Japan

Cute cats put Pavlov’s dog to shame by ringing bells with their own paws to get treats!【Video】

Before-and-after videos show how one cat learnt the clever trick from his older brother in just a couple of weeks.

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Online image collection’s views of Japan are beautiful to look at, free to use

Whether you need to find breathtaking visuals for a website or pamphlet, or just want to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Japan, this is the place to do it.

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Something’s not quite right with the neighbor’s plants… Mario’s enemies sprouting up in Japan

Stay back, ma’am. Let someone with a fire flower or invincibility star handle this.

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Fan recreates anime film Your Name’s trailer in amazing card trick form【Video】

Director Makoto Shinkai’s anime are often described as magical, so what better way to salute his latest project than a magic trick?

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Tom Hanks visits Japan, blends in with oyaji at restaurant in Tokyo

Find out where the Hollywood movie star took this silly selfie after the break!

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The handsome booth samurai of Tokyo Game Show 2016【Photos】

We get romanced by a team of smooth-skinned samurai at Tokyo Game Show, and also an insane stalker.

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Abandoned Japanese shopping mall’s onions are now so popular that they’re selling out【Photos】

Customers now outnumbering salespeople by an infinitely large ratio.

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Modern Primitives: New exhibit wonders what Jomon-period tattoos might have looked like【Photos】

The Jomon Tribe project delves into Japan’s prehistoric mystery with a stunning new photographic exhibition.

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Pokémon GO Plus may be hiding an awesome secret bonus for users, our field test discovers

We were on the fence about buying the Pokémon GO add-on, but suddenly we’re very happy we did.

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Parrots amuse owners in Japan by mimicking household items to get some attention

Lying down and acting like a computer mouse is sure to get you some affection!

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This is how Japan bids farewell to a beloved 40-year-old manga series

From stairs to walkways and even escalator handrails, this Tokyo neighbourhood has created a beautiful send-off for the Guinness World Record-holding manga that made it famous.

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How Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel continues to captivate guests from around the world

One of Japan’s most famous and historical hotels continues to capture the hearts of guests with its hospitality. Apparently, even Keeanu Reeves is a fan

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Japan’s most popular game console: PS4 sales to surpass Wii U

Big news in the gaming world as sales of Sony’s PlayStation 4 predicted to surpass those of Nintendo’s Wii U in Japan — despite the fact that Nintendo’s system had a full year head start.

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Tokyo’s most popular park partially bans Pokémon GO in response to inconsiderate gamers

Move comes after discovery of rare Pokémon near temple grounds.

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Osaka mom gets attention online for unusual way of scolding her child at the train station

You’d never want to cross this Osaka mom, but it’s probably not for the reason you think.

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Japanese thrill-seekers zip through the air after flying down 60-metre long slide in the rain

The slide is more like a catapult, sending daredevils hurtling through the air and along the ground in full force.

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Chinese animation making inroads on Japanese television, but not everyone is a fan

An anime based on a popular Chinese manga makes no bones about its artistic roots but hopes to show the world mainland Chinese culture.

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Honne vs Tatemae: When do Japanese people lie and when do they reveal their true feelings?

People on the street in Japan explain the reasons why they sometimes have to tell white lies in social situations.

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8 Reasons Japan is so clean: the wa of cleanliness

Japan must be one of the cleanest countries in the world. What’s behind it all? Find out what makes Japan so pika-pika!

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Tokyo restaurant refuses service to all-male groups of customers

Feel like having pizza for your boys’ night out? Better find somewhere else to eat it.

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