Japan

A visit to Tokyo’s fanciest coffeehouse for a 16,200 yen (US$143) bottle of coffee【Pics】

This Ginza cafe treats its coffee like fine wine, so we sent Mr. Sato to sample a vintage.

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Edo Cat Cafe closure postponed as 50 rescue cats still need foster parents

After creating a stunning samurai-themed ukiyo-e world for their cats, this organisation is refusing to give up on them.

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Pager service is finally ending in Japan, but how many people still use them?

Country’s last-remaining pager company announces it’s shutting down its service, but users still have a couple more months to say their good-byes.

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Super-disturbing whole-roasted Pikachu pastry made by overly talented fan chef【Photos】

Maximum points for accuracy to the Pokémon source material, zero points for cuteness.

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Junon Super Boy Contest finalist wows the Internet with his beauty

He’s like a pretty boy manga come to life.

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Exclusive hand-painted Louis Vuitton-Azur Lane secret collaboration project mystifies netizens

That is one amazing custom-made luxury bag.

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Dragon Ball Super and Japanese barbecue chain Gyukaku offer limited-time tasty collaboration

Wait, is that a Dragon Ball?! You can step into one of over 600 Gyukaku locations in Japan this month to find out what it is — and eat it!

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Scandals and weird statues dominate the Japan Buzzword Awards for 2018

Annual ranking takes a look back at the things the Internet was discussing the most in Japan this year.

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Caffè Veloce serves up tempting winter comfort drink based on hot sweet sake!

This white drink being served at the Caffè Veloce chain this winter may look like hot milk, but it’s something else all together — and much sweeter, too!

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The results are in from our one million-yen stack of Japanese lottery tickets! So, are we rich?

”I did it!” says our reporter, but what was “it?”

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Kirin gives us a clue on how to get a bottle of its skyrocketing-price whisky for cheap

Online prices for the soon-disappearing Fuji-sanroku Tarajuku Genshu 50 doubled in a day, but there’s still hope for those with shallow pockets.

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After 15 years, the first male Pretty Cure has arrived… perhaps

Cure Infini has something 55 of his predecessors never possessed: a Y chromosome.

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Limited-edition Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Amiibo collection to feature a whopping 63 figurines

A perfect way to get maximum mileage out of Nintendo’s epic crossover fighting game.

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Nissin commercial gets a thumbs up for parodying Sony’s classic PlayStation commercial【Video】

“One, two, three! One, two, three! One, two, three!”

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Miss World Japan: The great-times-20-granddaughter of samurai lord One-Eyed Dragon

Direct descendant of Date Masamune becomes first Japanese entrant to win talent portion with her beautiful opera vocals.

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Explosive preview of “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” straight up spoils the plot for everyone【Video】

Warning! Do not read (or watch) if you wish to avoid spoiling the story.

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Drunk Japanese vice principal stumbles into girls bathing area on field trip, urinates, loses job

A three-step plan to wreck everything.

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Chinese poster for Totoro’s first theatrical release in country has a beautifully subtle secret

That’s not a forest or a field Hayao Miyazaki’s characters are walking through.

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The most popular Japanese baby names of the past 30 years, from Sakura to Shota

Meanings show hope for bold boys, beautiful girls in list of the most popular names of the Heisei era.

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Let’s go get a haircut at Tokyo’s anime otaku hair salon【Photos】

Akihabara’s awesome Off Kai is a hair salon by otaku and for otaku, and SoraNews24 stopped by for a trim.

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