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Kyoto admits to paying celebrities 500,000 yen per tweet to talk about how great the city is

”We expected a strong, positive reaction from young people” says city government spokesperson.

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Kyoto Animation arson attack leads Japanese government to develop stricter gas sale regulations

New law would require documentation of the sort of purchase arsonist made prior to attack.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest 2019【Photos】

Find out why Ikebukuro slays Shibuya when it comes to Halloween. 

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Five reasons not to live in Japan (as chosen by Switzerland’s perviest otaku)

Overseas otaku says he learned some things while traveling in Japan, but many say they shouldn’t have been surprises.

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Now you can buy Hachiko, legendary loyal Japanese dog, as a luscious luxury chocolate

The deep irony is that Hachiko wouldn’t even have been able to enjoy this tasty souvenir for himself.

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This amazing Buddhist statue cafe in Japan could be a museum all by itself【Photos】

Coffee and culture on both on the order at unorthodox coffee house Kagari.

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Famous hot springs of Beppu now offering portable inflatable onsen with authentic Beppu water

Arguably the most sophisticated kiddie pool ever created.

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Turn your exercise ball into your furry best friend with cute pet character covers from Japan!

The only thing you’ll have to balance here is your love for five different animals.

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Try some Alien Soup from Japan, now with more alien!

It also comes in handy instant cups for those who want their xenomorphs on the go.

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We copy the look of Matt, Japan’s hottest male model as SoraNews24’s Meg becomes Mett

A digital makeover shows us SoraNews24’s selfie queen like we’ve never seen her before.

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Eating Tokyo’s most expensive pancakes required us to go through a security check

Mr. Sato eats the pancakes that won the heart of one of the most powerful politicians in Japan, but were they worth it?

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Waitress explains a baffling, annoying part of kimono dress codes at many Japanese restaurants

It’s hard to see why this should be an issue, but apparently it is.

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Our Japanese language reporter visits a manga shop in Spain, learns a lesson about manga fandom

The most popular manga at this Spanish manga mecca right now isn’t, in fact, Dragon Ball!

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Hate your boss? Mad at your ex? Release stress and unleash anger at Crash Box Japan

New rage room lets you smash things in the style of Marvel’s Thor or Cloud from Final Fantasy.

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Beautiful booth models and tasty chow – A non-car guide to the Tokyo Motor Show【Photos】

Mr. Sato is here to tell you everything you need to know about some event going on in Tokyo that supposedly has cars at it.

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Final Fantasy for dinner! Taste-testing Japan’s Moogle steamed buns and fried chicken【Photos】

Family Mart and Final Fantasy team up with the cutest nikuman we’ve seen in a long time.

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Starbucks Japan releases new limited-edition mugs, cards and travel bottles for Christmas 2019

Cute mugs, glasses, tumblers and tree decorations get us in the festive spirit this holiday season.

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Star Wars cafe to open in Tokyo as part of city’s real-life Star Wars Holiday special events

Star Wars Marunouchi Bright Christmas trees show off the power of the Light and Dark Sides of the Force.

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Picking seaweed up off the beach and taking it home is illegal in most of Japan, and here’s why

What’s the harm in pinching a tiny bit of seaweed? Quite a lot, as our Japanese-language reporter learned.
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Burger King opens world’s first Ghost Store in Shibuya with the only Ghost Whopper in Japan

Eat Whoppers inside the nest of the living dead as zombie staff crawl around you this Halloween.

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