the Internet for us today

Who doesn’t love cats making cute noises?

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Japanese train history plays out like a sliding doors rom com in 100 Years Train ad 【Video】

Tear-jerking commercial features a famous actor and actress in the lead roles of star-crossed lovers.

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Taxi driver argues with man, runs him over then drives into wall 【Video】

Some people in Japan are siding with the driver over the incident.

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Not everyone hates school uniforms: Japanese Twitter shows us why

Some people may want to abolish school uniforms, but others are strongly in favor of them.

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Tokyo ramen restaurant only lets you in with a reservation, is super-expensive, totally worth it

What happens when an Iron Chef contestant opens his own ramen restaurant? He creates a new kind of cuisine: ramen kaiseki.

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