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Masi Oka and the Everyst team tell us about the art of making manga that exists solely on Twitter

SolarFlare is among the list of manga titles flying off the printed page and into the Twitterverse.

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Net users take issue with mobile phone game’s graphics being “moe-fied” for Japanese release

Unnecessary revamping of graphics leads some to view it as a case of anime-ization gone too far

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Could Spirited Away’s Yubaba actually be the ideal boss that Japan’s workforce needs?

Japanese Twitter users weigh in on thought-provoking post discussing the qualities that make Yubaba an effective manager.

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Rabbit at Japanese temple freaks people out with glowing eyes, Buddhist deity inside its chest

Dozens of free-roaming bunnies at this temple now have a new overlord looking out for them.

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Japanese tourist cries tears of joy over creative installation of origami in the UK

Famous British botanical gardens include a clever use of origami art in a holiday display. 

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Elementary school uses clever trick to get everyone to dispose of their chopsticks properly

Both the children and the adults have gotten in on the fun while also sharing their future dreams (and lamentations). 

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TEPCO in hot water for use of tasteless hashtag in recent tweet about Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Japanese net users upset over the power company’s use of a slang term commonly found in anime.

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Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks Festival results in one ton of garbage strewn on the beach

Shocked net users lament the beachside paradise littered with garbage–an uncommon occurrence in usually tidy Japan.  

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MLB pitcher Yu Darvish throws a curveball of sensibility into the Yasuda hostage controversy

And now a lesson in Internet civility from the American League strike-out leader of 2013.

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10,000 or 1,0000? Japanese schools are starting to move commas on big numbers, but why?

The linguistic reasoning may surprise you.

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Japanese woman’s super sweet birthday surprise from husband comes all the way from Moominvalley

The cozy photos of a fun day spent with a Moomin friend had everyone online clamoring for a visit, too!

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Japanese udon noodles mascot character imitates Banksy by shredding itself in a painting

Girl With Balloon artwork cutely followed by Udon With Balloon.

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McDonald’s Japan giving away free coffee again, from 16 to 19 October

New promotion will also run later into the night.

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Girl so scarred by souvenir from Tokyo Tower Aquarium that she doesn’t want to go to school

Something about this toy seems more than a little bit fishy.

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“Death day” quiz trending on Japanese Twitter uses data to predict the exact date you will die

Do you want to know the precise minute of your own death?

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Take the Aunt Stella’s all-you-can-stuff cookie bag challenge in Japan!【Photos】

Japanese net users are claiming to have transformed a simple customer transaction into what they’re calling a new “extreme sport.”

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8 times when convenience store clerks in Japan should be commended for their hard work【Photos】

These star employees deserve special recognition for their organizational skills, creativity, and in some cases, downright wackiness. 

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Japanese Twitter users shocked to learn how much The Simpsons voice actors get paid

Who earns more, Homer Simpson or Evangelion’s Rei Ayanami?

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Japanese Twitter shares the funniest “mysterious Japanese” that they’ve heard from foreigners

Engrish may be funny, but language mistakes go both ways!

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Kanye West sends his team to Japan for “research”, shares unusual haul online【Photos】

West tells everyone he’s “creating the convenience of the future” and posts 30 mysterious photos of Japanese shopping spree.

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