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Did you know you can “wash” your smartphone at McDonald’s in Japan? 【Video】

Ingenious two-step process allows you to clean your hands and your smartphone at the same time. 

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Ghibli Museum entrance is actually…the Catbus?!

It’s been staring us in the face all this time but we never made the connection until now.

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The cool way to peel a mandarin, according to a Japanese grandma

Become a mikan master with this neat hack, endorsed by the Japanese government.

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UX at Japanese convenience store is a heartwarming example of excellent customer service

A simple design makes daily life so much easier for customers.

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Real-life Spirited Away train line found in Japan?

Waterside train route in rural Japan looks like a scene from a Studio Ghibli film.

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Tourists return to Japan, and Mario Karts return to Tokyo roads with them

Locals lament the reappearance of the controversial go-karts.

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Emergency drill “assailant” on Japanese train goes viral for being too good at the job 【Video】

Stand-ins look genuinely scared when this man gets into character. 

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Studio Ghibli creates amazing crossover illustration for Twitter Japan

Stars from 11 different Ghibli anime take to the skies in celebratory group shot.

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Ghibli Park benches spark debate in Japan

One person’s cute anime flourish is another person’s hostile design.

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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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