Inuyasha vs. Ranma? Rumiko Takahashi talks about who’d win a battle royale of her series’ stars

Anime/manga legend lays out various scenarios for five-way fight, and physical strength plays surprisingly small role.

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Okonomiyaki taiyaki: Sweet and savoury combination confuses the senses

We love okonomiyaki and we love taiyaki, but will we love okonomiyaki taiyaki?

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140-year-old sukiyaki restaurant in Tokyo closing due to coronavirus pandemic

Asakusa’s Chinya has been serving visitors to the historical district for more than a century.

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Studio Ghibli’s Hopping Lantern from Spirited Away can now be yours to own!

New product comes with special features to recreate the friendly lamp character from the hit anime film. 

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Japan to begin process of distributing vaccine passports, Chief Cabinet Secretary says

The passports are meant to be used strictly for travel purposes.

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Japanese town will give you two million yen for having your third kid there in birth-boosting plan

And if you have another kid after that? Another two million yen.

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Pork or beef? A peek into how Japan’s curry preferences change from place to place

What’s the default meat for Japanese curry? Turns out, it depends where you are!

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Super-expensive capsule toys – Trying out Japan’s Premium Gachapon machine【Photos】

Bandai’s top-of-the-line capsule toys are expensive enough that you can’t buy them with coins,

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Happy ending for Japanese man whose sports car was stolen right before his eyes

Rotary sports coupe’s journey comes full circle as it’s reunited with its rightful owner.

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Traditional Japanese ceramics given new life in AR, delivered straight to your web browser for free

Add a touch of class to your home or video game.

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Blue Bottle Coffee’s limited-time shaved ice dessert is exquisite

Kakigori, Japan’s beloved summertime sweet, gets a Blue Bottle makeover.

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South Korean university develops toilet that converts poop to power and pays you for “deposits”

Quite possibly the greatest invention ever.

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Giant misspelling in rice field art warms Japan’s heart, so farmers decide to roll with it【Video】

Mistake took months to be noticed, but it’ll be sticking around.

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Domino’s Pizza Japan apologizes for freaking out Londoner with fish and chips pizza, offers free pie

Tongue-in-cheek tweet leads to offer for free pizza in the belly.

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Excessive dog pee to blame for traffic light collapse, Japanese police think

Suspects in Suzuka were presumably bad boys.

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Super Crazy Kun’s election win deemed invalid a second time

The super crazy nail that sticks up gets hammered down.

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Going over the top with a lesson at Tokyo’s top arm wrestling dojo【Photos】

Some of Japan’s strongest “arm sumo” competitors show us how it’s done.

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We try a Tokyo luxury hotel’s fancy Cup Noodle buffet items, eat best curry noodles of our lives

If you’ve ever wondered what fancy dishes with instant noodles would look like, look no further than the Keio Plaza Hotel!

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Evangelion LCL ice cream is real and the new taste of summer in Japan

We mustn’t run away from this bold new frontier in frozen desserts.

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What to do if your phone battery dies when using a mobile transit pass on a Japanese train

Avoid getting stuck inside the train station forever with these handy solutions.

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