COK

Spy x Family Secret Mission attraction coming to Universal Studios Japan to test your spy smarts

WISE is recruiting new agents to solve a park-wide mystery.

Read More

These 7-Elevens are gettin’ fancy! We try their pate and terrine【Taste Test】

The question is, do we want a convenience store to sell luxury food at a reasonable price?

Read More

Toei Kyoto Studio Park takes you back in time to Edo period Japan, but all is not what it seems

Join us on a guided tour of the film set where hundreds of Japanese period movies and dramas are filmed every year.

Read More

Birth Japan’s 2023 Lucky Bag will bring out your inner Japanese gangster【Photos】

New Year…New You?

Read More

Yoshinoya’s fukubukuro lucky bag is part box, part beef bowl, but is there anything to eat?

Take a look at the presents in store for beef bowl lovers in Japan at New Year.

Read More

Man jumps in front of Tokyo Disneyland parade, gets tackled to sound of Christmas music【Video】

Cast members spring into action in surreal moment for parkgoers.

Read More

These Ajinomoto frozen Japanese dishes from France baffled our Japanese reporter【Taste test】

Expectations were not met–in many ways. 

Read More

The cool way to peel a mandarin, according to a Japanese grandma

Become a mikan master with this neat hack, endorsed by the Japanese government.

Read More

Is Jiro-style ramen takeout from the supermarket as good as the real deal?

We find out if this reasonably priced bowl stacks up to the ramen served at popular noodle chain Ramen Jiro.

Read More

Japan’s Kanji of the Year revealed, reflects both the good and the bad of 2022

Single character with multiple meanings chosen as the kanji that best sums up 2022.

Read More

We visit the full-scale Evangelion statue in Kyoto and particularly delight in the food tie-ins

Sure, testing your Eva synchronization rate in the entry plug is pretty cool, but so is the food faithfully recreated from the anime.

Read More

Jump Festa 2023 to be livestreamed around the world for first time ever

Live English subtitles and interpretations will be part of this year’s major manga celebration.

Read More

Japanese men and woman both have the same top requirement for a spouse in konkatsu poll

Communication skills and thoughtfulness make men’s and women’s lists, but don’t come out on top.

Read More

Starbucks Japan’s Christmas customisation is the festive treat you need to try these holidays

A very cute way to add a dash of Christmas flavour to your Frappuccino.

Read More

Why don’t hosts in Kabukicho approach our female reporter any more?

Back when she was younger she couldn’t get away from them, so we visit a host club to find out what’s going on. 

Read More

Pokémon Oasis break room coming to Japanese ski resort this winter【Photos】

When you need to get in out of the cold, Pikachu and his pals are waiting for you with tabletop trick art opportunities.

Read More

Tokyo Banana’s Legendary Curry Bread tests the limits of what makes a good karepan 【Taste test】

New store at Tokyo Station goes bananas for curry bread…and doughnuts.

Read More

Japanese government wants to give people an extra 80,000 yen to have babies, but will it work?

Increase to Childbirth and Childcare Lump-Sum Grant is latest proposed plan to boost birth rate.

Read More

“Have fun seeing what comes out” gacha machine is a mystery in more ways than one

What the heck will come out of a machine like this?

Read More

Domino’s Pizza now sells fancy gold-topped cakes in Japan【Taste test】

Yeah, Domino’s? Let me get a large peperoni and a gateau au chocolat with gold leaf for delivery.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. ...
  12. 196