Okayama ninja video credited with drastically improving traffic manners

Is there anything ninja can’t do?

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Akihabara’s immigrant-founded kebab landmark is closing down for good after more than a decade

The sun is setting on Star Kebab’s chapter in Akiba food history.

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Samurai chick pudding cake is Japan’s newest hard-to-buy, delicious-to-eat treat【Taste test】

Yeah, Tokugawa Ieyasu was a great shogun and all, but we’re here to see (and eat) Tokugawa Piyoyasu.

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Number of voice actresses in Japan hits record high, but is that a good thing?

Voice Actress Directory shows explosive growth in numbers since 20 years ago.

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72 percent of foreigners in survey say they’ve been disappointed by bad breath in Japan

Dentist thinks part of the reason for bad breath in Japan is cultural.

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Why do people spend so long in jail without going to trial in Japan?

It’s the land of serial arresting.

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Exeggutor airplanes taking off from Solaseed Air in Miyazaki Prefecture, other Pokémon tag along

I only fly Exeggutor class.

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Premium Japanese whisky is now in chocolate form with Suntory Yamazaki and Hibiki nama chocolate

Kamakura chocolatier teams up with distiller as Japan enters its chocolate-crazy season.

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Octopus tentacle ear plugs coming to Japanese capsule toy machines

I’m a sucker for stylish ear protection.

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Japanese hotel chain’s sweet surprise is one more reason it’s a great choice for travelers on a budget

Business hotel’s freebie may not be fancy, but it’s exactly what we want.

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Frozen sushi appears in Japan, but is it any good?

Defrosting sushi puts a new spin on the way we eat traditional Japanese food.

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Apartments with no bath or shower rising in popularity among young Tokyoites, report says

No bath, no problem?

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We visit the only shrine in Japan where you can pray to the gods for good weather

Pray the rain away at special weather shrine in Tokyo.

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New yakiniku hair clips from Japan make meat lovers drool

Like dining at a yakiniku restaurant, but the grill is your hair.

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43-year-old bosozoku biker arrested for never growing out of his teenage riding style

No country for old bikers.

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Hayao Miyazaki settles in-studio Ghibli debate on best fried egg topping, Internet not convinced

Supporters of soy and other sauces square off in ongoing difference of opinion among Japanese foodies.

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No hungry customers here: Kansai restaurant offers huge portions, meals with 3,500 calories

And every bite is delicious!

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Japanese salted plum industry in dire straits, according to umeboshi company’s tweet

The average Japanese household is eating fewer pickled plums than ever.

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Pancake steamed buns coming to Japanese convenience stores, said to pair well with fried chicken

Family Mart has a way for to combine two of our favorite comfort foods and eat them with our hands.

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New York Times makes a surprising pick for the best city to visit in Japan

Sure, Tokyo and Kyoto are nice, but this northeastern town is their top Japan travel pick.

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