Can you spot the “hidden anime robot” in this century-old French religious painting?

Hail Gundam full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

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This Miyazaki bar’s theme is “ugliness”, also offers arm wrestling, and discounts for bald people

The shop is now hiring as well, with salary increases for ugly applicants.

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Japanese snow monkeys find novel way to travel during winter 【Video】

The primate parade captured on film stretched well into the distance.

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Capybara Onsen Challenge 2019: Which giant rodent can bathe the longest?

Furry representatives from five prefectures amaze everyone with their love of hot springs as they compete for this year’s illustrious title.

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Starbucks Japan announces new range of Frappuccino drinks for Valentine’s Day

Find your perfect partner at Starbucks.

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Ruined Doraemon doll is repaired by friend in heartwarming story

It’s amazing what a little TLC from a friend can do for your childhood memories.

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Seiji starts a new health regimen with Oronamin C, straight from a plastic bottle faucet

We’ve come to terms with Seiji’s new obsession.

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Vending machine selling edible bugs is an instant hit in Kumamoto, generates about $4,600 a month

Fancy some crunchy diving beetles or irresistible pupae?

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Japan goes from capsule hotels to capsule offices with free Wi-Fi, device charging in Tokyo

Three of Tokyo’s most useful stations offer individual-size offices free of charge.

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“We don’t need an age of women” Japanese commercial says, then hits actress in face with cream

“I am me” declares actress in video for department stores that’s sparking debate and controversy.

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We’re utterly stumped by this kids’ Spot the Difference Puzzle from a Japanese family restaurant

Our reporter challenges the Dark Souls of children’s mealtime entertainment, and enters a twisted maze of interrogations to find the answer.

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Female otaku has perfectly sensible answer for when people ask why she doesn’t get a boyfriend

Dark magic and a price too great to pay are great reasons for remaining single.

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Artist collapses at Comiket and dies, leading brother to make a request of all anime illustrators

Message of heartfelt thanks is mixed with cautionary advice as artist passes away far too young.

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Turtle-shaped train station in Japan features gigantic tortoise head sticking out of its roof

Recent snappy makeover may be just the thing it needs to attract more visitors.

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Nearly half of young Japanese women say they “hate” the company they work for in survey

Young men show more satisfaction, but it plummets once they hit a certain age.

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Seiji shares a very special tip to keep warm and have fun in the Japanese New Year

Our esteemed writer brings us a new twist on the classic sweetness of amazake.

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Drink like a fish, but with lizards and snakes, at Tokyo’s awesome reptile bar【Photos】

Tea and cookies at a cat cafe too cutesy for you? We’ve got just the alternative for your next night out in Tokyo!

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Annual New Year’s post dash in Japan looks like a scene from a blockbuster film【Video】

Every year, dedicated post office workers hop on their scooters to deliver a nation’s New Year’s cards, and it’s so much fun to watch!

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Origami memory jars: Japanese Twitter’s beautiful way to collect happy memories like a coin bank

A creative and decorative way to reward yourself for your hard work and remind yourself that good things can, and do, happen.

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Adidas Shindo: Lose weight and release stress like a samurai with a wooden Japanese katana

Adidas exercise class takes its moves from Japanese samurai.

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