Japan

Want free all-you-can-eat sushi in Tokyo? Revolving chain wants your YouTube video in exchange

Grab your camera and your chopsticks, because Kappa Sushi is making an offer you won’t want to refuse.

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Ariana Grande “fixes” her 7 Rings Japanese kanji tattoo, but it still says tiny charcoal grill

Throwing another kanji character into the mix doesn’t exactly fix the mistake.

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How do Japanese husbands show they love their wives? Survey answers include cooking and toilets

Ten ways to say “I love you,” sometimes without saying a single word.

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Why can’t anime heroes dodge the attacks from angry female characters who swing hammers at them?

One of the trope’s pioneers explains why the star of his hit anime can go toe-to-toe with criminals, but gets smacked around by his female partner.

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Starbucks Japan unveils first sakura drink for cherry blossom season 2019

Drink the blossoms this year with a chilled cup of sakura.

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Children’s anime PreCure features magical girl actually giving birth to a child in series finale

Hugtto! PreCure’s final episode has aired, and only truly draws to a close after we see the protagonist as an adult screaming in labor pain.

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Capybaras celebrate winter in luxurious mikan bath【Photos】

Hot springs aren’t only for humans.

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Japan is too soft on sex offenders, vast majority of survey respondants say

Critics say ordinarily tough-on-crime Japan isn’t tough enough.

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Ariana Grande’s kanji tattoo fail: new ink reads “Japanese BBQ grill” instead of “7 Rings”

The American popstar says there’s a story behind her embarrassing tattoo mistake.

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There’s a new Zelda game on the way, and you can help make it, even if you’re not Japanese

Nintendo posts help-wanted ads for staff to work on upcoming Legend of Zelda game, and fluency in Japanese isn’t a requirement.

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In downtown Tokyo, we talk to a guy who says he’s from Orion’s belt, get called an “idiot”

And this alien man told us that Earth’s sci-fi movies are completely wrong.

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Adorable pet dog’s Japanese-style housecleaning video convinces the Internet he’s a very good boy

Shiba Inu’s zokingake technique may not be the best but it is the cutest.

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Official Tokyo Olympic volunteer nickname chosen by the public, public doesn’t seem to like it

Despite winning with a total of 16,187 votes, the remaining 126,980,511 aren’t overly enthused about the chosen nickname.

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Nintendo’s awesome Super Mario chocolate-making trays are here to power up Valentine’s Day

Now you can whip up some chocolates your gamer sweetheart will want more than any super mushroom.

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Is this pet kitty in Japan a real-life nekomata mythical cat monster?

Could the evil yokai cats truly be among us?

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Inuyasha manga author Rumiko Takahashi nets prestigious French award, gets “weird” French praise

Takahashi was awarded the 2019 Grand Prix at France’s Angoulême Festival, but fans in her native Japan were confused by how her work was framed.

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Godiva takes swipe at Japan’s obligation chocolate king, Tokyo chocolatier fights fire with smile

Message from Belgian confectioner is a bolt from the blue, but the makers of Black Thunder are only too happy to play along.

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California student Julian Adame remains in jail eight months after breaking lamp in Tokyo

Adame’s mother sets up crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for her son.

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Travel hack: Trying out the Japanese net café with a free breakfast buffet of cheap delicacies

A super-cheap way to satisfy your morning hunger and taste buds when traveling in Tokyo on a budget.

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Tokyo opens entire store dedicated to helping women buy obligation chocolate for Valentine’s

The king of giri choco is here to help women who have to buy chocolate to give to all the guys they’re not attracted to on Valentine’s Day.

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