Which American-inspired Japanese McDonald’s sandwich stacks up? We munch all four to find out!

The Texas and Idaho burgers and McMuffins have hit branches across Japan, and we send our man on the ground to tear into them.

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Are fairy tale books in Japan using too much “moe” anime-style art? Publisher defends its covers

Critics are calling the modern anime aesthetics “inappropriate,” but publisher says they’re missing the point.

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Got Talent series regular Wes-P tries again, this time in the land of Voltaire and Sartre.

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Nissin comes out with new Cup Noodle using … “almost real sea urchin”!

Thought sushi or sashimi was the only way to get a taste of sea urchin? Well, think again! 

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Suspects arrested for 100-million yen Kyoto home invasion robbery after eight-year search

One of the accused was a government-paid politician’s secretary at the time.

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Evangelion Bar opening in Tokyo to soothe the rattled nerves of fans of the traumatizing anime

You’ll feel better after downing a few Rei cocktails and eating rampaging Angel Sachiel.

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Classic British stories get sudden burst of popularity in Japan thanks to Empress Michiko

After she said she wants to read them after retirement, book stores and publishing companies quickly sold out of copies.

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Korean boy band bumped from Japan’s most popular music program over A-bomb T-shirt

Appearance on TV show was still being promoted up to one day before scheduled performance.

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Plastic model fan turns to explosives to make Gundam battle scars extra-realistic【Video】

If you can’t spend hours meticulously painting the blast damage onto your figure, just wrap it in bombs.

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Why do Chinese characters in anime say -arimasu/-aru ALL the time?

Linguistics professor explains the centuries-old background of the omnipresent anime and manga verbal tic.

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Japanese Kit Kats: Winning flavour from worldwide competition finally unveiled

New release, with unique packaging by a Japanese artist, set to be released internationally.

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We did battle with this two-foot tall parfait at Kanariya in Osaka…and finished it!

There is no such thing as “too much parfait” for the SoraNews24 team.

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Japanese government to outlaw carrying unbound knives on trains starting next year

No-more-knives rule comes after bullet train slashing in which passenger lost his life.

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Win a large intestine scarf from one of Japan’s leading enema manufacturers

This is your one chance to enter something of Mune Pharmaceutical’s, rather than the other way around.

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Sailor Moon super-collector gathers 140 fans to give voice actress an unforgettable birthday card

After Sailor Neptune touched their hearts, these anime fans pooled their powers to give a touching present to the voice of the iconic character.

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Japanese netizens glad this rare Gundam accessory did not make it into plastic model kits

Rare it may be, this is one accessory that even die-hard fans are willing to skip.

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Super Mario history book accidentally ships with “Grabbing Pussy” poetry collection inside

Series of crazy coincidences leaves Nintendo fans being told “let me see your masculinity on view in full physical arousal.”

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New Danone yoghurts contain Japanese matcha, hojicha and persimmon, wrapped in special packaging

Exclusive “Wa Selection” range pays homage to some of Japan’s most beloved traditional flavours.

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Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test

The tests were confiscated and the teachers forced to apologize to students.

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Japanese cop smashes through window to arrest apparently high-on-meth driver in Osaka【Videos】

Doing donuts in central Japan’s biggest city is a sure-fire way to get the police to bring out their fists of fury.

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