Japan is no stranger to fermented foods with, shall we say, “unique” aromas, so how would a group of unsuspecting Japanese writers deal with a rice bowl topped with the notoriously foul-smelling Swedish staple, surströmming?
You likely know that emoji originated in Japan, but do you know how they ended up basically everywhere in the world?
Our reporter hops on a plane to Paris to check out Princess Crêpe, a Japanese-style creperie in the City of Lights!
The famed Swiss watch maker teams with centuries-old traditional arita-yaki potter Koransha to produce this limited line of stunning handcrafted watches.
When your heart says no, but your stomach says yes!
The wait is finally over for Sherlock fans who have been waiting over four years to get their hands on the Japanese manga adaptation of the popular British TV series.
TOONZ Studio Ghibli Version will be available as a free download starting Saturday March 26.
Our Japanese reporter eats Japanese ramen in a noodle bar in Paris – but how does it compare to his own country’s salty fare?
France-based Japanese composer, writer and director Hitonari Suji recently revealed that broadcasts of the much-loved anime Doraemon are “banned” in France for fears it would stunt children’s emotional growth.
Check out these drowsy drivers catching 40 winks during a typical day in Japan’s busiest city.
Prized traditional woodblock prints age even more gracefully when they’re recreated in shades of wine.
Once again, boobs block the path between Japan and the West.
Forget seasonal sweets and drinks. In Japan, even pots and tableware get a sakura makeover in the spring, and the results are gorgeous!
One artist takes Dungeons & Dragons battle armor to the next level with her playful Eevee class evolution designs, and cosplayers are taking notes.
When life presents you with a moral dilemma, ask yourself, “What would Mewtwo do?”
Yes, in Japan, even IKEA offers new year’s lucky bags — join us to find out what goodies were in their fukubukuro this year!
Japan’s most famous anime production house is back in the animation saddle, with a European director holding the reins.
Thanks to years of espionage and international intrigue, Hattifatteners and Snufkin were first brought to Japan.
Find your purr-fect creativity outlet over the holidays and give these eight kitty-compatible DIY projects a try.