Japan

A chain of “welding theme parks” is opening in Japan

For everyone who finds the sparks from a welding torch more beautiful than any fireworks show.

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New self-driving buses testing across Japan let you pay with your face

No more worrying about having exact change, but more worrying about having plastic surgery.

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Japanese schoolgirl struggles to comprehend the shocking truth that her mom is Kamen Rider

Sometimes, the glory of our greatest accomplishments is lost on our kids.

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Is this the most beautiful anime character shrine any otaku has ever created?【Photos】

Super-fan celebrates character’s birthday in grand style.

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Crafty or creepy? Japanese Twitter user recounts roundabout way of following their crush online

This premise should definitely be an anime.

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Can’t go to conveyor belt sushi? Major Japanese chain will bring the conveyor belt to you!

Two chefs will also come to your place of choosing, as long as it’s big enough.

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Official Fist of the North Star whisky goes on sale in Japan

You are already drunk.

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Zelda gamers get it: real-life secret, bomb-able entrance to dungeon found in Japan

SoraNews24 does not condone tossing bombs to try to find rupees.

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Yahoo! Japan bans ads that “create inferiority complexes” about weight, physical characteristics

Internet portal says such ads “preserve and promote discrimination.”

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Potential prime minister successor posts seemingly heartwarming photo, it backfires immediately

So what about this photo ticked people off?

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Fireman photographs female in bath, gets chased by parents, drives off with mother on bonnet

Hero parents risk their lives to catch a predator.

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Can you spot the problem with this Tokyo subway sign in this tale of awesome customer service?

One day after it was pointed out on social media, it was fixed.

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It’s hard to find clothes to cover your chest when you’re this buxom.

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Nearly half of survey respondents in Japan feel healthier since before COVID-19

A widespread health crisis served as a wake-up call to many people’s own personal health crises.

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Downtown Tokyo hotel makes its rooms absolutely free in exchange for one small favor

All it takes is a few seconds to earn a free night, and they’ll even give you complimentary beer and sashimi.

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Seriously, what’s up with Japan’s fixation with animals going to the bathroom as capsule toys?

We have so many questions about the questionable design of some of these toys.

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Wanna win a Nintendo Switch? You can with this gigantic gacha capsule machine in Nara【Photos】

We try our luck and get pleasantly surprised.

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Adding new and improved visual appeal to a new collection of video game medleys.

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Watch out … Here come more electrifyingly cute treats from Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe!

Just what we’ve been waiting for — because you really can’t have too many Pikachu-themed sweets, can you? 

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Tokyo trains set to become less convenient with new last train schedule

The biggest pain in the butt about trains in Tokyo is going to get more painful.

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