Japan

Sega hints at return of most powerful spokesperson they’ve ever created

That rodent you’re thinking of doesn’t hold a candle to this man’s raw strength.

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Handsome Japanese cosplayer finds renewing driver’s license hard after huge transformation【Pics】

Before/after comparison shows it’s tough to get a new ID when the new you doesn’t look like the old you.

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Japanese grandpa’s advice to “flip a coin” when conflicted is wise for an unexpected reason

A deep reason behind a simple act.

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We test out Honda’s free rental motorbike program and eat disease-thwarting mochi【Photos】

Cruise around town and experience a different side of Kyoto in style and comfort.

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Daughter of Japanese idol and former SMAP star Takuya Kimura becomes a model in Japan

Eldest daughter of a heartthrob graduates high school and enters the world of fashion.

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Survey ranks Tokyo as the most desirable Japanese prefecture to live in, bumping Kanagawa to #2

Top 10 results reveal the special places around Japan that people most want to live in.

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Corned beef taiyaki with melted cheese soon to be available for a limited time at popular chain

The usually sweet Japanese snack is getting a delightful savory edition.

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Japanese drugstore prohibits transforming into other people during coronavirus panic

Also asks that mask buyers refrain from suddenly developing a need for eyeglasses.

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Sexy girl? Handsome dude? This cosplayer can appear as either.

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Suicide rates for Japanese women/overall population reach historic low, with troubling exception

A decade of mental health improvement for almost everybody, but the “almost” part shows there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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Arashi’s greatest hits named world’s best-selling album of 2019

The veteran boy band becomes first Japanese artists to achieve such a ranking.

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Worker at Narita airport accidentally drops coronavirus reagent, contaminates whole room

If you think you’re having a bad day at work, it can’t have been worse than this airport worker in Japan.

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Wear your love of ramen around your neck with a noodle towel from Japan

Because there’s nothing more refreshing than patting your face dry with a bowl of ramen. 

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Japanese ramen restaurant chain brings out noodles with cola dipping sauce for a limited time

Why drink cola with your noodles when you can eat it instead? 

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Ingenius method of getting Japanese kids to practice hand-washing earns a stamp of approval

Any parents in Japan fretting about their kids’ hand hygiene will want to buy one of these cute stamps.

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Hundreds of Jump anime episodes now free to watch online in coronavirus countermeasure campaign

The heroes of One Piece, Dragon Ball, Naruto, and more are all here to keep you company as you keep yourself safe from the coronavirus.

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The Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days is due to die today and people can’t bear it

Final day of a manga has the nation on the edge of their seats.

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Soft On Demand’s free adult video offer results in personal information leak

Sounds like they were soft on cybersecurity, but seriously, folks… 

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Rock star Yoshiki donates to Meals on Wheels, asks why coronavirus cases in Japan are so low

X Japan frontman appears to fight back tears as he talks with a Nobel Laureate about the pandemic.

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Empty Tokyo train stations look like video game dungeons 【Photos】

Keep your wits about you — you never know what might appear as you walk these underground tunnels.

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