Japan

Official Pokémon bubble teas coming to Japan!

Boba balls replace Poké Balls in this new drink range featuring some of our favourite Pocket Monsters

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Some thoughts on Netflix’s Evangelion anime translation controversy: Like, love, and eating d***s

Evangelion’s original English scriptwriter has some harsh words for people complaining about translation choices, but also a pretty good point.

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Modern samurai fashion brand Wazigen Shizukuya’s summer collection makes old-meets-new splash

The latest summer collection of our favorite modern samurai kimono offers a range of functionally fashionable garments.

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Kim Kardashian drops plans to call new fashion brand Kimono Solutionwear

Angry response causes lifestyle entrepreneur to backtrack from first-choice of name for new innerwear line.

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This mouthwatering sushi is all from one of Japan’s greatest convenience stores【Photos】

Japan sets the bar for convenience store excellence pretty high, but this one clears it with ease.

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Uniqlo announces brand-new line of awesomely beautiful Sailor Moon T-shirts

Celebratory shorts for anime/manga classic will be released in 26 countries.

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We got a haircut at “Japan’s Leading Barber” and walked away feeling like a million bucks

From a boy in a suit to leader of the free world in the blink of an eye.

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Brand-new Sailor Moon anime movies bring back original ‘90s anime character designer【Video】

Sailor Moon is taking two steps into the future, but it’s bringing an important part of its past along for the ride.

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In search of the mysterious “Space Station” on a remote mountain in Yamaguchi Prefecture

The truth is out there.

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Japan now has sleepable rental cars to help travelers save money by skipping a hotel

Clever interior modifications turn parked car into private bedroom.

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Enjoy a refreshing bottle of just-kidding “soy sauce” from Japanese vending machines this summer

Wait, what?

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Japanese artist and cat make bamboo guitar that serves nagashi somen noodles on hot summer days

Gives new meaning to “noodling around on the guitar.”

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Japanese Fans, Official Translator Weigh in on Netflix Evangelion English Subtitle Debate

Netflix subtitles translate Kaworu’s proclamation to Shinji as ‘I like you’ compared to ADV’s ‘I love you.’

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Gun-dam, these are some crazy-looking anime robot-style cooking knives from Japan【Photos】

Ever wanted to prepare dinner with a replica of Gundam’s heat hawk mecha weaponry? Now you can.

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Pikachu Happy Meal toys arrive at McDonald’s, provide electrifying fun for the whole family

From spinning tops to gadgets that fire out discs, we can’t get enough of these limited-edition items.

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Mayor of Kyoto drops mic on Kim Kardashian, sends letter explaining what “kimono” really is

You know you’ve messed up when you get a letter from the mayor.

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Wondering if your boyfriend will be a good husband? Give him the tea test, Japanese Twitter says

Simple behavior has a deep meaning, according to believers.

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Beautiful idol singer leaves show business, opens delicious ramen restaurant in Tokyo

She used to be affiliated with AKB48, Japan’s biggest idol group, but now ramen fans are the ones singing about her amazing noodles.

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A tale on the etiquette of using Japan’s plastic umbrella covers

Our reporter gets a rude surprise while trying to ethically sheathe his umbrella.

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This “mountain bandit” restaurant is one of the coolest places in Japan【Photos】

You won’t get robbed or taken hostage, but you might not ever want to leave.

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