No CG here! Clever camera trick has Ultraman towering over the buildings of a real Japanese city

The tokusatsu icon gets a visual boost from a Yokohama landmark.

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Let’s find out if mixing milk and a lemon-lime soda makes cream soda

Don’t blame us. It wasn’t our idea.

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In an era of “next-level” foods, these fruit daifuku really do take it to the next level【Taste test】

So many places claim to serve “evolved” food these days, but there are some dishes that actually deserve that description!

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This tatami mat platform with built-in vibration speakers promises the ultimate sound experience

Don’t just listen to music; feel it with your body!

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Japan’s most meaningless road sign discovered, has Internet feeling lost

Umm…thanks, Gunma Prefecture.

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Japan considering doubling entry cap for overseas travelers, waiving on-arrival PCR tests soon

Testing exemptions would be based on nation of departure.

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Thanks to the shogun, this Tokyo Shinto shrine has good luck charms to help you win idol tickets

The historical reason this shrine in the heart of the city is becoming a must-visit for idol fans.

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Street Fighter Chun-Li now appearing on free prescription record notebooks at Japanese pharmacies

Strongest woman in the world wants you to be the healthiest person in Japan.

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Burger King Japan is offering dried ramen instead of French fries in its combo meals

“Would you like ramen with that?”

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We visit a restaurant called ‘Otaku’ in France, eat some otaku sushi

We expected the Parisian restaurant to be overflowing with anime goods, but the reality was something quite different.

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We slide down Osaka’s most famous tower and get free curry for it

It could be higher, but we’ll let that slide.

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Fire chief in Akita starts forest fire trying to scare away wasp

You had one job!

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My summer kimono Totoro! Ghibli mascot and Kiki co-star grace beautiful anime yukata【Photos】

Finally, a way to spend the whole summer with Totoro!

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This Japanese supermarket has either the kindest or cruelest slogan, but no one’s sure which

We have it all? Keep your mouth shut about our poor selection? It could go either way, because of a Japanese language quirk.

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Is this spicy Japanese condiment the secret to making desserts more delicious?【Taste test】

We heard yuzu kosho can spice up our desserts, so we put it to the test.

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Retired Member of Parliament arrested pretending to be active MP for first-class train tickets

And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for that meddling JR and its clerical errors.

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The secret behind this mysterious Studio Ghibli x Pixar image

Anime studio gives us a closer look at the true story behind this illustration.

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Life-size Pikachu figure that wirelessly charges electronics fills us with joy/jealousy【Video】

And he’s not the only Electric-type Pokémon that can juice up your real-world phone.

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Why are some types of Japanese rice written with completely different types of Japanese writing?

Katakana is usually for foreign words, but there’s a whole class of Japanese-grown rice that has katakana names.

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Starbucks Challenge: How long does it take to visit all the branches in downtown Shinjuku?

Mr Sato puts on his walking boots to give us a whirlwind tour of all the Starbucks in one of Tokyo’s busiest areas. 

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