Japan considering adding charges for plastic convenience store utensils, hotel hangers, and more

I guess my days of plastic spoon-hoarding days are now over.

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Japanese netizens give their thoughts on how English has changed the meaning of “senpai”

The new usage has even made Japanese news.

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Yoshinoya beef bowls become miniature gacha toys

Six sets so realistic they’re making our mouths water. 

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How to make a sinfully decadent Apple Pie Bar pie out of Japanese grocery store stuff【SoraKitchen】

We create an apple pie inception that’s as ill-advised as it is appetizing.

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Halloween “Black Pancakes” and “Bloody Tunnbrod” coming to IKEA stores in Tokyo

It’s a very IKEA Halloween in Japan.

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Japanese university developing coronavirus vaccine in form of a nasal spray

Would you rather get a vaccine in your arm or in your nose?

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Amazing Totoro bread reveals a different side to the Ghibli anime character【Video】

Giant bread contains a giant surprise. 

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It’s about dam time! Japan’s Kurobe Dam to open to public in 2024, public to decide route’s name

Considered one of the greatest feats in the history of construction in Japan, Kurobe Dam plans to open its floodgates to visitors.

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McDonald’s Japan’s Tsukimi “moon-viewing” pie oozes Japanese flavour

The perfect flavour for a traditional Japanese festival. 

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Super God Neiger of Akita helps kid get favorite soft drink with the power of customer service

Not all heroes wear capes. Some just wear pointy shoulder pads.

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A house in the Japanese countryside for just US$9,100? You bet we bought it!【Photos, video】

Welcome to the SoraHouse.

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Hedorah: King of the dust mops and more celebrate 50th anniversary of legendary kaiju’s debut

It can wipe out grime as easily as Hedorah wipes out people.

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They’re all here! Japanese collector completes set of all 1,244 Game Boy games【Photos】

If you could buy it in a store, he’s got it.

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The top 70 words that keep showing up in Japanese light novel titles (and yes, isekai is one of them)

I Was Called to a Delicious Alternate World by the Too-Cute Devil Lord isn’t an actual light novel title yet, but it’s only a matter of time, data analysis shows.

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We pop into Bear Paw Cafe in Osaka… Actually it popped out to us

An adorable way to help deal with complex problems.

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Suntory to release new Yamazaki smoke-barrel aged plum liqueur in limited quantities

The perfect drink for fans of both peaty whisky and ume-shu!

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Japanese company makes a robot specifically to keep your cat entertained

The future is here for fun-deprived felines.

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Legendary manga creator Rumiko Takahashi gives Twitter tour of her home【Photos】

Creator of Inyasha, Ranma 1/2, and other hits shows where she draws, her amazing home library, and incredibly merch collection.

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We test Japan’s new Gaming Chopsticks Holder

Gadget proves it’s a game-changer after doing battle with a variety of snack foods. 

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Falling into the sweet life with Japanese convenience stores’ new sweet potato sweets【Taste test】

Autumn comes to Family Mart with the simultaneous of a huge new dessert lineup made with Japanese sweet potatoes.

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