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Our male Japanese-language reporter gets a professional makeover, becomes pretty cheerleader

Football players might be surprised by what they’d find under this cheerleader’s skirt…

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We try 7-Eleven Japan’s latest fancy desserts: ice cream macarons【Taste test】

Meringue meets ice cream in convenience store chain’s latest summer-themed dessert offering.

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Haneda Airport’s awesome sea bream ramen restaurant is the perfect way to end your trip in Japan

Make Japan even harder to leave by finishing your vacation with one of the most unique, satisfying ramen meals in Tokyo.

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Clear near beer is here! We taste test Japan’s new zero-alcohol, zero-color brew【Taste test】

Suntory wants us to drink its new All-Free All-Time at work, so that’s just what we did.

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Anthropomorphized menstrual cycle is Japan’s newest comic book star

Seiri-chan is a heartwarmingly absurd manga for the modern period.

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Coca-Cola’s new limited-edition Japan travel destination bottles highlight history and culture

Company breaks with tradition by letting Nagoya Castle bottle shine in gold.

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Shinkansen stabbing suspect tells police he will commit another crime if released from prison

Police treating attack that left one dead, two injured as premeditated.

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Six ways to avoid looking like an “idiot” when shopping at Japanese convenience stores

Help keep Japan’s convenience stores convenient by learning and following these six Japanese etiquette points.

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Cup Noodle releases new Rare Species Mystery Meat flavor, and we brave it with a taste test

Regular mystery meat not mysterious enough for you? Don’t worry, because Nissin is kicking things up a notch.

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Michelin-approved Motenashi Kuroki in Akihabara serves salt soba that stuns and satisfies

Our Japanese-language reporter heads to Akihabara to see why this bowl of noodles scored its creators a Bib Gourmand, and leaves both stuffed and smiling.

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Some of the most delicious ramen I’ve had in months…is at a restaurant in Las Vegas?!?

Monta Ramen is a legitimate jackpot of authentic Japanese ramen.

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Amazing anime-style artist mom transforms daughter’s character designs into gorgeous illustration

When Mom is a professional-level illustrator, mother/daughter art projects can be truly incredible.

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Coca-Cola Japan releases new clear coke this month, we get to try it before it goes on sale

No calories, no colour and, surprisingly, a slightly different flavour to regular Coke.

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We interview Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds in Japan

Reynolds surprised us all on his Japanese press tour, inviting us to chat with him as he visited temples, shrines and busy streets in Tokyo.

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Following artist’s child porn conviction, Rurouni Kenshin manga restarts in Japan, but not America

This week, fans in Japan can once again read the adventures of the famous anime/manga swordsman, but things are different across the Pacific.

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We visit Tokyo Station…outside of Tokyo

Travel off the beaten track to the capital’s little-known lookalike station.

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Turn unwanted fat into next month’s rent at new exercise-themed sharehouse in Saitama

Gran Toda’s “Fat Purchasing Campaign” is certainly one of the best incentives to finally get into shape.
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Love fireworks and ice cream? Häagen-Dazs lets you enjoy both at this Hanabi Bar in Tokyo

Launch gorgeous digital fireworks into the night sky for each ice cream you finish. And try out the new summer flavor while you’re at it.

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Japanese woman fed up with being expected to serve male coworkers tea shatters corporate culture

Frustrated professional busts up her office’s outdated “tea squad” tradition with a perfectly salted comeback.

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50-year-old Sapporo man arrested for punching boy in back of head while wearing miniskirt, tiara

Sailor Moon cleared as a suspect.

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