Starbucks teams up with Japanese illustrator Shogo Sekine for cheerful sustainable drinkware line

Starbucks Japan wishes you a “bright future.”

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Japanese burger chain makes jaws drop with the Miso Ebi Fry

There’s Japanese food…then there’s this type of Japanese food. 

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Tokyo restaurant with neighborhood grannies in the kitchen serves family recipes to one and all

If you’ve always wanted to taste Japanese food just like grandma used to make, but don’t actually have a Japanese grandma, here’s your chance.

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Starbucks Japan adds a Banana Brulee Frappuccino to the menu, with a bunch of new treats as well

B-grade “Mottainai Bananas” get a new lease on life, but do they make for a B-grade Frappuccino? 

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Studio Ghibli Uniqlo shirts and bags on sale now, but not in Japan【Photos】

The anime fashion line makes its return, but once again not in Ghibli or Uniqlo’s home country.

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Bad-mannered tourists cause chaos at new Mt Fuji viral photo spot, city erects fence to stop them

Fuji City’s Great Dream Bridge becomes a nightmare for local residents.

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This six-year-old Japanese girl is school’s one and only first-grader as lack-of-kids shutdown ends

School is back in session in this Ehime mountain town, where the student body has dramatically expanded to a very small size.

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Mt. Fuji view-blocking screen to combat bad tourist manners might be replaced with another screen

People won’t stop poking holes in the current one, so city is considering a stronger, nicer-looking replacement.

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Japan is ranked the worst country in the world for helping strangers

Japanese kindness leaves a lot to be desired in World Giving Index, but there may be a reason for it.

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Glow-in-the-dark Ghibli Kodama figures will give your home a mystical forest mood【Photos】

Princess Mononoke’s forest spirits look great whether used indoors or out.

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Tourist ban now in effect in Kyoto’s Gion geisha district…but are visitors obeying the rules?

A recent video of a maiko being chased by a tourist in Gion proves why the ban is necessary.

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Fist of the North Star manga artist draws Mad Max’s Furiosa, presents artwork to George Miller

It’s a lovely day as two post-apocalyptic storytelling legends talk with each other for the first time.

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Pokémon Sleep x Family Mart collaboration brings us new drinks and goods for a limited time

Japanese convenience store chain makes Pokémon dreams come true!

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East Japan Railways phasing out magnetic paper tickets, seven other rail operators will too

New ticket system looks to cut costs and boost environment friendliness.

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Free drinks, curry, fried rice, saunas, and more at Tokyo Shinbashi capsule hotel

How does Anshin Oyado’s Shinbashi location compare to the Shinjuku one?

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Tokyo ferry boat doesn’t tell you the island you’re going to until departure time, and it’s awesome

Who’s up for an island adventure that leaves from downtown Tokyo?

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Japanese telecom giant to make AI filter to soften angry customers voices at call centers【Video】

New system lets AI take a piece of someone’s mind and passes on the rest to a human.

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Domino’s Japan’s new pineapple pizza crust: Awesome creation or food abomination?

Join us as we try a pineapple-heavy pizza that’ll either make you groan in delight or wince in pain.

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Has the Mt Fuji Lawson blackout screen really stopped tourists from taking photos?

Visit to Fujikawaguchiko reveals the truth about the tourist situation.

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Beautiful Legend of Zelda Lego set is series’ first buildable block crossover【Photos】

Two versions of the Great Deku tree and three versions of Link are part of the set recommended for fans 18-and-up.

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