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How to make your 2-D crush’s eyes follow you around the room

Simple art hack turns your manga character into an anime character.

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Not ready to go full tatami? This clever item adds a dash of Japanese reed flooring to your home

Part stool, part flooring, and entirely cool.

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This is chalk?!? Yep, and it’s a touching Pokémon goodbye from a Japanese teacher to his students

Teacher bookends three years with his class with two stunning pieces of chalkboard art.

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In search of Japan’s biggest tanuki, we stumble across something equally big

Japanese raccoon dogs are known for their large…ahem, appendages. But which one is the largest of them all?

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Kids magazine comes with functioning ticket gate machine, makes beeping sounds when gates open

New edition of children’s magazine Youchien even has adults reaching for their wallets.

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Japanese KitKats get Japanese anime video from Kyoto Animation director【Video】

Nestle wants to turn fans’ sweet stories into future installments.

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Japanese full armor cosplayers head to their local Adventurer’s Guild for a fantasy feast【Photos】

Thankfully there were no random monster encounters along the way.

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Step into a manga at Japan’s 2-D cafes in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto

Magical cafes whisk you away from the harsh realities of 3-D living. 

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Milk Tea Maker from Japan is a life-changer

How to make a never-ending supply of cafe-quality milk tea at home…all at the push of a button. 

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Live-action Pokémon cooking videos melt the heart, whet the appetite【Videos】

Who wouldn’t feel like whipping up a batch of sweets if they shared their house with Pikachu and some other Poké pals?

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Famous Japanese sword becomes tiny sweets knife in order to slice into matcha pound cake

Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Ashikaga City in Tochigi with these fun commemorative goods.

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“Gamer apartments” available to rent for under US$350 a month, comes with full gaming PC set up

The ‘e-room‘ comes complete with gaming PCs, desk, chair and more.

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Japanese woman finds better way to make potato salad, we may not be able to go back to old style

Looks better, tastes better, and it’s easier to make too.

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Batman’s Gotham City creates first-ever sister city relationship…with a real city in Japan

Japanese municipality gets well-earned recognition for its bat emblem and bat castle.

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Business trends suggest young Japanese people just aren’t into jeans any more

Blue jeans are not their lovers.

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Japanese mum’s secret curry recipe puts a new spin on the beloved dish

Impressive meal that’s easy to make, thanks to this handwritten recipe from a gacha capsule toy machine.

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Japanese microcar owner’s tiny automobile collection turns heads in Japan

The cutest cars you’ll ever see!

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Mr. Sato turns into a historical figure through his first-ever wet plate photography session

The process was slightly grueling, but the results were well worth it!

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Optimus Prime and Megatron are now officially cute anime girls with Transformers Bishoujo【Photos】

Figure maker Kotobukiya transforms the cartoon rivals into some very unexpected forms.

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Is Japan’s “Hai, Cheese!” photo culture becoming obsolete?

More and more young Japanese women are saying “peace out” to old photo-taking customs.

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