interview

We score an exclusive interview with viral Twitter star Otodo-chan, Kochi Aquarium’s scary mascot

Otodo-chan has been racking up likes and re-tweets for her impassioned PR pleas, seal-ing her fate as one of Japan’s top mascots!
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We asked a Niantic insider 30 questions about Pokémon Go, learned a lot of useful information

A Niantic employee clears up some mysteries about the game.

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Japanese Disney fanatic impresses Will Smith with just one interview question

When you wish upon a movie star….

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Why was the 2,000-yen bill left out of Japan’s yen redesign, and how does it feel about the snub?

We interview Japan’s least-popular form of currency and the only bill not to be getting a slick new face-lift in the near future.

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We have an awesome time speaking with “Bumblebee” director Travis Knight【Interview】

The director speaks to us about the film and how elements of Japanese culture have influenced him.

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Documentary about man with no limbs discusses what it’s like to be disabled in Japan

Hirotada Otatake was born with no arms or legs, but it didn’t keep him from trying to do good things in this world.

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In downtown Tokyo, we talk to a guy who says he’s from Orion’s belt, get called an “idiot”

And this alien man told us that Earth’s sci-fi movies are completely wrong.

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We talk to Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph 2 producer Clark Spencer about visuals, visions and voices

We send our best and brightest Disney otaku to interrogate the Disney producer on Japan’s new release, Ralph Breaks the Internet.

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Masi Oka and the Everyst team tell us about the art of making manga that exists solely on Twitter

SolarFlare is among the list of manga titles flying off the printed page and into the Twitterverse.

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We interview voice actress Shoko Nakagawa, learn what gave her the greatest shock of her career

The prolific voice actress dishes on her experiences dubbing the Japanese-language version of Venom and in the anime voice acting industry.

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Japanese woman shares horrifying experience of having her phone number exposed on the Internet

Having your phone ringing incessantly for six months will drive most people crazy, but not this woman.

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What to do if you want to lower your apartment rent or avoid paying key money in Japan

And even if the owner won’t budge on the rent, you can still negotiate for some concessions that could save you a ton of cash.

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Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen actually kind of interview actress Yoshiko Sengen

Seiji’s fake interviews in order to audition his guitar playing are getting dangerously close to real interviews.

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Japanese reporters’ lame questions to tennis star Naomi Osaka embarrass netizens

The Japanese media is under criticism for its lack of interest in the actual sport of tennis

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Simon Pegg shares with us his thoughts on filming Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Our Japanese staff interviews the English actor who plays Benji Dunn in the blockbuster hit.

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We interview Ron Howard on his trip to Tokyo prior to the opening of Solo: A Star Wars Story

Famed director talks risk-taking and tells us one way Solo is superior to any previous entry in the Star Wars franchise.

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With great power comes the responsibility to interview movie stars: We sit down with Tom Holland

The newest actor to play Spider-Man gives us insight into what it’s like to be a popular superhero.

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We talked with Pacific Rim: Uprising’s John Boyega and Steven S. DeKnight in a monster interview

We get down to the nitty gritty of being professionals in the movie industry.

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Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen barely interview Andrew W.K.【Video】

Once again, our pseudo-interviewer Seiji harnesses the rising force of a guitar god to confront the premier party-rocker.

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Japanese race queens give their opinion on Formula 1 abolishing grid girls

We talked with the motorsports models, one of whom says Japan’s situation is unique compared to the rest of the world.

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