Saitama

Kawaguchi’s mascot Cupolan doesn’t mind that you think it looks like a turd

It really is thick-skinned.

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Japanese video game arcade entrance takes visitors on an adventure from the front door【Video】

Like clearing levels in a game before you get to the main boss. 

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Overly honest taiyaki restaurant flooded with customers after admitting to reducing sweet beans

Honesty is the best store policy.

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We try fresh orange juice squeezed for us by a vending machine in Saitama【Taste test】

Does fresh OJ taste even sweeter when it’s squeezed by a machine?

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We check out Films Wako, a “social apartment” building with a movie theater inside

And the price for a room is actually super reasonable!

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We take a trip around the archetypal rich kid house from anime, music videos and movies

It’s time to congregate around the entrance gate and gasp in awe at how big and cool this house is.

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Saitama Police chief arrested busted for stealing toilet paper

Pillar of the community caught with five lines of the white stuff.

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Saitama welfare official threatened into giving out executive-level-salary worth of benefits

“Relentless threats” resulted in person or persons getting over 12 million yen in benefits.

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En garde! Fencer Taxi begins in Tokyo, Saitama, and Kanagawa

“Pointless” you say? Touché…

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City Councilman Super Crazy Kun’s election victory ruled invalid by commission

Toda City representative vows to fight like super crazy to retain his position.

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New traffic safety collaboration with Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days sends mixed messages

Fans of the viral hit comic will notice a subtle and worrying detail in this well-intentioned project.

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We visited Saitama’s Pokémon GO-themed cafe to live the Pokémon trainer dream【Photos】

Finally, a cafe specially designed for Pokémon GO trainers!

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Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators

They’ve become the first prefecture in Japan to do so.

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Japanese school lunch noodles fried so hard that children and teachers chip teeth, go to hospital

Underneath those vegetables lies a mass of crunchy nightmares.

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Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators, prohibit walking up and down

Although walking is common practice, support for banning it is strong online.

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Councilman Super Crazy Kun begins work, but considerably less crazy looking

You don’t have to be super crazy to serve on the city council, but it helps.

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Super Crazy Kun wins seat in Toda City Council election

And what a long super-crazy ride it’s been.

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Saitama city decides to build first new cinema complex in almost 30 years

It will hopefully see some use when it’s finished in 2022.

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Which Japanese city is gaining interest among families and renters? Hint: it’s not in Tokyo

A breakdown of search result data by one Japanese apartment hunting company reveals a big surprise.

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Japanese police hide at shrine in camo gear to catch a thief…who stole six bucks 【Video】

Elaborate sting operation lasts over four hours, ends with an officer tripping over and another one appearing from the bushes in a full-on Ghillie suit.

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