Japan would like to remind you that “emoji” has nothing to do with “emotion”

Common sense might lead you to believe that “emoji” is simply a variation of “emoticon,” but Japanese common sense tells a whole different story.

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Crazy cockpit desk configuration is every lazy gamer’s dream come true

It’s so comfortable, you’ll be fighting enemies as you fight off sleep.

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How dirty is your mind? Find out with this innocent picture of a Japanese bunny

This bunny may need to wash your mind, it’s been in the gutter too long.

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New Kyoto Starbucks has the beauty, historical pedigree to be a sightseeing attraction itself

Century-old teahouse starts new life with tatami floors, zabuton cushions for customers.

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Meaning of life discovered using Japanese calligraphy, math, and puns

To go from “death” to “life,” it turns out all you need is “42.”

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With new Country Ma’am cookie-scented lip cream, you can enjoy the delectable cookies all day long

Forever on your lips, never on your hips!

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AKB48 mega-fan creates labour-saving CD packaging-opening machine【Video】

Although presumably created at great expense and effort.

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First ever Dragon Ball Run jogging event to be held in September this year!

Here’s your chance to run in the spirit of Dragon Ball with fellow fans this September! 

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Hayao Miyazaki turns down offer to watch new anime film from former Studio Ghibli director

Anime icon says “I won’t watch it,” but at least offers words of encouragement to director of Mary and the Witch’s Flower.

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Pokémon fans can now get married with Pikachu marriage registration forms in Japan

Document features newlywed Pikachu couple and, yes, the words “I choose you!”

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Japanese artist cuts insanely detailed Alice in Wonderland-inspired kirie paper art by hand

We’re pretty sure even a machine wouldn’t be able to cut finer lines!

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How to polish a knife: Watch as a rusty piece of Japanese metal becomes a sharp, shiny blade

The story behind this traditional Japanese knife makes the dramatic restoration even more satisfying.

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Samurai chef serves ramen with a side of history at awesome restaurant in Japan

Ramen and samurai, two of Japan’s biggest cultural icons, combine forces.

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Japanese Twitter user inspires horror stories with freaky apartment photo

Is this an ordinary apartment building, or is the water trying to tell us something?

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Three heroes honored for miracle intervention in a highway accident in Chiba

The combined talents and bravery of three individuals narrowly prevented a traffic disaster from getting out of hand.

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Japanese publisher sparks backlash over plan to have anime voice actresses pose for bikini photos

Japan usually has no complaints about swimsuit modeling, but this time is a little different.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 odd ways Japanese people beat the summer heat【Weird Top Five】

Try some of these out the next time you need to cool off.

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Bath transforms Japanese Twitter beauty’s appearance…and seemingly gender too!

Twitter user goes from girliest of girls to manliest of men in two minutes flat.

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Why wait for the Shamrock Shake when Japanese cafe chain has awesome mint choco shakes right now?

Sorry, McDonald’s, but no way are we waiting until March for our mint dessert drink fix.

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Piko Taro is back with a new Professor Layton puzzle version of PPAP 【Video】

Can you figure out the answer to Piko Taro’s Q-U-I-Z?

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