COK

From Tokyo to Tohoku for less than 25 bucks? Our epic Seishun 18 Ticket Japanese train voyage

Skip the Shinkansen and savor the journey with Japan’s ultra-affordable unlimited-use one-day rail passes.

Read More

Japanese politicians want to make it easier for foreigners to get anime assistant work visas

Ministry of Justice proposal aims to let foreign students stay in Japan after they finish school and work their way up the professional ladder.

Read More

Japanese schools are losing their pools due to rising maintenance costs and aging facilities

Sadly, quintessential anime scenes of rooftop swimming classes may be coming to an end soon.

Read More

New marvelous McDonald’s matcha dessert drinks have more Kyoto green tea powder than ever before

Beverages are packed with Uji matcha and other tempting stars of Japanese dessert world.

Read More

Nearly one in three Japanese men in survey prefer to sit down when taking a pee

Why stand when you can sit?

Read More

There’s a cool surprise waiting on the platform of Nakano Station, Tokyo’s other otaku paradise

Got some leftover change after a day of pop culture treasure-hunting? Then this JR station has a vending machine you’ll want to check out.

Read More

Is it OK to put other food on top of your white rice when eating in Japan?

Rice is part of almost every traditional Japanese meal, but should the rest of the meal be part of the rice?

Read More

Three different panty designs that are as stylish as they are functional.

Read More

Five important manners to remember when buying something at a Japanese convenience store

Frustrated clerk lists what shoppers should do in the land of stellar customer service.

Read More

Tokyo Pokémon Cafe’s menu evolves into autumn version with brand-new Halloween food and drinks

Shadowy ghost and poison-types get their moment in the sun, and of course there’s a new Pikachu item too!

Read More

KFC Japan goes beyond its all-you-can-eat deals and is now offering free fried chicken!

We all get a present because it’s someone else’s birthday.

Read More

Japan’s Coca-Cola Plus Coffee is here to keep you both bubbly and caffeine-charged

Best-of-both-worlds beverage has more caffeine and fewer calories than the classic soda’s ordinary version.

Read More

Here’s why the home of an otaku is a great place to be during a blackout

Being prepared for an idol concert means you’re also surprisingly prepared for a typhoon-induced power outage.

Read More

Following powerful earthquake in northern Japan, all Hokkaido payphones are now free to use

There’s no need to pay to use payphones to let your family know you’re OK or tell response teams that you need help.

Read More

First worker to die from Fukushima radiation exposure officially recognized by Japan’s government

Veteran employee was involved in measuring radiation levels immediately after 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Read More

This retro-cool Japanese sleeper train is now a super-cheap hostel right in downtown Tokyo

After carrying passengers to Hokkaido, the Hokutosei is now taking guests to slumberland with a great location and special beer.

Read More

Japanese government announces stricter requirements for foreigner student visas

New rules aims to close loophole that lets language school students spend as much of the year working full-time as attending class.

Read More

“Your 20s are your tutorial mode.” — Japanese dad likens each decade of life to a video game stage

From download to post-boss content, loving dad shares his mature wisdom in a way that’s easy for his much younger son to relate to.

Read More

Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station’s west side: Quite possibly best spot in Japan for Pokémon GO

We can’t say definitively that it’s the best, but 12 shiny Eevees in three hours is hard to beat.

Read More

Can these 500-yen (US$4.50) Daiso wigs make our 39-year-old writer look as fabulous as he feels?

There’s a party in these wigs and everyone’s invited.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. ...
  3. 30
  4. 31
  5. 32
  6. 33
  7. 34
  8. 35
  9. 36
  10. ...
  11. 49