Kobe

New self-driving buses testing across Japan let you pay with your face

No more worrying about having exact change, but more worrying about having plastic surgery.

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Japanese nature theme park lets you zoom through the air at over 40 miles an hour

Ever wanted to literally soar like an eagle? Now you can (sort of).

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eSports facility for senior citizens set to open in Kobe

Must be over 60 to apply for a membership.

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Japan’s new apartments for singles with cats let you live with the only companion you need

Affordable studio apartments are filled with features to make your cat happy in your new home.

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Kobe hospital robbed of 6,000 surgical masks

Mask bandits may or may not have been masked bandits.

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New cat-friendly homes in Japan come specially designed for felines

Features like built-in kitty litter boxes under the floor let furbabies truly rule the house you live in.

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Curry restaurants across Japan create social media movement: “Don’t blame the curry!”

After a shocking curry-related bullying incident, chefs took to social media to clear curry’s good name.
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Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51, mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered

Schools refuse to stop stacking their students in the name of athletics.

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20-something Japanese woman takes junior high boy to hotel for lewd activity, gets off with fine

Internet chats lead to illegal rendezvous.

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Japanese government worker fired for lying about having LESS education than he really does

College graduate said he only graduated from high school, loses job he held for 38 years.

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First-ever Peanuts Hotel opens in Japan, and the rooms look amazing【Photos】

We all expected Snoopy-themed rooms to be cute, but we never imagined they’d be this stylish, and even romantic.

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Japanese thief steals thousands of dollars of fish from Kobe market, cleans up after himself

Japan’s seafood proves itself to be criminally delicious.

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JR West unveils new Japanese long distance train with special features for passengers

This is an extra special rail experience, even by Japanese standards.

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Snoopy-themed hotel coming to Japan in August, comes with rooms in 18 different designs

Cuddle up in a cozy room full of beloved Peanuts characters and the world’s most adorable beagle.

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Drunken salaryman’s solution to barely missing the last train: Ride on the outside of it

Kobe police fail to appreciate the capacity-boosting innovation.

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Disaster video game series resurrected with support from the Kobe Fire Department

The Zettai Zetsumei Toshi disaster survival video game series has been revived, and will be more realistic than ever before.

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Kobe set to light up “World’s Number-One Christmas Tree” in all its confusing glory

It’s soon to be official, Kobe will win Christmas this year, and with it, all of Santa’s gold.

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Happy Halloween from Japan’s largest criminal organization!

Kobe-based yakuza group beckons trick-or-treating kids with cotton candy in Frozen bags at its criminal headquarters.

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Criminal discovered living in between arcade games in a Japanese amusement arcade

Thief managed to steal 1,230,000 yen (US$11,184) worth of stuff.

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Japan’s crazy-cheap overnight Bullet Ferry gets you from Osaka to Kyushu and back for 10,000 yen

Rest your body and wallet as you travel half-way across the country in your sleep.

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