Japan

What’s the best Rumiko Takahashi anime of all time? Fans decide, pick best characters too【Survey】

Inuyasha vs. Ranma vs. Lum vs…..a whole lot more of the most popular anime and manga stars from the past 40 years.

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Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants baseball players crossdress in beauty contest for fans

Not competing for batting averages or home runs, but likes on Instagram.

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This huge, detailed Gundam sculpture was built out of cardboard by Japanese high school students

You may have seen some Gundam models, but I bet you’ve never seen one like this!

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New Pokémon Tail hook series is here to keep your home organized and adorable【Photos】

Both male and female Pikachus, plus six other Pokémon species, will stick to your walls and your heart.

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American-Japanese model Kiko designs “morning cleavage” bra for lingerie brand Wacoal 【Video】

Kiko from Queer Eye steps out in the bra and shows us why the Fab Five are obsessed with her.

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Can you put Japan’s hot bottled tea/coffee in the microwave? Only if you see this special notice

Almost all drink makers caution against it, but one says it’s safe as long as you follow some special rules.

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Miniature purikura photo booth from Japan lets you feel like a Japanese schoolgirl from the ’90s

New palm-sized machine actually takes real purikura photos.

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We preview Japan’s first-ever Nintendo Tokyo, Capcom Store and Shibuya Pokémon Centre megastore

Mr. Sato takes us on a tour of Cyberspace Shibuya inside Parco ahead of its grand opening. 

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Ultra-luxurious breakfast bus will give Tokyo commuters a break from the hell of rush-hour trains

Elegance is the name of the game with special Nestlé transportation option.

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What Pokémon Type are you? A quick look at your social media habits will give you the answer

Personality quiz reveals if you’re a fun-loving Grass Type or a relentless Dark Type.

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Japanese Twitter calls out crazy bottled water claims, gets us thinking about what we’re drinking

So you’re saying this water lasted how long? And it’s good until when?
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Mr. Sato warms an egg in his armpit for a delicious Japanese dish【SoraKitchen】

This may be the easiest recipe we’ve ever attempted…and maybe the grossest too?

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Harajuku Station will be demolished after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

After three years of consultations, the fate of Tokyo’s oldest wooden station building has finally been revealed.

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Tokyo’s AKB48 idol-themed cafe announces sudden, permanent closure

Only a few weeks left to visit the idol singer eatery, plus possibly one more Akihabara landmark.

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Nanotech professor from one of Japan’s top universities arrested for panty-theft

Looks like Nerdlinger’s bra bomb didn’t work.

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Dam management finds laughably clever way to deter nighttime thrill-seekers in Japan【Video】

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, including this team of workers who used their own local brand of heroism to prank visitors at night. 

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Style your hair like a cat with kitty saliva hair gel from Japan

There’s no better place to take grooming cues than from the pet world.

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Graffiti artist Pikachu plushies coming to brand-new Shibuya Pokémon Center megastore【Photos】

New shop within walking distance from Scramble Intersection also has giant Mewtwo in research tube greeting guests.

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Uniqlo’s new Dragon Ball T-shirts and hoodies modeled for the first time【Photos】

A massive batch of photos shows off the Japanese brand’s latest foray into anime apparel.

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3-D model of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print The Great Wave stuns people in Japan 【Video】

Hokusai’s acclaimed centuries-old 2-D artwork looks even more beautiful in 3-D.

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