Japan

Hayao Miyazaki talks on how working hard isn’t something to be proud of, not forgiving yourself

Says being unable to sleep is “a matter of course” and “people who can easily forgive themselves don’t do very good work.”

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Japan’s most-wanted manga pirate arrested in the Philippines, facing deportation

Government official calls 28-year-old “a risk to public safety and security.”

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The host who lived? Stabbed host in Shinjuku miraculously recovers from life-threatening injury

The host now known as Phoenix Luna has figuratively risen from near death in Tokyo not much worse for wear.

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Kyoto breakfast buffet with all-you-can-eat sushi: One of the best possible ways to start a day

Rise and shine for this spread of delicious regional specialties and locally grown vegetables that’s offered to hotel guests and non-guests alike.

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The cheapest place to stay in Kyoto cost us just 1,800 yen for the night, and it was awesome

Just because Kyoto is always a popular place to visit doesn’t mean it always has to be expensive.

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Japanese mom keeps cool, lays down hot, hilarious drum beat to scare off cockroach invader【Video】

Mom has no fear, plenty of rhythm.

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Sexy Japanese bikini model Waka Inoue snaps back into shape with dramatic before/after video

After being away from the spotlight for a few years, the busty star wants to regain her physique.

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Final Fantasy VII ditches CDs and goes vinyl for two-record music collection

Both original version and upcoming remake are featured in musical salute to the definitive CD-based RPG video game.

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Reporter Seiji is now guitar-strumming rockstar Seiji, makes his debut in England this August

No, we are not kidding.

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Man Arrested For Modifying, Reselling Pokémon Games

Man is the first person to be arrested on this charge after laws against modding were revised in November

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Japanese high school students dancing to Aladdin song is greatest thing since blue genies【Video】

Stylish dynamic performance by members of the marching band and dancing club is truly worthy of a Disney production.

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SoraNews24’s ultra-cheesy Spider-Man fan film has over 100 million views, and we have no idea why

It took years for the Internet to notice our video, but now it’s a global hit, especially in one unexpected country.

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Japanese cosplayer breaks Guinness record for largest collection of Cardcaptor Sakura merchandise

Meet Guinness re-Cordcaptor Natsumi.

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Dead body of college girl found inside refrigerator at Japanese sweet store in Tokyo

More like something out of a horror manga than real life.

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Japan’s Shiba Inu 3-D art glasses get an adorable, necessary upgrade in new version【Photos】

Playful pooches now have their signature fashion accessory.

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Tokyo restaurant serves tapioca bubble tea ramen – Is it crazy good, or just crazy?【Taste test】

Japan’s boba obsession heads into the world of ramen, but is it worth eating? We find out.

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Gorgeous new Pokémon engagement ring features loving Pikachu couple, if you know what to look for

Ordinary people will be none the wiser, but fans will see paired-up Pocket Monsters congratulating them on their upcoming marriage.

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“Male, female…other?” Japan form-makers consider possible LGBT discrimination in their terminology

For gay, transgender and nonbinary individuals in Japan, filling in forms can be daunting. But how to handle it?

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Ramen-covered fried chicken is coming to Japanese convenience stores, and we’re totally ready

Why didn’t anyone think of this before?

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Wear your love of canned fish in a line of rings coming to Japanese capsule machines

Holy mackerel! Holey Pacific saury and scallops too!

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