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Japanese manga artist begs readers to buy his first volume, spurred by fears of cancellation

The manga’s low sales may be yet another symptom of the failing manga industry, though some netizens think otherwise.

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Japanese Twitter gets excited about foreigner getting excited about cherry blossoms

It seems putting on rose-tinted spectacles not only makes you feel nostalgic, it also makes the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms even better.

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Pups pose for photos, make it perfectly clear which of their parents they prefer

Maybe dogs aren’t man’s best friend after all?

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Japanese wife announces secret to a happy marriage, after being wed just three years

Hint: marriage might be more likely to go well if the sight of your beloved-to-be doesn’t make you throw up a little in your mouth.

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Spring snow falls in Tokyo, creating beautiful images of Japanese sakura cherry blossoms

A rare event, particularly in the busy metropolis.

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Kitty gets stuck while attempting new in-house Ninja Warrior challenge course【Video】

Looks like this contestant needs a little more practice on the monkey bars.

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Grade-school student makes touching tribute to the late Ren Osugi

One future film buff was robbed of the great actor too soon.

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Want to get into medical school? Learn how to dump someone in 600 characters or less

Japanese exam writers have a sense of humour, confound students who studied rather than pursued romance.

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Art on the cheap: Twitter user creates silver orb jewellery for around 100 yen 【Photos】

Feel like Vulcan in his forge and work metal with your bare hands with just a roll of cheap foil.

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Japan’s biggest, baddest piece of playground equipment set to close down

The slide in a children’s playground in Ehime, not suitable for children, will be no more after injuries and safety worries.

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Harsh retribution for school bullies using Japanese law suggested on Twitter, but it’ll take time

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and it doesn’t get much colder than this.

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Japanese artist illustrates the things that women with big breasts have to deal with

As it turns out, there are downsides to being a buxom beauty.

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Goldfish style: The elegant way to drink shochu in Japan

Drinking method is beautiful to look at–and could help mask the taste of burning alcohol.

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Plane passenger almost gets busted for unusually-shaped chocolate in carry-on luggage

At least he has the chocolate for stress eating after this ordeal.

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Japanese partygoer starts dishwashing at American friend’s house, ends up pondering her culture

A simple act leads to a deep discussion on important cultural values within Japan vs. outside countries and traditional gender roles. 

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Japanese Twitter user may have discovered why they’re forever alone

According to one little sister, the key to getting a girlfriend or boyfriend? Loneliness, and not going to amusement arcades on your own.

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Cute elementary school Valentine’s Day story makes Japanese Twitter give collective “d’aww”

Crafty kid + smart teacher = happy memory.

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Japanese mascot malfunction gives hilarious look at what it’s really like inside a costume【Video】

Spoiler alert: it’s filled with one human, 10 pounds of sweat, and at least a year’s worth of back pain.

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Mismatched drain cover or real-life RPG puzzle to solve? One Japanese netizen investigates

Solve the puzzle to unlock a door, surely! …what do you mean “maybe we should take a break from gaming?”

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Large amounts of snow reported for… What the hell is that?!

Twitter user finds way to make winter more enjoyable… or possibly less enjoyable depending on who you are.

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