Japan

Rock legend Yoshiki’s stylish punk kimono brand chosen to kick off Tokyo Fashion Week 2020

The organizers couldn’t have picked a better candidate to spearhead the catwalk.

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Tapioca tea is the biggest thing in Tokyo right now, so we try Tokyo’s biggest tapioca tea【Pics】

Mr. Sato follows the lead of trendy teens with a little tapiru time with a giant boba drink.

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Japan’s first alcohol-free and tobacco-free yakiniku restaurant a hit in Osaka

Seems a lot of people want to cut the BS and get right to the bull slices.

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Japan’s new mayonnaise ice cream doesn’t taste like you’d expect【Taste test】

A different surprise than the one we’d braced ourselves for.

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A case of culture shock: Japanese summer vacation isn’t much of a vacation at all

Our Japanese-language reporter had his world turned upside down when his German wife commented on his childhood memories.

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Why this American can’t stand Japanese bookstores

There’s something about local bookshops that irks even Japanese people

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Starbucks Japan releases special pen that you can also use to buy coffee

Who needs a credit card anymore?

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Naruto’s author Kishimoto reveals what characters’ names would’ve been if editor didn’t intervene

As well as several other incredible saves made by the editor.

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KFC’s dating sim cooks up fingerlickin’ Colonel Sanders romance, but the recipe feels off【Review】

While the presentation sizzles like a chicken wing fresh from the fryer, the content is a creamy, cold mash with no gravy.

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Sweet mochi popcorn: Japan’s newest East-West crossover sweet we can’t wait to eat

Shingen, meet Mike.

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Garigari-kun releases new tamagoyaki Japanese egg omelette flavoured popsicle

Designed to be enjoyed with a dollop of soy sauce or tomato ketchup.

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Stranger sticks 1,000 yen in man’s hand in Japanese train restroom, for a very good reason

Forcefully given, unsolicited gifts aren’t usually what anyone wants in a public bathroom, but this was an exception.

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Final Fantasy fried chicken and Moogle Steamed buns set to become Japan’s newest snack hits

We’ll soon be able to taste the video game series’ Kupo Nut for ourselves.

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Japanese Twitter rallies around user who was betrayed by their family with touching sympathy

Japanese Twitter shows that the Internet isn’t all savage memes and fighting about politics.

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AKB48, Japan’s biggest idol singer group, apologizes for selling “Date Tickets”

Tickets promised to let fans “Experience what it’s like to be an AKB48 member’s lover.”

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Japanese tourism companies to begin offering official anime pilgrimage tours next month

New collaborative efforts will promote anime tourism while cooperating with local communities. 

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Team Canada jumps off bus in yukata kimono…dressed like the dead

Embarrassing fashion faux pas has these players dressed in the same way that Japanese people dress dead bodies.

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59-year-old Japanese master swordsman shows off awesome two-sword samurai slash【Video】

Kyoto swordsmanship teacher was asked to replicate video game attack.

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Leftover sushi? A popular manga suggests making it into fried rice【SoraKitchen】

Cooking Papa was right all along!

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New anime train and bus ready to receive the love of Love Live! Sunshine!! fans in Shizuoka

Public transportation network welcomes otaku to one of modern anime’s holy sites.

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