The underground train operator has commissioned several real-time translation megaphones to facilitate communication with foreign customers.
All Stories by Mike
No Christmas date? No problem! We’ve found one of Japan’s cheapest Christmas dinners at Italian chain, Saizeriya.
With Nissin’s cup noodles featured heavily in the latest Final Fantasy game, the company decided to gift Square Enix employees with a ramen donation.
Japan’s latest buzzword, “Marriage sans dating,” sheds some light on new Japanese romantic customs.
Hida City, Gifu Prefecture rakes in a whopping 18.5 billion yen in tourist dollars as fans of the film make pilgrimages to the region.
As is our longstanding tradition, we took a 10,000 yen bill to another Japanese fast food joint to see what kind of culinary monstrosity we could make.
After hearing about it last week, you bet we went to check out Japan’s gigantic straw Godzilla for ourselves, and it’s way more imposing than we’d anticipated.
We sent one of our Japanese reporters, “Rei-chan,” to the “RAAR’s Night” crossplaying event in Shinjuku. Here’s his story.
We spent a night out on the town in Tokyo’s Shibuya this Halloween weekend to grab some incredible photos of cosplaying revelers.
We visit the Uobei Sushi conveyor belt sushi restaurant and choose our top picks to save you time, money and potentially wasted calories.
The Kappa is generally known as a clownish, mostly friendly water spirit in Japanese mythology, but a cursory web search recently revealed the creature’s darker nature.
The menswear line is inspired by kimono designs and features (tasteful) recreations of famous erotic woodblock prints.
A handful of photos making the rounds on Japanese blogs purport to show a species of jellyfish only found in Japanese aquariums.
Sushi Mamire, in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district, offers up all-you-can-eat sides of inari-zushi with every lunch.
Premium Bandai set to release this nifty Star Wars-themed desk organizing stand.
Here’s a guide to finding the right gym for you in Japan, a surprisingly difficult endeavor.
The anthropomorphized frog and rabbit from the famous 12th century Choju-jinbutsu-giga acquaint themselves with computers, selfie sticks and more in this cute line of miniature figures.
Marugame Udon, a ubiquitous Tokyo noodle shop, serves this delicious “hidden” menu item for just 130 yen.
This Romain Jerome watch with a classic pixelated Mario face is available for a limited time for Mario super fans with a lot of cash to blow.
The 58 year-old winner’s mother and daughter say they’re entitled to part of his winnings and went as far as to stage a protest at the local city office.