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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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Japanese tutoring company wants to help your kids get better at video games

But Gemutore doesn’t care if kids become pro gamers or not, because the company’s goals are deeper, and more heartwarming, than e-sports glory.

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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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17 new designs unveiled in round two of regional Japanese license plates

These upcoming stylish license plate options showcase regional flavor and points of local pride throughout Japan.  

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Japanese mom/hardcore Zelda fan makes huge hand-drawn map of Breath of the Wild’s world【Photos】

And what’s even more amazing is the incredible way she made it.

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Nintendo announces grand opening date for new official shop in Tokyo, shows off exclusive merch

Japan’s first-ever official Nintendo store is almost here, but you can start putting together your shopping list right now.

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Studio Ghibli partners with L.L. Bean for totes adorable Totoro totes【Photos】

Hayao Miyazaki’s anime forest spirit and Catbus grace the made-in-the-U.S.A. bags.

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Oddly epic chicken-tuna battle commercial features two legendary voice actors in animal mode

“Will you eat, or be eaten?” is the ominous tagline of this land chicken vs. sea chicken animated battle.

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Air Wagashi: New Nike Air Max sneakers are the delicious kicks we’ve all been waiting for

Limited-edition footwear inspired by traditional Japanese confectionery.

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Japanese Internet thanks the “Underground Temple” that siphoned off Typhoon Hagibis’ torrent

Users rush to post and gush over photos of the waterlogged caverns beneath Japan’s Metropolitan Area.

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Japanese company wants you to use a remote-controlled robot to visit Grandma, go shopping【Video】

The technology is definitely there, but are your elderly relatives ready for you to drive robots around their houses?

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Coca-Cola Japan releases new Christmas bottles with ribbon labels and music

J-Pop group Little Glee Monster will sing you festive songs as you sip your bow-wrapped Coke this holiday season.

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Japanese cafe lets customers enjoy random flavors of coffee using capsule vending machines

Can’t decide what to get? Then leave it all up to gacha.

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World’s #1 Smash Bros. player takes on random kid in Japan’s Narita Airport

Local competitive play lets unsuspecting boy rub elbows with the king of Nintendo’s crossover hit.

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Japanese snack package craft artist holds first Tokyo exhibition in Ikebukuro, offers autographs

Make sure to guzzle your fill of snacks beforehand, because these sculptures are mouthwatering.
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Japanese artist creates cat banknote alternative: Kittens on 200 yen

Kitty currency merchandise has us hoping this faux banknote will one day become a reality. 

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Using Final Fantasy’s Buster Sword to cut your wedding cake is the best way to start married life

Cosplayer’s wedding video has Final Fantasy VII weaponry and music, feels like a romantic RPG cutscene.

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Japanese Mame Shiba Inu banknote design pays homage to nation’s beloved dog

Shiba Inu currency becomes so popular it gets its very own line of merchandise. 

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You can now turn your smartphone into a Pokémon Pokédex thanks to Bandai【Photos】

Case gives your phone the look of iconic anime technology.

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These amazing, super realistic Ohmu action figures from Nausicaa are so worth paying US$300 for

Everything on these figures moves, from the eyes to the legs to the segments of the shell!

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