Japan

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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Tokyo’s teamLab most visited museum in the world, officially more popular than Van Gogh

The Tokyo museum beat out big names in the art world to take the record.

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Japan is so polite even its hanko stamps bow to show respect

Unique aspect of traditional business etiquette surprises even Japanese people.

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Mr. Sato falls for the biggest egg sandwich he’s ever seen…but what does it look like inside?

“The sun egg sandwich” is 20 centimeters (7.87 inches) in diameter and is on a mission to become a new famous local product of Saitama Prefecture.

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Get this molting crab plushie from Felissimo for the sea creature fan in your life

Show off your appreciation for sea critters with these highly detailed toys!

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23 flavors, five top recommendations for the wide world of Kikkoman soy milk【Taste test】

Because 23 is too many to say “I’ll just drink all of them,” unless you’re us, that is.

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Gundam Manhole Project launches, brings awesome anime art to series creator’s hometown【Photos】

Mobile suits become permanent part of the town’s infrastructure, with more team-ups to come.

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Time for Japan to start tipping taxi drivers? Cab company now gives passengers option in Tokyo

In no-tipping Japan, most people just pay whatever the meter says, but this company is now letting passengers pay more.

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