The top nine stand-and-eat soba noodle restaurants in Tokyo

Our resident soba expert ate at over 200 soba spots in the greater Tokyo area, and here are his top picks

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Tasty food providing comfort for coronavirus quarantined cruise ship passengers stuck in Japan

Three small bright spots a day as travelers cope with two weeks confined to ship.

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Disney sushi? An adorable new way to celebrate Japan’s Girl’s Day/Doll Festival

From “Mic-key, Mouse!” to “Hin-a Ma, tsuri!”

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Young and elderly alike can satisfy their feline frenzy with this $180 cat robot companion

Cat got our wallets?

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Japanese Valentine’s Day surveys: women likely to succeed at confessing, men split on chocolate

Dating website Matching App University brings us some sentimental survey stats, just in time for the year’s most lovey-dovey holiday.

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Street Fighter cosplayer fights coronavirus as real-life physician in China 【Pics & Videos】

Chun-Li and Mai Shiranui are at the frontline looking to K.O. the pandemic.

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Japan’s “workstyle reforms” are actually making managers’ jobs a lot harder【Survey】

Less overtime for some workers means more for others if no one’s changing how much total work needs to be done.

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Mitsubishi’s solution for stressed office workers in Japan: fake skylight video displays

Simulated sky slice might actually be better suited for a different environment, though.

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Over 50 percent of single Japanese women in their 20s struggle to make ends meet, survey says

Young women in Japan are experiencing serious financial trouble. 

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New Osamu Tezuka manga to be released this month, penned by AI

We will soon see if AI can recreate the magic of the God of Manga.

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Video of New Yorker assaulting mask-wearing Asian woman rattles Japanese Twitter, debate ensues

A shocking incident caught on camera upsets and stirs Japanese netizens.

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Secluded sauna in Hokkaido lets you enjoy steamy sits and ice-water dips in one isolated location

A sauna of ice and fire.

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Harrowing video sees reckless drivers ignore pedestrian crossing in Japan【Video】

The fact that children are using the crossing doesn’t seem to register to all three of these drivers.

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Kyoto tourist crowds disappearing due to coronavirus outbreak, creating travel crisis/opportunity

Local shopkeeper says drop in tourist traffic is most dramatic in over 30 years.

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Amazing Chocolate tools a perfect fit for Japanese Valentine’s Day

Tell that special guy how you feel with an exquisite rusty nut and washer.

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Japan Ninja Council produces first-ever official hotel room in Tokyo’s Ueno

Spacious eight-person room makes a perfect base for shinobi missions in Tokyo, but passing up sushi counter room is a hard choice.

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Fujifilm removes promotional video after it causes outrage【Video】

One commenter even said “How did this get approved?”

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Monster girl brothel anime Interspecies Reviewers’ Tokyo TV broadcast cancelled

Series about buying companionship in a fantasy world continues to lose business friends.

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Egashira 2:50 denied ad revenue for YouTube channel

Looks like they had a problem with him sticking brushes up his butt.

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Starbucks Japan reveals new sakura cherry blossom drinkware range for 2020

Limited-edition collection captures the beauty of petals on the spring breeze.

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