New cyberpunk maid cafe opens in Akihabara, Tokyo

Japanese maids in thigh-high stockings are ready to take you to the year 2045.

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Japanese Internet mythbusting: Can a corn dog soaking in energy drink charge a smartphone?

It’s a SoraScience experiment as we test out a piece of viral Internet trivia from Japan.

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Panda sightings in Tokyo cause frenzy on social media

After reading reports of an escaped panda on the streets of Tokyo, we headed out to find out what was going on.

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Four pieces of important advice for foreigners in Japan moving from the countryside to Tokyo

These tips will prepare you for a smooth transition from rural to urban living.

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Totoro cream puffs come to the Ghibli Museum neighbourhood with exclusive new Catbus cookie

We visit the new Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo and try the very special Rum Raisin Catbus you can’t get anywhere else.

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Idol singer mega-group AKB48 cancels annual General Election following string of scandals

Event will be skipped for the first time in 10 years, leaving fans to find some other way to throw money at their favorite idol units.

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Barely half of Japanese men in survey will give thank-you gift to women for Valentine’s chocolate

Richer men in study found to spend less per-gift than their poorer counterparts.

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New Yahoo! News Juice bar in Harajuku squeezes headlines to make your free custom drink

The latest pop-up Tokyo juice bar grants you a custom juice based on a Yahoo! News article, its comments and post date!

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Wrinkly Pikachu cookies are the latest Japanese interpretation of Ryan Reynold’s CG Pikachu

Edible fan art comes after the latest preview taste of the live-action Detective Pokémon movie.

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Sakura in Japan 2019: The best spots for hanami cherry blossom viewing

People in Japan cast their vote for their favourite hanami spot and the places where they most want to see sakura before they die.

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Godiva Japan unveils beautiful cherry blossom party cake, but you won’t find it at fancy stores

Gourmet chocolatier is selling its mouthwatering sakura/matcha combo where ordinary people go to satisfy their sweet tooth.

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“Rabbits are liquid?” Escape artist bunny breaks free of its cage in Japan【Video】

It turns out rabbits are pretty small under all that fluff.

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Cheap, casual restaurant Gusto offers beautiful spring sweets using gourmet Uji green tea

Enjoy these lovely desserts made with green tea from Kyoto’s Uji City this spring, and without spending a fortune!

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Pepsi’s new Japan Cola has a special ingredient: one of Japan’s most delicious sweets seasonings

Japan-exclusive soft drink has a citrus finish, but it’s not from oranges, lemons, or limes.

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Japanese exchange student sparks culture debate on Twitter with comment about American clothing

How much can the way a country’s citizens dress say about that country?

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Japanese former adult video actress Sola Aoi is pregnant, shares maternity photos

”Seriously?” asks internationally famous actress, who’s shocked every time she takes a bath at how quickly her body is changing, but knows it’s for not just one, but two special reasons.

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Sega suspends sales of yakuza video game after actor/musician is arrested on cocaine charges

It’s one thing to play a crime boss in a game, but when the real life actor starts breaking the law, Sega is ready to pull the plug.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Classic Tiramisu Frappuccino for coffee dessert lovers

Only available for a very limited time.

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Dragon Quest wedding: Japanese video game lovers celebrate with classic Sony PlayStation details

Mind-blowing wedding goals include a personalised video game and RPG character sketches for each guest.

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Taiwan’s Pokémon Go granddad is still at it and now has twice as many phones

What? Uncle Pokémon is evolving!

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