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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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Domino’s Pizza delivery driver battles Typhoon Jebi in Japan, video goes viral 【Video】

These clips show a worker’s valiant attempts to stay upright in strong winds is no match for the force of Mother Nature.

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Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, blows away cars, roofs, and building facades 【Pics & Videos】

Part of the roof at Kyoto Station also fell in as staff scrambled for safety.

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Who knew that Kumamoto Castle was a Transformer hiding in plain sight all this time?

Kumamoto Castle may be more than meets the eye

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Manga teaches how to fall asleep in just 10 minutes with near-absolute certainty

Six simple steps to slumber require no breathing apparatuses, hard liquor, or any other sleep aids.

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Convenience store clerk accidentally puts something in customer’s bag they shouldn’t have…

Um, I don’t remember buying that. I’m not even sure if I CAN buy that.

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Pokémon’s Professor Oak, Cowboy Bebop’s Jet Black passes away at age 67

The world mourns the passing of another anime legend.

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