Chinese news agency unveils world’s first A.I. news presenters in jaw-dropping video clips

We would not blame you if you mistook them for real newscasters.

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“Face Hiring”: Japanese cosmetics company Isehan’s new hiring campaign is causing a stir

The company is impressing people with its interest not in beauty, but in personality!

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A uniform that goes against all the school regulations.

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Naked man arrested for public nudity denies charges: “I was training.”

Is he a drunken master or just drunk again?

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Taste the floor of a Japanese train station with new limited-edition chocolates from Tokyo Metro

Eat the walls, ceilings, floors and stairs of a dozen different stations!

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Genius Japanese dad designs T-shirt that tricks your kids into giving you a massage as they play

Is your child going through a train phase? Then it’s time for you to get aboard the free massage express just by putting on this shirt.

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Japanese high school requires teens to kneel and bow for teaches, receives harsh online backlash

Assembly rules at commercial high school called cult-like, disrespectful to students.

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Hard-drinking Wrinkly Pikachu fan art explodes on Twitter following Detective Pikachu trailer

Japanese artists bring the Pokémon icon’s anime-to-live-action evolution back to illustrated form.

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Manga Art Hotel Tokyo: What it’s like to spend a night surrounded by 5,000 Japanese manga

Welcome to a dreamworld where you can stay up all night reading manga on a bed inside a bookshelf. 

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What’s in a genre: do you think a novel can be “shonen?”

Is “shonen” for manga/anime only, or can books join the battle too?

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Kyoto University’s “Professor Orita” statue’s latest update: Orga Itsuka from the Gundam anime

This strange tradition sees a a founding professor’s statue vandalized every year, and now we get Iron Blooded Orphans action!

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Japanese travelers are avoiding Kyoto as the city’s number of foreign visitors continues to grow

Hotel operators say the ancient capital’s beautiful temples have a newfound image as congested and inconvenient.

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Yokohama ranks as most desirable city for living in Kanto for the second year in a row

What makes Japan’s second largest city beat out popular spots in Tokyo?

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Even Sonic the Hedgehog’s original creator thinks character’s live-action movie design is ugly

Video game designer Yuji Naka only needs two sentences to explain what’s wrong with this weird-looking version of the Sega star.

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We’ve fallen in love with these stylishly sleek, visually vibrant rings from Tokyo

These radiant rings bursting with vivid color are as much a feast for the eyes as they are for the heart.

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Japanese man’s job is too busy for strawberry-picking date, super-sweet girlfriend saves the day

Boyfriend cancels date when he can’t get time off from work, but his awesome girlfriend figures out how to bring the strawberry patch to him.

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Kyoto’s green tea sweets capital now has matcha ramen too!【Taste test】

Green tea-infused noodles let you consume matcha even outside of tea time while in Uji.

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New limited-edition Starbucks Japan drinks are for true coffee lovers!【Taste Test】

Coffee fans will want to try these limited edition Starbucks Japan drinks while they’re available, because this time, the focus really is on the coffee.  

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Japanese “yakuza deer” continue to harass restaurant owner at Miyajima 【Photos】

Series of photos shows what happens when cute deer try to act all gangsta.

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Tokyo governor criticized for “unbelievable” rudeness of putting hands in pockets during ceremony

With midwinter-level cold and rain at the outdoor Tokyo Marathon awards ceremony, Yuriko Koike wanted to warm her hands, but started a firestorm.

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