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Bill Gates effect works its magic at Parasitological Museum in Tokyo

Struggling museum sees its fortunes reversed after tweet from famous visitor.

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Japanese tanuki heads for the ticket gates at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo【Video】

Wild animal’s surprise appearance makes people wonder if this was a shapeshifting salaryman on his way home from work.

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Footage of very loud Hokkaido Shinkansen tunnel blast delights the public【Video】

It turns out that the Internet really likes watching stuff get blown up.

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Studio Ghibli reveals surprising secrets hidden in My Neighbour Totoro

Director Hayao Miyazaki shares a number of revelations, including the real reason why there’s only one girl in the Totoro poster.

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Japanese elementary school student teaches us all how to pronounce English like a native speaker

Sometimes the youngest students can be the smartest learners.

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Rock a baby goat to sleep, admission is free: Cute challenge goes viral online 【Videos】

Everyone’s a winner at this Japanese farm.

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Nephew receives SD card after his uncle passes away, finds treasure trove of gems from the past

Over 16,000 newly discovered photos show the beauty and hardships of old Japan. 

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Fast & Furious’ Justin Lin to direct One Punch Man live-action, Twitter suggests potential cast

Announcing the director of the movie has got Japanese Twitter speculating on who will be cast in the leading role.

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Why are there different counters for animals and people in Japanese?

This will change the way you think about counting things in Japanese forever. 

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U.S. Ambassador wins fans in Japan with his love of local trains…and puns

Japanese train otaku recognise Ambassador Emanuel as a fellow railway geek during his “weekend of firsts”.

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Should you watch the credits at the movies? Japanese celebrity’s comments spark fierce debate

Is there any need to stay once the movie’s ended?” Ami Suzuki commented on panel show.

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American visits Japan, wonders why McDonald’s only sells beef bowls, not burgers

A visit to this unusual branch reveals the mystery behind the burgerless McDonald’s.

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Sumo wrestler vs. 16-month-old toddler: The cutest match you’ll ever see【Video】

Young child’s debut in the ring is a knockout!

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Osaka Expo nightmare-fuel mascot needs name, organisers ask for suggestions and Twitter delivers

The mascot, described as aggressively disgusting, is currently without a name to call it by.

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Ukraine’s message of thanks and friendship gets really awkward with Japan

All’s embarrassing in love and war.

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How origami changed the life of a Japanese woman in the U.S.

A lesson in how to overcome your fears and change your destiny.

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Japan Rail apologises for discrimination “misunderstanding” with Russian sign

Railway company’s dedication to customer service backfires, landing it in hot water instead. 

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Train station entrance in Yokohama is straight out of a post-apocalyptic horror game【Video】

Nope.

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Mother and son duo dancing beneath the sakura trees will bring a smile to your day

Viral video from Japan proves you’re never too old to pop and lock. 

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Japanese sweets artist makes incredible Pokémon cake for son’s birthday

Rowlet becomes Grass and Fire type with the addition of birthday candles.

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