Japan

Japanese system engineer uses kitty power to keep angry customers from yelling at him

Ingenious idea turns system errors into something to look forward to.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s concept art and ideas for the Ghibli Museum to be revealed in new exhibit

The legendary anime director’s sketchbook serves as the inspiration for a new exhibit on how the museum was created.

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Police officer arrested for repeatedly clogging women’s toilets, watching them get upset about it

Suspect claims an interest in women’s restrooms drove him to commit the crime spree.

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Japan Travel: What it’s like to go on a solo journey on a Japanese restaurant train

Who needs company when you’ve got a Japanese kaiseki feast laid out in front of you? 

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This is Japan’s oldest oyakodon chicken-and-egg rice bowl restaurant, and it’s awesome

The birthplace of one of Japan’s favorite lunches is still in business in Tokyo after more than 200 years.

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Krav Maga Tokyo Training Center trains SoraNews24’s Meg in no-holds-barred combat arts【Videos】

Meg goes from Frappuccino fan to fists of fury.

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Last chance for sushi before leaving Japan: Narita Airport’s amazing Sushi Kyotatsu restaurant

When it’s time to say goodbye to Japan at the end of your trip, don’t forget to say goodbye to the sushi too.

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Captured Tokyo panty thief denies having any interest in bras

”I’m interested in women’s butts.”

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Pakistani Japanese citizen is tired of the cops asking him for his foreign resident card

You can’t produce a foreign resident card when you’re not a foreigner.

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Rugby World Cup: Ireland fans sing for Japan outside convenience store after defeat

They may have lost the match, but their sportsmanship won them fans around the country.

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Nara’s “deer cookie” rice crackers get their first price increase in 28 years

Makers of iconic tourism treat cite rising costs and sales tax hike as reasons.

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Hayao Miyazaki has turned down multiple offers from Hollywood to make live-action Nausicaa movie

Studio Ghibli co-founder also had two iron-clad conditions for the upcoming kabuki adaptation of his classic anime film.

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Japan fans call Rugby World Cup player Luke Thompson “kawaii” for the way he speaks Japanese

An unlikely cute icon emerges from left field.

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One-person seclusion tents from Japan let you turn part of your home into your private kingdom

Pop-up design lets you feel like a king in whichever part of your home you claim for your castle of gaming, web-surfing, or reading solitude.

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Naomi Osaka hits back at Japanese comedians’ “too sunburned” comment

Witty response proves Osaka isn’t just a tennis pro, she’s a marketing queen. 

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Chance to feel a shark’s nards and more at Sunshine Aquarium’s “Lots of Sex” Exhibit

Limited time event teaches us about how our deep-sea friends like to get down.

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Pager service officially ends in Japan, funeral service for outdated tech held in Akihabara【Pics】

Sayonara, pagers, and enjoy your well-earned rest.

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Okinawa Monorail employs hassle-free remote-controlled incline for improved disabled access

Futuristic and incredibly cool. One glaring problem, however, prevents it from being widely used.

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Not just Ash – New Pokémon anime reveals it will have two protagonists【Video】

Ash is sharing main character duties in the next Pokémon anime arc.

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Mr. Sato snags deals in Forever 21’s closing sale, accidentally cosplays Japanese comedy god

Mr. Sato’s final grab bag outfit at Forever 21 cost less than 5,000 yen.

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