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Put down the frying pan – You can make amazing pancakes with a sandwich maker, Japan learns【Pics】

Genius idea has the potential to get even better in the next batch.

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Town in Japan now protecting itself from bears with Monster Wolf robot【Video】

Hokkaido community considers creating an entire wolfpack of howling sentries with glowing red eyes.
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One of manga/anime’s greatest love stories is the highlight of Norah Jones’ new music video【Vid】

Touching video for ”I’m Alive” stars the cast of Rumiko Takahashi’s Maison Ikkoku.

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Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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We tried a smartphone cooling fan from a 100 yen shop to see if it really works【Photos】

We know Japanese 100 yen stores have some amazing things, but just how amazing?

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Gundam face masks will help you stay safe when you have to be mobile during the pandemic【Photos】

Maybe if we all wore Char Custom masks, the pandemic would be over three times as quickly.

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Tokyo government provides coronavirus home recuperation sets with instant ramen, curry, and more

Comfort food care packages eliminate the need to go out for groceries or take-out during final stage of recovery.

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We eat at Japan’s first-ever ramen restaurant, finally reopened after 44 years

Tasting history at Rairaiken, the restaurant that introduced Japan to ramen over 100 years ago.

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You can build Japan’s hauntingly beautiful Gunkanjima as a papercraft kit【Photos】

Putting together “Battleship Island” gave us a new perspective on what life was like for the families that lived there.

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An office 525 feet in the sky – Testing Tokyo amusement park’s Ferris wheel telecommuting space

An office crazy and beautiful enough for Mr. Sato.

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Studio Ghibli releases 300 more images from six movies free to download online

Gorgeous anime stills include tantalising food scenes from some of the studio’s beloved films. 

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Fan-made Ghibli Caption Maker lets you put your own spin on famous anime scenes

Works with images from Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart, and more.

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This work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan【Photos】

For when you need to talk in-person, but don’t want to breathe each other’s breath.

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Your mistakes will transform into Mt. Fuji with this cool art eraser from Japan【Photos】

Every mistake is another step on the path towards success, and also towards seeing Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Kentucky Fried Chicken installs fried chicken pick-up lockers in Tokyo, two other cities【Video】

A no-wait way to get your fried chicken take-out fix.

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Lazy stay-home innovation from Japan: the addictive cloud nap mat

Work hard, nap soft.

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Evangelion movies get special 4-D theater screenings to rock your body as they blow your mind

If you’ve ever wanted to get sprayed in the face while watching Eva, this is your chance.

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Miniature sento bathhouse range is this season’s must-buy gacha capsule toy collection

Relieve stress with the soothing setting of a Japanese public bathhouse. 

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120-meter Godzilla statue opens in Japan, fans can now zipline into the kaiju king’s mouth【Video】

It’s Godzilla! But for once, people aren’t screaming and running away, but cheering and drawing near.

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Save your favorite characters and a small part of Tokyo in The Benza’s free RPG

This toilet-seat themed comedy just went retro.

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