Chiba

X Japan’s Yoshiki apologizes for donating “only” 10 million yen after hometown is hit by typhoon

Legendary J-rocker officially reveals his hometown for the first time.

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Message to Japanese media: “Stop asking people to open their fridges during a blackout!”

As if things in Chiba aren’t bad enough, now these people have to put up with nosy parkers letting the cold air out.

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We try a palace-style bathhouse in Chiba (tattoos ok)!

Experience Versailles for just a few hundred yen (well, sort of).

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Typhoon Faxai strands thousands at Narita Airport in Japan【Pics & Video】

Store shelves stripped of goods as suspended services leave people with “no escape” at airport.

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Typhoon Faxai makes landfall in Japan, batters Tokyo area 【Pics & Video】

Haneda Airport one of the areas damaged by strong winds and torrential rain.

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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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