Kawaii

Japanese green tea vending machine has a puppet show that tells the story behind the drink

The Oi Ocha Karakuri machine is something you have to see to believe.

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Pokémon doughnuts from Mister Donut are bigger and better than ever this year!

New limited-edition mugs, bowls, Poké Balls and…the arrival of Chansey to get us in the spirit for a “Lucky” Christmas this year.

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Japanese train drivers caught performing cute in-sync movements at the station 【Video】

Looking after passengers with a big dose of kawaii. 

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Japanese courier service creates what could be the cutest delivery box ever

If you think cardboard boxes are meant to be just plain and functional, you need to see these “Cat Ear” boxes from Yamato Holdings. 

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Feast your multiple eyes on the Harajuku Kawaii Monster Cafe’s tasty, toothsome dishes

The concept restaurant brings us juicy bursts of color and flavor for their monstrous summer menu.

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Japanese fisherman becomes TikTok heartthrob, shares cute dance videos while working at sea

Dancing on a boat and fielding marriage proposals from fans is all in a day’s work for this scallop fisherman.

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Hello Kitty offers limited-time hospitality at Narita Airport with cute kitty drinks and meals

If you want to sample Kitty’s bubblegum pink curry you’d better hurry, as this café will only last until October!

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Minions cosplay as Japanese kabuki characters in new merchandise collection

Can a Minion be accused of cultural appropriation?

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Black Lives Matter protests receive support from Japanese mascot Chiitan【Video】

Fairy baby otter has a few words to say about what’s happening in the U.S. right now. 

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Where are all the beautiful women in Japan? Survey investigates

Top 10 results suggest you’ll have to travel outside of Tokyo to find the most beauties. 

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Block off your desk with adorable animal road blocks, as seen in Japan’s road construction

In today’s installment of incredibly niche gachapon capsule toys, we coo over these very cute teeny-tiny barricades.

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Hedgehog Carry House from Japan lets you take your little pets with you wherever you go

Stylish shoulder bag opens up a whole new world of playtime with a number of handy features. 

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Japan now has Mt Fuji bread!

Made with fruit and water from the mountain area.

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Inedible but squeezable: Disney announces Tsum Tsum sakura mochi line

A sign of the spring days to come with Disney’s newest line of Tsum Tsum toys.

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Studio Ghibli produces commercial for Japanese convenience store chain Lawson 【Video】

Academy award winning animator and a Ghibli artist who works at Lawson part-time join forces to pay homage to the konbini.

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Studio Ghibli makes every day magical with new Spirited Away, Totoro and Kiki calendars

Beloved characters keep you company every day of the year.

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Japan Travel: Exploring Manabeshima cat island

A travel destination packed with cats, not tourists. 

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Miniature purikura photo booth from Japan lets you feel like a Japanese schoolgirl from the ’90s

New palm-sized machine actually takes real purikura photos.

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Cat-shaped Japanese bread coming to Tokyo!

Neko Neko Shokupan serves up the most kawaii sliced bread in Japan.

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Turn your exercise ball into your furry best friend with cute pet character covers from Japan!

The only thing you’ll have to balance here is your love for five different animals.

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