Japan

The next evolution in begging for forgiveness has arrived: the dogeritsu

A breakthrough in penance.

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Miss school field trips? Now adults can go on a “school trip” too with new plan at Nara hotel

With lots of tour-like features and educational experiences, you’ll learn a lot and have fun, too!

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Starbucks Japan’s Melon Frappuccino: One of the most memorable drinks in recent history

Melon upon melon upon melon upon melon upon melon…

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You can start your virtual found family with a Spy x Family Tamagotchi【Photos】

Anya needs someone to take care of her, and how could anyone say no?

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This futon blanket with built-in fans will save your life this Japanese summer

Say “no more” to waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat.

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Opening delay for Ghibli theme park has very Ghibli reason, but free no-ticket area is good news

A little bad news, but plenty of good news too as two more Ghibli anime are getting attractions at the theme park.

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Japanese schools banning nicknames, mandating use of -san divides opinions

Proper manners, or forcing kids to be too polite?

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Osaka’s Hotel Games isn’t just full of board games, it is a game!

All lodging and no play make guests dull people.

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Cold curry? Mujirushi makes one of our favorite hot meals chilly, but does that make it good?

Is this the edible summer savior we’ve been looking for?

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How much money do you need to live in your own apartment in Japan?【Survey】

Think living in Japan is crazy expensive? Think again.

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Don’t let the rain get you down! Here are Japan’s top 10 most beautiful rainy day travel spots

Beautiful landscapes, charming towns, peaceful gardens…you’ll find it all on this list!

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Doughnuts and fried chicken come together in new Mister Donut Burger

Is this fried monstrosity worth the calories? 

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Foreign traveler on Japan test tour tests positive for coronavirus infection

Tour cancelled for group that entered Japan on Friday.

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Japan has instant ramen booster packs, and we’re not even trying to restrain ourselves【Taste test】

We throw every booster pack we can get our hands on into one Cup Noodle for decadent density.

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Vans’ Sailor Moon sneaker line goes off the wall and straight into our hearts【Photos】

Eight different designs for adults, 10 for kids, and a whole bunch of other fashion items too.

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Don’t snooze on the brand-new Snorlax ring and necklace from U-Treasure

These rotund new designs with a black polished coating pay homage to a fan-favorite Pokémon.

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LED gaming chopsticks are here for your mid-game munchies or whenever you eat in the dark

Now you’ll never need to spill crumbs all over yourself or your keyboard again while you’re storming the enemy’s base.

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Tequila comes to Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo with exclusive collaboration drinks

Espresso shots aren’t the only kind of shot at Starbucks now.

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Security guard arrested in Shizuoka for abandoning 13 liters of urine at pachinko parlor

Going to the toilet was too much as hassle for the suspect, but hauling it across town…

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Japanese town recovers 43 million yen in COVID money mistakenly sent to one man who gambled it away

Probably the most unexpected turnaround in an already long string of unexpected turnarounds.

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