As anime Your Name comes out on home video, did it manage to beat Frozen at the box office?

Makoto Shinkai’s anime juggernaut was chasing the Disney hit, but which film pulled in the bigger audience at theaters?

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We investigate a Japanese military base convenience store – no need to enlist!

Courageously protecting Japan with the aid of garrison-exclusive convenience store meals and socks.

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34 things that happen when just guys drink together in Japan, according to our eternal bachelor

Pointless competitiveness, unbridled perversion, and mysterious sadness are all on the menu, says our experienced expert.

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New sun protection mask becomes popular in Japan

Some are likening the new look to Darth Vader while others can’t stop raving about its many benefits.

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Ginzan Boyz: Japan’s newest idol group, made up of underground mannequins 【Video】

Handsome miner dummies take the mannequin challenge to new heights with a catchy new music video that’s winning over fans around the country.

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The Tokyo Olympics might be taking its Akira anime connection too far【Video】

One of the bleakest depictions of Tokyo in all of film is part of Olympics celebration projection mapping project.

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Japanese artist thrills Twitter with stop-motion anime that plays out like a short film 【Video】

With action, humour and a twist ending, it’s easy to see why this captivating anime has become so popular online.

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If you’re good at rhythm games, you might also be an expert at petting cats【Video】

Japanese gamer’s feline pet would be blissfully happy as a controller substitute.

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Meet Azuki and Matcha: The two newest vocaloids 【Video】

If you’ve never heard of Project 575 before… well, we can’t blame you. Despite existing for a few years now, the pair have never been considered “official” Vocaloids. Until now.

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Japanese book teaching kids to reenact YouTube videos gets more hate on Twitter than it deserves

Educational book’s value is getting buried under all the grumbling about kids these days.

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Kirin beer company toasts same-sex marriages for its employees

A step towards same-sex marriages being officially recognised throughout Japan?

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Teaching English in Japan? New book helps students talk about the Illuminati, alien abductions

Other books leave out key phrases like “Isn’t the president of your company a Reptilian?”, but not this one!

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South Korean high school’s yearbook photos look nothing like yours 【Video】

There’s nothing like ending the best years of youth with a memorable photo shoot.

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“Poop Kanji Town” opens in Tokyo with excrement-shaped items on the menu

The new collaboration combines Japanese-language learning with poop-shaped edible items.

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Japanese cafe tops its shaved ice with fire for an impossibly delicious treat【Video】

It’s not often that you find a dessert that can give you a brain freeze and third-degree burns, so we had to try it for ourselves.

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Japanese cat with a cat on its face defeats countless rivals for Internet attention【Video】

In a world where cute cats have become a dime a dozen, the best way to stand out is by being two cute cats at the same time.

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First-ever Bon-Odori dance festival to be held at Shibuya scramble crossing for Obon

Shibuya’s giant scramble crossing will be closed to traffic for a summer street festival.

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Poop Exhibit in Tokuyama Zoo this summer, 13 animals’ excrement on display to smell and touch

The zoo has planned a highly interactive exhibit allowing visitors to be completely immersed in animals’ pooh.

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Sticking cheeseburgers through soft drink straws now a thing on Japanese Instagram 【Pics】

Confusing? Yes. Delicious? Arguable.

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Grimoire backpack is a practical way to proclaim your love for magical fantasies

A stylish must-have for the lord of the books.

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