Pilot makes unscheduled landing after passenger refuses to wear face mask

People in Japan are seething with anger at the selfishness of the anti-masker.

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Japanese convenience store customers reimagined as gacha game characters

Working at a konbini is like playing roulette with a gacha game mechanic.

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Kyoto Animation arsonist’s treatments yield major advancement in skin transplantation

At least he hasn’t been a complete waste of oxygen this whole time.

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Matcha parfait ice cream bars: Kyoto tea store deconstructs parfaits, creates stunning new sweets

We try the most beautiful ice creams in Japan.

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Japan’s portable clothes dryer is our latest one-person must-take travel gadget【Photos】

A compact companion for when you’ve got too much stuff to hang, but not enough for a laundromat run.

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Tokyo theater holds special text message screening since audiences can’t shout during pandemic

Toho wants to show “the voice of your heart in written form” during hyper-violent action movie.

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Getting tired of Pokémon Go? Maybe visiting the Pokémon manhole covers will reignite your passion

Travel Japan, catch Pokémon, and make some fun memories!

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New Japanese craft gin from Edo-period sake brewery contains the essence of “wa”

Unique blend of botanicals includes seaweed, tea, wasabi, and Japanese cedar, as a nod to the wood used in red shrine gates.

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Taste-testing Japan’s three biggest convenience stores store-brand cup ramen【Taste test】

7-Eleven, Lawson, and Family Mart all have their own exclusive instant noodles, and we were surprised by who makes some of them.

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Japan now has blue sake that changes colour in cocktails

Seilan is one of the most unique tipples in Japan, making sunsets appear like magic in “Blue Samurai” drinks.

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The polite way to eat onigiri rice balls sparks debate online

Even the humble onigiri isn’t safe from the complexities of Japanese etiquette.

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Face Dorayaki Japanese sweets: Delicious, terrifying, or both?【Photos】

For when you love someone so much that you want them to eat your face.

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Propose an “I choose you” with the help of dazzling new Eevee Pokémon engagement and wedding rings

Just as with the Pokémon Eevee, these rings will symbolize your willingness to evolve and grow with your partner in marriage.

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Coca-Cola’s Lemondo canned cocktail gets a limited edition upgrade–and we got to try it first!

If you want to try out the new premium flavor, you’ll have to drink lots of regular Lemondos first!

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Tokyo Olympics will take place as scheduled “with or without COVID” says IOC exec

Promises that they will be “the Games that conquered COVID.”

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A chain of “welding theme parks” is opening in Japan

For everyone who finds the sparks from a welding torch more beautiful than any fireworks show.

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New self-driving buses testing across Japan let you pay with your face

No more worrying about having exact change, but more worrying about having plastic surgery.

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Japanese schoolgirl struggles to comprehend the shocking truth that her mom is Kamen Rider

Sometimes, the glory of our greatest accomplishments is lost on our kids.

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Is this the most beautiful anime character shrine any otaku has ever created?【Photos】

Super-fan celebrates character’s birthday in grand style.

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Crafty or creepy? Japanese Twitter user recounts roundabout way of following their crush online

This premise should definitely be an anime.

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