Japan

New Japanese Sake Kit Kat developed by esteemed brewery and famous soccer player

A high-class Kit Kat said to be a cut above Nestlé’s previous sake-flavoured release.

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40 ways foreign and Japanese TV dramas are different, according to our Japanese-language reporter

A lot’s been said about how foreign audiences feel about Japanese TV dramas, but what if we flip the script?

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Learn Japanese schoolgirl vocabulary with new video from Line【Video】

NHK and swastikas don’t mean what you think they do anymore.

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“Feeling the seasons through cats” manga warms the heart by showing how pet kitty warms itself

This artist’s pet cat marks the changes of the seasons as surely as the flowering of the cherry blossoms.

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It’s not over yet for 40-year manga Kochikame as series returns one year after officially ending

The creator of one of Japan’s most popular manga/anime franchises of all time still has a story to tell with new chapter.

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Indulge in some ’90s anime nostalgia with Ranma ½ 30th anniversary line of apparel

Don’t worry–wearing the following clothes will not cause you to abruptly switch sexes (unless you’ve previously fallen into a cursed spring and happen to get wet). 

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Handsome anime men help you pick out a bra, drift off to sleep in new smartphone romance game

Japanese lingerie maker aims provide players with sweet, possibly spicy dreams.

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Enjoy autumn with persimmon, matcha, chestnut beer and more at the Japanese-style Beer Fair

Taste some ice-cold autumn goodness.

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Sapporo man arrested for posting URLs to “obscene material” on website

Suspect facing criminal charges for simply copying and pasting three web addresses.

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Maru the cat attempts to squeeze his fluffy self into a tiny fishbowl 【Video】

To hunt fish, he must first… become fish.

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We got a circus show-girl makeover at Studio Esperanto in Kyoto 【Photos】

Do you want to be glamorous for a day? Studio Esperanto can help with that!

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Suntory attempts to mess with our brains again with new milk-tea-flavored bottled water

Is milk tea still milk tea without the milk and the tea?

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Katy Perry appears in Japanese commercial for Laundrin’ 【Video】

The singer strips off to show her appreciation for room scents and fabric softeners.

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Japanese artist’s rendition of child opening fridge of alcoholic parents is chilling

A refrigerator can be one of the most honest reflections of your priorities.

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Y-shaped naked anime girl pillow cover features spreadable legs【Pics】

An unabashed recognition that buyers probably aren’t going to stop at just hugging.

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Luna jeans are just part of the stellar stylishness of new low-priced Sailor Moon fashion lineup

GU, Uniqlo’s sister brand, is back with an all-new batch of affordable ensembles based on the anime classic.

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Discrimination fears lead Japanese genetics society to replace words for dominant, recessive gene

But a potential problem is lurking in its proposed revision.

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Kyushu company develops robot dog that faints if your feet smell too bad

Feet with good hygiene will earn snuggles from the robotic pooches.

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Japan ranks the top 10 anime that will leave viewers in tears

From laughing too much that is.

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Cardcaptor Sakura’s schoolgirl costume now a stylishly cute anime backpack to take back to school

Eye-catching backpack and Sakura Card pass case are ready to make your commute to school or work feel a little more magical.

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