Japan

We go to bed with Coca-Cola’s new Sleep Water to test its snooze-inducing effects

Coca-Cola claims its new drink will reduce stress and anxiety while promoting drowsiness and restful sleep, but does it deliver on its promise?

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Soon, Japanese kids will be learning about virtual idol Hatsune Miku in their school textbooks

Vocaloid pioneer to be featured in high school music text going into use next year.

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“Kowloon Walled City” arcade is a dystopian cyperpunk-lover’s dream come true【Video】

Metal doors, steel tunnels, neon lights, rust everywhere—the end of the world never looked so cool.

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Sailor Moon socks from Japan appear as miniature uniforms for your feet

Power up your wardrobe with a pair of collared sailor style Japanese uniforms wrapped around your ankles.

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Is this arcade game corner the kindest or cruelest for idol otaku who love game for little girls?

Sometimes, the line between hospitality and hostility is a blurry one.

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How to make your own postcards using photos from your phone at 7-Eleven

Create your own personalised postcards for as little as 18 cents each at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan.

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The treat you’ve been waiting for: watermelon chocolate chip cookies!!

If you like watermelon, you’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into these unique treats…and you won’t even have to worry about getting your fingers wet with juice!  

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Scotto-sensei’s easy cheesy five-minute Japanese-y: Learn the first five hiragana【Manga #1】

If you’ve ever wanted to learn Japanese through horribly-drawn manga, then today’s your lucky day!

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Spicy Japanese potato snack Kara Mucho is now 800% spicier

Blast your taste buds to hell and back this summer with extreme spicy Japanese snacks.

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Does the new Lemongina taste like medicine and dirt? Mr. Sato investigates

Not since New Coke has a soft drink lowered the bar of expectations quite like Lemongina and its great taste of topsoil.

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Are they quackers? Foie gras potato chips, with “real foie gras” flakes, may ruffle feathers

Beef and foie gras potato chips, with “real foie gras flakes”…  *ducks*

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Celebrate Dragon Quest’s 30th anniversary by suppressing slimes on your smartphone

The limited-time game has you and the rest of the world pitted against the franchise’s ooey-gooey mascot character–100 million of them, in fact! 

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New gachapon figures of Choju-giga animals are the perfect way to decorate your afternoon drink!

Turn your day-drinking game up to eleven!

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Hello Kitty joins Mario Maker, may possibly break Japanese-ness level-measuring equipment 【Video】

Arrival of Kitty-chan and fellow Sanrio character My Melody is the most Japanese thing since schoolgirl outfit Pikachu.

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Japan’s new traffic cones come with built-in Jizō Bosatsu, the protective deity of travellers

There’s no better way to look after the roads than with built-in protection from one of Japan’s most revered deities.

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Japan’s 54-year-old lingerie model is turning heads of multiple generations in new ads 【Video】

They don’t call her the “Eternal Idol” for nothing.

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Japanese ballerino cat dances his way into the hearts of millions across the globe【Pics】

Miruko is back, and he’s got a whole new set of moves!
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Free Japanese e-book of cats in sexy poses is like the entire Internet in one convenient package

Downloadable and browser versions contain photos of more than 200 alluring pusses.

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New “Sleep Water” from Coca Cola Japan promises to help you drift off, wake up refreshed

The latest way to get a good night’s sleep in Japan is, apparently, by drinking water made by Coca Cola.

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Japanese otaku’s amazing house of anime and video game merch goes viral【Video】

This otaku’s epic collection is sure to leave you green with envy.

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