Gigantic, kaiju-class Pokémon battles are part of the new Pokémon Sword and Shield games【Video】

Sure, Piakachu is still adorable, but now he can also grow so large he could easily wreck a city.

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#kutoo movement continues its fight to free women from company-enforced foot pain.

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We get a haircut by a stylist who cuts with katanas and fire at “Samurai Salon” in Spain

Our reporter travels all the way to Spain to meet an artistic hair stylist whose technique is a little sharper than usual

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Avril Lavigne speaks Japanese in new commercial for Laundrin’ 【Video】

The singer sniffs her rooms and gives us a house tour for new nationwide TV ad in Japan

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Pokémon Company loosens copyright grip, starts free-to-use-art program for schools, day care

Over 100 illustrations allow kids, teachers, and children’s hospital staff to create smiles and curiosity with the beloved anime/video game characters.

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Coca-Cola Japan brings out clear lime Coke with former gravure idol as their poster girl

Coca-Cola takes the clear drinks trend to a whole new level, and gives us a special Reiwa parody commercial as well. 

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Terrace House funnyman Ryota Yamasato now married to Japanese actress Yu Aoi

The unlikely marriage that no one saw coming surprises everyone in Japan.

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Japanese riot cops provide police escort for mother and 10 children…who are all ducks【Video】

Cute convenience store case handled with courteous care.

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How much do you need to earn every month for a “normal” life in Kyoto? Here’s a sample budget

Fantasizing about relocating to Japan’s ancient capital? Here’s what it’ll cost you per month, and no, a minimum-wage job isn’t going to cut it.

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Hello Kitty rickshaw tours are coming to show you Tokyo in Sanrio style!

Japan’s cute character queen teams up with the coolest way to see downtown Tokyo’s most traditional neighborhood.

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Kumamoto mascot Kumamon’s chance of being Olympic torch runner in jeopardy

Organizing committee seems to have a problem with a huge clumsy bear running around with an open flame.

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Hard Rock Cafe opening in Kyoto in beautiful machiya townhouse building【Photos】

Music-themed restaurant doesn’t want to rock the boat and instead incorporates local cultural into its design and food items.

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Condomania Japan condoms bring the beauty of Japanese ukiyoe to your nether regions

When traditional Japan is a huge turn-on

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Japanese artist turns man’s face into eerily realistic human flesh coin purse

Disembodied finger used as a hanko seal.

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Tokyo Olympics WILL allow you to share photos you take at the Games on social media

Official assures us that posting pics from the Games is A-OK, and clarifies what you’re not allowed to share online.

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Young woman-scent body soap and deodorant becomes a hit with lonely Japanese dudes

Deoco dudes desire feminine fragrance for lessening loneliness.

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Online survey reveals startling facts about what young Japanese people think about their country

And whether the world out there holds any interest for them at all.

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This beautiful beefy bento is one of the best meals you can have on a train in Japan

Kobe beef’s fiercest rival is the star of this sukiyaki ekiben that not only tastes amazing, but sounds great too.

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We eat a burger with crabs for buns in Tokyo

A crunchy new take on a crab burger.

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Detective Pikachu gets amazingly life-like recreation in felt!

Talented felt artist recreates “Wrinkly Pikachu” in real life, and the result is simply adorable.

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