Japan

Japanese police take down knife-wielding man at train station without using lethal force【Video】

Incident occurred at major train station in one of Japan’s largest cities.

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Choux pastry mania: Mr. Sato tries Beard Papa’s new Japanese-style cream puffs 【Taste Test】

A summer delight from Japan’s iconic cream puff chain.

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Shocking video shows Japanese man’s car being stolen right outside his home. Let’s help him get it back

Be on the lookout for this silver Mazda RX-7.

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Pick a beautiful blossom from Shinjuku Station’s limited-time flower vending machine

This ephemeral vending machine lets you buy a floral gift right in the heart of the Japanese capital.

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Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen barge into Young Guitar magazine

When you’re Yngwie Malmsteen, you don’t need an invitation… even if you aren’t him.

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This Nara workshop has been making deer crackers for more than 100 years and offers tours【Photos】

The oldest shika senbei maker in the city gives us an inside look and a fresh-cooked taste.

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Seven new Pokémon-themed manhole covers featuring Vulpix make their debut in Hokkaido this summer

Lots of Vulpix love in this batch!

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Japanese bag maker to sell bag specifically for carrying around a watermelon

Designed to perfectly fit that watermelon that you are obviously trying to carry around everywhere.

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A sign of the times: Japan now has “hand sanitizer stand” gacha capsule toy machines

Forehead-scan thermometer not included.

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Ocean’s 11: heist of over 2M yen in sea cucumbers thwarted by Japanese coast guard

Like they always say, stealing sea cucumbers doesn’t pay.

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Starbucks Japan’s Afternoon Tea Set: So popular it sells out in minutes

Afternoon tea at Starbucks comes with a surprisingly high price tag.

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Seiko adds limited edition starter Pokémon to their luxury watch collection

Adulting just got a lot more fun with this stylish accessory.

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Mister Donut becomes Mister Pizza? Japan’s favorite donut chain now sells pizza too【Taste test】

Is Mister Donut now a viable one-stop spot for dinner and dessert?

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Miyazaki Prefecture celebrated Exeggutor Day by installing nine more Exeggutor-themed Pokéfuta

 That brings Miyazaki’s total number of Pokémon manhole covers up to 26!

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The best-looking ramen in Japan? New store creates beautiful noodle bouquets

But…do they that taste as good as they look?

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Zelda hacker arrested by police in Japan for selling modified Breath of the Wild save data

Long arm of the law stretches from Niigata to Tokyo in investigation into “the ultimate save data.”

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A.I. Japanese bar Mama-san is ready to listen to your troubles at her virtual bar

Created through extensive interviews with a real-life Mama-san, A.I. Yoshiko is here for when you need a caring ear.

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Hokkaido senior secretly gets four doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The refreshing taste of the COVID-19 vaccine kept him coming back for more.

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After 40 years, Hayao Miyazaki’s first solo-directed anime is finally coming to North America

In the past, before there was a Studio Ghibli, there was a boy named Conan living in the future.

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Put a unique twist on your oatmeal by turning it into some Japanese comfort food

Wheat-free Japanese pizza is just a recipe away!

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