Japan

W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 kanji used to represent foreign countries 【Weird Top Five】

“You use WHAT kanji for my country?!”

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Iga man faces 18-month prison sentence for harassing courier with chainsaw, posting it on YouTube

I used to assume anyone with the nickname “Chainsaw Man” was automatically cool. I was wrong.

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Clam chowder tempura being offered by Japan’s most popular tempura restaurant chain

Tenya buries the lede (under other types of tempura) in its new “Bacon Chicken Tempura Bowl.”

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McDonald’s Japan tempts and pressures us with limited-time Hokkaido Melon shakes

We’re getting the shakes just thinking about these delicious-sounding McShakes.

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Beautiful ukiyo-e tarot cards are East-meets-West in more ways than one

Japan’s famous woodblock prints meet Occidental-style fortune-telling.

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Nissin’s new Bukkomi Meshi is the guilty pleasure of rice plus instant ramen broth

Nissin knows what’s in the hearts of carb-lovers way too well.

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We try the new Sunshine Mandarin Mango Tea Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

Fruit, tea and coconut milk is a winning combination.

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A wild Sneasel appears! We discover a rare Pokémon hot-spot in Nara Prefecture

The park is known for its colorful flower gardens, and now for its abundance of Pokémon too!

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Pet dog amazes Japanese internet with incredibly fast (and incredibly cute) typing skills 【Video】

Such typing. Much buttons. So manuscript.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan brings out new limited-edition Hojicha Latte roasted green tea ice cream

The delicious new frozen dessert showcases the flavour of roasted Japanese green tea.

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Travelers choose Japan’s top 10 historic hotels and ryokan inns

It’s almost like sightseeing while you sleep!

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Pancakes on a stick are Japan’s hottest new food trend

The one store that sells these delectable treats is just as cute as the skewered pancakes themselves!

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The Pokémon Pokéwalker pedometer has been hiding a secret message for the last eight years

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver accessory once again shows that Nintendo will not be rushed in showing its hand.

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Japanese illustrator transforms super-rough CD jacket concept sketch into gorgeous art

A few scribbles and bullet points were all this amazing artist needed.

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Giant mecha spotted on Japanese highway by anime fan motorist【Video】

Patlabor’s Ingram is out on patrol.

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Lovely Doraemon glasses to become available…from McDonald’s Japan!

Fans of Doraemon may want to check an unexpected spot for the newest Doraemon merchandise — their local McDonald’s branch!

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Traditional Japanese wood-carving techniques look stunning on fruit and vegetables

These intricate works of art include beautiful geometric patterns often seen on Japanese kimono.

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Häagen-Dazs opening sophisticated ice cream longue in Tokyo’s Jingemae neighborhood

Pop-up cafe caters to fans of mature aesthetics and sweet treats with customizable desserts served in cocktail glasses.

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Japanese railway company selling retro electric locomotive to “whoever wants it”

Ever wanted a train car of your own? Well here’s your chance!

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Old-school titillation: A trip to one of Tokyo’s few surviving “telephone clubs”

In always-efficient Japan, it took less than 10 seconds for someone to offer us a “no strings attached” meet-up at the terekura.

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