Want to boost your ego? Head to the new Homeru “Praise” Bar in Osaka

Good-looking staff promise to identify your good points and shower you with compliments as you unwind after a long day. 

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Apple coke is here! World-first flavour exclusive to Coca-Cola Japan

Never-before seen flavour coming to stores nationwide this autumn. 

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Cruel angels, beautiful blades: The amazing sword of the Evangelion and Katana exhibition【Photos】

Master katana craftsmen and anime mecha designer team up to will Evangelion to life in katana form.

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New Japanese KitKats capture the flavour of a busy port city

Yokohama now has its very own KitKat based on a famous local sweet souvenir.

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Our Japanese-language reporter dressed up to woo his celebrity crush, but it didn’t go as planned

Someone really should have warned everyone involved about what was going to happen.

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Kyoto Animation to release full list of arson attack victim names in credits of new anime movie

Violet Evergarden’s story of loss and separation will end with a reminder that Kyoto Animation staff who lost their lives will not be forgotten.

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Train in Japan evacuated after colliding with truck and derailing【Photos, video】

Accident occurred as train on commuter line traveled south of Tokyo.

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Domino’s Pizza now sells Tsundere Pizzas in Japan, wants to both hurt and please you

”Ba-…baka! It’s not like Domino’s bakes these specifically for anime fans or anything!” …oh, wait, they do.

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Can this cushion really protect an egg from being sat on? How about a few punches?

Our writer Tasuku Egawa risks his pants to determine if “as seen on TV” is “as seen in reality.”

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Nintendo FINALLY adds 16-bit Super NES/Super Famicom games to Switch Online service!

20 classic titles available almost immediately after long-awaited surprise announcement, retro controllers on the way too.

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Mister Donuts Japan to release mouthwatering sweet potato donuts to welcome a delicious autumn

This is why fall is one of the best seasons to come to Japan.

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“Katana steel cookies” are the latest sweet treat from Japan’s samurai sword capital【Taste test】

26th-generation swordsmith oversees the creation of Tamahagane Biscotti.

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Shonen Jump and Marvel team up for two months of web comics

Titles featuring Iron Man, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Ant-Man and more can be seen through the Shonen Jump+ app.

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Elderly anime fan allegedly threatens to kill man who complained about loud TV with fake katana

Police arrest 50-something anime fan on a Sunday afternoon.

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One Piece creator reveals timetable for when he’d like the mega-hit manga to end

Anime/manga legend Eiichiro Oda gives a sneak peak at his amazing home and when he intends to drop the curtain on his masterpiece.

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Here’s a little tip from a Buddhist monk for anyone spooked by cemeteries at night

In this Japanese season of ghosts, hopefully this advice will help you see cemeteries in a new light. 

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Supermarket comes up with ingenious way to market onigiri rice balls to non-Japanese customers

Personal endorsements from internationally famous faces help bring down cultural barriers.

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Japan second-least attractive country for expats to work, survey says, but is it really that bad?

Japan gets average marks in one category, abysmal ones in two others.

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Tatami etiquette: Why you should never step on the threshold of a washitsu Japanese room

It’s a peculiar rule that even Japanese people don’t always understand.

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Tokyo Disneyland/Disney Sea announce cosplay rules, allowed characters for Halloween 2019

Star Wars is OK, but only some Kingdom Hearts characters can enter the happiest place on earth.

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