Japanese vending machine sells…onigiri cakes!?

Now that’s a sentence we never thought we’d say. 

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Test-peeing Japan’s urine absorbing Morescue underpants【Experiment】

Can Morescue rescue our reporter from his more concerns?

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We found traditional pudding perfection in a brand new Tokyo cafe

In looks and flavor, this pudding knocked Mr. Sato’s socks off! 

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Our toughest blind taste test yet — can our writers pick out the more expensive mochi?

This rice cake challenge proved tough for even our most experienced mochi eater.

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Japanese police file charges against illegal anime girl huggy pillow cover seller

Prosecutors plan to throw the book, not the pillows, at him.

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The anime girl English teacher textbook character that stole Japan’s heart has gotten a promotion

Ellen-sensei is in charge of more than just the English class now.

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Mister Donut teams up with master patissier for second round of luxurious, limited-edition donuts

This round has just two donuts, but they’re enough to compete with the last round!

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New unmanned hotel opens in Japan that requires check in and check out by Suica train card only

It’s just like boarding the train, except you’ll be sleeping here.

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Cowboy Bebop anime creator was disappointed with the Netflix version from the first scene he saw

“It was clearly not Cowboy Bebop.”

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Wet rice crackers? Trying nure-senbei for the first time【Taste test】

These aren’t your typical senbei.

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Ichiran ramen lucky bag gives us everything we need to enjoy tonkotsu noodles at home

This Japanese ramen chain really knows how to please its customers.

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Why is there a wrestling ring in the Underground Arena fighting bar in Kabukicho?

Investigating the underbelly of Tokyo in one of its most notorious districts.

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Nitori furniture store guard arrested for shoplifting from Nitori furniture store

Hard to find good help these days.

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Asian Juicy: New burgers from McDonald’s Japan pay tribute to a ’90s J-pop music video by Puffy

There’s a lot more than burgers to unpack here.

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Woman decides to go for a walk on the busiest train tracks at Shibuya Station【Video】

Gives odd explanation for dangerous behavior.

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Japanese government to once again allow loud cheering, full attendance at concerts, sports events

Report says latest removal of pandemic protocols will bring the noise back, but one precaution is staying in place.

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Starbucks unveils second Valentine’s Day Frappuccino in Japan

Inspired by a luxury French cake, this promises to be an indulgent affair.

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In our search for crispy katsudon, we try a highly recommended place in a Tokyo university town

But reviews had us concerned about whether it offered what we wanted or not. 

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Anti-insect laser gun turrets designed by Osaka University, expected to work on roaches too

You’ve never seen a bug zapper quite like this.

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Sickle-wielding attacker safely fended off by victim’s umbrella in Aomori

The umbrella is mightier than the sickle.

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