Chiba

We got all comfy in a traditional French manor in Japan and drank coffee from a matcha bowl

The best of France and Japan in one classy chateau.

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Ichikawa-Mama station gets linguistic makeover just in time for Mother’s Day

Besides the flowers, can you spot what makes this station name-change special?

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You could be renting this 300-year-old samurai era house in Japan right now

”Just about the best-condition 300-year-old property you’ll ever find,” boasts realtor.

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Man jumps out of car and saws off gate at railway crossing in Japan 【Video】

The whole thing was captured on video by a bystander.

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Japanese middle school teacher kisses her student at Tokyo Disneyland during date, gets fired

A real-world ending follows their Magic Kingdom kiss.

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Japanese man gets arrested for stealing 30 yen (US 27 cents) from Shinto shrine’s collection box

Sometimes it’s not how much you steal, but where you steal it from that really gets you in trouble.

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Police officer cleared of indecency charges after riding train with pants’ zipper open

Tokyo High Court ruled the defendant wasn’t exposing self, just flying low.

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Schoolgirls scared, amused as tornado forms just east of Tokyo【Video】

On-camera reactions range from “yabai” to “seriously yabai.”

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Chiba police looking for man threatening to kill kids who don’t play tag with him

Authorities keeping a close eye on parks in Narashina City for the repeat offender.

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Chiitan the otter mascot poised for mainstream success with fun videos of everyday tasks

Enlightening clips show just how hard it is to do the simplest things when you’re a mascot.

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Japanese museum dedicated to rocks with faces becomes popular with international visitors

Voldemort, Donald Trump, and Johnny Depp are just some of the famous faces you’ll find at this one-of-a-kind museum.

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Possibly Japan’s most convenient apartment building, thanks to train station on its first floor

In Japan, it’s all about finding an apartment that’s close to the station, and they don’t get any closer than this one outside downtown Tokyo.

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No more porn–Japanese convenience store chain to phase out adult magazine sales by end of year

New policy follows increased complaints from female shoppers.

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7-Eleven refuses to cooperate with municipal request to cover up its porno magazines in Japan

Chain asserts its right to exhibit magazines filled with models who don’t cover up either.

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25-year bond between man and fish in Chiba touches the world【Video】

Hiroyuki Arakawa’s sea-dwelling friend of 25 years is like something out of a fairy tale.

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Three heroes honored for miracle intervention in a highway accident in Chiba

The combined talents and bravery of three individuals narrowly prevented a traffic disaster from getting out of hand.

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A late-night visit to Japan’s execution site Cursed Pine Tree【Hunted Tokyo】

The tree is said to curse those who draw near, but thankfully divine protection is available nearby.

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Japanese rail employee surprises commuters with unusual-sounding announcement

The difference between this man’s appearance and the sound of his voice has everyone talking.

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Chiba police hunting for serial attacker who puts finger in teenage boys’ mouths

Senior police official quoted as saying, “I have never heard of this behavior, but it’s sick.”

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Horrifying car spotted outside of Tokyo is the stuff nightmares are made of

Nothing better to ensure others keep their distance than a mask with glowing, soul-sucking eyes.

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