Japan

Japan government makes cute illustrated version of radioactive isotope it plans to dump into sea

Video released on same day approval is granted for waste water project at Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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The top 10 most popular instant noodle brands at the start of 2021

Which brands and flavors are the best-selling in Japan right now? Let’s find out!

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Even among Japanese convenience stores, the Daily Hot makes this chain especially awesome

People tend to forget about Daily Yamazaki, but this cool feature makes the chain totally worth remembering.

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Red Matcha: A new type of Japanese powdered tea years in the making

Soon you’ll be able to enjoy a very different type of Japanese tea ceremony.

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Death of a Japanese man attacked by bear sparks conversation about what to do when facing off with one

Is there any way to avoid a grisly end?

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Japanese businesses to reopen automatic hand dryers in public restrooms

New study fears shutting them down might do more harm than good.

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Japanese toilets now measure fatigue levels at highway rest stops

We test out the new system to see if it really can gauge tiredness while you have your pants down.

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Live-action U.S.-produced Gundam movie is coming to Netflix

Anime mecha saga leaping to live-action in tie-up with streaming giant, Chinese theatrical release also planned.

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J-pop star Utada Hikaru teases new music video in preview for her latest anime theme【Videos】

Six seconds is all fans need to hear to know another hit is on the way, but there’s a longer preview too.

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Wife takes revenge on cheating husband by auctioning his Yu-Gi-Oh! collection for millions of yen

The cheating heart of the cards.

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Mr. Sato attacks a massive castle of seafood at a new restaurant in Tokyo Skytree’s Solamachi

This particular dish with a really, really long name is a veritable gastronomic fortress waiting to be conquered. 

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Japanese parents can turn their baby into Pikachu, rent Pokémon kimono at photo studio【Photos】

New outfits combine the art of Pokémon with the traditions of the Shichi-Go-San festival.

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What’s the difference between Fanta and Premier “Adult” Fanta?【Taste test】

Japan’s nostalgic grape and orange flavours are all grown up.

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Mister Donut Glossy Green Tea shows true beauty is on the inside, even for desserts【Taste test】

Team-up with Kyoto tea merchant is lovely to look at, but looks even better when you see what’s inside.

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Pokémon Shirts releases two styles of customizable aprons with all 151 Kanto Pokémon designs

New aprons are here for completing your home cooking, gardening, and other household chores in perfect Poké-style.

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All aboard the train station soba restaurant that’s being called the best in Japan

Over 70 years in service, with a very unusual type of noodle on the menu that was developed after World War II. 

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Otaku geek makeovers by Tokyo fashion expert go viral in Japan

From geek to chic–improving men’s looks and their confidence in just a few short hours. 

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Chucky and Friends save Easter

When these Good Guys are around, having a fun Easter in Japan is child’s play!

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Japanese anime commercial plays out like an epic neo-Tokyo adventure 【Video】

People in Japan are falling in love with Spy Ando…and the humorous twist ending.

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Free food awaits those who finish “Spicy Mapo Tofu of Hell,” but it isn’t easy

“This isn’t a meal. It’s a weapon.”

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