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Stranger sticks 1,000 yen in man’s hand in Japanese train restroom, for a very good reason

Forcefully given, unsolicited gifts aren’t usually what anyone wants in a public bathroom, but this was an exception.

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Japanese Twitter rallies around user who was betrayed by their family with touching sympathy

Japanese Twitter shows that the Internet isn’t all savage memes and fighting about politics.

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AKB48, Japan’s biggest idol singer group, apologizes for selling “Date Tickets”

Tickets promised to let fans “Experience what it’s like to be an AKB48 member’s lover.”

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Japanese tourism companies to begin offering official anime pilgrimage tours next month

New collaborative efforts will promote anime tourism while cooperating with local communities. 

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Japanese man receives Airdrop message from tailgating driver

The tale of the tailgating driver comes with an unusual twist.

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World’s first official store dedicated to anime icon Doraemon will open in Tokyo for 2019

Japan’s most beloved robot cat will set up an Anywhere Door to cute merchandise right in Odaiba, Tokyo.

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The 10 best types of onigiri rice balls to try in Japan【Survey】

The country’s favorite portable food is your best friend while traveling in Japan, and here are 10 types to become buddies with.

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Häagen-Dazs new zunda mochi ice cream gives us a lot of delicious things to think about

Japan’s mysterious “hazy-tasting” confectionary joins the Häagen-Dazs ice cream team.

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Japan Travel: Mysterious rockstar Jizo statue found at Kiyomizudera temple

Mother Nature blesses a Buddhist statue with a full head of hair.

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Weathering with You anime cafe opening soon with beautiful Shinkai-inspired menu items【Photos】

Your Name director Makoto Shinkai’s latest movie takes on gorgeous edible form in Tokyo and Osaka.

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Japan’s most-wanted manga pirate forcibly repatriated, arrested as he enters Japanese airspace【Vid】

Manga Mura administrator was taken into custody in the Philippines two months ago.

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Slime bread arrives in Japanese convenience stores and in our Dragon Quest-loving bellies

”Slime-flavored” pastry teaches us that the famous video game monsters are actually delicious!

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Is the Shinkansen bullet train Green Car upgrade worth it when traveling in Japan?【Photos】

We take a ride in the Nozomi’s “first-class” carriage.

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Soy sauce on pancakes? We try the newest dessert idea from a century-old soy maker【Taste test】

The newest addition to the menu of the sweet life, or a crackpot idea that’ll leave you feeling salty?

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Awesome Sega Mega Drive six-button controller taiyaki lets you bite into mouthful of nostalgia

Relive the old-school era of 16-bit while having your fill of delicious red bean paste.

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An up-close look at one of Japan’s five Ryuseito swords, forged from meteorites【Photos】

One of Japan’s most beautiful blades is now on display, and owes its existence to some dude who just wanted to eat some potatoes and pickles.

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Japanese parent finds a quick and easy way to get your kids to love reading from an early age

A small investment pays quick dividends as elementary schoolers’ grades jump to the top of the class.

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New Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan comes filled with sweet potato fries 【Taste Test】

The Sweet Potato Gold Frappuccino and Macchiato are exclusive to Japan this autumn. 

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Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium anime bakery is a real place, and here it is【Photos】

We visit the bakery featured in Kyoto Animation’s love letter to brass bands, and taste its heartache-healing signature bread.

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This London ramen restaurant’s super-strange ramen shocks our Japanese taste-tester

Anarchy in the U.K. ramen bowl.

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