Everyone: “I wouldn’t move to Miyazaki Prefecture if they paid me.”

Gorgeous but remote region struggles to bring people in.

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Yokohama’s Coming of Age Ceremony ruined by “yankees” who fight, illegally scale walls, drink

But in spite of all that, Pikachu still made a guest appearance!

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Ghibli anime Whisper of the Heart/Mimi wo Sumaseba is getting a live-action sequel film

Young lovers’ lives aren’t going quite as they planned/promised once they hit adulthood.

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Seijinshiki 2020: Kitakyushu’s Coming of Age Ceremony dazzles in the Year of the Rat【Photos】

Kitakyushu welcomes its first Coming of Age Ceremony of the Reiwa Era in its typical outrageous fashion(s).

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Nintendo’s employee recruiting pamphlet is a full-color Super Mario storybook【Photos】

No boring charts or dull text for video gaming’s most playful AAA publisher.

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Neighbors berate Japanese homeowner for hanging up camo clothes where kids can see

This survival game hobbyist is wondering where else he’s supposed to hang his clothes to dry.

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Japanese cosplay model shows off thighs, but fans’ eyes are on her Nintendo 64 controller grip

”That’s not how you hold an N64 controller!” say commenters, but maybe they need a history lesson.

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Survey ranks Japanese prefectures by how much people want to continue living there

Spoiler: the most popular prefecture is also the largest.

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Japanese bar hostess goes too far with the compliments, scares customer into going home

There’s a fine line between “Only this girl realizes how cool I am” and “There’s no way that should make anyone attracted to me.”

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Japanese shrine bans foreign visitors following disrespectful behaviour by tourists

Nagasaki priest says over-tourism, vandalism and theft of amulets led to his controversial decision.

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Why do Japanese stairs have red-and-yellow marks on them?

Even people in Japan are surprised to learn what they’re for.

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Japanese salaryman creates jaw-dropping model of Shinjuku from paper

From towering skyscrapers through to the world’s busiest station, this sprawling Tokyo ward took years to recreate in miniature.

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Three of Japan’s best whiskies are about to disappear as Nikka shortages loom

Japanese whiskies continue to taste too good for their own existence.

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Studio Ghibli produces commercial for Japanese convenience store chain Lawson 【Video】

Academy award winning animator and a Ghibli artist who works at Lawson part-time join forces to pay homage to the konbini.

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Subaru made a car called the Subaru FU*KS, and here’s how the name could have been even dirtier

A car that makes us think drivers should use protection, and we’re not talking about seat belts.

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Japanese politicians want to set daily limit on how much time kids can spend playing video games

Proposal also bans playing games after certain times at night depending on gamer’s age.

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Less than one in four surveyed Japanese men has a girlfriend, over one in three women has a beau

Survey paints a different picture of dating for young men and women.

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How to get your kids to hate video games, according to Japanese Twitter

A Twitter user compiled these hints to make your kids loathe gaming — and includes a handy bonus moral for all ages.

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Starbucks’ Japanese New Year’s/Chinese zodiac drinkware line is full of fun and fortune【Pics】

Mice of the year, beckoning cats, and Shiba Inu are all here to wish us a happy 2020!

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Gaggle of Friezas support runners for Hakone marathon once again, this time dancing “Paprika”

And it looks like their numbers have increased!

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